Prolawctor Daily News Update| 10 September 2020
Prolawctor Daily News Update
Madras High Court has issued directions for online classes.
These directions have been made to solve the issues of access to online education, privacy during online classes, safeguards to prevent student from encountering obscene or pornographic content during online classes.(R Bharaneeswaran and ors v. The Government of Tamil Nadu and ors). The bench of Justices MM Sundresh and R Hemalatha have issued following guidelines-
- The guidelines which have been issued by the government of india and state government in matter of online classes amid the pandemic are mandatory.
- Time limit for the online classes should be strictly followed.
- Circulars needed to be issued for blocking obscene content.
- Schools should identify the problems regarding online connectivity and availability which are faced by parents and teachers.
- The online education programs which are conducted should be send through WhatsApp to parents and it should be uploaded on school portal.
The New Chairman of Bar Council of India is Senior Advocate Ramesh
Elections of various posts were conducted on September 7 of bar council of India in which the new chairman is Senior Advocate Ramesh Gupta and vice- chairman is Himal Akhtar .The chairman of the executive committee is Manoj Kumar Singh and new CO-chairman are Rakesh Kumar Kochar, Sanjeev Nasiar, Rakesh Sherawat ,Rajpal Kasana and Ajayinder Sangwan.
80% of fees demaded for august and September should be remitted Culcutta HC directs parents to do so
Calcutta High Court issued directions in this regard (Vineet Ruia v. State of West Bengal).The directions are-
- for the interim, parents have been directed to remit 80% of the fee of august and September which is demanded by schools
- online classes should be made available if such fees are deposited
- school fee reduction order cannot be issued
- School should set up committees regarding fee matter.
- Fee reduction suggestions should be made by this committee voluntarily
Reservation to Marathas in jobs and education
The Supreme Court stayed the implementation of 2018 Maharashtra law which grants the reservation to Marathas in jobs and education. The Bombay high court held that 16 % reservation is not justified; it should not exceed 12 % in jobs and 13% in education. The apex court said that those who are already taking benefit will not be disturbed of 2018 act.
SC quashed the review petition against the JEE and NEET examination:
On Friday SC dismissed the petitions which is filed by students and other ministers of states. The ministers who moved to the court are Moloy Ghatak (West Bengal), Rameshwar Oraon (Jharkhand) , Raghu Sharma (Rajasthan) , Amarjeet Bhagat (Chattisgarh) , Balbir Singh Sidhu (Punjab) and Uday Ravindra samant (Maharashtra). The review petitions were in chamber.
The petition has been contented that According to the National Testing Agency, 25 lakh students would be appearing for these two examinations and it would be such a massive movement will prove to be dangerous. SC has been allowed to conduct medical and engineering entrance examinations.
Delhi HC allows physical hearing
After, found Corona positive staff in the Delhi HC, the CJ Patel was still holding physical hearing and handling the matter through video calls. CJ Patel said that he wants their lawyers to cooperate with it slowly. On Tuesday Delhi HC CJ DN Patel will continue with Physical hearing in court under proper care but it will not be stopped. It would be continue in slow pace until Covid situation is normalized.
SC issued an notice to re-open the religious places
On Wednesday, SC seeks plea to open the religious places. The plea filed with serious and pious objective to protect the fundamental rights which is guaranteed under Article 14, 19(1) (a) and (b), 25,26 and 21 of Indian citizens related to reopen the worship places which have been prohibited in India.
A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun got response a from the Centre and issued notice to the Ministry of Home Affair on the plea by plea of Gitarth Ganga Trust , seeking the opening of religious/worship places.
Republic TV CFO filed an affidavit before Bombay High court :
Sivasubramanian Sundaram, CFO OF media channel Republic TV has filed an affidavit on behalf of the channel in one of the PILs before Bombay High court. He filed it in seeking direction to stop the media trials going on the deceased bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Umar Khalid’s plea rejected
Umar Khalid filed plea for the extension of time granted to complete investigation in North Delhi riots case has been rejected by the Delhi High court. He was booked under the UAPA.
Plea challenging petrol price hike rejected by SC
A Kerala based lawyer Gaurav Aggarwal had filed a plea challenging daily price hike of petrol despite the dip in crude oil price. The bench led by Justice Rohinton nariman and other two rejected his plea.
Lack of transparency and accountability in the trial of 2018 Khashoggi Killing, claims UN Human Rights Office
The Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was allegedly assassinated at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on 2nd October, 2018 by the agents of Saudi Government.
