Prolawctor Daily News Update | 12 October 2020

Prolawctor Daily News Update| 12 September 2020- Prolawctor

Prolawctor Daily News Update


  1. Karauli: Letter petition to Rajasthan HC Chief Justice seeks Central agency investigation into burning of priest alive.
    • A letter petition has been addressed to the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, Indrajit Mahanty, seeking a central investigation agency ivestigation into an incident where a temple priest died after being set afire over a land dispute.
    • It is reported that the dispute arose after the priest’s efforts to stop temple land encroachment.
    • The priest, whose statement before the Rajasthan police has been recorded, said six people poured petrol on his bales of bajra (millet) which were lying at the disputed land and set it on fire on Wednesday. He claimed they also poured petrol on him and tried to set him on fire.
  1. CM Jagan Writes To CJI; Accuses Justice Ramana Of Colluding With TDP To Topple Andhra Government.
    • In a rare letter to Chief Justice of India, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has alleged that next-in-line for CJI – Justice NV Ramana is trying to influence the High Court’s due to his proximity with former CM Chandrababu Naidu.
    • In an 8-page letter sent to CJI SA Bobde on October 6, Jagan Mohan Reddy has accused Justice NV Ramana of being biased towards TDP and claimed that attempts are being made to topple his government. 
    • He has also accused him of influencing the sittings of the High Court in a way that matters important to Telegu Desam Party are allocated to few Honourable judges. 
  1. Nine women lawyers challenge Madhya Pradesh HC bail condition directing man accused of sexual assault to get Rakhi tied by victim
    • The petitioners have however stated that they have not challenged the grant of bail but only the condition set out of tying rakhi to the accused.
    • The plea filed by Advocate on Record, Pukhrambam Ramesh Kumar, has sought for a stay on the condition for bail imposed on July 30.
  1. Plea moved in Andhra Pradesh HC seeking 4% reservations for Transgender persons in Public Employment
    • A writ petition has been filed in the Andhra Pradesh High Court urging that the State Government be directed to implement 4% reservations for transgender persons in public employment with immediate effect.


    • Kerala’s positivity rate stays high at 15%.
    • Karnataka adds 9,500 news cases.
    • AP positivity down to 6.9%
    • Maharashtra recovery rate nears 83%
  1. Two top Republic TV officials questioned in TRP racket case
    • Republic TV on Sunday said it will not succumb to any efforts to curtail editorial freedom.
    • Its CEO and COO were questioned by the Mumbai police in connection with a Television Rating Points (TRP) manipulation investigation.
  1. Supreme Court to work with full strength from October 12
    • The Supreme Court will work with its pre-pandemic strength from October 12 as its 12 Benches with about 30 judges would assemble through videoconferencing daily.
    • Five Benches of two to three judges in different combinations had been sitting on working days to hear around 20 cases daily since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March.
  1. Two weeks into paddy procurement in Punjab, farmers still waiting for payment
    • Amid the COVID-19 scare, 44-year old Gurpreet Singh from Tole Majra village with his paddy-laden tractor-trolley arrived at Kharar’s grain market in Punjab.
    • However, he, as many other farmers, is anxious about “timely payment” of produce purchased by government agencies.
  1. Odisha bypolls | BJP declares candidates, Congress, BJD gear up to announce nominees
    • With the BJP announcing its candidates for the upcoming bypolls to two Assembly constituencies in Odisha
    • The ruling BJD and the Congress are zeroing in on their nominees.
  1. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot directs for CB-CID probe into priest’s killing in Karauli
    • The dispute between the two families over taking the possession of a piece of land resulted in the incident burning a priest alive.
    • Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on October 11 directed officials to get the killing of a temple priest in Karauli district probed by the CID-CB.
  1. Depleting condition of RTI
    • Transparency law hit by depleted panels, paltry penalties on officials.
    • Fifteen years after the Right to Information (RTI) Act came into force, more than 2.2 lakh cases are pending at the Central and State Information Commissions.


  1. Twitter flags Trump tweet about being ‘immune’ to coronavirus
    • Twitter on Sunday flagged a tweet by Donald Trump in which the US President claimed he was immune to the coronavirus.
    • The company said it violated the social media platform’s rules about misleading information.

  2. Nagorno- Karabakh truce under severe strain as both sides allege violations.
    • A Russian brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Nagorno- Karabakh was under severe strain on Sunday.
    • The ceasefire clinched after marathon talks in Moscow advocated by President Vladimir Putin, was meant to halt fighting to allow ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno- Karabakh and Azeri forces to swap prisoners and war dead.
  1.  Russia registers new single-day record cases of 13, 634 Covid-19 cases
    • Russia registered 13, 634 new Covid19 cases in last 24 hours.
    • Taking the total cases to 12, 98, 718.
  1. Influential Pak cleric shot dead in Karachi.
    • An influential Pakistani Sunni Muslim Cleric was shot dead along with his driver by unidentified assailants in Karachi city.
    • Farooqia adheres to the Sunni Muslim teachings of the Deobandi sect.


    • On Sunday, RR won by 5 wickets from SRH
    • MI won by 5 wickets from DC
    • Now, MI is leading the points table, followed by DC.
    • KXIP remains at the bottom followed by CSK.
  1. French Open:
    • Rafael Nadal defeated world number one Novak Djokovic in the French Open final Sunday.
    • Nadal equalled long-time rival Federer for the most major singles tennis championships won by a man.
    • He also added to his own record at Roland Garros with number 13 on the red clay.
  1. Los Angeles Lakers run past Miami Heat for 17th NBA championship.
    • For the first time since Kobe Bryant’s fifth and final title decade ago, the Lankers are NBA champions.


  1. Nitrous oxide emissions pose an increasing climate threat, study finds
    • Rising nitrous oxide emissions are jeopardizing the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, according to a major new study.
    • The growing use of nitrogen fertilizers in the production of food worldwide is increasing atmospheric concentrations of nitrous oxide — a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide that remains in the atmosphere for more than 100 years.
  1. Long-term memory controlled by protein synthesis in inhibitory cells
    • A research team has discovered that during memory consolidation, there are at least two distinct processes taking place in two different brain networks — the excitatory and inhibitory networks.
    • The excitatory neurons are involved in creating a memory trace, and the inhibitory neurons block out background noise and allow long-term learning to take place.
  1. Concerns raised over imports of mountain clothing for Army
    • With the Army looking to strengthen troops in high altitude areas in Eastern Ladakh due to the ongoing standoff with China, the Vice-Chief of Army Lt. Gen. S.K. Saini on Saturday called for attaining self-reliance and reducing import of special clothing and mountaineering equipment.


  1. Razorpay Raises $100 Million in Latest Funding Round
    • Razorpay raised $100 million in Series D financing co-led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte and Sequoia India.
    • The funding round values the Bangalore, India-based payment processing company at “a little more than $1 billion.
  1. Oil Falls Toward $40 With Supply Constraints Beginning to Ease
    • Oil dropped for a second day as operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico started to resume following Hurricane Delta and Libya took a major step toward reopening its biggest field.
    • Futures in New York fell toward $40 a barrel after closing down 1.4% Friday as oil workers in Norway called off a strike.
  1. GST Council To Discuss Compensation Issue For Third Time In A Row
    • The GST Council in its meeting on Monday is likely to discuss the suggestion of non-BJP ruled states of setting up a ministerial panel to develop consensus on the issue of compensation, sources said.
    • The Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and comprising state finance ministers, will for the third time in a row discuss the issue of funding the shortfall of goods and service tax.

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