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News Dabba 24 May: 5 stories across the web for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Anushka Vani brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the national and international news updates, the Qutb Minar plea, China’s response to US president Joe Biden, India joining the Indi-Pacific bloc against China, to the dangers of app-based delivery work.


India Today on Qutub Minar plea


In continuation to the plea seeking restoration of Hindu and Jain temples in the Qutub Minar Complex, the Saket Court in Delhi has resumed its hearing, reports India Today. The petitioners demanded to worship Hindu deities within the complex. The controversy on Qutub Minar has been going on for a few years now and it is like the Gyanvapi Mosque row, states the report. According to the report, the petitioners claim that the idol of the Hindu deities had been found in the complex. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) submitted its reply on this case in court on Tuesday, which opposes the plea to revive the temple at the location. Read the full report on India Today.


China warns Joe Biden not to ‘underestimate resolve’ on Taiwan, Moneycontrol

Moneycontrol’s today reports on China’s response to US President Joe Biden, who on Monday at a conference stated that the US would extend military support to Taiwan. Beijing said that it was ready to defend its national interests over Taiwan by critiquing Biden. The report stated that the Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told the reporters that, “Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory.” The report also adds that the US President made a connection between the response of Western nations to Russia’s assault on Ukraine. Read the full report on Moneycontrol.


Millionaires to protest at Davos urging the govt to ‘tax us now’, reports Evening Standards

The Evening Standards has reported that a group of millionaires joined protests at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, where they are urging the government to ‘tax us now’. These protestors are calling themselves the ‘patriotic millionaires. The protest is calling for a rise in taxes on the wealthy to tackle the ‘cost of living scandal playing out in multiple nations around the world’, as stated in the report. The movement began in the United States. Read the full report on ES.


Indian Express reports that India joins Indo-Pacific economic bloc led by the Us

The Indian Express has reported that India along with 12 other countries join the US-led Indo-Pacific bloc to counter China. The aim of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) is to strengthen economic partnership among participating countries to enhance resilience, sustainability, inclusiveness, economic growth, fairness and competitiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, as stated in the report. In addition to this, the report also added that the economic initiative came a day before the summit of the Quad leaders in Tokyo. Read the full report on IE.  


NewsClick reports on the dangers of App-based delivery work


NewsClick covered a report on the dangers of App-based delivery work in Berlin. It states that Berlin-based firms like Lieferheld introduced platforms for customers to order meals from restaurants where the restaurant employees would complete the delivery. But over the years they replaced this business model by online and app-based services for which they hired their own delivery workers. The report has mentioned that today, there are many such players entering the industry, and implementing this business model. This has led to creating open spaces for employment. Especially with no language requirements, many non-local students take up part-time jobs with such companies. However, there have been numerous reports about work-related injuries, missing pay and the union stating that the jobs created by delivery companies may be exploitative. Read the full report on NewsClick.