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Asaduddin Owaisi and Mayawati accepted the debate challenged by Amit Shah on CAA

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Recently, Union home minister Amit Shah challenged the opposition to debate on citizenship amendment act (CAA). A day after that, Asaduddin Owaisi (president of AIMIM) and BSP chief Mayawati accepted the challenge on Wednesday. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, however, want to debate on development.

Addressing a rally in Lucknow on Tuesday, Shah had challenged Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Akhilesh Yadav to debate CAA with him.

Addressing a rally in Lucknow on Tuesday, Shah had challenged Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Akhilesh Yadav to debate CAA with him.

Putting out a tweet, Mayawati said: “BSP accepts Centre’s challenge to debate the controversial CAA/NRC/NPC, against which there have been protests across the country, especially by women and youth. The debate can take place on any platform and anywhere.”

On his part, Owaisi said: “People from the media informed me that the Union home minister is ready to debate CAA with Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee. I told them I am there, right? Let him debate with the dariwala (bearded man) first.”

Talking to reporters in Hyderabad on Wednesday, he said, “Call Asaduddin Owaisi and Union home minister and let’s debate. Let’s debate everything, including CAA, NPR (National Population Register) and NRC (National Register of Citizens).”

Akhilesh, however, did not mention CAA while challenging BJP for a debate. “Let them determine the place and platform we are ready. BJP is running away from a discussion on economy, jobs and demonetization,” he said while talking to reporters after paying tributes to socialist leader Janeshwar Mishra in Lucknow on Wednesday.

I am telling BJP members to decide the venue and platform for debate. They can also call their favourite channels and anchors, and discussion on development),” he said.

Lashing out at UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Akhilesh said, “The CM failed on governance, leave aside fulfilling aspirations of people. We are ready to debate on development. Don’t forget, we took the state to newer heights during our tenure.”

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Sour Relations- Trump ‘may’ retaliate on India. CHECK OUT THE WARNING STATEMENT!

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As a follow up to the refusal of the Indian government regarding relaxing India’s ban on hydroxychloroquine tablets so that the drug could be used to treat COVID-19 patients in the US, president Donald Trump made a what can be easily considered aggressive and a warning statement in a recent press conference.

The President explicitly warned India of possible retaliation if it doesn’t allow the export of Hydroxychloroquine tablets to the United States (US).

“So, I would be surprised if that were his decision. He’d have to tell me that. I spoke to him Sunday morning, called him, and I said we’d appreciate your allowing our supply to come out. If he doesn’t allow it to come out, that would be okay, but of course there may be retaliation. Why wouldn’t there be?” Trump said during a press briefing at the White House on Monday.

The whole issue started when Trump requested for India’s assistance in fighting coronavirus by anti-malarial drugs, hours after India banned the export of the anti-malarial drug. While similar requests have also been made by India’s other neighbors such as Sri Lanka and Nepal, a response by the indian government states that India has been a significant partner of the US in the pharmaceutical sector and it expects similar cooperation to continue between the economies.

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Lights-out A Plan For Unity Or An Impractical Hoax?

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Tonight at 9 PM, India will switch off all the lights for an exact 9 minutes, to brighten up the nation with candles, Diya, lamps and torches! Indians are keyed up to follow this exhortation and it will be a visual treat for all of us! Not just this but it is a movement to shirk the shadows of COVID-19.
PM Modi on 4 th April, addressed the nation in a video message to switch off all the lights for 9 minutes at 9 PM (JUST THE LIGHTS AND NO OTHER APPLIANCES) and light up lamps, torches or phone flashlights to
fight against the negativity of Coronavirus.
“On April 5, we will all come together to give COVID-19 a message. All of us must come together at 9 pm on April 5 for nine minutes to shut their lights and come to your balconies to light a candle, torch or mobile flashlight and leave the rest of the lights off. This is our message that we are fighting COVID-19,” – Narendra Modi
While many are speculating the need of this exhortation , A gigantic number of people are holding back their excitement for this interesting affair!


