Prolawctor Daily News Update| 18 September 2020
Prolawctor Daily News Update
The Madhya Pradesh HC quashed the detention order under the NSA, 1980 passed by the District Magistrate
The Madhya Pradesh HC ordered to set the detained person free who was arrested under the National Security Act, 1980.
The MP HC quashed the order passed by the District Magistrate stating that the detention orders passed had not been confirmed within the statutory period of 12 days from the passing of the orders, as given in section 3(4) of the NSA, 1980.
The HC further remarked that the DM had delivered the judgment on the basis of media information and therefore lay down that the judgment was made on the ground of total non-application of mind.
The Supreme Court resumed the hearing of petition against Sudarshan TV’s show “Bindas Bol”
The SC on September 15th, 2020 had ordered to stop the telecast of the remaining episodes of the show, after prima facie observing that the “object, intent and the purpose of the show was to vilify the Muslim community”.
The SC has now resumed its hearing of plea against the show.
A Delhi Court convicted the Srilankan Airlines former Regional Manager of insulting the modesty of his subordinate employee
The Court convicted the accused and found him guilty of outraging the modesty of a woman.
The Court further observed that there is particularly no means through which the “intention” of an accused to insult the modesty of a woman can be determined and that the same can be determined on the basis of the acts of the accused.
The Attorney General rejected the petition to initiate contempt proceedings against Rajdeep Sardesai
The petitioner had initiated a petition demanding contempt proceedings against Consulting Editor of the India Today Group, Rajdeep Sardesai for making derogatory and disrespectful statements via Tweeter on the SC judgments and orders with respect to Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case.
The petition was rejected by the AG KK Venugopal who stated in the order that;
“Mr. Sardesai’s statements are not of so serious a nature as to undermine the majesty of the Supreme Court or lower its stature in the minds of the public. The reputation of the Supreme Court as one of the great pillars of our democracy has been built assiduously over the last 70 years. Trifling remarks and mere passing of criticism though perhaps distasteful are unlikely to tarnish the image of the institution.”
The SC observed that it shall deliver judgment on the plea against conducting NLAT, 2020 on September 21st
The SC decided to deliver its judgment on the plea challenging the conduct of a separate examination (NLAT) by National Law University of India, Bangalore on Monday September 21st, 2020.
The action was brought challenging the sudden withdrawal of NLSIU from conducting CLAT 2020 and holding a separate National Law Admission Test (NLAT), 2020.
The SC laid down to approach the “appropriate High Court” in relation to the plea seeking reasonable time for fees payment
The SC gave liberty to the petitioner to approach “appropriate High Court” with respect to plea seeking the issuance of appropriate directions to the Bar Council of India and the University Grants Commission, to issue a mandate for all the Universities and institutions to provide a treasonable time-period for the payment of fees by the students.
The Calcutta HC asserted the right to a decent burial under Articles 21 and 25 of the Constitution to the COVID-19 victims
The Calcutta HC ruled that the COVID-19 victims have the right to perform decent funeral rites by the family members with restrictions owing to precautions in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The HC further ruled that the above right can be traced within the meaning of Articles 21 and Article 25 which guarantee the fundamental rights, of the Constitution.
The SC observed that “the fact that a lathi is also capable of being used as a weapon of assault, does not make it a weapon of assault simpliciter”
The present case involved the death of the deceased a day after the accused assaulted him with lathi blows on the head.
The Trial Court convicted the accused under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code for murder and the conviction was sustained by the HC though it observed that the assault was not predetermined and had took place in the heat of passion due to a land dispute.
The SC altered the conviction of the accused from section 302 IPC to section 304 Part II, IPC and therefore directed the release of the accused as he had already served the maximum period of punishment prescribed.
Chinese natives charged with global hacking
Five Chinese citizens arrested for global hacking by US
More than hundred companies including universities, Telecommunication providers, social media and video game companies were targeted by the hackers.
Vicious storm devastates Finland
- Fierce storm strikes Finland, panicking citizens.
- Authorities warns to step out.
- 800000 menage faces electricity failure.
Ethnic Albanian crime gang smashed
Gang smuggling cocaine from South America to Europe led to twenty arrests.
Italian led investigation, scrupulous co-ordinated deputy operation in 10 countries busted the gang.
Prisoners escaped in Uganda
- Prisoners in jail of Karamoja vanquished the guards.
- 219 broke free from jail with at least 15 guns and ammunitions.
- Security forces initiated operation to recapture.
- 2 killed during the recapturing operation.
Hurricane Sally hit Florida and Alabama
- The storm has brought four months of rain in just few hours
- One person died and one is missing from the town of Orange Beach
- The maximum speed of wind was 105mph
- After the landfall the storm weakened
Yoshihide Suba: Japan’s New Prime Minister
He replaced country’s longest serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Reviving the economy will be his cabinet’s first priority
Before this Suga was serving as a Chief Cabinet Secretary and Government Spokesperson in Abe’s government
Very Serious Situation in Europe: WHO
A drastic rise in corona virus cases is a wake-up call
WHO’s regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said “We have a very serious situation unfolded before us”
New social restrictions are implemented in north-east England
Queen Elizabeth to be Removed by Brabados
Barbados reviled his plan to remove Queen Elizabeth as the head of the state next year
It is for the first time in 30 years that a country drops monarch
Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason made this announcement
During tensions with China Indian Army readies Bofors guns for operation.
