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"Smartphones" trump food. #DigitalID

Nov 1 2021, #CBDC India: "so every single person today, even if he's not able to afford all the 3 meals, is having a #Smartphone in his hand. And I must thank some of the Asian countries which actually revolutionize[d] the smartphone market"
"so these three: the #biometric identity, the no-frills savings account [], & of course the #smartphone, & the fact that data is so cheap in India was the one which actually set the ground... I think #Canada & India started on this journey of instant payments almost together..."
Jan 18 2021, Payments #Canada: "Design attributes for a retail #CBDC... introduction of a new channel for illicit activities, money-laundering, terrorist financing other socially undesirable behaviours."

#DigitalID #Compliance #Surveillance

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Feb 23 2022: "#WHO facilitates 194 member states to introduce digital #vaccination certificates... WHO will make it easier for its member states to introduce digital vaccination certificates in the future... It is intended to serve as a standard procedure..." #DigitalID
"#WHO is therefore supporting member states in building national & regional trust networks & verification technology. The WHO's gateway service also serves as a bridge between regional systems. It can also be used as part of future #vaccination campaigns..."

#Surveillance
"Digitization keeps the world running. Digital #vaccination certificates like the EU's are key to this...The gateway will interact w/ other parts of the system already developed by WHO...This will also give hints for regional & national setups to be followed by the implementers."
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Imperative to shift focus. Missing from #FreedomConvoy dissent is rule of British Crown/British Empire - head of #GreatReset convened via #WEF platform.

#Trudeau: "in all things I shall do as a faithful & true servant ought to do, for Her Majesty, so help me God."

Allegiance👇
Vanity Fair, May 22, 2020: "Now he [Charles] has shifted his attention to the world stage, announcing a project he’s calling "#GreatReset," [] Along w/ the #WEF, [] Charles will kick off the project at a virtual event on June 3."

"The Royal Family" 👇

In Jan 2020 at Davos, Charles started announced his Sustainable Markets Initiative in partnership w/ #WEF. He spoke "about how he thought #capitalism needed to "reset" in order to prevent the worst effects of climate []. Now he’s applying that [] to [] #conavirus." [Vanity Fair]
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THE QUEEN ELIZABETH COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP-A THREAD

What is it about?

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship (QECS) is a fully-funded scholarship by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) for a 2-year Masters program in one of the best schools in a ... Image
...Commonwealth country. The QECS targets applicants who are willing to draw from their international networks and culture of their host universities to return to their home countries to make a positive change. There are two application cycles: Cycle 1 (December-January) and...
...Cycle 2 (May-June).

What does it cover?

▪Full tuition fees

▪Monthly living expenses (stipends)

▪Cost of flight tickets (to and fro)

▪Arrival allowance

▪Research support grant (on request)

What is this cycle's deadline?

▪Monday 10 January 2022, 16:00 (UTC)...
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#LestWeForget #RemembranceSunday
When our ancestors returned from war they said "Lest we Forget & Never Again".
Never had humanity and life been more linked.
Never was victory more important.
May we live up to their vow: Peace on earth.

No greater sacrifice #WeWillRememberThem
#LestWeForget the contributions of the #Commonwealth.
Victory would not have been possible without the Men & Women who volunteered and came to fight for King Emperor & the Mother Country.

Proud that among them, in WW1 (1.5Million)
& in WW2 (2.5Million) Asians came to 🇬🇧's aid.
51 VC medals were awarded in WW1 & WW2 to soldiers who came from the Indian Subcontinent.
Below (L-R) Mir Dast VC, Shahamad Khan VC, Khudadad Khan VC & Naik Nand Singh VC.
Just 4 examples of soldiers who earned the highest military honour, FOR VALOUR in the presence or the ememy.
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In our centenary year the fantastic @RoyalMarines drummers get the #FestivalOfRemembrance underway.
The Prince of Wales arrives at the @RoyalAlbertHall along with other members of the @RoyalFamily @ClarenceHouse #FestivalOfRemembrance
.@probstomfoolery reads 'Alive with Poppies' as wristbands worn by the audience light up in a shared moment of remembrance #FestivalOfRemembrance
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If anyone is still wondering why our deals with non EU countries are not going very well…
Or out another way….
This chart from @StatistaCharts, gives an indication of how extensive Britain's colonial history is, with twice as many colonies as either France, Spain or Portugal.

