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Delhi High Court turns down petition for fibre optic cables in courts, says government has its priorities
- The Delhi High Court, on Monday, turned down a petition which asked for optical fibre lines to be laid by telecom companies in all court complexes of the city, and said that even though it’s a good option , it will cost a lot and the “government has its priorities.”
- The appeal said that lying of such optical fibre would enable fast internet, which would speed up trials of cases through the video conference during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- However, the court permitted the petitioner to make a representation before the appropriate authorities and directed the authorities to decide on the facts of the case according to the applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policy of the government and also its financial priorities.
Andhra Pradesh HC orders CBI to inquire about social media posts against judiciary
- The Andhra Pradesh High Court, on Monday, directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to scrutinise social media posts against judges and the judiciary. The high court directed the CBI to investigate whether the attacks on the judiciary were made as a part of a larger conspiracy and if so, take fitting action against the culprits, irrespective of their post and position.
- The bench of Justices Rakesh Kumar and Uma Devi passed this order in suo motu proceedings, in order to look for an investigation of social media posts and regulation of content, relating to the judiciary, law, judicial process on social media.
- The court said that the situations under which the judges were being targeted needed to be examined and inspected thoroughly; as such personal attacks were an insult to the judicial wing of democracy.
- The judges gave complete freedom to the CBI to register a fresh FIR, if needed, and directed the high court registry to give all material, including the writ petition to the CBI.
38 Bollywood celebrities filed petition in Delhi HC against Times Now, Republic TV
- A petition was filed in the Delhi HC by 38 Bollywood celebrities asking for permanent injunctions against Arnab Goswami and Pradeep Bhandari from Republic TV, and Rahul Shivshankar and Navika Kumar from Times Now “from carrying on reportage and publication of material that violates applicable laws.”
- The plea mentions that, “The livelihood of persons associated with Bollywood is being severely impacted by the smear campaign being run by the Defendants. This is in addition to the ongoing pandemic which has resulted in extreme revenues and works opportunity loss.
- The privacy of the members of Bollywood is being invaded, and their reputations are being irreparably damaged by painting the entire Bollywood as criminals, seeped in drug culture, and making being part of Bollywood as synonymous with criminal acts in the public imagination.”
- It further accuses that these reporters are using phrases including, “dirt”, “filth”, “scum”, and “druggies”.
- The plea is not seeking for temporary ban, but for permanent prohibition and admonition.
Marriage alone doesn’t give pass for Indian Citizenship to a Foreigner, nor do PAN or Aadhaar: Patna High Court
- The Patna High Court, on Monday, held that a Foreign National doesn’t automatically become an Indian Citizen only upon marrying an Indian and citizenship can’t be proved by Voter ID, PAN or Aadhaar Card.
- The case that was being dealt was of Kiran Gupta vs. State Election Commission, where Kiran was born and brought up in India, but after marrying an Indian, she’s been residing in India since 2003 as his wife, and also voter id card for Bihar elections too.
- The names of her children born out of the wedlock are registered in India under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969.
- Contrary to the order of Election commission, which said she’s not a citizen of India, she approached the Patna HC, and said, that with having Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card, pan card, she also abandoned Nepal’s citizenship, to which, the court said that mere relinquishment of original citizenship does not make one, an Indian citizen.
- The court also said that, all those things can be possessed by residents also, who are not citizens, so she is not considered a citizen of India.
- The judgement was delivered by the Bench comprising of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar.
Couple asks for agreement for Shared Custody of their Dogs as Part of their divorce deal
- A couple residing in Mumbai had a deal over the custody of their dogs as they seek divorce. The couple had been married for eighteen years and had rescued and adopted 2 Indie pups during that time. But as they divorced, they very well considered the welfare of their pets.
- According to the divorce deal, the man has the custody of the dogs, while the woman can take the dogs, for a continuous period of 1 month thrice a year. The wife would get “visitation rights at convenient times with prior intimation”.
Germany: Strike by amazon workers on Prime Day.
