Prolawctor Daily News Update
The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Saturday, September 19, 2020
The Rajya Sabha on September 19, 2020 cleared the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 which is already in force as an Ordinance, via voice vote.
The Bill sought for the protection for healthcare personnel combating epidemic diseases and also expands the scope of powers of the Central Government to prevent the spread of such diseases.
In relation to the Bill, the Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan further stated that the Bill provided provisions in cases where there were instances of attack on the person, property of the healthcare service personnel and the healthcare facility.
The Kerala HC remarked that there is nothing wrong if the rape accused is restricted from using social media to protect victim’s privacy
While granting bail to a rape accused, the Kerala HC remarked that;
“Heavens will not fall down if a condition is imposed in a bail order restraining the accused in a rape case in using social media, especially when it is to protect the victim girl’s privacy.”
The Gujarat HC ruled that a person can be arrested for any cognizable offence committed under the Customs Act, 1962 by a Customs Officer without complying the provisions of Sections 154 to 157 of the Cr.P.C.
The judgment delivered by the Gujarat HC states that the Section 104 of the Customs Act, 1962 empowers the Customs Officer or the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) to arrest any person on the basis of suspicion of smuggling.
The Court further declared that the power to arrest a person by a Customs Officer is statutory in nature and ordinarily should not be interfered with by the court unless certain special circumstances tend to arise.
It was further held that while performing such an arrest, the Customs Officer or the DRI need not to follow the provisions of sections 154 to 157 of the Cr.P.C. (Information to the Police and their Powers to Investigate).
The Patna HC directs the State to ensure immediate relief to the children in Bihar and therefore ensure their basic FRs
Owing to the problems faced by the children in the District Bhagalpur, Bihar due to non-availability of mid-day meals following shutting of schools and Anganwadi centres amid the COVID-19 pandemic; the Patna HC on 6th July, 2020 had taken suo moto cognizance in the case.
Accordingly, viewing the vulnerable situation of children in this crisis time; the Court held that it is the moral and legal obligation of the State, under the constitutional provision and international treaty obligation to ensure proper Right to food ensured under Article 21 of the Constitution to the children and their families.
The Court further directed the State to ensure proper access to online education in pandemic time also by the children, especially those belonging to BPL, under Article 21A of the Constitution and Articles 41 and 45 (DPSP) of the Constitution.
The Karnataka HC issued a modified Standard Operating Procedure for reopening of District/Trial Courts
As per the revised SOP, 55 Taluka Courts will reopen from September 28, 2020.
In accordance with the directions of the Karnataka HC, the District and Trial Courts in the state will reopen from September 28th in a phased manner following the SOP in order to control the spread of COVID-19.
The Delhi Court hears the final arguments in MJ Akbar v. Priya Ramani
- The Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Rouse Avenue is hearing the case involving criminal defamation charges by former Union Minister, MJ Akbar.
- The allegations of sexual harassment against Akbar were put forward by Priya Ramani.
- MJ Akbar has accorded proceedings for criminal defamation charges against Priya Ramani.
The Karnataka HC remarked that the State Government was not taking prompt action against those violating the COVID-19 protocols
The Karnataka HC reiterated the State Government for not taking strict measures against the violators of the COVID-19 norms.
The Court made this observation while entertaining a plea accusing the state of not following the National Directives for COVID-19 Management guidelines.
The BCI writes to the Madras HC to recall the Madras High Court Designation of Senior Advocates Rules 2020
The action comes as a result after the release of notification by the Madras HC to start the process of inviting applications for Senior Advocate designations.
Following resentment among the Legal Fraternity against the proposed process, the Bar Council of India wrote a letter to the HC’s Chief Justice, AP Sahi for the revival of the Madras High Court Designation of Senior Advocates Rules 2020.
Cargo Plane Crash at Somalia’s Airport
- Three or four on board crew members were injured
- It crashed at an international airport in Somalia’s Capital
- The plan’s cockpit crushed against a concrete barrier
UN to Mark its 75th Anniversary on Monday
- Only one representative from each of the 193 members will be allowed, and only someone already in US
- Everyone else will have to appear by video conferencing on Tuesday
- This UN will be celebrating the mantra that “multilateralism is not an option but necessity”
TikTok Files Complaint Against Trump Administration
- ByteDance Ltd. has filed a complaint in Federal Court Washington regarding the recent step of Trump Administration to ban TikTok
- TikTok said that the ban will violate the company’s First Amendment Rights
- Earlier the Trump Administration has banned TikTok and WeChat in USA and the citizens of USA won’t be able to download the app from 20 September
Bangkok Protesters demands Prime Minister to step down
- The protest rooted when Wanchalearm Satsaksit went missing.
- Since July there have been diurnal protest led by students.
- Marchers demands the government lead by Prayuth Chan-ocha, The Prime Minister of Thailand to step down and dissolve the government.
Mass shooting in Rochester
- Two people dead and not less than 14 citizens wounded following a mass shooting.
- The massacre took place at a backyard party in Rochester, New York.
- No suspect identified.
US stationed additional troops and armored vehicles in Syria
- US deployed armed forces and vehicles after clashes with Russia.
- Radar systems and a greater number of fighter jet patrols are sent.
China sends more warplanes in Taiwan
- Taiwan forces clambers jets.
- 19 Chinese military aircraft approach island for second day.
