The oceans cover more than 70% of the surface of our earth which -in return- indicates that it also plays a part in regulating our Earth’s climate. Likewise, oceans serve as a channel for approximately 80% of the world’s global trade. According to the director of UNCTAD’s Division on International Trade on Goods and Services and Commodities, ‘The total ocean’s economy per year is estimated to be approximately US$3-6 trillion and over 350 a million jobs are connected to ocean economy’. This stat proposes that more than half of the world’s population’s income comes from the ocean economy.
The imagery behind this is constructed through the mythology of two mothers whose fables came to be adopted and championed as the epitome of motherly sacrifice in Kashmir. The story of the mothers of Aka-nandun spins a folktale that idealizes the sacrifice and selflessness of women despite the torment she faces on losing her child. The other tale of Lalded is based on a woman who evoked mysticism in the land of clashing belief systems and spoke the language of the changing Kashmiri ethos. She didn’t give birth to a child, rather, became the symbol of motherhood, guiding the wayward souls by breaking free from the patriarchal bounds and donning the armor of maternal spirit to transform and challenge the notions of the faltering Kashmiri society.
Strangely, the third-largest economy in the world cannot overcome the dilemma of human suffering in an environment that will produce augmented reality and self-driving vehicles and intelligent machines. It’s insoluble, maybe. Japan has been suffering from a high rate of suicides. The ratio of suicides in just a month of October is much higher than the COVID-19’s total death toll.
The gendered lens is one that can be employed to understand the conflict in Kashmir and its relationship to national identities. The Indian nationalist imagination views the state as a patriarchal and masculine figure that must exert control over its feminine counterpart, Kashmir, in order to coerce it into submission. Similarly, feminists have understood violence to be perceived as masculine, whereas, peace is viewed as devalued and feminine leading to the use of gender relations as the basis of fueling violence. A key factor in the propagation of gender-based violence lies in the foundations of the nation-state building process.
The causing contributor to the earth’s pollution is the waste and its successive generation. The developed nations have, however, devised solutions for the eradication of waste. By the year 2050, waste generation is expected to increase by 3.40 billion tons. There is no stopping to it unless there are enough awareness and managerial services to deal with this humongous issue of handling waste.
As Jacinda’s successful pandemic-containment has overpowered her incompetence in fulfilling campaign issues, New Zealanders rewarded her with a second term. But her next term will only get harder. Now Jacinda and her previously promised issues have to also deal with issues like unemployment, historic recession, and poverty that arose due to pandemic.
One of the most important changes the Covid-19 brought is about the way we acquire education. As Covid-19 is an infectious disease and social distancing is required to control it, countries worldwide have shut down the educational institutes and have moved towards distance education, so has Pakistan. But does Pakistan have the necessary infrastructure to support this transition?
Tens of thousands of farmers have swarmed India’s capital where they intend to camp out for weeks to protest new agricultural laws that they say could destroy their livelihoods.
There is no disagreement on the fact that all children are equal and that they should be provided quality education irrespective of their background. Article 25-A of the constitution also mandates it for the governments to provide free and quality education to all children between the age of 5 and 16 years. Given this obligation, the government has introduced a single national curriculum through which it aims to address various socioeconomic woes of Pakistan by providing equity education.