Prolawctor Daily News Update| 22 September 2020
Prolawctor Daily News Update
Owing to some officials of the HC testing positive for COVID-19, the Orissa HC will be closed on 21st and 22nd September
Pertaining to the threat of the spread of the coronavirus after some of the officials of the Orissa HC and its offices have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Orissa HC has released its notification directing the closure of the HC along with its offices on 21st and 22nd September.
The direction comes in lieu of carrying out “extensive sanitization” process in the entire premises of the HC Building.
It was further notified that the pending case lists of both the days will be further dealt on 23rd September after the reopening of the HC.
The BCI requests the Central Government to ensure confidentiality of attorney-client communication
The action comes in lieu of data protection of attorney-client communication which is at risk due to the process being carried on video-conferencing apps due to the current dazzling situation of COVID-19 pandemic.
The said decision was made while considering the representation in the case of Akhil Hasija v. Bar Council of India. The BCI further requests the Central Government to specify applications for video-conferencing apps to ensure the confidentiality of the data.
According to the report released by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, around 51 lakh cases are pending in various Indian HCs and around 3.5 crore cases in Indian lower Courts :
The data released by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice accounts that over 51 lakh cases (51,52,921) are pending in various HCs across the country and almost 3.5 crore cases (3,44,73,068) are pending in lower Courts of the country.
The data has gone up in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Karnataka HC seeks answer from the State Government that whether the Claims Commissioner appointed for the Bengaluru riots case is empowered with the powers under Commission of Inquiry Act
The Karnataka HC on August 28 had appointed Retired Justice H.S. Kempanna as the Claims Commissioner to investigate and estimate the damages caused due to the Bengaluru riots.
The question asked by the Court to the State Government was that whether the Claims Commissioner should be empowered with the powers as prescribed under the provisions of the Commission of Inquiry Act.
The Delhi HC held that a writ petition relating industrial dispute shall not be listed unless the disclosure of “exceptional circumstances”
The Delhi HC observed that a writ petition including an industrial dispute shall not be listed unless it discloses “exceptional circumstances” in the synopsis and in its opening paragraphs.
The State Government approved the creation of 1,000 bed capacity Covid-19 care centre at indoor stadium in Nagpur following the Bombay HC’s rebuke
In a previous hearing where the Bombay HC asked the State and the Municipal Corporation to place the detailed plan on record within two weeks relating to the proposal of the Court for the creation of 1,000 bed capacity Covid-19 care centre at Mankapur indoor stadium in Nagpur, the State Government did not respond to the proposal.
The Court lashed out at the State Government for not responding to the proposal of the Court. In lieu of the above rebuke from the Court, the State Government approved the proposal and thereby informed the Bombay HC.
The Lok Sabha passed the Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020
With an aim to ensure financial stability and promote fair competitiveness in Indian financial markets, the Lok Sabha passed the Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020.
The Bill provides a legal framework to enable two counterparties in a bilateral financial contract to offset claims against each other to determine a single net payment obligation due from one counterpart to other in the event of default.
The Gujarat HC noted that it is essential that vocational guidance/training be imparted to girls in shelter homes
The Gujarat HC issued a slew of instructions/directions related to education, healthcare and other facilities in Women Shelter/Protection Home.
In this context, the Court laid down that the girls in shelter homes should be imparted essential vocational guidance/training.
Replicated Attack on US Air Base showed by China Air Force
- The video of 2 minute and 15 second shows nuclear-capable H-6 bombers carrying out a replicated attack.
- Video broadcasted on People’s Liberation Army Air Force Weibo account.
- The video is named “The god of war H-6K goes on the attack!”
Clooney quits UK Envoy Post
Amal Clooney, well known Human Rights lawyer resigned the post as a UK envoy.
Parted her ways with Boris Johnson’s government when he presented legislation that would re-write its Post-Brexit duties and responsibilities to the EU on top of Northern Ireland.
The Symbolic Plaque seized
Thailand protesters challenged monarchy with the Symbolic Plaque representing that Thailand belongs to the people not to the king. The police seized the plaque representing democracy.
Peace campaign in Liberia
Leymah Roberta Gbowee, Nobel peace prize winner of Liberia and peace activist launches campaign against violence related to mid-term senatorial elections to be held in December.
Airplane Crash in Texas
- Single engine airplane crashed in Texas while attempting emergency landing
- Four people from Louisiana
- Crash happened on Sunday morning near the airport in Hilltop Lake
Snow Leopard Died at 72
- Ang Rita Sherpa popularly known as Snow Leopard
- He was the first human to climb Mount Everest 10 times without bottled oxygen. He holds a Guinness Record for this
- He first climbed the Mount Everest in 1983
Western Australian Space Centre to Sever All Ties with China
- When the contract will expire China will lose its access to a Strategic Space Tracking Station in Western Australia
- The Swedish Space Station and China had a contract allowing China access to the ground antenna
- Reuters, a Swedish State-owned company will not enter into any new contract with China at the Australian State
Myanmar will not Postpone the Election
- The election in the state are scheduled to be held on November 8
- According to analysts this election is a test of extent of Myanmar’s Democratic Reforms
- Opposition parties had demanded to postpone the elections due to a surge of corona virus
Ayush Ministry and Ministry of Women and Child Development for controlling Malnutrition signed MOU
As a part of POSHAN Abhiyan, a MOU was signed between the Ministry of AYUSH &WCD Ministry for controlling Malnutrition.
