Prolawctor Daily News Update| 2 October 2020
Prolawctor Daily News Update
In order to contain further spread of Coronavirus, Rajasthan HC will continue virtual hearing of ‘extremely urgent’ cases till October 23
- The Rajasthan HC has released a circular stating the further extension of the earlier notification dated September 19 till October 23, 2020.
- The notification released involves the continuation of hearing of matters and cases involving ‘extreme urgency’ via video-conferencing till October 23 in wake of the further containment and prevention of spreading COVID-19 virus.
The Delhi Government has stayed the Central Government’s directions to the FSSAI prohibiting blending of mustard oil
- The Court has stayed the operation of the said directions till December 18, 2020.
- The Centre’s directions were to be executed and made operational from October 1, 2020 which prohibited the FSSAI to continue the blending of mustard oil with other vegetable oils and hence encourage the sale of only pure mustard oil in furtherance of public interest.
The SC grants bail to the accused under stringent anti-terror UAPA
The Court further observed that the Rajasthan HC had erred in relying on the public prosecutor’s statement as “the public prosecutor’s statement cannot be said to be strictly correct” and granted bail to the accused.
The accused was charged under Section 43D (5) of the UAPA Act which is a very stringent provision in terms of bail as it provides that no person accused of a terror offence under the Act “shall be released on bail”.
Kerala HC upholds constitutional validity of Kerala State Commission for the SC & the ST Act, 2007 :
The Court observed that
“there is no repugnancy between the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, and the Kerala State Commission for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Act, 2007, in the matter of providing TA/DA, to the victims/witnesses, required to be present for investigation, as contemplated in respect of an offence and trial.”
Further regarding legislative competence of the State to enact the Act, the Court referred to Article 46 of the Constitution which obligates the State to protect the SC/ST and other weaker sections from social injustice and all forms of exploitation and hence work in furtherance of their educational and economic interests.
Gujarat HC expressed its concern over the legal battles fought only for the giving away of the bride in lieu of monetary compensation :
The Court concerned over the depleting sex ratio in the state, in addition expressed its shock at the “illegal and unpalatable incidents” where “legal battles are fought over daughters, neither for protecting her nor with a desire to ensure her happiness, but only with a view that the giving away of the bride in lieu of monetary consideration become possible”.
Kerala HC grants bail to SDPI Leader stating that the accused had no intention to promote ill-will or hatred between two communities :
The Court held that;
“But, merely, because the persons who were subjected to torture have been described as Muslim youth by itself may probably not attract Section 505(2) of the IPC”.
As a result, the Court granted bail to the accused holding that the accused had no intention of spreading hatred between two communities.
Delhi Government in its 3rd sero-surveillance report stated that sero-prevalence of COVID-19 is found more in women than men
- The report further observed that the persons falling in the age-bracket of 18-49 have the maximum exposure to COVID-19.
- Seroprevalence in its three rounds of Sero-Surveillance was found to be more in females and least in the age-group of 18-49 years, in comparison to the age-group of those below 18 years and those who are above 50 years.
- It further reflects the reduction of the IgG antibodies seroprevalence from 28.7% to 25.1%.
Special CBI Court in Lucknow acquitted all the 32 accused in the Babri Masjid Demolition Case
- The accused also included BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti.
- The Court said that there was no conclusive proof against the accused and held that the demolition of the Mosque was not premeditated and that there was no criminal conspiracy behind it.
Suicide car bomber attacked military checkpoint
- Nine people including four civilians got killed in an attack at military checkpoint, Afghanistan by a suicide car bomber.
- A child and three security personnel were injured.
- None claimed the responsibilities.
60 arrested in Hong-Kong for protesting
- At least 60 people were arrested for participating in an unauthorized assembly in Causeway Bay, Hong-Kong.
- Protesters marks China’s National Day.
- The riot was an anti-government protest.
Madagascar’s Indian Embassy to go solar
- Indian Embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar to install Solar Power Plant of 8 KW.
- It will be the first Indian mission globally to become clean and green.
- It will be installed on the rooftop of Antananarivo
- To be installed on Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary i.e. October, 02.
H&M fined for spying on workers
- Privacy watchdog of Germany to fine clothing retailer, H&M for spying on its employees.
- $41 million to be paid as a fine.
Legal action against U.K. started by EU
- The European Union has begun legal proceedings against the United Kingdom.
- The proceedings started because UK refused to ditch plans to override sections of its Brexit divorce deal.
- The EU deadline of the internal market bill for the government to remove sections expired on September, 30.
England Banned Plastic Straws and Cotton Buds
- England government has banned single-used straws, stirrers and cotton buds
- Each year 4.7 billion plastic straws, 316 million stirrers and 1.8 billion plastic steamed cotton buds are being used by England’s population
- Hospitals, bars and restaurants are allowed to provide plastic straws to people with disability or medical condition that require them
- Now to sell or supply these items is illegal in England
First Person who Defeated HIV died of Cancer
- Timothy Ray Brown who is popularly known as the Berlin Patient was the first person cured of HIV
- A bone marrow of a man who as naturally resistant to HIV was transplanted which meant that he no longer needs anti-viral drugs
Bacterial Disease can be the Reason Behind Elephants Death
- Zimbabwe suspects that bacterial disease named haemorrhagic septicaemia behind the recent death of 30 elephants
- High population equally increases the risk of infectious disease
- Other factor behind the mysterious deaths of elephants can be climate change
Forest Fire Rage in Eastern Ukraine
- Nine people died and fourteen are hospitalised due to forest fire in Luhansk
- According to local authorities the fire has destroyed around 250 buildings and spread across 93 square kilometres
- 120 people have been evacuated from the nearby regions
Mamata excoriated BJP and said questioning law and order should look at UP and Gujarat :
CM Mamata Banerjee excoriated BJP and said that who questioned law & order should look at UP and Gujarat which is ruled by saffron party. She remarked after 19-year-old Dalit was gang raped in UP Hathras & died because of injuries.
