In a first, a teenager was awarded the Pulitzer special citation for filming George Floyd in Minneapolis last year.
The video that went viral following the death of George Floyd sparked off protests across America calling for police reforms, human rights and end of racial discrimination against people of African origin.
After months of negotiating, the bipartisan talks around overhauling policing laws have broken down without a deal. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota spoke with George Floyd’s cousin, Tera Brown, about the talks ending for now.
When the word ‘woke’ was named word of the year in 2019, it reflected the ongoing culture wars around issues on race, gender and climate change.Since then, ‘wokeism’ continues to be used as a provocative expression - often on social media.It is being used more often now as an insult, amid clashes of ‘cancel culture’. Perhaps the most high-profile example in recent months was the fallout from the Oprah interview with Harry and Meghan. Those who sided with the Sussexes over a series of claims about how they were being unfairly treated by the palace were often accused of being too woke.Earlier this year, Boris Johnson was even asked if Joe Biden was woke, to which he replied, “There’s nothing wrong with being woke.”When celebrities led the public in #Blackout Tuesday during BLM protests after George Floyd’s death last year, brands, organisations and individuals were called ‘woke performative activists’ for posting one when it wasn’t believed they had demonstrated consideration for race relations in the past.Watch the video above to find out more about the origins of the word.
India’s biggest car manufacturers Maruti Suzuki reported a decline of 65 percent for the September quarter. The profit was impacted by adverse commodity prices and lower sales volume due to electronic component shortages.
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The Biden administration has delivered the strongest criticism yet by any US government on Israeli settle ments on the West Bank. The State Department under Biden had repeatedly warned against settlement construction.
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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced today that after more than 18 months, all schools in Delhi will be permitted to re-open for all classes from November 1.
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Today, Kerala’s Health Minister Veena George said that 41 pregnant women have so far died due to Covid-19 in Kerala and also stated that the number of the Covid positive persons, who had killed themselves in the state stood at 149, so far.
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The West Bengal government in its latest order has permitted sales and bursting of ‘Green’ fire crackers this diwali. On Chhath, green crackers can be used from 6 am till 8 am.
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