Initially, the Saudi Government denied having its hand in the death, but following shifting explanations for Khashoggi’s death, Saudi Arabia’s attorney general eventually stated that the murder was premediated. Further, by 16th November, 2018; the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered Khashoggi’s assassination.
After imprisonment of 8 people between 7 and 20 years by the Saudi Arabian Court due to the opposition of the UN against the death penalty, for the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi; the UN spokesperson Rupert Colville said in a Geneva briefing, “This is case where there has not been proper transparency in the justice process, those responsible should be prosecuted and given sentences commensurate with the crime.” He further added, “There is a whole issue of transparency and accountability in the case.”
Boeing Co. discovers a new manufacturing issue with its 787 Dreamliner :
The US plane maker during the fabrication of the 787 horizontal stabilizer observed that certain components were clamped with greater force than specified, which could ultimately result in improper gap verification and shimming.
Previously, eight 787 airplanes have been grounded due to two distinct issues as reported by Boeing Co. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it “is investigating manufacturing flaws affecting certain Boeing 787 jetliners. The agency continues to engage with Boeing.”
Leading to these manufacturing issues, Boeing shares experienced a steep fall of about 3.8 per cent, resulting in the total number of cancellations of orders of the 737 MAX Jet by the customers approximately to be 445 this year and cancellation of 17 orders alone in the month of August, 2020.
Russia is all set to encourage every opportunity and effort to ease the tense scuffle between India and China
Russia laid down groundwork to mediate a meeting between the Indian and Chinese foreign ministers, which is to be held in Moscow. Both the Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar as well as his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi will hold bilateral talks on the margins of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) about the early May fresh border strife in Ladakh, as Russia mentioned that the SCO could provide an effective platform for building mutual trust between the member states.
The two will further hold a meeting for troop disengagement in eastern Ladakh and LAC de-escalation at a time talks. Ahead of the SCO foreign ministers meeting in Moscow on September 10, Russia’s deputy chief of mission, Roman Babushkin mentioned that Russia will support every opportunity and effort for a dialogue between India and China to sort out their differences.
Russia is ready to provide its helping hand and be supportive to ease the border tensions between India and China in order to make both the member states to agree upon the process of complete disengagement and de-escalation along the LAC.
Proposal of ban on cattle slaughter for beef made by Sri Lankan PM
Considering the fact that 70 per cent of Sri Lanka’s population constitute Buddhists and their sanctity related to cows, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has proposed banning the slaughter of cattle for beef, in accordance to the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP, OR People’s Front). Though there is no policy decision on the proposal yet.
The proposal further comes in lieu of assuring freedom of religion as a fundamental right as per the Constitution which gives Buddhism the “foremost place”; and further states that “it shall be the duty of the State to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana”.
Trump will hold a September 15 signing ceremony for a groundbreaking Middle East agreement between Israel and the UAE :
US President Donald Trump is all set to hold a September 15 signing ceremony for the historic diplomatic agreement in order to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. With this diplomatic breakthrough along with the request of President Trump and with the support of the UAE, Israel will work in furtherance of expansion of its ties with other countries in the Arab and Muslim world, and will suspend declaring sovereignty over areas on Palestine.
Two of the UK’s most senior legal advisers quit over the issue of the new UK bill attempting to break the EU Treaty
As a result of the Boris Johnson government’s attempt to re-write the Brexit divorce deal which the Prime Minister signed with the European Union last year; which is believed to ultimately break the international law, attracted opposition from various UK ministers mentioning that the planned changes to parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement applying to the province would “break international law, in a very specific and limited way”. Marking the opposition, two of the UK’s most senior legal advisers quit over the issue.
53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations 53rd meeting of Foreign Ministers and related mushroomed on 09th September 2020 under the chair of Vietnamese Deputy prime minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh. The agenda of the meeting held via video link online which was covid-19.
Freedom of WikiLeaks founder demanded by Protestors
The protest took place in front of UK embassy. Julian Assange wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice over the publication of classified documents wished to set free by his supporters. During the protest which took place in front of UK embassy his adherents shouted slogans for his freedom
International Booker Prize 2021
The process of international literary award hosted in UK; International Booker Prize 2021 commenced post May 2020.The Judges for the same were announced on 09th September 2020. The 2021 Best book in English translation will be awarded by Lucy Hughes-Hallett who is cultural historian and novelist, Author Neel Mukherjee, Journalist Aida Edemariam, Professor Olivette Otele and Translator, Poet George Szirtes.