She had called West Bengal the most peaceful state in a meeting held at Siliguri & said that people who talk about law and order in West Bengal should see what happened in UP & Gujarat. She met officials from Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts.
CM had accused Border Security Force of threatening residents there. National Investigation Agency has arrested nine youths without informing state administration from Murshidabad for their alleged links with al-Qaeda.
Delhi govt. have decided to maintain status quo on prohibited & permitted activities upto 31st October
The govt. of Delhi decided to maintain status quo on prohibited & permitted activities till 31st October. It is said in an order which is issued by Delhi Disaster Management Authority that Chief Secretary said that two weekly markets in each civic body zone would be allowed.
Union Home Ministry had issued new guidelines for more activities to be permitted that includes opening up of cinemas, theatres & multiplexes up to 50% of their seating capacity from 15th October.
States & UT’s are given responsibility to decide to reopen schools and institutions after 15th October and permitting of social, religious & political gatherings beyond limit of 100 people with subject to certain conditions.
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi on their way to meet family of Dalit woman who died after being gangraped were stopped before being detained by state police
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on their en route to UP Hathras for meeting family of woman who died after being gang raped were stopped on Yamuna Expressway before they were detained by state police. They were released after they were kept in guest house & headed back towards Delhi escorted by UP police.
Hathras administration had imposed prohibitory orders under S.144 for maintenance of law & order and they ordered to seal borders of district even as protests intensified over incident.
Congress workers had got into a scuffle with police as they tried to stop them from proceeding further. The party shared the pictures of the scuffle which alleged that Rahul Gandhi was pushed to the ground by police.
NCW demands answer for the fastest cremation of Hathras victim
- The Director’s General of Police was questioned regarding the early cremation of the Hathars victim by the National Commission for Women (NCW). The rape victim’s body was cremated in the middle of the night without the presence of most of the relatives.
- The National Commission for Woman (NCW) ordered the reply regarding the issue in the earlier time. The family of the victim said that they had made their appeal to the district magistrate regarding the last ritual of the victim. But the police had cremated her body very soon.
Reports on accidents regarding the quality of missile dismissed by OFB
- The reports submitted regarding the poor quality of the missiles has been dismissed by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)
- It was reported that there was several accidents occurred in between the 2014 and 2019 due to the poor quality of the ammunitions.
- It was rejected and they said that the figures cannot be accepted.
Extra trains to be introduced in festival season
- The railway board chairman said that the 200 extra trains will be introduced in the festival season.
- The service will be from October 15 to November 30 for the benefit and security of the passengers.
- The clone trains will be made for the booking process. In case of rush, extra clone trains will be made to run in the same path to avoid wait listing.
Ambedkar social innovation & incubation mission launched by social justice and empowerment Minister
- The Ambedkar social innovation and incubation mission under venture capital fund for SCs was launched by Thaawarchand Gehlot.
- It will help in promoting innovation and enterprise among SC students studying in higher education institutions.
- The aim is to provide concessional finance to SC interpreters.
CSIR technologies for rural development launched by science and technology Minister
- CSIR technologies for rural development launched by Dr.Harsh Vardhan.
- It is joint initiative of the council of scientific & industrial research (CSIR), Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan, Indian institute of technology- Delhi and VIBHA.
Embassy of Netherlands inks pact to support decarbonisation & energy transition agenda with NITI aayog
- The Netherlands has signed a statement of intent to support decarbonisation and energy transition agenda with NITI aayog.
- It will help in accommodating cleaner and more energy.
26mn hectares of deforested land to restore by India till 2030.
- Environment minister Prakash Javedekar while addressing the UN summit on Biodiversity said that India aims to restore 26 million hectares of degraded and deforested land.
- It will help in achieving land degradation neutrality by 2030.
Maruti Suzuki has sold 1, 60,442 units:
- On Thursday, Maruti Suzuki India has 30.8% increase in total sales of cars in September at 1, 60,442 units.
- Sales of mini cars comprising Alto and S-Presso stood at 27,246 units as compared to 20,085 units.
Bajaj Auto reports: Jump in its total vehicle sales
On Thursday, Bajaj Auto gets 10% jump in its total vehicle sales at 4, 41,306 units in September.
Date extended for GST returns
OnWednesday, Government has extended the deadline for filing GST annual return and audit report for financial year 2018-19 by a month till October 31.
KKR defeated Rajasthan Royals:
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals. Morgan, Mavi and Cummins shine for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Youngster Shivam Mavi was the man of the match.
New logo for SAI
Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju unveiled new logo for the SAI at the major Dhyanchand national stadium. He said he was confident that India would finish in the top 10 this Olympic.
Nadal advances to the 3rd round
Rafael Nadal continuing his hope for the 13th record French open win has entered the round 3rd of the French Open by crushing American Mackenzie Mcdonald by 6-1,6-0,6-3.
Hong kong open postponed
Asia’s oldest professional golf tournament, Hong Kong Open has been postponed. Now it will happen in year 2021.
International Day of Non-Violence
International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October. 2 October is also birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri. Concept of Non-Violence is given by Mahatma Gandhi. It involves removal of hatred, animosity, revengefulness and any thought of violence from the mind.