Citizenship Amendment Act protests Updates: One dead, several injured in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur following clashes between police and protesters

One person died and several people, including policemen, were injured as clashes broke out between anti-CAA protesters and police in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur on Saturday, officials said. Five two-wheelers, including one of a mediaperson and one of the police, and a car were set afire during the violence and five protesters were injured in police lathicharge, they added. A Delhi court on Saturday sent Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad to 14-days judicial custody over violence in Daryaganj area in Delhi. Protesters clashed with the police in Daryaganj on Friday during which private property was damaged. The police has sent another 15 people to judicial custody over the incident. Their pleas will be heard on Monday. However, lawyers and human rights activists said that the actual number of people arrested is higher. Internet services will remain supsended in Lucknow till 23 December, District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash told PTI Saturday evening. Internet services in the city were suspended on Thursday night after violent protests against the amended Citizenship Bill.  Even as massive protests continue to rage against Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizen...

Blue lights from LED screens do not hurt your eyes — Quartz

Earlier this week, several articles warned of a new report from a French government agency outlining dangers of blue light from LED lighting. These headlines are alarming because, depending on the time of day and your phone or computer’s settings, your eyes are being exposed to blue light right now. LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are hugely popular—they’re more energy-efficient than traditional lights, and 90% cheaper now than they were a decade ago. All screens have LEDs that emit blue light, as do many offices and homes. The press release (in French) put out by the Agency for Food, Environment, Occupational Health, and Safety is dire. Authors of the report claim their work “confirms the toxicity of blue light on the retina” while also showing that blue light can seriously disturb sleep-related biological rhythms. Not only that, but it says that there are environmental risks to blue light from LED screens, too. Oh boy. Danger is everywhere and eminent, it would seem. And yet, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find you can take a sigh of relief. What the report gets right is that blue light from screens can affect our bodies and the environment. But the risks to typical screen...