US President nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2021
Donald Trump, The US President, Nominated by Norwegian lawmaker, Christian Tybring-Gjedde to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly for Nobel Peace Prize. According to the reports he has been nominated for role in brokering deal of Peace between Israel and UAE.
Afghan vice president bomb attacked
Amrullah Saleh, the Afghan’s First Vice President was attacked on 09th September 2020 while heading towards office by terrorists in Kabul. Reports says, the Vice President escaped the attack without any harm caused but 10 civilians died, 15 were wounded in the roadside bomb.
French Defence Minister will visit India on September 10
French Defence Minister, Florence Parly will visit to India on September 1o (Thursday ) and will attend the induction ceremony for the first batch of the Raffle fighter aircraft by the Indian Air Force at Air Force Station (AFS) Ambala. At AFS, Ambala she will be received by Raj Nathan singh and Chief of the Air staff , Air chief Marshall RKS Bhadauria.
Train collide in Czech Republic’s southwestern city
A passenger train on Wednesday collide with the maintenance train at the railway station in kdyne at 7:15 resulting in at least 21 injuries. The passenger who were most severely injured were taken to hospital in helicopters and ambulance car. And the other persons who were trapped in the carriage were continuously retrieved by the firefighters. Railway traffic has been temporarily suspended.
Hongkhongers arrested at sea should be dealt with according to mainland law
The dozen of resident of Hong-Kong who were arrested at sea by Chinese mainland authorities must be dealt with according to Mainland law according to city’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam . China’s coastguard said that the 12 Hongkhongers were picked up in Chinese waters on August 23 as they were reportedly sailing to Taiwan to seek political asylum.
Russia’s RDIF will sell 32 million Covid -19 vaccine doses to Mexico
Russia’s sovereign wealth fund will sell 32 million doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine ‘Sputnik-V’ to a top pharmaceutical company in Mexico. They have signed its first export deal with Kazakhstan in August. RDIF also said that Kazakhstan is set to buy more than 2 million doses initially and could later increase the volume to 5 million doses.
Indian Drone Delivery Startup TechEagle to Start its Services in Ethiopia
Ethiopian E-commerce Addis Maracato and Gurugram based start-up TechEagle has partnered to start drone deliveries in Ethiopia. According to company’s statement they will deliver health care and other essentials through drone. The companies are planning to start this project from first quarter of 2021. This will create new job opportunities and will reduce delivery time and would save human life with reduced delivery time in emergency situations.
Five Died in UP After Inhaling Toxic Gas
In Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh five men died on Tuesday due to inhalation of toxic gas. A man got down into the well with the help of ladder to rescue a calf where he inhaled the toxic gas and fainted four other men went down to rescue him but they and they too fainted. They were taken to the city hospital where doctor declared them dead. CM of UP has announced financial assistance of 2 lakh rupees for the family of each victim.
Fire Broke Out at Vadodara’s Government Hospital’s COVID-19 Ward
The reason behind the blaze was short circuit in the wiring of one of the ventilators in the COVID-19 ward. No causalities were reported as all the 39 patients were from the ward were evacuated timely.
First Kisan Rail from South India Chugs Off with Fruits to Delhi
On 9 September India’s first Kisan Rail chugged off from Anantpuram to Azadpur Mandi. Andra Pradesh’s CM Y.S. Jaggan Mohan Reddy and Union Minister Narender Tomar flagged off the train. The train covered the distance of 2150 km in 40 hours.
As battle lines drawn, LVMH drops $16 billion Tiffany takeover.
Louis Vuitton’s parent company LVMH has said that it won’t be able to complete its planned $16 billion takeover of US jeweller Tiffany.The deal would have been the biggest-ever in the luxury industry, where LVMH added that the French government had asked it to delay the deal beyond January 6, 2021 due to threat of US tariffs on French goods.
The luxury industry is facing an unprecedented sales slump after a decade of stellar growth, with revenues expected to fall by as much as 35% this year.On Wednesday, Tiffany said it expected its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020 to exceed those for the same period last year.
India trials of COVID-19 vaccine ongoing- Serum Institute
Serum Institute of India has said that trials of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in India are ongoing. As per the institute it said, “As far as Indian trials are concerned, it’s continuing and we have faced no issues at all”.