- The incident took place when the leader and US envoy bid farewell to “Mr. Democracy”.
Martin Vizcarra survives the impeachment
The president of Peru, Martin Vizcarra survived the impeachment vote.
The opposition failed to present enough evidence and support to oust the President.
The farm bills are objected by the Congress
The opposition party in the Rajya Shaba session said that the agricultural reform bill was already promised by them in the before 2019 election declaration.
Mr. Chidambaram, Congress leader pointed out that the Congress party has made reforms for the development of agriculture, companies without making changes in the existing laws.
He also made an accusation on the ruling party by saying that they have surrendered to the corporate and trade sectors.
Rajya Shaba demanded International media engagement by the government
The opinion against the cross border terrorism done by Pakistan should me made globally.
The Rajya Shaba pressures the government to engage in the international media to make the global engagement.
Samit Patra said the engagement should also be made with G-8 nations which resulted in the joint with U.S. with had to make process which ensures the no terrorist activities by Pakistan.
With Dawood Ibrahim, 88 other terrorist have been banned by the Pakistan by the international pressure.
NEP to achieve inclusion and excellence – President of India
- President of India, Ram Nath Kovind says that the upcoming century should achieve the twin objective in the education which is inclusion and excellence.
- The reason of the changes in the education policy is to make the future better. The New Education Policy’s (NEP) main goal is to achieve the quality education and twin objective in the education.
- The creativity and the critical thinking are the basic fundamental thing in the re-oriented educational policy.
Rajev Sharma was arrested for collaborating with China
- Rajev Sharma was arrested for giving the sensitive detail about the border of India and the Army movement to the Intelligence of China.
- He works as a freelance journalist. The Delhi police arrested him on Saturday.
- He was in contact with China since 2016; he has been receiving ₹40 lakh in the past as $1000 for each detail.
CM Yogi- Will set up India’s biggest and most beautiful film city
During a meeting of review of development projects CM Yogi announced that he will build India’s biggest and most beautiful film city in Gautam Buddha Nagar.
The plans for project has been started and officials are searching for suitable lands
A study that claims India is largest emitter of anthropogenic SO2 is rejected by the government.
The findings of NGO Greenpeace study has been rejected by the government which stated that India is the largest emitter of anthropogenic SO2 which is produced by burning coal and is responsible for causing air pollution.
Doval-500 %increase in cybercrime during covid-19 in India
Financial frauds have been increased a according to Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor (NSA).
This is because of limited awareness and cyber hygiene as people nowadays preferring greater data transferring online.
Government- India now has the highest number of covid-19 recovery in the world
- India overtakes US and become No1 in COVID-19 recoveries in the world as stated by union health ministry.
- Measures taken by government has helped a lot like early identification, aggressive testing, high quality clinical care etc.
- The recovery in India is 42,08,431 and in US it is 41,91,894.
Rising unemployment in India
- Unemployment has been rising since a strict lockdown.
- The 20th wave of CMIE’s consumer pyramids household survey has declared that 6.6 million or 66 lakh white collar professionals’ jobs were lost.
- White collar professional jobs lost between May and August.
- White collar professionals like teachers, physicians, accountants and software engineers have suffered loss due to lockdown and fall in GDP of India.
Nirmala Sitharaman is going to take final decision on GST compensation payout to States
- Union Finance Minister Nirmala sitharaman has cleared the controversy related to shortfall in GST compensation.
- States starting shortfall in GST revenue of around Rs 2.35 lakh crore, of which Rs 97,000 crore is believed on account of GST compensation.
- GST council will take final decision on GST compensation.
Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) Gold and silver futures settled at Rs 51.720 and Rs 68.002
- Domestic gold futures climbed half a percent on Friday amid a decline in global yellow metal prices, and a fall in global equities on a remerging of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
- MCX gold futures gained by Rs 267 to close at Rs 51,720.
- Silver futures lowered by Rs 140 to close at Rs 68,002.
- Gold is rising amidst weakness in global share market in international spot market.
Bankruptcy and insolvency code bill has been passed by RajyaSabha
Law provides for sporting out insolvency and bankruptcy proceeding towards corporate debtors as well as personal guarantors together.
Nirmala Shitharaman turned into responding troubles raised at the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020 in a debate inside the Rajya Sabhya, which exceeded the proposed regulation to update an ordinance on this regard with a voice vote.
The bill prohibits insolvency proceedings will not be initiated for at least six months starting from March 25 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
CSK V. MI, start of IPL today
Mumbai Indians will take on Chennai super kings as the kick-off of IPL in today’s match. Although Mumbai Indians starts as fans favourite, it would have to look for the underdog chennai super kings.
US open golf updates
Justin Thomas closed with a 25 foot birdie putt to seize a one stroke lead in first round of US open. It is 120th US open.
15 times major champion Tiger Woods opened on 73 with Dustin Johnson.
Halep, Djokovic reached in quarter finals
Sumana Halep defeated Dayana Yastremska by 7-5,6-4 to reach in the Italian open quater finals.
Djokovic who is currently world number one defeated Serbian Filip Krajinovic to get into the last eight.
Kragh Anderson 2nd solo win
Kragh Anderson who is from Denmark registered brilliant second solo stage win of tour de France. He covered 166.5 km distance from Bourg en Bresse to Champagnole with a perfect late attack timing in the 19th stage.