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Polarising education by Modi government will push India to stone-age

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Narendra Modi government is moving ahead in spreading polarisation in every aspect of life as Junior Education minister Satyapal Singh made a controversial statement questioning the evolutionary theory of Charles Darwin.

Minister Satyapal Singh has said Darwin’s theory was “scientifically wrong” since there are no witnesses to humans evolving from apes and it should be removed from science books that are being taught in school and college curriculums.

What the ministers of Modi government  and RSS intend to preach to the nation is dangerous not just for the children but for the country as well . The country is built on the strong foundation of children education and when children are taught wrong things based on polarising arguments, the country will move backward to the stone-age.

The minister has been sharply criticised by the scientific community , including a former president of INSA (the Indian National Science Academy). The scientists drafted a letter and asked the minister to retract from his statement.

The letter signed by 388 people and put up on the website journosdiary.com, says“We, the scientists, science communicators and scientifically-oriented members of public, are deeply pained by your claim,It is factually incorrect to state that the evolutionary principle has been rejected by the scientific community. On the contrary, every new discovery adds support to Darwin’s insights.”

Now in India, teachers and students are going to face tough challenge as they will be required to answer questions based on ancient History or Vedic era during government exams and interviews. When the entire world is moving ahead  with innovative ideas  and laws  and weapons based on cyber security, nuclear warfare and missile technology, Narendra Modi is engaged in rewriting history textbooks, distorting the world’s proven scientific innovation and theories.

This is not the first time, BJP ministers have uttered such ridiculous statement without sensible argument, Captain Anand J Bodas, a retired principal of a pilot training facility in 2015 said that “airplane was invented 7,000 years ago  and evidence is in Vedas and not the Wright Brothers.Capt. Plane was invented by the Hindu sage Maharishi Bharadwaj.”

Science and technology minister, Harsh Vardhan also make a startling claim that ancient Indian mathematicians also discovered the Pythagorean theorem but that the Greeks got the credit.

But Prime Minister Narendra Modi also has made similar claims. In October, he mixed mythology with science when he said that Hindu god Ganesha got his head because of the existence of plastic surgeons in ancient India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen giving his interview to media that his life is dedicated to the people but it seams that his life is dedicated  to fulfil his ambition to occupy the chair of prime ministership and devoting his life to spread RSS and their teachings so as to push India to dark ages.

Raghavendra Gadagkar, the former president of INSA, told it was “politically polarising science and scientists” which is “the real danger we must guard against”.

Former environment minister, Congress’s Jairam Ramesh, has dismissed Satyapal Singh’s comment as “nonsense”. “The BJP is the fountainhead of scientific nonsense and obscurantism. Not the first time this gentleman has come up with an outlandish statement… Of course, the Prime Minister is simply not bothered.”

The revised textbooks have glorified the role of Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar in the Indian independence movement, called the Congress a nurtured baby of the British and declared Maharana Pratap a victor in the Battle of Haldighati in 1576 against Mughal emperor Akbar. Nehru’s name does not even find a mention in the entire chapter from the Class 8 textbooks.The Class 10 social science textbook claims the Congress moderates wanted to prolong British rule in India because they felt the latter’s exit would lead to lawlessness in the country.

These types of statements will ruin society  and slowly people won’t believe in scientific temper and currently the Indians that are being employed in foreign countries will face a bleak future  because of poor education imparted to them in India.

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By: Arti Bali

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2nd wave: Fears of slower global recovery, US polls to weaken rupee

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New Delhi, Oct 31 : Fears of a slower global recovery due to rising cases of Covid-19 infections in Europe and the US will cast pressure on the Indian rupee next week.

Additionally, the rupee is expected to get weaker on account of uncertainties prevailing on the back of upcoming US Presidential Election which will be held on November 3.

“The continuation of the pandemic in absence of a vaccine is creating havoc and is playing out in the Fx market. The fear that economic conditions are going to get worse before they get better, is keeping the dollar strong against EM currencies,” said Rahul Gupta, Head of Research-Currency at Emkay Global Financial Services.

“Adding to this mood is the uncertainty of the US presidential election outcome. So, next week the chances of USDINR trading above 74 are higher and expect the spot pair to trade within 73.50-74.50.”

The Indian rupee closed last week at 74.11, its weakest level in two months.

“Next week, US elections will take centrestage. Democratic candidate, Joe Biden is projected to win the race comfortably based on the current polls and leads. Also based on the current polls there is a likelihood the democrats could win both the House and Senate. This will be huge blue sweep for the and that will drive policy changes,” said Devarsh Vakil — Deputy Head of Retail Research at HDFC Securities.

