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    What’s Happening Now On News That Took The Social World By Storm?

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    July 9, 2015

    Be it Salman Khan, net neutrality,  Modi’s save the girl child campaign or Nepal’s earthquake. All of these became popular conversations in every nook and corner given the media hype around it. We all took to the streets protesting for/against Salman Khan, signing petitions and raising funds for the Nepal earthquake relief and talking about how Arvind Kejriwal’s wifi project was just another marketing maverick to win the elections.  But with all said and done, do we know what’s happening with them now?

    So here are the latest updates on 6 such issues which sent the social media in a frenzy:

    NET NEUTRALITY

    Department of Telecom panel have submitted its report to the communications & IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

    According to the report it must maintain the core principles, which is not to allow blocking, prioritization and throttling of content providers on a network.

    Essential services such as e-governance to be delivered on a preferential basis to users thus allowing positive discrimination.

    Not much headway has been made into the matter, though the future looks bright for netizens as the government’s decision is more likely to be in favor of maintaining net neutrality.

    ARVIND KEJRIWAL’S WIFI PROJECT

    According to recent reports, the party is going to set up WIFI hotspots in a few colleges across Delhi University and other private institutes as a pilot project.

    The government has set up a task force to implement the facility. Though the work is likely to begin only by the end of the year.

    SALMAN KHAN CASE

    The Bombay High Court deferred an appeal filed by Salman Khan till 13 July 2015, after the actor’s lawyer sought time to check documents.

    Actor’s lawyer said he needs to check whether translation of any document in vernacular language is required to be done in English and if any documents were missing.

    Chief Public Prosecutor SS Shinde consented to the adjournment date.

    Although the evidences and documents are ready and copies have been served to both the sides by the court, this plea might have simply been made to delay the superstar’s arrest.

    BETI BACHAO AANDOLAN BY MODI

    Narendra Modi’s Save the Girl Child initiative has got an extraordinary response on social media platforms thanks to his Selfie with Daughter campaign.

    Representatives of Girl Rising, Chris Martin of Coldplay fame and Hollywood actress Freida Pinto met Narendra Modi to discuss how they can support his ‘Swachh Bharat’ and ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaigns.

    New model of promoting the campaign urges people to gift social security schemes to “sisters” around the world on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

    NEPAL

    A mild earthquake measuring 4.6-magnitude hit Nepal’s capital Kathmandu early July 4th, 2015 morning.  As many as six tremors were felt over a period of two days.

    Despite a severe travel warning from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Nepal is making progress in its bid to attract visitors for the trekking season.

    Though as of 3 July the FCO no longer advises against all but essential travel to Nepal.

    Most of Nepal’s historical sites are now open to the public. Life has returned to some normalcy though thousands of people are still living in tents, supported by international organizations and the UN.

    The Tri-State Cultural Society of India is hosting a fundraiser dinner with all proceeds going to aid efforts in Nepal. The event takes place on July 12 at the Owensboro Convention Center with a goal to raise $50,000 to provide the victims with medical care, food and other life essentials.

    SUNANDA PUSHKAR CASE

    Investigators are awaiting a report from FBI to know about the kind of poison found in Sunanda’s body.

    Senior police officers have denied the reports saying they have no plans yet to conduct a polygraph test on Shashi Tharoor. Though if the polygraph test is conducted, the questioning will be related to the IPL controversy, the couple’s trips to Dubai, and the alleged strained relationship between them.

    Views presented in the article are those of the author and not of ED.

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