- German workers union goes on strike on the global “Prime Day.”
- They did this in in coherence with the promotion event that was postponed due to operational challenges from the corona virus outbreak.
- As stated by the authorities, majority of employees were continuing to work as normal despite the strike call.
In bid to form new government, Malaysia’s Anwar meets King.
- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim presented the King with evidence that he has enough support among lawmakers to topple the PM and form a new government.
- He also stated that, “Monarch pledged to abide by the constitution and would consult leaders from other parties before making a decision.”
Vietnam hit with floods and death toll rises.
- More rain forecast hit Vietnam with floods and causes major destruction in the area.
- Almost 23 victims are washed away by floodwaters.
- As reported by weather forecasters, water levels will keep rising, swelling rivers and submerging more communities in the region.
Africa: Fire breaks out on “Kilimanjaro”, tallest mountain.
- Continuous efforts are being done in order to extinguish fire that has broken out on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.
- Local people and members of Tanzania National Parks have been struggling to put out the blaze of fire.
Ethiopia: Twelve have been killed in western attacks.
- As reported by regional government spokesperson, Melese Beyene, at least twelve people have been killed in the region.
- The killings started as revenge because of the assassination of a brother of a local official.
- Even women and children have been killed and many were slaughtered inside their own homes.
Liberia: Investigation probed by president into mysterious deaths of civil servants.
- Liberian President, George Weah, initiates investigation into inscrutable official deaths.
- Three tax officials and one senior government auditor have been found dead this month.
- President added by saying that he has asked US embassy for help, including in finding a pathologist to examine the corpses to determine what happened.
Karnataka government decides to restrict Mysore’s famous Dasara parade to Palace Ground Amid Pandemic
- The government decided to restrict the parade to the Palace ground in order to prevent further spread of the virus.
- The decision was taken at a meeting of ministers and officials convened by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to discuss protocols ahead of the 10-day festival from October 17.
Court grants bail to Kerala gold smuggling accused Swapna Suresh in money laundering case.
- A principal Sessions court in Kochi on Tuesday granted bail to Swapna Suresh, a key accused in the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case, in connection with a money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate.
- However, she will remain in prison as she has also been arrested in another case related to gold smuggling being probed by the National Investigation Agency, which has also slapped the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against her.
- The court had reserved its order on the bail plea of Swapna Suresh last week.
Registrar General of India clarifies that Aadhar is not mandatory for birth and death registration
If Aadhaar is provided voluntarily, it must not be printed on any document or stored in any database of births and deaths in full form, says a circular cited in RTI response.
The provision of Aadhaar is not mandatory for the registration of births and deaths; the Registrar General of India (RGI) has clarified in a recent reply to an RTI request. If Aadhaar is provided voluntarily, it must not be printed on any document or stored in any database of births and deaths in full form, according to an RGI circular cited in the RTI response.
In 2017, the RGI had decreed that Aadhaar number would be required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased for the purpose of death registration. However, a 2018 Supreme Court judgment changed the situation.
In its 2019 circular, the RGI noted that “the portion of Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act which enables body corporate and individual to seek authentication was held to be unconstitutional” by the Supreme Court. The RBD Act also had no provision “which permits the use of Aadhaar for establishing the identity of an individual for the purpose of registration of birth and death”, it said.
6 dead and many injured in last 48 hours due to heavy rainfall in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha
North region of Andhra Pradesh has experienced 3 cyclones in last 7 years and all on 11th and 12th October. However, Prof. S.S.V.S. Ramakrishna from the Department of Meteorology and Oceanography of Andhra University called it a coincidence.
A man climbs 2 floors and throws acid on 3 sisters sleeping at home, says Cop
Officers said the preliminary enquiry suggested that the inflammable liquid was thrown from the open window of the house; the eldest sister suffered major injuries on face and chest while two other sisters have minor injuries on hands.