The Indian army is readying its formidable Bofors howitzers for operations.
The Bofors gun is capable of firing both at high and low angles and the guns will be deployed in Ladakh after the service. This guns played an important role during operation Vijay
Major four cities of India drop in ranking of Global Smart City Index
The smart City Index 2020 was released by the Institute for Management Development (IMD) that to in collaboration with Singapore University for technology and Design.
New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad witnessed the drop in ranking.
The index is based on how technology is playing a role in covid -19 era.
Chinese research vessel tracked by Indian Navy in Indian Ocean
Chinese research vessel were constantly tracked by Indian Navy warships as they entered the Indian Ocean.
As per sources these research vessel are used to gain sensitive information about Indian maritime territory.
Union Health Minister – COVID-19 vaccine will be available in India by beginning of 2021.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that three vaccines candidates are in different phases and under Prime Minister’s guidance an expert group is looking towards it and there is advanced planning regarding that.
Phase 1 testing of two indigenous vaccines Zydus Cadila and Bharat Biotech has been completed.
Serum Institute of India is all set for phase 2 and three clinical trials.
Not all plasma may contain protective antibodies
It is said by a multi-institutional study which is led by researchers that it’s not necessary that all plasma may contain enough protective antibodies
Three kind of antibodies are produced in an infection i.e. IgG, IgA, IgB where the neutralizing effect was most visible in case of IgGs
Plasma therapy was neither helpful in reducing mortality nor it prevented moderately ill patients from severe COVID-19 disease.
It was said that IgG antibodies which are bound to be the receptor binding region of the corona virus spike protein & which has attached itself to the healthy cells of body and infiltrates had a neutralizing response
Joint protest to be held in the Parliament House by Eight Regional parties
A joint protest was held on the delayed GST pay-outs by eight non-congress regional parties in the Parliament House premises ; Principal Opposition party Congress was not invited to the protest as the reason was that most of them were not comfortable sharing stage with it.
Parliamentarians which participated in the protest were from Trinamool Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazgham, Telangana Rashtriya Samithi, Samajwadi Party, Aam Aadmi Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal & Shiv Sena
It has been acknowledged by Finance Minister that States to face a GST revenue gap which is of ₹3 lakh crore as economy may contract due to COVID-19 which termed an unforeseen “act of God”
Govt. agreed on the insistence of the opposition parties in informal meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
Granted highest priority to get permanent membership in UNSC : INDIA
- India engaged in the ongoing inter-governmental negotiations of the powerful body at UN & works alongside other like-minded countries & groupings.
- After collaborating with pro-reform countries, Constant efforts have been made to build support among UN member states for expansion of UNSC in both permanent & non-permanent categories
- UNSC contains of 5 permanent & 10 non-permanent member countries which are to be elected for a two-year term by General Assembly of the United Nations
- A work is being done by IGN process of UN on various aspects of reform, which includes categories of membership, issues related to veto power and regional representation
Uber announced to launch public transport in Hyderabad:
On Thursday, Uber launches its public transport features on app to makes the journey smarter and easier in Hyderabad.
Uber is in Partnership with Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited [HMRL].
Public transport features gives chance to riders to get detailed information about Routes, Real-time schedule, estimated price and walking directions, arrival and departure time.
India has ranked at 116 in World Bank’s Human Capital Index
- As per the World’s Bank Human Capital report, India has ranked at 116th position.
- India’s score has been increased to 0.49 from 0.44 in 2018.
- The Human Capital Index 2020 update includes education and health data for 174 countries.
- The analysis shows the continued progress in building Children’s Human Capital in low Income Countries.
Standard Chartered launches online remittance service
- Liberalised Remittance Scheme is to transfer of payments through internet banking platform using laptops and mobile phones.
- It includes payment for children’s education (course fees), gifts to relatives and medical expenses among others.
- The bank has introduced remittance option for existing NRI clients.
- So, NRIs can initiate online transactions through internet banking platform.
Cooperative banks are under supervision of RBI
- The Banking Regulation (amendment) Bill, 2020 aims to bring cooperative banks under supervision to protect depositors.
- About 1482 urban cooperative banks and 58 multi-State cooperative banks will be work under RBI’s supervision.
- Thus, this amendment is not for Central Government to control over cooperative banks.
Maxwell and Carey shine in Australia win
Glenn Maxwell and Carey both scored centuries in a thrilling run chase of 302. Despite Barstow’s century and Chris Woakes final overs assault Australia won the third ODI against England.
A memorable first victory for teenager Lorenzo Musetti
The 18 year old Lorenzo’s first victory in the professional circuit is no less than a memorable feat. He beat a three time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka by 6-0, 7-6(2).
“This IPL will be extra special for everyone”- Sehwag
Virendra Sehwag who will be co-hosting power play with champion on Flipkart video has said that watching Dhoni again on field would be a delight for everyone.
Former IAAF head found guilty of doping cover-up
Lamine Diack, former head of IAAF was found guilty of corruption in covering up of Russian doping cases by French Court of corruption. He is sentenced for four years in prison and €500,000 in fine.