Published:  12:01 AM, 14 July 2019

Worldwide waffling(14.07.2019)

Worldwide waffling(14.07.2019)

From climate change to child labour, the responsibility for solving major societal problems is increasingly being shifted to the individual. People feel in order to save the world they have to be "good". Yet that is bad - because it paralyses change. Global challenges must be tackled by institutions. That's why the UK's Committee on Climate Change was absolutely right to criticize the government in the strongest terms today for failing to take more action against the climate crisis. Personal sacrifice alone cannot be the solution to tackling the climate crisis.


Google Maps has added a redesigned Explore tab and a new Offers section to make local discovery easier for Indian users. Specifically for listing deals under the Offers section, Google Maps has partnered with EazyDiner. The partnership will enable Google Maps users to find offers from over 4,000 restaurants initially. Google has also updated the For You tab to allow users to follow businesses and get relevant updates. The Explore tab on Google Maps has been available for quite some time and an update was rolled out globally back in June last year that brought recommendations for places to eat and drink and services such as ATMs, hotels, and car wash.


There has been a "dramatic decline" in Britain's Christian identity over the last 35 years - with a "substantial increase" in atheism, a state-of-the-nation survey has suggested. Slightly over one-third (38%) of the 3,879 people polled for the British Social Attitudes report described themselves as Christian, down from one-half (50%) in 2008, and nearly two-thirds (66%) in 1983. Conversely, those identifying as Muslim increased exponentially - up from 1% in 1983, rising to 3% in 2008, and 6% in 2018.


Iranian Revolutionary Guard naval vessels tried to seize a British oil tanker at the entrance to the Persian Gulf overnight but were warned off by a Royal Navy frigate, the Ministry of Defence said. Tehran had threatened to seize a British vessel in retaliation for the detention last week by the Gibraltar authorities of an Iranian tanker on suspicion of sanctions-busting. The British Heritage, a tanker owned by BP Shipping, had been waiting near the coast of Saudi Arabia since Saturday. It was approached as it was being escorted towards the Strait of Hormuz by HMS Montrose, a Type 23 frigate stationed in Bahrain which had been ordered to protect vessels in the region.

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