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US State Department to add gender marker for nonbinary and intersex persons

Written by Arshita Anand On Wednesday, the US State Department issued a statement that it is working to add a gender marker to U.S. passports thus including nonbinary, intersex and gender non-conforming individuals.  Secretary Antony Blinken stated that their department would be working “to promoting the freedom, dignity, and equality of all people.” As of now, the passport applicants will […]

European Union Council approves greenhouse emissions law

Written by Himani Baid On 28th June European Union countries gave the last seal of approval to European climate law making the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions targets lawfully restricting. This action ends the adoption procedure and sets into enactment the objective of a climate-neutral EU by 2050. EU agriculture ministers voted the bill through in Luxembourg following its approval by […]

Madras HC refused to quash deportation order of Srilankan Tamil

The court while hearing found that Bhaskaran is no longer a refugee in India, as he already left the camp in 2010 “ on verification of the available records, it is learnt that he had been in a refugee camp, however, he has left camp on his own accord years back and at present, he is no longer registered as a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee in the records of the Commissionerate. Hence, the claim of the individual that he is still enjoying the refugee status is false.”

Octopus and lobsters have feelings, need to be included in Sentence Bill: UK MPs

According to the MPs who are proposing inclusion of invertebrates under the sentience bill, “some invertebrates are extremely intelligent and should be included in the bill”. MPs including Sir David Amess and Sir Roger Gale, after producing a report on this issue, argues that these animals are discriminated against in legislation because their “neurological architecture differs from our own”. This report concludes the bill places these invertebrates outside the sentience because they process information outside the brain (as in ganglion), however this anthropocentric view failed to say about sentience of animals.