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News Dabba for 13 October 2022: Five stories for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from SC delivering a split verdict on the hijab ban, NATO countries boosting Ukraine’s missile defence, to the wildlife population depleting over the years.



SC delivers a split verdict on the Hijab ban reports The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express reported that the Supreme Court delivered a split verdict in the plea that challenged the Karnataka High Court ruling advocating the ban on Hijab in educational institutes. Justice Hemant Gupta dismissed the appeals, while on the other hand, Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia allowed the appeals. The report also states that Justice Dhulia while allowing the appeal said, “Wearing of hijab is ultimately a matter of her choice. The ratio laid down by SC in Bijoy Emanuel covers the issue. What weighed in my mind was the education of a girl child. A girl child has a lot of difficulties to face. There are other difficulties as well and whether we’re making her life any better by putting restrictions on education.” Due to the divergence in opinion, the two-judge bench asked the pleas to be placed before the Chief Justice of India (CJI). Read the full report on The New Indian Express.


BBC talks about NATO countries boosting Ukraine’s missile defence


According to BBC’s report, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) led countries have announced deliveries of advanced air defence weapons to Kyiv. The news comes in after a series of Russian missile strikes on Ukraine. The weaponry promised by the UK, Canada, France and the Netherlands includes missiles and radars. The report also adds that one high-tech system from Germany is already in Ukraine. Read the full report on BBC.  


India Today reports that India’s direct cash transfer scheme is a logistical marvel

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) regarded India’s deployment of a direct cash transfer scheme and other social welfare programmes as a logistical marvel, reports India Today. In addition to this, the IMF official also added that Indian social welfare programmes are impressive as they reach “literally hundreds of millions of people”. The report also shared that the IMF official also underlined India’s Aadhaar Scheme and called it striking. Read the full report on India Today.


Saudi Arabia says postponing OPEC+ cuts would have had negative consequences, Arab News

Arab News reports that Saudi Arabia has informed the US that postponing the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) countries' decision to cut production will be negative for the world. The OPEC plus is a group of 23 oil-exporting countries. The Saudi Arabia Foreign Ministry said, “The Kingdom clarified through its continuous consultation with the US Administration that all economic analyses indicate that postponing the OPEC+ decision for a month, according to what has been suggested, would have had negative economic consequences”. Read the full report on Arab News.


The Guardians report suggests that almost 70 pc of animal population wiped out since 1970


The Guardian reports that the wildlife population has plunged by an average of 69 percent in just 50 years. The report shares that the depletion in population has occurred due to various factors, some of these major factors include human consumption, as humans continue to clear forests, consume beyond the limits of the planet and pollute on an industrial scale. It is said that from oceans to tropical rainforests, the abundance of birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles is in freefall and declining on average by more than two-thirds between the years 1970 and 2018. Read the full report on The Guardian.