We all know, the second week of June was a lot to take. A lot of things happened this week and like always some made it to the headlines and some didn’t. So here are the 10 news events that should have made the headlines this week but unfortunately, they didn’t.
1. School teacher rapes a class 6 girl in Jodhpur.
A class 6 girl student of a government school was allegedly raped by her teacher in Shergarh sub-division of Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district. https://t.co/lLVsmy0anY
— News18.com (@news18dotcom) June 10, 2021
In a shocking development, a class 6 girl student of a government school was allegedly raped by her teacher in the Shergarh sub-division of Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district. The incident came to light after the young girl complaint about having a stomach ache. After the check-up doctors told her parents that their daughter was pregnant.
The girl then informed the whole incident to her parents, after which they registered a police complaint against the accused. According to the reports, the young girl is a 13-year-old student of class 6 at Government Upper Primary School in the Mokamgarh area.
The young girl became pregnant after being repeatedly raped by a teacher. The accused went on to threaten the victim that if she tells anybody anything then he would fail her.
2. Lakshadweep filmmaker Aisha Sultana has been named in a case of sedition and hate speech for her comments criticizing Administrator Praful Khoda Patel’s Covid handling and alleging that the Centre had used a “bio-weapon”.
The first woman filmmaker in Lakshadweep’s history, Aisha Sultana, has been booked for sedition by Kavarathi police over remarks against Lakshadweep administrator Praful Patel during a channel discussion. pic.twitter.com/8fBJQDPCWT
— Reasonyourself (@Reasonyourself) June 10, 2021
During a news debate on a regional channel, Aisha Sultana blamed Praful Patel for the Covid cases and remarked that the Centre had used “bio-weapon” against Lakshadweep.
“Lakshadweep had zero cases of COVID-19. Now it is reporting a daily spike of 100 cases. What the Centre has deployed is a bioweapon. I can say this clearly that the central government has deployed bioweapon,” she had said on a Malayalam TV debate earlier this week.
3. A 48-year-old employee of a textile company was arrested for raping his own daughter in a hotel in Gurgaon.
— Prag News (@PragNews) June 11, 2021
The ghastly incident happened in Delhi on June 7 where the accused (her father) took her to a Hotel convincing her that the visit is for a job interview. According to police, the accused told her that the interview is in a hotel and not in an office because the human resources team of the company would meet her there.
The accused also shot a video of her and threatened to circulate if she spoke to anyone about the sexual assault. An FIR was filed under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC and sections of the IT Act.
“The accused has been arrested. Further investigation is in progress,” said inspector Vinit, station house officer (SHO) of DLF Phase-3.
4. India may lose 3-10% GDP annually by 2100 due to climate change, says the report.
The report, titled ‘The Costs of Climate Change in India’, looks at economic costs of climate-related risks in the country and points to the possibility of increased inequality and poverty.https://t.co/SWKVtpWYaP
— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) June 9, 2021
According to a report released by the London-based global think tank Overseas Development Institute, India may lose anywhere around 3 to 10 percent of its GDP annually by 2100 and its poverty rate may rise by 3.5 percent in 2040 due to climate change.
The report, ‘The Costs of Climate Change in India’, highlights the monetary aspects of climate change in the country and also hints at a possibility of increased inequality and poverty.
5. FDA has turned down Bharat Biotech’s proposal for an emergency use authorization (EUA) of covaxin, delaying the company’s vaccine launch in that country.
The US Food and Drug Administration has rejected Bharat Biotech’s proposal for an emergency use authorization of its covid vaccine.https://t.co/v9BeVdxZJw
— News18.com (@news18dotcom) June 11, 2021
According to reports, Ocugen, the US partner of Bharat Biotech, on Thursday said the company will now be seeking a full approval of Covaxin.
“The FDA provided feedback to Ocugen regarding the Master File the Company had previously submitted and recommended that Ocugen pursue a BLA submission instead of an EUA application for its vaccine candidate and requested additional information and data,” said a statement from Ocugen to NYSE.
“While this will extend our timelines, we are committed to bringing Covaxin to the US,” Shankar Musuniri, chief executive of Ocugen was quoted in Mint.
