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Saudi Arabia Abolishes Flogging as a Punishment

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia recently abolished flogging as a punishment in the country. This is seen as the latest in a series of measures to reform the orthodox government. Flogging in Saudi Arabia The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia had recently done away with flogging as a mode of punishment. The controversial public ..

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Sanjay Kothari Appointed as New Central Vigilance Commissioner

The government recently appointed Sanjay Kothari as the Central Vigilance Commissioner after the retirement of K V Chowdary from the post last year. CVC The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is an apex governmental body that functions as the anti-corruption watchdog in the country. The body was created in 1964 on recommendation of the K Santhanam ..

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Pakistan Court commuted the death sentence of Omar Sheikh

The Sindh High Court of Pakistan commuted the death sentence of Omar Sheikh, a British born militant, known for his role in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. About the Incident American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped from Karachi, Pakistan in January of 2002. He was then working on Pakistan’s terror groups that had ..

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Mathematician Tony Lewis passes away

Mathematician Tony Lewis passed away on April 1st, 2020. He is noted for the Duckworth Lewis Stern method used in cricket by ICC. Tony Lewis Tony Lewis (Anthony Lewis) was an English mathematician born in 1942 in Lancashire, North-west England.  He was a lecturer at the University of the West of England and the Oxford ..

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Hungary passes a new emergency law to curb COVID-19

Hungary is being criticised for the new emergency law that it passed giving extraordinary powers to its Prime Minister. About the Law The new law was passed to help curb the spread of misinformation about COVID-19. The key focus of the criticism is that it gives extraordinary powers to the Prime Minister without specifying an ..

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