Judicial & Legal Responses to Gender-Based Violence and Femicide-Justice Mandisa Maya, President, SC of South Africa

The Courts have also delivered numerous, important cases which emphasize the rights of victims of gender-based violence and continue to send out strong messages by imposing tough sentences and through direct remarks that gender violence is not acceptable and that the State will be held accountable for upholding the rights of women. Landmark cases include Omar v Government of the Republic of South Africa & others3 which upheld the provision for protective orders in the Domestic Violence Act.

Few judicial pronouncements gave a distinct impression of an overreach-VP of India

Higher judiciary deciding on Diwali fireworks, banning of use vehicles of certain make after 10 or 15 years, monitoring police investigations, denying the executive any role in the appointment of judges through collegiums, invalidating the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act seeking to enforce accountability and transparencyetc were some instances referred to by Shri Naidu as being perceived as instances of judicial overreach.

Open banking in India by Rajeshwar Rao

Thank you for inviting me this evening to the Mint's Annual Banking Conclave. The organisers have quite aptly selected an extremely topical and contemporary theme, i.e., Future of Banking: Navigating a Digital Opportunity for this year's conclave. During the previous edition of this conclave, I remember Governor Shaktikanta Das speaking about digital disruptions and blurring of boundaries between traditional banks and FinTech & BigTech. Looking at the constellation of speakers who have been engaging with you, I am sure you all have had an extremely enlightening discourse on several of the emerging issues during the conclave.

National Statement by PM Jonas Gahr Støre of Norway at the Summit for Democracy-09/12/2021

We need to bring everyone along. We need to arrive at a society that is more equitable, not less. We need opportunity and prosperity, not for the few, but for the many. This requires political leadership. It requires a political system with legitimate institutions and processes where people have a say. That system has a name: Democracy.  

Television Speech by USSR President Gorbachev as he relinquished power on 25/12/1991

Due to the current situation with the formation of the Commonwealth of Independent States, I terminate my activity as President of the USSR . I am making this decision for reasons of principle. [В силу сложившейся ситуации с образованием GlossarСодружества Независимых Государств я прекращаю свою деятельность на посту GlossarПрезидента СССР. Принимаю это решение по принципиальным соображениям]

PM’s speech at inauguration of Kashi Vishwanath Temple-काशी विश्वनाथ धाम के उद्घाटन के अवसर पर प्रधानमंत्री के भाषण-13/12/2021

बाबा विश्वनाथ मंदिर की आभा बढ़ाने के लिए पंजाब से महाराजा रणजीत सिंह ने 23 मण सोना चढ़ाया था, इसके शिखर पर सोना मढ़वाया था। पंजाब से पूज्य गुरुनानक देव जी भी काशी आए थे, यहाँ सत्संग किया था। दूसरे सिख गुरुओं का भी काशी से विशेष रिश्ता रहा था। पंजाब के लोगों ने काशी के पुनर्निर्माण के लिए दिल खोलकर दान दिया था। पूरब में बंगाल की रानी भवानी ने बनारस के विकास के लिए अपना सब कुछ अर्पण किया। मैसूर और दूसरे दक्षिण भारतीय राजाओं का भी बनारस के लिए बहुत बड़ा योगदान रहा है। ये एक ऐसा शहर है जहां आपको उत्तर, दक्षिण, नेपाली, लगभग हर तरह की शैली के मंदिर दिख जाएंगे। विश्वनाथ मंदिर इसी आध्यात्मिक चेतना का केंद्र रहा है, और अब ये विश्वनाथ धाम परिसर अपने भव्य रूप में इस चेतना को और ऊर्जा देगा।

Remarks by U.S. President at The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act-2021

This law makes this the most significant investment in roads and bridges in the past 70 years. It makes the most significant investment in passenger rail in the past 50 years and in public transit ever. The bipartisan law will modernize our ports, our airports, our freight rail to make it easier for companies to get goods to market; reduce supply chain bottlenecks, as we’re experiencing now; and lower cost for you and your family. This law builds back our bridges, our water systems, our powerlines, our levees better and stronger so few Americans will be flooded out of their homes or lose power in those days and weeks that comes with the storms that hit.