Uniform civil code discussion begins again

India to discuss uniform civil code in 22nd law commission

India

One of the changes the government wants to make is to have one civil law for all citizens in the country.

Currently the country follows many different laws as per religious views on marriage, succession, divorce and adoption.

This new proposal will be up for discussion to see if there is merit in introducing it to the country.

Goa is the only state in the country that follows a common civil law for all citizens as it is modeled on the Portuguese civil code.

Pakistan and China to build a rail corridor between Karachi and Peshawar

World

A US $ 10 billion project will connect Karachi with Peshawar. In a new deal signed between Pakistan and China, this rail project will connect the two cities as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The original idea was launched in 2013 however a series of protests delayed the project.

This railway line will give China quick access to the Gwadar port in Pakistan leading to long range economic growth for the two countries the release said.

European Union bans sale of new Petrol and Diesel cars from 2035

Sustainability

The EU wants to drastically reduce pollution caused by emissions. To this end it has brought in a sale of Petrol and Diesel cars from 2035.

The countries who are part of the EU now have to approve it before this becomes applicable.

According to EU, transport is the only sector where the green house gas emission have increased in the past decade.

EU in banking on Electric and Hydrogen power to replace the current vehicles.

New Zealand moves to top of table in group 1 after beating Sri Lanka in T20 world cup cricket

Sports

New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 65 runs yesterday to move to the top of the Group A table.

With this win, they now have 5 points after 3 games. England is 2nd with 3 points and a better net run rate.

New Zealand scored 167 runs in 20 overs and restricted Srilanka to 102 runs in the match

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