Saturday, November 28, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ireland’s Judgment On Same-Sex Marriage Is Commendable



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As of November 16, 2015, Ireland has emerged victorious with respect to human rights and same-sex marriages. Same-sex marriages have now been legalised, making Ireland one of the only 14 nations in the world to have done so.

What is worth noting here is that for the first time, a referendum was conducted for the same on May 22, 2015, under which the proposal was approved of by an overwhelming 62%.

Other nations to have legalised same sex marriages include France, Luxembourg, Spain, Canada and Sweden. While the recognition of the LGBT Human Rights campaign is commendable, it is saddening to notice the lukewarm response it has received in Asia and Africa. South Africa is the only country from its continent to have legalised same sex marriages, while no country in all of Asia has done so.

The situation in India is quite disheartening. We do recognise the third gender, and legally, an individual has the right to change his/her sex, which is worthy of appreciation. However, same-sex sexual activity is yet to be decriminalised. Also the lack of anti-discrimination laws paints a rather bleak picture. Unless we decriminalise Article 377 and bring in strong anti-discrimination laws, as we have in numerous other fields, we are neglecting an entire community on the retrogressive basis of who they choose to love.

The people of Ireland have shown maturity and compassion in being able to mould their mindsets with changing times, and stand up for equality and justice of all genders. An individual’s sexual preference is his/her choice alone. Being able to marry someone of your choice should be considered a basic right, which we are depriving a section of. We need to understand that the relationship two consenting adults share should be of no concern to anyone but the parties involved.

The Logical Indian lauds the decision of the people of Ireland, and hopes more countries will soon follow suit.
Source - the logical indian

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Government mulls to lift LPG subsidy for people above Rs 10 lakh income

Govt mulls to lift LPG subsidy for people above Rs 10L income
The NDA government is mulling to lift the subsidy on LPG cylinder for consumers whose annual income is above Rs 10 lakh, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said in Hyderabad on Saturday.

"Dharmendra Pradhan (Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas) told me that the Government has found many of illegal gas connections and is saving thousands of crore of rupees by stopping supply to those consumers," the Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs said.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

PM to launch Gold Related Schemes on 5th November, 2015

PM to launch Gold Related Schemes on 5th November, 2015; First ever National Gold Coin minted in India with National Emblem of Ashok Chakra engraved to be released among others on the occasion
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch the three Gold related Schemes i.e. Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS), Gold Sovereign Bond Scheme and the Gold Coin and Bullion Scheme on Thursday, 5th November, 2015 in the national capital.
The salient features of each of the aforesaid scheme are as follows:
Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS), 2015
The GMS will replace the existing Gold Deposit Scheme, 1999. However, the deposits outstanding under the Gold Deposit Scheme will be allowed to run till maturity unless the depositors prematurely withdraw them.