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Started 2 days ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, Google, Inc, Google Inc., Qualcomm, Intel, United Nations, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), United Nations Security Council, United Nations Development Program


Huawei is a Chinese company and Donald Trump doesn't trust the firm. He has banned the company from the US and he is encouraging other US companies from supplying components to Huawei and hence, it is basically destroying Huawei, literally. It has caused the ban of  Huawei's 5G tech in many countries and as many know, Huawei is the biggest telecommunications company in the world and it has its tech all over the world and there hasn't been a data breach ever in the name of Huawei. I don't understand why Donald Trump has lost trust in the company which doesn't have a single data breach of its users in its history and even if it is linked to China, China doesn't have control over its user's data outside of its border. It has control only over people in its territory. Huawei has stated that privacy has been maintained for people outside China. Why don't people trust it? It is an official statement! Huawei is also the 2nd biggest smartphone manufacturer and it gets its software from Android by Google. If ever Huawei or China had to gain access to Huawei Smartphone Users' data, they had to go through Google. And as many know, Google is in the US and like many other companies in the US, it is mandatory for it to provide privacy to its users. In any case, if there was a data breach, it would be on Google's side and not Huawei's nor China's. There is literally no way to track user's using just hardware and Google doesn't allow OEMs to modify the code relating to privacy. Even if they did, Google would know and would take action. Who is at fault here? US Government? Google? China? Huawei? Actually, there is no reason to blame Huawei here and there is no reason for Qualcomm, Intel and Broadcom among other companies to stop supply to Huawei and Google has no reason to withdraw the license for use of Android on Huawei's phones except if that is a Government Order. These changes in supplies to Huawei is affecting other countries other than the US and because Huawei cannot manufacture phones without chipsets and if they don't manufacture, they can't sell their products. This is a huge blow for Huawei Fans and please help us keep Huawei alive. Please sign this petition to keep the 2nd biggest smartphone manufacturer alive!

Aadarsha Gopala Reddy
54 supporters
Started 5 days ago

Petition to Prof M.V. Rajeev Gowda, World Wildlife Fund, World Bank, FridaysForFuture

Make Policies to Tackle Air Pollution in Kolkata and Declare War Against Climate Crisis.

In 2018, During the time of Diwali, Kolkata surpassed Delhi in becoming the most polluted metropolitan city in India. Here, I do not want to talk about just Kolkata and Air Pollution. We are in the midst of sixth mass extinction, a mass extinction caused by human activity. Erosion of fertile topsoil, deforestation of our great forests, toxic air pollution, loss of insects and wildlife, the acidification of our oceans. These are all disastrous trends being accelerated by our way of life which we are unaware of but it is HAPPENING. The Earth is dying and Nobody is Talking About It. I want you to act as if your House was on fire- Greta Thunberg. Greta Thunberg is a Swedish schoolgirl who, at age 15, began protesting about the need for immediate action to combat climate change outside the Swedish parliament and also is a catalyst for the FridaysForFuture student strike. Here is the link for FridaysForFuture, it is school strike organized by school students around the world on regular Fridays to pressure Government and Corporations to take Climate Action. The headcount is over millions in the strike which takes part all over the world. It also took place here in Kolkata by several school students of Kolkata. I want to give some suggestions to tackle Air Pollution and the Climate Crises in our city, Kolkata 1. Make Public Transit smarter: Electric vehicles are on rising, see for example, what Tesla is doing. Autos are one of the major vehicles in our city, Electric Totos(a kind of vehicle) are already using electric to run and has zero emissions. Many startups have already started making autos fully electric. The government should start focusing on the shift of its Public transport (like autos) to electric vehicles and that should be done fast. BUSES are already made ELECTRIC in the part of New Town and I appreciate the change, but more buses should be in the streets around the city. And also the network of Metro Transit should be developed much faster than the current rate so that people are less dependent on cars. I want Kolkata to be the first city to roll out electric vehicles all around the city so that other cities and nations will follow. And with the present Climate Crisis, this should be made fast! 2. Plant more trees around the city: We want more trees, not more buildings. More trees where there is more traffic so that the trees can take in the carbon dioxide released by the vehicles. We want trees and those trees should be protected. And we don't want any more false promises of turning our city like London. First Save Us from the Toxic Air In The City. 3. Industries which violates the pollution limits, into our air and waterways should be heavily penalised and be accountable for. 4. Private cab companies like Ola and Uber should slowly start considering shifting from fossil fuels into electric vehicles, which has zero emissions. I'm calling out them because they have the resources to start this shift. Also, I have noticed that Ola doesn't let you take share rides between 11 pm to 6 am around the city. This clearly violates their ideology of a greener tomorrow, and I think carpooling/ sharing is a great initiative for the environment. I don't know about Uber, though. 5. Collaborate with other Nation/ City Leaders to learn how they are Tackling Climate Change and Air Pollution: Our government could learn from China how strongly they have reacted to air pollution affecting their city and how they are responding to Climate Change by innovation and through determination. Our government, if they have the will, can collaborate with these countries/ cities and work together to reduce the carbon footprint around the world. For example, the city Copenhagen for its 2025 Climate Plan, lays out the path for the City to become the first carbon-neutral capital city by 2025. Sorry, this was a long one but trust me, the only way to save your children's generation or yours(if you are in school) is to ACT or make the Government or the Big Corporations to act, who are the real decision makers.  In the year 2030, eleven years from now we will be in a position where we set off anirreversible chain reaction beyond human control that would most likely lead tothe end of our civilization as we know it, that is unless, in that time, permanent and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society have taken place including a reduction of our CO2 emissions by at least 50%. Note: Inventions that are supposed to clear the atmosphere of the astronomical amounts of carbon dioxide have not been yet discovered and what is there we can do little with it. The only way is to stop using fossil fuels. They are left to be buried inside the Earth to save us from this unprecedented future. In the year 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday and if I have children maybe they will spend that day with me, maybe they will ask me about you, maybe they will ask why you didn't do anything while there still was time to act. You say you love your children above all else and yet you're stealing their future in front of their very eyes- Greta Thunberg PS- This is not just for Kolkata, I want every city and every world leaders and big corporations around the world to take note, collaborate with each other and ACT!!! IT IS ALREADY TOO LATE. DON'T MAKE YOUR CHILDREN SUFFER FOR YOUR ACTIONS.

