The tech giant, Apple, which until recently only catered to dealing with western forms of discrimination has made an inclusive effort to add and tackle more forms of discrimination into its conduct policy. The tech giant, Apple, has become the first tech company to out rightly call out and ban Caste-based discrimination in employee conduct policy.
The understanding of caste discrimination is properly acknowledged in the Indian region but for the US folks, it would have been an unknown subject. Hence, the tech company has taken up the burden of sensitizing and informing its employees of other descent about the issue to train them up to the company standards and make sure they align to the principles set by the company.
Reportedly the new employee conduct policy was instated two years ago but the story was covered only recently. The policy is an add-on to the preceding policy which condemned discrimination against race, religion, gender, age, and ancestry.
The change in policy came in light of an event that transpired back in June 2020 in California where a lower caste employee with the help of California’s employee regulator sued two of his seniors who come from higher castes for blocking his career.
Another such incident took place when Thenmozhi Soundararajan, a Dalit rights activist, was asked to present at a talk on caste but was canceled due to internal issues that had alleged her to be inadequate for the subject she was presenting for.
These incidents became a wake-up call for tech giants to re-evaluate their code of conduct in light of their diversified employees.
Other organizations have also followed suit and reformed their code of conduct in consideration of their diverse team. IBM is another name that has come forward with its newly added policies and training to curtail Caste-based discrimination.
Other big tech giants namely Amazon, Dell, Facebook owner Meta, Microsoft, and Google don’t out rightly name caste in their global policy.
Suicide bombing near Turkey Parliament building in Ankara, 2 cops injured
Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu has slammed the attack in Ankara and stated that terrorism is a crime against humanity.
Turkey’s interior minister Ali Yerlikaya on Sunday asserted that two terrorists carried out a bomb attack in front of the ministry buildings in Ankara. He added that one of them died in the explosion and the other was “neutralised” by authorities there.
Earlier, Turkish media reported that an explosion was heard near the parliament and ministerial buildings, and broadcasters showed footage of debris scattered on a street near the Interior Ministry. A footage from Reuters showed soldiers, ambulances, fire trucks and an armoured vehicle gathered near the centre of Turkey’s capital, where the police have blocked multiple key roads.
Taking to social media X, formerly Twitter, Ali Yerlikaya, the interior minister, said that two police officers were slightly injured in the incident at 9:30 a.m. He added that two terrorists came with a light commercial vehicle in front of the entrance gate of the General Directorate of Security of their Ministry of Internal Affairs and carried out a bomb attack.
The interior minister further mentioned that one of the terrorists blew himself up and the other was neutralised, which usually means was killed. He noted that their struggle will continue until the last terrorist is neutralised.
Reports said that Ankara’s chief prosecutor initiated an investigation into what it also called a terrorist attack. Authorities did not identify any specific militant group, as yet.
Meanwhile, Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu has slammed the attack in Ankara and stated that terrorism is a crime against humanity. The leader of the Republican People’s Party mentioned that no matter from whom and where it came from, they will fight it together as a country and will never give treacherous ambitions a chance.
The concerned authorities in Ankara have cautioned the citizens over suspicious packages and bags that are being detonated in a controlled manner. Ankara Security Directorate asked citizens not to panic.
PM Modi joins fitness influencer Ankit Baiyanpuriya in Swachhata Hi Seva campaign | Watch here
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, PM modi shared a video of him doing the cleanliness work with the influnecer.
A day before Gandhi Jayanti, PM Modi participated with fitness influencer Ankit Baiyanpuriya in participated in the Shramdaan for cleanliness campaign as part of the Swachhata Hi Seva campaign.
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, PM modi shared a video of him doing the cleanliness work with the influnecer. Sharing the video he wrote, today, when the country focused on Swachhata, Ankit Baiyanpuriya and he did the same! Beyond only hygiene, they included wellness and fitness in the mix as well. It is all about that Swachh and Swasth Bharat vibe.
PM Modi can be heard asking Ankit in the video that how the Swachhata mission will benefit his physical health. Ankit responds, it’s up to us to maintain our environment clean. They’ll stay in shape if it stays clean.
Ankit added that Sonipat’s residents have been emphasising hygiene.
Fitness influencer Ankit Baiyanpuria, a former desi wrestler from Bayanpur, Sonipat, has earned notoriety for his advocacy of conventional and regional training techniques.
Ankit gained fresh notoriety earlier this year when he introduced the strenuous 75-day Hard Challenge to improve his mental toughness and self-control.
Ankit, who was raised by labourer parents, is well known on social media for his flawless training methods and distinctive routines that not only prioritise physical fitness but also encompass mental well-being with books like the Bhagavad Gita.
Ankit had to change his strategy in 2022 after dislocating his shoulder while participating in mud wrestling. He started documenting his fitness progress on Instagram.
He first learned about Andy Frisella’s 75-day Hard Challenge while learning fitness. In just 28 days, Ankit has accumulated more than 2.5 million followers! Ankit now has 4.9 million Instagram followers.
Leaders from all over the nation participated in the Shramdaan for Cleanliness session as part of the Swachhata Hi Seva campaign on Sunday after Modi urged citizens to participate in a cleanliness drive on October 1.
A number of Union ministers and MPs were spotted taking part in the nationwide cleanup effort for the Swachhata Hi Seva campaign, including BJP leader JP Nadda and Union home minister Amit Shah.
Tamil Nadu bus accident: PM Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to kin of deceased, Rs 50,000 to injured
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the next kin of the deceased.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the loss of lives due to a bus accident near Coonoor in Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu. He announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured.
On Saturday evening, nearly nine people died and several others were injured after a tourist bus carrying 55 passengers fell into a gorge near Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor. The bus was travelling from Ooaty to Mettupalayam when the incident occurred.
Earlier on Saturday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the next kin of the deceased. Who died in the bus accident. The Chief Minister also affirmed that Rs 1 lakh would be provided as financial assistance to those seriously injured in the incident. Furthermore, Rs 50,000 would also be given to those who received minimum injuries.
Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi expressed grief at the unfortunate incident. He expressed that he is deeply saddened by the loss of lives in a bus accident near Coonoor, Nilgiris. He voiced that his thoughts are with the bereaved families. He wished speedy recovery of the injured.
Police said that the bus was on its way from Ooty to Mettupalayam in the Coimbatore district of the Southern state when the accident took place. They affirmed that the injured were hurried to the Coonoor government hospital for treatment.
Previously, speaking to ANI on the matter, Nilgiris District collector Aruna stated that the bus was carrying 60 passengers and that the rescue team was deployed in full force. Aruna affirmed that they have rescued all the passengers, eight people have been declared dead. The district collector mentioned that the government has acted in full force.