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Raksha Mantri @rajnathsingh inaugurates stadium in Pune named after #Olympics #gold medal winner @Neeraj_chopra1
Relationship between defence and games is not recent

The relation is as old as human civilization

What we call 'sports' today began with the idea of self-defence

-@rajnathsingh
I am proud that Subedar @Neeraj_chopra1 has added his name to list of great sportspersons like Major Dhyan Chand, Capt. Milkha Singh, Col Rajyavardhan SRathore and Captain Vijay Kumar

etched his name in golden letters

#IndianArmy is carrying forward the leagacy

-@rajnathsingh
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① The #EUreferendum was undemocratic. Many people directly affected were denied a vote.

Citizens living in the UK from over 70 nations could vote in the EU referendum, but most citizens living here from the rest of the #EU could not.
② Including Britain, 55 countries across the world are members of the #Commonwealth, and all citizens from those countries resident with ‘leave-to-remain’ in the UK were granted a vote the #EUreferendum.

They included citizens living here from Australia, Canada, Ghana, India..
③ Just two #EU countries are members of the #Commonwealth, #Malta and #Cyprus, and citizens from those countries resident in the UK were able to vote in the #EUreferendum.
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El momento ha llegado: la entrevista entre los Duques de Sussex y @Oprah Winfrey ha llegado.

¿De qué están hablando? Te contamos, en tiempo real, las declaraciones más inauditas de esta histórica reunión 🗒️

#OprahMeghanHarry
En la entrevista #OprahMeghanHarry, @Oprah le dice a Megan: "Recuerdo estar sentada en la capilla ... y recuerdo tanto el sentido de la magia que nunca había experimentado algo así. Cuando bajaste a la isla fue como si estuvieras flotando".
#Meghan asegura que la pareja sabía que el momento de su boda "no era suyo", si no para todos los demás.

Dice que "ingenuamente" nunca pensó en cómo sería casarse con un príncipe. No entender completamente cuál era el trabajo. “¿Qué significa ser miembro de la realeza?
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El 19 de junio, un bloque de 30 parlamentarios ingleses presentó una carta a @BorisJohnson, exhortándolo a seguir con lo establecido por la @CIJ_ICJ y la Asamblea General de @UN sobre la devolución del Arch. de #Chagos a la Rep. de Mauricio.
#MalvinasArgentinas #Descolonización
“Escribimos acerca de nuestras preocupaciones sobre el estado de los isleños de #Chagos a la luz del rechazo del gobierno en los últimos días a un fallo de la @CIJ_ICJ sobre la ocupación del #ReinoUnido del archipiélago de Chagos." (sigue)
"Creemos que el #ReinoUnido debe actuar de manera inmediata sobre la decisión de la @CIJ_ICJ .”