AYUSH based solutions are being adopted for controlling Malnutrition in the nation which are time – tested and scientifically proven.
India-China corps commander level talks.
To resolve the ongoing matter of border standoff between the two armies a meeting at the Chushul/Moldo meeting point along the Line of Actual Control will be held between corps commanders of India and China.
This is the sixth time military leader of the two sides are meeting. Joint Secretary-level officer from the Ministry of External affairs will also be present this time.
MOU for collaboration on start-up , innovation, between India and Israel
A MOU was signed between India and Israel, it was signed between 2 NPOs- International Centre for technology and entrepreneurship and Israel’s SNC.
The aim is to create a platform for collaboration between innovation and start up ecosystem.
SC says that ‘right to protest’ needs to balance with ‘right to movement’ in Shaheen Bagh case
In the case of Shaheen Bagh who was protesting against the citizenship act with the group, it was said that they were blocking the roads and creating traffics. The Supreme Court held that, there must be a balance between the right to protest and right to movement in public. Due to pandemic outbreak later, they were removed from the protest.
They wrote the letter to CJI regarding the forceful removal. After that the Solicitor General held that the protesting is not an absolute right and the peaceful protest can be permitted and it should be balanced with the right to movement.
Farm bills pave way for 21st century – Modi
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that the new farm fills made the path in the latest century and makes history in the agricultural background.
- The middlemen intervention is stopped, the farmers will be profited.
- The farmers can sell beyond the local allotted markets.
- He added that the reason for the protest is because they are afraid because farmers are slipping away.
No need to rush the electricity (amendment) bill – AIPEF
- The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has asked the Prime Minister Modi not to rush the new electricity bill.
- AIPEF asked Modi to hear the stakeholder’s accusations and hear the valid points.
- The objects are made because of the violations in the cooperative federalisms.
- When the sector is passed in the hands of private sector, it would be drafted precisely which it would not affect the farmers and people who are here.
The Government has set target for crop output:
- The government has set food grain production target.
- The target for the 2020-21 crop year was set at National Conference for Rabi Campaign 2020.
- National Conference was held on Monday to review the progress of the Kharif and plan for the Rabi crops.
- The production of food grain in 2019-20 crop year was 296.65 Million tonnes.
21 states preferred to opt option 1 for GST Compensation
- There are majority of states and even centre have come to an understanding on GST compensation.
- Finance Minister told 21 states have to prefer borrowing for option 1.
- Manipur is only state who had earlier borrowed option 2, later preferred to change it to option 1
Investors become poor worth Rs 4.23 lakh crore due to heavy selling in the market
- On Monday, heavy selling in the equity market by investors’ funds resulted in a loss of Rs 4, 23,139.78 crore.
- Selling pressure in the second half of trade and the 30-share BSE benchmark index ended 811.68 points or 2.09 percent down at 38,034.14.
- On the BSE, 2,165 companies declined, while 595 advanced and 178 remained unchanged.
- In the broader market, the BSE smallcap and midcap indices declined up to 3.61 per cent. All BSE sectoral indices closed in the red, with BSE telecom, realty, metal and auto tanking up to 5.77 per cent.
Modi has promised to build 24 bridges over rivers in Bihar
- On Monday, PM and Nitish Kumar has promised to build 24 bridges over rivers in Bihar after every 25 Kilometres on average and Patna will soon be reachable within five hours from anywhere in the state.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar promised in the run-up to the assembly polls.
- The PM laid the foundation stone of nine road projects, including three new bridges over the Ganga and Kosi.
Trevor Milton to step down
- Trevor Milton to resign from electric-truck startup.
- Trevor Milton is founder and executive chairman of Nikola Corp.
- Aftermath allegations of fraud.
DC comes out victorious in a nail biting March against Kings XI Punjab
Delhi capitals managed to win a nail biting thriller match against Kings XI Punjab. Man of the match Marcus stonis delivered an astonishing half century and claimed two wickets. On the kings xi Punjab’s side Mayank Aggarwal showed excellent batting but could not manage to win the match for the Punjab. The match was tied.
In the super over Kagiso Rabada bowled brilliantly and claimed two wickets stopping the Kings XI Punjab for only two runs. And Delhi capitals managed to win easily.
Djokovic advanced to the finals
Top seeded tennis player Novak Djokovic advanced to the finals of the Rome masters by defeating Casper Ruud by 7-5,6-3. If Novak Djokovic wins this, it will be his record 36th masters.
Indian player P. Harikrishna finished and tied seventh position and collected $14,000 in St. Louis rapid and blitz chess tournament. Wesley So was the winner of this tournament and claimed $45,000 with Magnus Carlson.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
International Day of Peace, Officially known as World Peace Day, is observed on 21st September by UN General Assembly. This day has been devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, World peace and specially, the UN General Assembly has observed 24 hours without war and violence. The day was celebrated for first time on 21st September 1981, the third Tuesday of September and it is followed by many nations, military groups, political groups and people.
WORLD ALZHEIMER’S DAY
World Alzheimer’s Day is observed on 21st September. This day is celebrated for generating awareness and seriousness of Alzheimer’s disease. It is most common form of dementia. It’s a brain disease which causes loss of memory and thinking power. In this disease, a person forgets every memory even the name of their family, friends or relatives. This disease starts slowly but gets worse with time.