Podcast Episode 5: Weekly news update

Episode 5: Weekly news update


September 24- October 1, 2020
Listen to know more on Amnesty International India halts operations in India, Farmer’s bill 2020, SpaceX starlink satellites, and other general awareness information…

Hi, welcome back… Aadtiya here bringing to you the weekly news update…
Amnesty International India halts its work on upholding human rights in India. Amnesty International claims that they had to stop their work due to reprisal from the government of India. Amnesty International India’s bank accounts were completely frozen by the Government of India, which it came to know on 10 September 2020, bringing all the work being done by the organization to a grinding halt.  The organisation has been forced to let go of staff in India and pause all its ongoing campaign and research work. 
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.
What are Human Rights?
All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms. Human rights are based on dignity, equality and mutual respect – regardless of your nationality, your religion or your beliefs. Your rights are about being treated fairly and treating others fairly, and having the ability to make choices about your own life.
More on Farmer’s protest in India: India witnessed farmers’ protest across India against the farm bills passed by the central government recently. What are those 3 farm bills? Has it become a law?

The three farm bills are:

  1. The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020
  2. The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020
  3. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Have those bills became laws? yes. With President of India giving accent to the bill, it has become a law.

According to reports All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), is planning a nation wide protest from October 2nd. Farmers feel the laws are against farmer’s interest and it does not protect the farmers.

Moving on to Science update:
SpaceX – Space Exploration Technologies Corporation is targeting to launch its 13th batch of 60 more Starlink Satellites on Thursday October 1st from Launch Complex at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon-9 rocket will carry the satellites to space.
SpaceX has launched more than 700 starlink satellites and it aims to launch nearly 12,000 spacecraft for its “Starlink” network. SpaceX’s Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, especially reaching those who are not yet connected, with reliable and affordable broadband internet services. SpaceX, founded in 2002 by Elon Reeve Musk, designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft.

Under International days column: last week 27th  September was celebrated as – World Tourism Day & World Rivers Day (Fourth Sunday of September), 28 September – World Rabies Day, 29 September – World Heart Day

Let’s look at famous personalities’ birthday column: we have Mahatma GAndhi and Lalbahadhur shashtri born on Oct 2nd. Bhagat Singh born on 28th september.
All are aware of Gandhi Jayanti being celebrated on Oct 2nd. Oct 2nd is also the birthday of Lal Bahadur Shashtri. Lal Bahadur Shastri was an Indian politician who served as the second Prime Minister of India. He promoted the White Revolution – a national campaign to increase the production and supply of milk – by supporting the Amul milk co-operative of Anand, Gujarat and creating the National Dairy Development Board. Underlining the need to boost India’s food production, Shastri also promoted the Green Revolution in India in 1965. This led to an increase in food grain production, especially in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Mahatma Gandhi: Honoured in India as the Father of Nation, he pioneered and practiced the principle of Truth (satya), non-violence (ahimsa), welfare of all (sarvodaya) and peaceful protest (satyagraha). He is recognised as Mahatma- meaning Great Soul.
Bhagat singh: Bhagat Singh was an Indian socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence against the British in India and execution at age 23 made him a folk hero of the Indian independence movement.
Thats it for today’s podcast. keep learning and do not forget to subscribe and check out news4children.com for more news.
Thank you for listening …
Source: www.amnesty.org.in/
News4children, a news portal on current affairs tapered especially for children with academic input. Every article is written in simple language with full background information, so children can understand the news better. Most of the articles include academic input, activities and vocabulary as well.


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