AstraZeneca has paused global trials, including large late-stage trials, of the vaccine it developed with Oxford University after an unexplained illness in a participant.
Royal Enfield goes global again.
Eicher Motors-owned Indian motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield’s plant in Argentina’s Campana, which on Tuesday was, inaugurated by Alberto Fernandez, President of Argentina.
This will be the first time in Royal Enfield’s modern history that its bikes will be assembled outside Chennai. Thus, commencement of local assembly of motorcycles in Argentina will be in partnership with Grupo Simpa. Even Royal Enfield had partnered with Grupo Simpa back in 2018 which is the local distributor in the country for RE.
Deposit Linked Insurance benefits hiked to Rs7 lakh: EPFO new rule
In a bid to help crore of employees amid corona virus pandemic, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation on Wednesday increased the maximum assurance benefit under Employees Deposit Linked Insurance scheme to Rs 7 lakh from the existing cover of Rs 6 lakh.The EDLI scheme is a mandatory insurance cover provided to all subscribers of EPF scheme.The insurance cover depends on the salary drawn in the last 12 months of the employment before death.
Rupee rebounded by 5 paise against US dollar
The rupee was settled at 73.55(provisional) against the US Dollar as rupee was bounced by 5 paise even as the domestic equity market was trading with significant losses. The dollar index which measures the US Dollar value against a basket of six foreign currencies, was trading higher i.e. 0.10% at 93.54. And, there was a rise in the global oil benchmark which rose 1.28% to USD 40.29 per barrel.
Remdesivir – A Drug launched by Dr. Reddy
An investigational drug- Gilead Sciences Remdesivir, used in the treatment of COVID-19 , has been launched by drug maker Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories under the brand name Redyx in India. The drug has been approved by Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) which is to be used in the treatment of patients with severe symptoms. It is available in strength of 100 mg vial.
Silver Lake invested ₹7500 crore in Reliance Retail to pick 1.75% stake
The largest tech investor Silver Lake Partners has decided to invest ₹7500 crore in Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL) to pick up a stake of 1.75% on a fully diluted basis. This is marked to be the second billion dollar investment by Silver Lake in Reliance Industries subsidiary after the investment of over ₹10,200 crore in Jio Platforms.
Coal India’s 54 mining projects running behind
There is a delay faced by the State-owned Coal India’s 54 mining projects. They are running behind schedule mainly on the account of delays as there is delay in obtaining forest clearance (FC) and the issues related to rehabilitation and resettlement and also, the possession of land. 123 coal projects which costs Rs 20 crore and above are in the different stages of implementation which consists of 69 projects which are on schedule and 54 are being delayed.
Sensex dripped 171 points, Nifty settled 39.35 points
The NSE Nifty resolved 39.35 points or 0.35% down at 11,278. Sensex drops 171 points, tackling losses in index heavyweights HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Infosys amid weak cues from Asian peers. The top lose in the Sensex pack was SBI shedding over 4% followed by Bajaj Finsery, Axis Bank, ONGC, ITC, ICICI Bank and others. The 30-share BSE index had recovered some lost ground and it ended 171.43 points lower at 38,139.92.
U.S opens – Naomi Osaka to reach Semis beating Rogers.
On Tuesday, Naomi Osaka reaches the U.S. open semifinals by passing the American Shelby Rogers in 6-3 6-4. This is the second title for Japanese quashing Meadows. Rogers made 16 errors in the first set, which made Osaka who scored 5- 3 to claim set. Osaka made 2- 1 early second set, where Rogers made 27th error by dumping her forehand in net.
Australia to win England by 5 wickets in 3rd T20
Australia reaches the top ranking in the T20. In the 3rd T20 International game, Australia won by 5 wickets beating England. They survived the mid innings. England spilled several catches in their fielding. They were ragging. Australia drove the match as after the final over by Mark wood. The series 2-1 won by England and earlier Jonny Bairstow top scored 55.
Ronaldo’s 100th goal for Portugal | UEFA National League
Ronaldo becomes the second male international player to kick 100 goals, in the Nations League A Group 3 game. Portugal outclassed Sweden 2-0. Before the halftime, Joao Moutinho was challenged recklessly on his edge and Gustav Svensson received his 2nd yellow card and sent packing. Sweden struggled where Ronaldo strike again in 73rd minute. He is 8 goals short for internal scoring record of Daei.