Carta completa al PM @BorisJohnson 👇

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#Sport2020 Po odwołaniu #Igrzysk #Olimpijskich w Tokio, Mistrzostw Europy w piłce nożnej, #CopaAmerica i wielu innych imprez sportowych o znaczeniu i zasięgu globalnym, ofiarą #COVID19 padły tegoroczne IV Igrzyska Ludów Koczowniczych, mające odbyć się w Turcji, w Bursie. #Thread
Tegoroczne Igrzyska po raz pierwszy miały odbyć się poza #Kirgistan - wcześniejsze 3 edycje imprezy były rozgrywane nad jeziorem Issyk Kuł, w Czołponacie. Organizacja imprezy w Bursie (zachodnia część #Turcja) miała podkreślić jedność ludów koczowniczych i zwiększyć zasięg PR.
W Igrzyskach bierze udział kilkadziesiąt państw i narodów. Republiki postsowieckie: Kazachstan, Kirgistan, Uzbekistan, Tadżykistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbejdżan i Rosja, którą reprezentują podmioty federacji m.in.- Sacha, Buriacja, Ałtaj, Kałmucja, Baszkortostan
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Youssif Ali, son of Mahammad Cassie Ali and Babe Ali, a Bengali born in Sylhet (now Bangladesh) came to England in the early 1920s. He was the last soldier buried at the Muslim Burial Ground (Brookwood Cemetery) on 12 May 1947...
As a young man, Youssif Ali regularly travelled between India and London aboard merchant ships. After meeting and marrying Ethel Emma Wallace in London during the late 1920s, he no longer travelled. Instead he became a Court interpreter for Indian seaman apprehended for various..
misdemeanours. He also worked as a doorman, dressed in full colonial style regalia with an elaborate turban at the Veeraswamy Restaurant in Piccadilly, London. A job from which he was later sacked when a photograph in a newspaper identified him amongst a crowd surrounding...
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#Flashback2019

It’s that time of the year when we look back on how India charted new pathways in #Diplomacy and left an imprint on the global agenda.
The year began with the 10th #IndiaJapan Strategic Dialogue, which provided a platform for blossoming of deep rooted ties into a special strategic & global partnership
The then Japanese Foreign Minister @konotaromp attended the summit along with the former EAM Smt. Sushma Swaraj
@konotaromp @MofaJapan_en @IndianEmbTokyo @PIB_India A World Reorder: New Geometries; Fluid Partnerships; Uncertain Outcomes.
The 4th edition of @raisinadialogue, a flagship annual geopolitical and geostrategic conference, was organised by @orfonline and @MEAIndia

#Flashback2019
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Leader of the Nigerian delegation to 50th #Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meeting,
Speaker @femigbaja is moving a motion to commence proceedings of the debate on the subject: “Enhancing ICT Use in Providing Life-Changing Solutions in Rural Communities.”

@CPA_Secretariat ImageImageImage
“The ways we interact with each other, acquire information, conduct our commercial endeavours, and even the business of government continue to change rapidly in response to the onward march of technological innovation” - Speaker @femigbaja @CPA_Secretariat Image
“We cannot, and we do not seek to halt the march of technological progress. In fact, we embrace it because we have seen how technology properly used can improve the circumstances of human life in every sector from education to health care, security and commerce” - @femigbaja Image
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#ICYMI: I was proud to speak in support of the #FairShareAmendment at last week’s Constitutional Convention, a joint session of the @MA_Senate & House. It received enormous support, with 75% of legislators voting to advance the proposal. #mapoli

Watch:
The revenues that would be raised by the #FairShareAmendment are needed to increase funding for our #PublicSchools, make #PublicHigherEducation more affordable for students and families, and fix our state’s crumbling roads, bridges and #PublicTransit. #mapoli
The #FairShareAmendment, which asks our wealthiest households earning more than $1 million annually to pay slightly higher taxes, is the fairest way to make the investments that our #Commonwealth badly needs. #mapoli
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What is the Order of the Rule of Nishan Izzuddin of Maldives exactly? Which Izzuddin does it refer to? Why the same order was confered to Duke of Edinburg, Earl Mountbatten?
When India was being designated as "Jewel in Commonwealth", Maldives in a spirit of Swarajya had already walked out of #Commonwealth.

What changed since that they again want IN?

The Coup & new President!

Now soon the Maldivians will be playing Cricket!
gginews.in/indians-ashame…
What a GIFT to their Majesty the Queen on her birthday!
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First, #blackface. Then, #sexualassault allegations. Now, threats of impeachment. I’ve got the latest information on the chaos in the #Commonwealth all morning on @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image
#Virginia @LGJustinFairfax could soon be on the way to losing his job if one #Arlington lawmaker gets his way.

@HopeforVirginia is planning to introduce articles of impeachment against #Fairfax today.

The 39-year-old is facing sexual assault allegations from two women. @wusa9 Image
If those articles of impeachment are introduced against Fairfax today, we could see a vote as early as tomorrow.

