Religion Current Affairs - 2020

Triple talaq unconstitutional, violates rights of Muslim women: Allahabad high court

The Allahabad High Court has ruled that the practice of triple talaq (Talaq-e-bidat) among Muslims is unconstitutional and violates the rights of women enshrined in constitution. The order was passed by HC Justice Suneet Kumar while hearing a petition filed by a woman who claimed her husband arbitrarily divorced her. Besides, the High Court also Read More…

Mother Teresa to be canonised as Saint

Mother Teresa, a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary will be elevated to Sainthood i.e. will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on September 4, 2016. In this regard, Pope Francis has approved a decree recognising a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa’s intercession with God. Earlier in 2003, Mother Teresa was Read More…

Punjab celebrates 350th years of foundation of Sri Anandpur Sahib

Punjab state is celebrating the 350th years of foundation of holy city Sri Anandpur Sahib. The celebrations began after Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal dedicated the 81 feet high ‘Khanda’, installed at Sri Anandpur Sahib to the humanity. The installed Khanda symbolizes the glorious legacy and rich cultural heritage of this holy city of bliss Read More…

The only Hindu temple in Russia on the verge of demolition

The only Hindu temple in Russia- the Iskcon Krishna temple in Moscow is facing the threat of demolition by the Russian authorities. Why is it being demolished? As per Russian authorities, the temporary Iskcon temple violates the urban building code and has no legal grounds for existence. Indian embassy has sought an extension to the Read More…

‘No religion’ group is world third-largest, after Christians and Muslims

As per a study entitled “The Global Religious Landscape” by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, People with no religious affiliation make up the third-largest global group after Christians and Muslims and just before Hindus. Islam and Hinduism mostly likely to expand in the future while Jews have the weakest growth prospects. Christianity Read More…