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THE PLACE CHANGE DILEMMA

Moral dilemmas in the time of the pandemic - The Hindu

The sound of train sirens, packed luggage lying beside, all cluttered up with emotions, one side it is the journey that awaits, on other the nostalgia that strikes.

Travelling to a new place, excitement of having new people and prospects, an altogether new life. The exciting commotions, eagerness to go to a new spot, planning of having some astounding events and dwelling on thrilling thoughts. It is the hope of having some great moments and a different lifestyle, an escape from the mundane routine that induces us to feel so exhilarating. A shift in living place always carries along this bewilderment. But when the duration of this place change is long, the emotions are mixed. Then it is not just excitement of the future it is also the memories of the past that start intertwining.

The History of United Nations

The United Nations was instituted on October 24, 1945 in San Francisco, California, thus turning the organisation 75 years old this year. The day is now observed as the United Nations Day. Having existed for three-fourths of a century and being two generations away from the Second World War, this international body is a persistent reminder of the many things to be done to achieve peace and security. 

The White House had once stated, ”On United Nations Day, we reflect on the progress made since, resolve to carry it forward and reaffirm our commitment to international co-operation rooted in the rights and responsibilities of nations across the globe.”

In honour of the same, we take you through a brief history of this international, co-operative body and its course of functioning in the past years.

Sputnik 1- The First Step Into The Space

After the first world war, the two decades were followed by the space race between Russia (then known as the Soviet Union) and the USA. The Space Race was a 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), to achieve firsts in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the ballistic missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations following World War II. The technological advantage required to rapidly achieve spaceflight milestones was seen as necessary for national security, and mixed with the symbolism and ideology of the time. The Space Race led to pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.

Women in French Revolution

Due to the Nation state formation, and power of feudal lords was also receding, the entire setting of Mediaeval age was changing in France. Two important changes took place. Power of women eroded and patriarchal households emerged. Now women were confined to the household. This had an effect on women, women became divided into three categories : Aristocratic and Nobel women, Bourgeoisie women, Artisanal and working class women. We will see the role of all of these women in French Revolution. 

HISTORY IS NOT BORING!

Head inclined towards the table, eyes drifting from the person in front of you to the clock above, your head falls further until it hits the table and a loud call of your name jerks you awake.  All this while you wonder only one thing, ’why the hell is history so boring?’

For some history enthusiasts like us, history may not be boring but the monotonous repetition of same facts over the years may cause you to doze off in classes. For some, history classes can be a nightmare or like nighttime when they only want to sleep.

What if the lessons that we are taught in the classes are not the only noticeable events of history? There ought to be some harrowing episodes in the history of the world that would keep you on edge and keep you awake. What if we are taught about those daunting happenings in history classes?

The below listed perturbing benchmarks of human history will answer the above questions for you.

THE CHEMICAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF INDIA

The story of laws regarding the chemical and nuclear giant factories took a huge turn with the one of the world’s most unfortunate chemical tragedy known as Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984

Many acts and laws after the tragedy was seen to come in power such as THE BHOPAL GAS LEAK (PROCESSING OF  CLAIMS) ACT,1985 which instills power with the central government to secure claims which arise out of the tragedy and such claims have to be dealt with speedily and equitably. Many other acts such as the public liability insurance act,1991.   The environment protection act,1986. One of the most recent establishments of the national green tribunal under the 2010 act took place.