That resolution would kick off hearings on the allegations. A committee would have to recommend impeachment, and the full house would have to vote @wusa9 Image
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Q: How many Leave voters does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: I don’t know, they never really thought about it
Q: How many Leave voters does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: We got on perfectly well before lightbulbs
Q: How many Leave voters does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: We use the old lightbulb for two years as an implementation period to get used to the dark
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#SaveIndia from being looted and plundered again. If a small island nation like Maldives can come out of the Commonwealth as recently as in 2016, ofcourse even India can. Save India from being a Jewel in the #Commonwealth. Don’t Indians have a spine?
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#SaveIndia from loosing Two-Thirds of its wealth by 2030.

Acc to recent research world’s richest 1% are on course to control as much as two-thirds of world’s wealth by 2030. The #tippingpoint as projected by researchers is the 2008 financial crash.

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#SaveIndia from the colonial auction houses of Christie's and Sotheby's smuggling Indian cultural treasures, artifacts, temple idols, manuscripts and selling them off in broad daylight; who also setup #NiravModi by supplying him stolen Golconda diamonds gginews.in/nirav-modi-smu…
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Dutch Prime Minister @markrutte has promised @number10gov the plans for the latest Fokker, when the Dutch will take over building the wings for Airbus at Schiphol East near Amsterdam. Rütte: “I always felt sorry for the Brits after they shot them selves in the foot with #brexitAirbus in Red Brexit bus liveryFifties looking design for a Fokker jet liner
The aviation deal @markrutte just signed with @theresa_may will allow Great Britain to continue supplying modern airliners to its ex-colonies now renamed #commonwealth
We feel the ‘all British F50 will be perfect for our CANZUK customers said international tease Secretary @liamfox
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#RobbingGod

The story of how a death at the heart of the Holy Roman Empire set in motion a series of events and a fierce rivalry that engulfed Tirumala Tirupati Temples in such a way the reverberations of which are felt even today.

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#RobbingGod

How East India Company tookover Tirumala Tirupati Temples & established rules for its plunder through the entry of their agent Mahants & establishment of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams for successive independent Indian governments to follow.

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Centuries ago funds from these world’s richest temples of Tirumala Tirupati influenced not just elections of #Commonwealth but financed operations of bankrupt #BritishEmpire & setup numerous modern business houses involved in smuggling antiques even today.
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BritishWWIIveteran will sue 2overturnBrexit referendum after aEUcourt accepted his case. Mr Shindler was denied a vote under a rule barring those lived abroad4more than 15years.Conservatives promised2015 2ditch this rule&give expatriate citizens votes4life.thetimes.co.uk/article/expat-…
Europe can succeed,@cem_oezdemir,if this nonsense stops @ulrikeguerot #Commonwealth citizens @CharlesTannock had a vote whereas @The3Million @BritishInEurope were denied. Politicians,listen2EUcitizens @AuroraBlogspot #FBPE is a pioneer @mikegalsworthy
4UK theguardian.com/media/2018/jan…
Conservative @CharlesTannock @FRANCE24“All sorts of problems are being exposed,almost daily,that weren’t even thought about during the campaign.”@TheGreenParty @MollyMEP“All the justifications4Brexit are being dismantled”&,1by1,the arguments4it are falling.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/all-t…
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Commonwealth Summit is underway but do you know the real reason behind this summit? Yes its the Queen's birthday but do you know member nations have been summoned there for a secret meeting at Windsor Castle? Why is this being kept hidden from Indians?
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#Brexit has plunged Britain into chaos so a re-branding of Commonwealth is in progress. Do you know a very special role has been designated for India in this Empire 2.0 as Jewel in Commonwealth which even certain Indian experts are propagating? gginews.in/indians-ashame…
There is no reason Commonwealth should exist unless it is to perpetuate same colonial legacy that plundered half the world and specifically Sone ki Chidiya – India. Do Indians not remember history of your ancestors who gave their lives for your future? gginews.in/indians-ashame…
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