Three Dalit sisters – aged 8, 12 and 17 years – were attacked with inflammable liquid, suspected to be acid, while they were sleeping inside their house in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district in the early hours of Tuesday, said police officials. There have been no arrests in the incident as yet.
A police official at DGP headquarters in Lucknow said the incident took place in Paska village under Paraspur police station limits of Gonda at around 2.30 am on intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. He said the initial probe revealed that the girls were sleeping in the room on the second floor of the house and the attacker climbed up to throw acid from the open window.
Parliament panel will visit Ladakh to understand working conditions and requirements of soldiers amid India-China standoff
On Tuesday, some officials confirmed that, few of the parliamentarians will visit the Ladakh sector to get first-hand insights into prospects related to high-altitude clothing for soldiers, housing and rations in such time when India and China are locked in a border row and efforts to reduce friction have made no progress.
The visit was finalised after Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla last month saying that the PAC will visit the Ladakh sector to reach out to the soldiers deployed there and understand their working environment and essentials.
The MPs will be reported by senior army officials and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists during the visit. The PAC scrutinises the accounts of the government and the reports are prepared by the CAG.
Kedarnath Trust allots Rs 120 crore for construction work in temple premises
The Shri Kedarnath Utthan Charitable Trust (SKUCT) has alloted Rs 120 crores for the construction work in the temple premises.
The second phase of the construction work with a cost of Rs 120 crores will be done in Kedarnath Dham, including 50 feet wide walkway, security wall and other such improvements.
The SKUCT has been constituted by the Uttarakhand government in 2017 with a goal to facilitate construction, development, maintenance, aid, renovation, and assistance of all infrastructures at Kedarnath Dham.
Sonu Sood launches scholarship program for those aspiring for IAS
- Actor Sonu Sood has launched a scholarship programme for IAS aspirants. He dedicated this scholarship programme to his late mother on her 13th death anniversary.
- Previously also Sonu Sood has helped lakhs of migrants reach home as well as bringing back Indian students stranded across the globe.
- This actor has also been providing free of cost education and medical facilities to young children and has been creating free employment opportunities to the people in need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also created apps to provide scholarships, employment.
Explosion in a club in Kolkata, nobody was injured
- As Fire exploded early on Tuesday, on the second floor of a club in Beliaghata Main Road, Kolkata, it blew off the local club’s asbestos roof and damaged a portion of its wall in the eastern part of the city,
- According to officials, no one was injured so far, and a team of forensics reached the site of explosion to collect evidence, and sniffer dogs have been pressed into service to find clues.
North Delhi civic body to be fined Rs 20 lakh for violating dust control norms: Gopal Rai
- On Tuesday, the Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai issued directions for imposing a fine of Rs 20 lakh on North Delhi Municipal Corporation for violating dust control guidelines at Bhalswa landfill.
- As according to the minister, the North MCD has not been sprinkling water regularly to prevent dust pollution at the site, even after being directed and told to do so.
Gopal Rai said, “We have issued guidelines for all government and private agencies to take anti-dust pollution measures. We have directed everyone to follow five directives. Action will be taken against anyone not doing so,”
- The five steps consists of installing windshields and barriers at the periphery of construction and demolition sites, covering debris with tarpaulin, using green net to prevent dust from blowing out, sprinkling of water, and covering the trucks carrying construction material.
- Rai on Monday asked common people, private agencies and government agencies as well, to follow the guidelines as to prevent dust control and if someone fails to do the same, strict action will be taken against them.
Delicate for Rs 20,000-crore Landing Platform Docks venture for Indian Navy rejected
- The Indian Navy has rejected a delicate to get four Landing Platform Docks or land and/or water capable warships at an expense of Rs 20,000 crore, almost seven years in the wake of dispatching the obtaining cycle, government sources said.
- The withdrawal of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the long-forthcoming venture was set off by the Navy’s necessity of new particulars for the land and/or water capable warships which are known as Landing Platform Docks (LPDs).