Anubindu Pramanick
97 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Maneka Gandhi, Santosh Kumar Gangwar

Introduce Paid Paternity Leave for Working Fathers #LeaveInequalityBehind

It takes two people to bring a child into the world. So, why is it that mothers get maternity leave in India but fathers don’t? Fathers have equal responsibility for their children. And most of them want to take up that responsibility but are not allowed to do so because of discriminatory parental leave policies! We must break through this idea that mothers are the ‘primary’ parent and fathers only ‘babysit’ the children. Our politicians are working towards getting more women into India’s workforce but how can that happen when men and women still don’t share the load at home? Sign my petition asking the government to introduce dedicated (i.e. “use it or lose it”), 8-10 weeks of paid paternity leave to working fathers, which must be used within 2 years of their child’s birth or adoption. In 2018, India was ranked 108 out of 149 participating countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index report. In ‘economic participation and opportunity’ in fact, only two countries in the world were ranked worse than India! Is this not a matter of national shame? I have been working for several years with various organisations to improve their gender diversity at work. But I realised that it’s not enough to just hire more women. If women are shouldering most of the responsibility at home, especially childcare, how can they be expected to put in the same amount of effort at work? It’s physically impossible! The problem is - women and men, mothers and fathers are not seen as equal in our society or our laws. This has to change! While maternity leave is a must, and India has made generous provisions to its working mothers in this regard with the Maternity Benefits Act of 2016, this law leaves behind a key component – parental leave for fathers as well. Studies around the world have shown that providing paternity leave has been proven to have positive benefits for all! Men: Fathers enjoy better relationships with their children Fathers share responsibilities at home more equally Women After having children, women return to work more Women stay employed longer – contributing to their family’s income Gender pay gaps reduce over time Children Children grow up more well-adjusted, intelligent and secure Organizations Employees work better Employees stay longer and are more loyal to organizations Organizations are able to attract better employees Society Cultural stereotypes about gender, work and family reduce Country’s economy improves So this election year, help me seek justice, equality and progression on gender equality by appealing to our political leaders to include paternity leave in their election manifestos! Our future – families, organizations, and the entire Indian economy – lies in the hands of our elected representatives. Sign this petition asking them to make sure paternity leave is as much part of our system as maternity leave! #LeaveInequalityBehind #DadsAreNotBabySitters #ParentalLeave #PaternityLeave

Aarti Shyamsunder
47,781 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to India Supreme court, Government of India, ISRO, India, Indian citizens

Give INDIA their own Space Station...!!!

India’s space agency has time and again set world records and earned praises for operating on thin budgets. But one thing that many space enthusiasts in the country have longed for but haven’t seen getting materialised is a space station they could call their own. Could ISRO build one?  The answer is YES, according to AS Kiran Kumar, the chairman of ISRO, though the space agency isn’t convinced about whether building a space station or a manned satellite in the low orbit, is the best use of its time and energy currently.  “We still talk about what would be the immediate benefits of a manned space mission,” Kumar was quoted as saying. “That is why the country has not made up its mind about when to invest in a space station,” he said. "It is time to look 10-15 years ahead rather than planning for incremental growth activities. Building our own space station will be beneficial on many counts and would also generate around 15,000 high-skilled jobs" Prasad, a Padma Shri awardee said in the year of 2016.  Chatter about India participating in the International Space Station (ISS) have also been doing the rounds over the years. But ISRO, especially Govt. Of INDIA, continues to avoid programmes that are too costly and have very long duration.  Thus, We should come together for a better & developed Space Station fully owned by INDIA itself..!!!

Vishisht Saxena
10 supporters