6. Popular political cartoonist Manjul’s contract with Network18 has been terminated.
"Popular political cartoonist Manjul’s contract with Network18 has been terminated after Twitter sent the cartoonist a notice informing him that it has received a legal request from Indian authorities to take action against his social media profile"https://t.co/K7BRUAuFVE
— Reuters Institute (@risj_oxford) June 11, 2021
Cartoonist Manjul was working with Network18, a media company owned by Reliance Industries, on a contract basis for the last six years. His termination comes days after Twitter sent the cartoonist a notice informing him that it has received a legal request from Indian authorities to take action against his social media profile.
On June 4, Manjul had shared the email he received from Twitter.
Sharing the email on social media, Manjul wrote:
“Jai ho Modi ji ki sarkaar ki [Hail the Modi government].” He also said it would have been good if the government mentioned which tweet of his had caused a problem.
7. Indian-Origin journalist wins Pulitzer prize for exposing China’s Detention camps for Muslims.
Megha Rajagopalan, an Indian-origin journalist, along with two contributors has won the Pulitzer Prize for innovative investigative reports https://t.co/68wbCpMpQE
— The Hindu (@the_hindu) June 12, 2021
Megha Rajagopalan, an Indian-origin journalist, along with two contributors has won the Pulitzer Prize for innovative investigative reports that exposed a giant infrastructure of prisons and mass internment camps secretly built by China for detaining hundreds of thousands of Muslims in its restive Xinjiang region.
According to Buzzfeed News, in 2017 when China began to detain thousands of Muslims in Xinjiang, Rajagopalan was the first to visit an internment camp. China in its defense had denied that such places even existed.
“In response, the government tried to silence her, revoking her visa and ejecting her from the country,” BuzzFeed News wrote in its entry for the prize.
8. Sonu Sood promised to set up nearly 18 oxygen plants across the country.
— Sood Charity Foundation (@SoodFoundation) June 9, 2021
In a recent interview, actor Sonu Sood said that he working on setting up nearly 18 oxygen plants across the country. While the work for setting up oxygen plants has already begun in Kurnool and Nellore of Andhra Pradesh and Mangalore of Karnataka, the initiative will soon be expanding the same to other states as well.
“In the last few months we have seen that the biggest problem that we all have faced is oxygen and the unavailability of it. My team and I thought about what we should do to eradicate this oxygen problem from its roots. So, we decided that we should set up entire oxygen plants in as many places as possible,” he said.
9. Sonu Sood announces free coaching for IAS aspirants.
Karni hai IAS ki tayyari ✍️
Hum lenge aapki zimmedari 🙏🏻
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) June 11, 2021
Bollywood actor Sonu Sood who has become a savior for innumerable people fighting the Pandemic has now announced free coaching scholarships for those aspiring to join civil services. He has launched a new initiative —SAMBHAVAM— to help IAS aspirants.
Announcing the decision on Friday, Sood said:
“Karni hai IAS ki tayyari…Hum lenge aapki zimmedari (want to prepare for IAS…we will take the responsibility). Thrilled to announce the launch of ‘SAMBHAVAM’. A @SoodFoundation & @diyanewdelhi initiative.”
10. Bihar Muslim girl first from the community to become DSP in Bihar Police.
Bihar Muslim girl first from community to become DSP in Bihar Police
Razia Sultan became the first Muslim woman to be selected for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Bihar Police. https://t.co/h7krVG4mhL
— मुसलमान مسلمان (@MuslimsofIN) June 11, 2021
Razia Sultan, a 27-year-old Muslim girl in Bihar has created history by becoming the first woman from the community to become a DSP in the Bihar Police force.
Razia was selected in the top 40 candidates for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Bihar Police.
Razia is from Hathua in the Gopalgunj district of Bihar. She is currently posted as an assistant engineer in the electricity department of the Bihar government.
“I am very excited to serve as a police officer. There are many a time when people do not get justice, especially women. Women shy away from reporting to the police any incident of crime against them. I will try to ensure that such cases are reported,” said Razia Sultan.
Razia Sultan also supported girls wearing hijab or burqa and maintained that it cannot be an obstruction for girls who want to go to school or college.
“Wearing a burqa or hijab is not a restriction. If we think that we can do any work then Allah gives us power to overcome all kind of hurdles,” said Razia Sultan.
Important ones, right?