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Global warming is reality
The effect of global warming is having catastrophic affect across the world. Developing
countries like India are facing the major wrath of global warming. According to finding
by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) India's temperature has risen by nearly
0.60 degree Celsius over the last 110 years and extreme events like heat waves have
increased in the last 30 years. This report by the IMD has been widely reported in
national media. As per IMD all India mean temperatures have risen nearly 0.60 degree
Celsius over the last 110 years. Further studies have highlighted that extreme events
like heat waves have risen in the last 30 years. Due to global warming many states
have been facing severe drought.
This has severely affected the farming community. Owing to the loss of crops many
of them even committed suicide. Farmer suicide has become a major social problem
and experts have attributed it to draught. As the world fights the menace of global
warming, it's time India also recognize this as a threat to humanity. Unfortunately
till now Government as well as political parties has not taken this issue seriously.
Barring few NGOs majority of Indian seems least concerned. In our state Arunachal
rampant destruction of forest is going on but hardly anyone seems bother about it.
This will have devastating impact on the ecology of state in the long run. With each
passing year the forest cover is depleting and it is matter of deep concern. It's
time everyone joins hand to save Mother Earth and take pledge to take stop the global
---- Readers Forum ----
Make Hindi medium of writing in competitive exam
We welcome the decision of Chief Minister Pema Khandu led Bharatiya Janata Party
government to popularize and promote the national language “Hindi” in the frontier
state of Arunachal Pradesh. In this regard Arunachal Pradesh Rashtra Bhasha Prachar
Samiti (APRBPS) would like to highlight critical role played by Deputy Chief Minister
Chowna Mein and Chief Secretary and her team as well for keeping budgetary provision
in the recently presented annual budget of the state.
This decision will certainly give a new dimension and hope to the youths who are
pursuing studies in Hindi, beside thousands of youth who have done graduation and
post graduation in Hindi.
There are hundreds of students who have completed graduation with Honours in Hindi
but no effort has been made to tap the service of these young Arunachalees. Since
academic session 2006-07 till 2015-16, more than five hundred scholars have completed
their Master and more than two thousand students have done graduation in Hindi. Likewise,
this year alone, more than 300 students shall graduate in Hindi Honours. But these
young scholars are not able to find suitable livelihood opportunity because of entry
barrier created in the form of ‘English’ as the only language in examinations. All
the job related examinations are conducted in English language alone thereby posing
challenge for the Hindi scholars.
Even Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) conducts all its written
examinations in only English language and this deters the Hindi scholars from writing
any of the examination. This deprivation alone has been cause of unemployment amongst
Hindi scholars. We would like to appeal BJP President Tapir Gao, Chief Minister Khandu,
Deputy Chief Minister Mein and CS Gamlin to consider Hindi as medium of writing in
the competitive examinations.
Listen to the expert voices
It is highly unfortunate that our political leaders are not listening to Amartya
Sen who is not only a world famous Nobel laureate economist but also a champion of
the downtrodden. Leaders must make themselves open to fresh and highly acclaimed
ideas of economics for inclusive growth.
Our annual report card says that we have failed in two major subjects - Human Development
Burgeoning inequality, lack of social support and security, poor health care, nutrition
and life expectancy, unemployment and job dissatisfaction have contributed to India's
downward journey from 118th position to dismal 122nd among 155 countries in 2017
World Happiness Index. Now, our position is only better than Afghanistan (141st)
among our neighbouring countries. All others China (79), Pakistan (80th), Bhutan
(97th), Nepal (99th), Bangladesh (110th), Myanmar (114th) and Sri Lanka (120th) are
better placed than India (122nd).
Moreover, India is also demoted to further lower position from 130th to 131st in
just one year in Human Development Index for her unchecked inequality, multidimensional
poverty and gender gaps. The report says that half of Indians face deprivation in
education, health and living standards. Here, only we are marching backward among
our neighbours. Sri Lanka (73), China (90), Bhutan (132) and Pakistan (147) have
kept their last year's position. But Bangladesh (from 142 to 139), Nepal (from 145
to 144), Myanmar (from 148 to 145) and Afghanistan (from 171 to 169) have improved
their ranking in HDI.
Our last year's downfall rings the alarm bell for immediate policy review to arrest
inequality by ensuring social security for all and by adopting labour intensive technology
to generate employment. Political leaders must quarantine their subjective personal
biases in judging economic theories, models and empirical studies. India cannot afford
to be a stage for ego fights.
Sujit De, Kolkata
Through your esteemed daily I would like to appeal to the concern authority of Guwahati
High Court, Itanagar Permanent Bench to declare the final result for the posts of
"OFFICE PEON - II".
The viva-voce interview was held on 1st week of March 2016. However, more than 1
year has passed but still there is no news of result notification.
Therefore, on behalf of all the candidates I would like to request to the concern
authority to declare the result of said interview as soon as possible.
A distressed candidate,
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