Modi govt’s huge infra help for Kerala! Roadway ventures worth over Rs 12,000 crore get launch
- Highways on fast track in Kerala! In the coming years, the territory of Kerala will get a significant framework redesign as different parkway activities will be produced for better network.
- Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari established the framework stone of seven thruway extends in Kerala. These seven thruway ventures are worth Rs 11,571 crore.
RBI reallocates Deputy Governors’ portfolios
- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday reallocated arrangement of Deputy Governors with the Department of Regulation endowed to the recently delegated M Rajeshwar Rao.
- Rao was delegated to the post cleared by NS Viswanathan, who ventured down a quarter of a year in front of his all-encompassing residency. Rao was Executive Director of the RBI before the post of the Deputy Governor.
- He will care for the branches of correspondence, authorization, assessment, lawful, and hazard checking, the RBI said.
Paytm Launches Same-Day Bank Settlement Facility For Businesses
- Instalment door specialist co-op Paytm on Tuesday dispatched an equivalent day settlement office for a wide range of reserve moves on its instalment entryway to help organizations that rely upon quick accessibility of assets to square away stream accomplices.
- This incorporates web based business organizations, government establishments and all organizations including inventories, particularly those associated with everyday exchanging who rely intensely upon money acquirements.
Top Court Lists Hearing on Centre’s Interest Waiver Plan for Wednesday
- The Supreme Court today suspended a consultation in the matter of postponing “enthusiasm on enthusiasm” on advances up to ₹ 2 crore, solidified during a six-month ban conceded due to the Covid emergency, to Wednesday.
- The top court was expected to hear the issue on 13 October 2020, on a waiver of enthusiasm on conceded EMIs – or enthusiasm on intrigue – to help little borrowers during the Covid pandemic, after it told the administration a week ago that its oath “neglects to manage a few issues raised by applicants” and requested more subtleties from the RBI and focus on their arrangement to support the borrowers.
Cristiano Ronaldo Covid-19 Positive
- Juventus forward player Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive of covid-19.
- Portuguese Football Federation reports the player will not be playing UEFA Nation’s League.
- Juventus team is scheduled to play a match against Sweden on Wednesday; the match will not include Ronaldo.
Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic
- Rafale Nadal wins French open title 13th time.
- Nadal beat Novak by 6-0, 6-2, and 7-5.
- Nadal becomes the first player to win Roland Garros French open title 13 times.
Formula 1 racer Bottas 69 points behind Hamilton.
- Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Formula 1 Racer was forced to end the race after 19 laps on Sunday.
- The Eifel Grand Prix race on Sunday was forced to end due to power failure.
- Bottas also stated that he is 69 points behind Lewis Hamilton his teammate.
AB De Villiers performs a challenge on internet.
- AB De Villiers performs a challenge on internet also aced it.
- RCB Player Villiers after winning match against KKR posts a video on internet of ‘Break the Beard’ Challenge.
- This challenge is currently trending on internet between the Cricket players.
DEFENCE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE NEWS.
100 girls of Gujarat for self-defence applied licence in order to use firearms.
- Mital keshubhai Parmar 14 year old girl leading along with 100 other girls applied license for the use of firearms for the self-defence, reached Rajkot collector’s office in Gujarat.
- This step was taken by girls after watching the rising crimes against women.
COVID-19 Virus stay longer in lower temperatures and on smooth surfaces, recent research.
- Research by Australia’s Science Agency, CSIRO and the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP).
- Virus survives almost 28 days on the surfaces.
Apple 12 launched on Tuesday.
- There are 4 new more Iphone 12 models expected to be launched.
- Iphone 12 to come with 5G support.
Using electromagnetic field type 2 diabetes is cured in mice by researchers.
- Researchers developing to use this method on the humans.
- According to CDC, 1 in 10 people in U.S.A are suffering from type 2 diabetes.
Covaxin developed by India: phase 2 clinical trial in process.
- Collaboration of Bharat Biotech with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is in Phase 2 clinical trial for the COVID-19 vaccine.
- COVID-19 vaccine to be expected to come within 4-5 months.