How the power system will cope up with this :Will, there be a Grid-Collapse?
“The sudden drop and following rise will be managed by using hydro and gas generators that require the least amount of time for ramp-up. According to the plan, all regional grid managers have been advised to maintain their interchange with the grid as per schedule. Electricity distribution companies have been ordered to avoid any feeder switching operations from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Sunday. Control rooms both at the regional and state levels will be monitoring the grid during the entire exercise and would tackle any contingency that spurs up”.


IS THE ILLUMINATION RELATED TO ANY SUPERSTITION?
The WhatsApp university is flooded with several such messages which consider this activity to be related to astrology and religious beliefs. Have a look: “No 9. 9 am speech. 9 minutes at 9 pm on April 5 (5+4=9). 9 days lockdown over. 9 days left on April 5th. 9 Planets. No 9 = Mars (Mangal – the planet of Light & Fire). Modi Ji igniting the planet of light & fire fo
Welfare of India. Simply Outstanding!!!”
“ Coronavirus does not survive in hot temperature, as per NASA If 130 candles are lit together, the temperature will increase 9 degrees, so corona will die at 9:09 PM”
These are one of the most circulated supervisions that people believe to be true however many oppose this idea and call it a gigantic hoax.
One such mockery was made by Mr Kapil sibal who tweeted a dissenting opinion about today’s 9 PM “lights-out” and made a plausible statement: Light the ‘ Diya ‘ of reason Not that of superstition!

Tell us what are your plans for the night? Do you plan to stand by the Prime Minister’s Address or consider it worthless and impractical?

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RACISM AT ITS PEAK: AFRICANS BEING TREATED AS GUINEA PIGS FOR COVID-19?

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Racism isn’t a novel issue, it’s been with us from the inception of human conflict. However, the world has evolved and hideous issues like racism are dealt with extreme aversion. On the contrary, we come across many deplorable incidents which give us a reality check that racism is here to stay.

One such unpleasant incident took place recently and revealed that racism is an unabashed truth! The vaccine for COVID-19 is being created by major countries like U.S. , China and Canada. This vaccine is not for the people who have been affected by the virus and the disease of COVID-19 has started developing in their bodies, It is for the ones who are healthy and have to step out , to travel, for instance, can use this vaccine, as it will make the immune system strong enough to combat the coronavirus.
Now the whole process includes-Creating/developing the vaccine, testing and producing. The testing part of this vaccine has created an upheaval since a health official of Congo has confirmed that “Democratic Republic of Congo, has been chosen for the testing this vaccine”.


The controversial part: A huge chunk of the population of Congo will be used, as the vaccine will be injected inside their bodies and they will be exposed to coronavirus afterwards! If their bodies don’t develop any symptoms of COVID-19, then this test will be considered a huge success.
BUT! Why the people of Congo have been chosen for this? Why not other countries?


The head of National biological institute of Congo, Jean-Jacques Muyembe affirmed : “The vaccine will be produced in the U.S or Canada or china. We’re candidates for doing the testing here”. This sparked a huge controversy that “Why the population of DRC is being used as Guinea pigs?”
Some scientists gave reasons like – Africa offers better conditions for testing the vaccine. And this was not convincing at all.
If we look at some previous incidents, African countries have been used for testing vaccines numerous times!
A tweet by Didier Drogba shed some light on this issue , he tweeted: “It is totally inconceivable we keep on cautioning this. Africa isn’t a testing lab. I would like to vividly denounce those demeaning, false and most of all deeply racist words. Help us save Africa with the current ongoing COVID-19 and flatten the curve.”


Some doctors on a television show in France even mentioned that the vaccine should be tested on the population of Congo because there are problems like poverty and unhygienic conditions , so the testing must be done there given that it will give us an idea about how and whether the vaccine works!
These racist comments created a storm and French anti-racism NGOs, SOS Racisme, protested against the same, saying: “ AFRICANS AREN’T GUINEA PIGS”

Tell us what do you feel about these dire circumstances in the comments scetion below.

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