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[JUDGMENT] #SupremeCourt @VinodDua7

Supreme Court bench led by Justice UU Lalit to shortly deliver judgment on a plea filed by senior journalist Vinod Dua to quash a #Sedition case registered against him in Himachal Pradesh for his @YouTube telecast on the #DelhiRiots
#VinodDua was accused of spreading fake news. Besides sedition, the other charges include causing public nuisance, printing of defamatory matter & making statements conducive to public mischief

Court to decide on the important point of applicability of #Sedition law in this case
Justice UU Lalit: There are two prayers. One was for quashing the FIR and one was directions regarding formation of a committee. Preliminary objection was taken by respondent that instead of Article 32 petitioner should be relegated to criminal court

#SupremeCourt @VinodDua7
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About a year ago we had the 1st #covidlockdown in Germany

I'm the stay-home homeschooling dad - my wife is a medical doctor

But I could work @ night which I do often anyway

I did measure the night sky brightness and found it had decreased compared to before lockdown (1/12)
so in March 2017 it was less bright than in 2020 (see figure for zenith brightness)

this is surprising because we would expect light emission and #lightpollution to increase like shown in the paper we co-authored with @skyglowberlin and others…

using night-time light satellite time series data (VIIRS DNB) we saw an increase in most major towns along the route we measured

you can check such data with @skyglowberlin tool:

this was what we eexpected (3/12)
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A new study has suggested that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the mental health of young people, and increased levels of clinical depression were identified among them. The study was published in the journal named 'Psychiatry Research'.
The researchers from the University of Surrey surveyed 259 young people pre-pandemic in autumn 2019 and in the middle of initial lockdown measures in May or June 2020, on their levels of depression, anxiety, wellbeing, alcohol use, and sleep quality.
After conducting the survey, the researchers found out that there was a substantial impact on the mental health of these young adults due to the pandemic.
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The fortunes of India’s 100 #billionaires increased by ~Rs 13 lakh crore ($17.8 bn) between March 18 and December 31, 2020, enough to give 138 million of the poorest Indians Rs 94,045 each, says a recently released @OxfamIndia report #inequality…
The wealth of Indian #billionaires was at $422.9 billion in July 2020, which increased by 35% between April and July 2020, during the #COVIDLockdown #inequality…
The wealth of Indian #billionaires increased 90% between 2009 and 2020. India ranks 8th among 9 countries analysed on increases in billionaire wealth btwn 2009 & 2020, after China, France, Canada, Germany, the US & the UK, Brazil…
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#SenseTheInfinite | @BiIndia in association with @oppomobileindia speak to ace photographers @DabbooRatnani, @VarunAditya_ and @yourworldmylens on the science of photography.

#WorldPhotographyDay | “Studied a bit of post-production, processing and post-processing in this #lockdown. I have a learnt online”: @DabbooRatnani on learnings in the #covidlockdown

P. S. - He is also good at cooking

#SenseTheInfinite @oppomobileindia
#WorldPhotographyDay | “Patience -- one thing I have learnt in this lockdown”: @VarunAditya_ speaks to @BiIndia as he talks about #photography in the times of #covid19

#SenseTheInfinite @oppomobileindia
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Citizens living in highly polluted NCR cities urge @moefcc & Haryana govt on #IndependenceDayIndia to FREE OUR FORESTS from illegal encroachments.This film shows modus operandi of how land mafia are eating away our Aravallis

@HaryanaTweets #AravalliBachao Image
180+ illegal encroachments thriving in F'bad Aravallis

@yashpalmurar Last few months during #Covidlockdown land mafia has been very active & cases of illegal felling of trees & encroachments have risen. Please carry out an effective demolition drive immediately
#AravalliBachao ImageImageImageImage
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What should government do about the food crisis?

Give more money to the poor.

Using the Child Support Grant database: this will reach 65% of people who depend on informal jobs, whereas the Old Age Pension only reaches 25%.

#TopUpTheCSG by R500.

Cost: R6.2 billion a month Image
@ihsaanbassier provided that graph. Thanks, Ihsaan! Also read his & others' compelling argument that #TopUpTheCSG is the best response to the food crisis during the #CovidLockdown:

Increasing the Child Support Grant by R500 per month for 6 months is the quickest, easiest and safest way to transfer R40bn to poor households, who can use the cash to buy food and other essentials. Cash transfers also help to stimulate local economies and the informal sector.
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