“Their stated economic positions suggest that dollar could weaken in the medium term, which could drive commodities and emerging market equities higher.”

Besides, major economic data points such as automobile sales figures for October and ‘Purchasing Manager Index’ will further guide the currency’s movement.

The foreign fund inflows into the country’s equity markets are greatly influenced by these macro data that show the health of the economy.

Consequently, the flow status of foreign funds also impacts the rupee’s movement.

According to Sajal Gupta, Head, Forex and Rates, Edelweiss Securities: “Just before US elections rupee and equity became wobbly and some people may have booked profits before the event. Rupee has weakend to 74.50 levels. It has traded comfortably above the 74 handle.”

“Expect the rupee to be volatile and trade in wider range of 74 to 75.20 with some more depreciation risk.”

(Rohit Vaid can be contacted at [email protected])

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Lalu’s son Tejashwi trying to secure his own place under the sun

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Patna, Oct 31 : As the Bihar Assembly elections are underway amid hectic electioneering, one political leader who is toiling to secure his own place under the sun – away from the political shadow of his father – is Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tejashwi Yadav.

In the absence of his father and party supremo Lalu Prasad — whose oratory and inimitable style have catapulted RJD quite a few times to power in the past – Tejashwi is spearheading the poll campaign on behalf of his party and the Grand Alliance, of which the RJD, Congress and certain Left parties are a part.

By removing the pictures of his parents – former Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi – from the banners and posters of the RJD early on during campaigning, Tejashwi had give enough indications that he would go among the voters with a new image of a young leadership.

While his father forged a Muslim-Yadav alliance to come to power in Bihar, Tejashwi is talking of going down the developmental path by taking along all sections of society.

While the opposition NDA is bringing up the alleged ‘jungle raj’ during the RJD rule in Bihar in the past, Tejashwi has been avoiding to join issues with them and instead talking of jobs, irrigation and education to woo the voters.

Even as Lalu Prasad, who is presently admitted in the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi, where he has been lodged since May 2018 after conviction in fodder scams starting 2017, may be giving political instructions to Tejashwi and other RJD leaders in the run-up to the electoral battle, Tejashwi has been adding his own elements to the RJD campaign strategy.

Given the huge crowds that are seen at the rallies of Tejashwi, it seems that his poll strategies are a success so far, remarked a party leader.

Even though Tejashwi, who was Leader of the Opposition in the outgoing Assembly, may not have his father’s ability to take lighthearted potshots at his political adversaries, which has swayed the voters in the past, he has been delivering his speeches in Bhojpuri for the voter connect.

“Tejashwi may not have Lalu’s oratorial skills or style, but he has got his fingers on the pulse of the voters as to what they want. He also understands what to speak so as to make the youths at his rallies to clap. The promises of jobs and to take all along have been paying him dividends,” said an RJD leader on the condition of anonymity.

Political analyst Faizan Ahmed pointed out that by seeking forgiveness from the people for all the wrongs done in the past RJD rule, Tejashwi has given indication that he wants to make a fresh beginning in Bihar politics.

“There is no doubt that he wants to move away from his father’s shadow and prepare his own ground. In this, he is succeeding and making a connect with the electorate.”

Senior journalist Manikant Thakur said that though Tejashwi’s attempt to move away from the past RJD rule is commendable, slip of his tongue once in a while has created fear among the voters.

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Who is Preetika Chauhan? Everything to know about ‘Savdhaan India’ actress arrested by NCB

Saavdhan India’ actress Preetika Chauhan (30) was among one of the people who got arrested after getting caught buying drugs. Here’s everything about her!

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The Narcotics Control Bureau made two more arrests in the drug supply case on Sunday. ‘Saavdhan India’ actress Preetika Chauhan (30) was among one of the people who got arrested after getting caught for buying drugs red-handed.

Who is Preetika Chauhan?

Preetika Chauhan hails from Karsog, Himachal Pradesh. She is a B.Tech graduate and had made her acting debut with the film Jhamela, which was released in 2016.

She went on to play goddess Shachi in Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan.

Apart from Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman, Preetika Chauhan also had appeared in a few episodes of CID and Savdhaan India. She was also seen as Bhudevi in Star Bharat show Jag Janni Maa Vaishno Devi.

Preetika was last seen as Goddess Parvati in Santoshi Maa – Sunayein Vrat Kathayein. Preetika was also part of the TV show ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’.

The case is in the ongoing investigation in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. The Bollywood drugs nexus case came to light while a parallel investigation was being carried out by the NCB.

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