1. What’s the story?
On Thursday morning, a pro-CAA activist shot at peacefully marching students of Jamia Millia Islamia university, injuring one. Shockingly enough, even though the police was present at the site of altercation, eye witnesses suggest that they did not step in to stop the violence. The attacker, who identified himself as “Rambhakt Gopal”, was later arrested. Minutes before the shooting, he had allegedly gone live on Facebook claiming that he was going to give all the protestors a taste of “azaadi”.
2. What else should I be keeping my eyes on?
India’s banking sector, that’s what. The nation’s banks are facing a serious crisis, and Government measures are not inspiring a lot of confidence. Here is an illustrated guide to our wealth crisis.
3. What more?
After three years of deliberations, Britain is finally ready to leave the European Union on Friday, 31st January. This will be followed by an 11-month transition period, following which the separation will be complete.
4. Anything else?
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2016, Facebook had promised to make the privacy settings for its users more robust. Now, the culmination of that promise — the Off-Facebook Activity tool — is out for users. And what it reveals is terrifying in its scope. Facebook’s new privacy tool is a data landfill.
5. Is that all?
Madrassas, or Islamic schools, have existed in India for centuries, and have played a significant role in educating young Muslims. However, Madrassa students have traditionally not done well in mainstream universities. One initiative, now, is changing that.
6. Before you leave…
Take a look at how Hollywood is replacing its artists with AI. According to experts, this might make its future rather bleak.