Prolawctor Daily News Update | 25 November 2020

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Supreme Court junks plea of sacked BSF jawan who wanted to contest against PM Modi

  • The supreme court dismissed a plea by former soldier of Border Security Force, Tej Bahadur challenging the election of PM Narendra Modi to Lok Sabha in 2019 from Varanasi constituency.
  • The verdict was delivered by a bunch of Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde and Justice AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.
  • the Supreme Court has primarily ruled that the petitioner does not have a cause of action in the present case.

Use of the word Gomatha as a synonym for meat used in a cookery show

  • The Kerala High Court ruled that use of the term Gomatha as a synonym for meat in  cookery show is likely to work the religious feelings of Hindus who worship cow as a God.
  • The Court said “…if it is so believed by several lack of Hindus throughout the country, definitely the use of term Gamatha as a synonym for meat used in a cookery show, prima-facie is likely to wound the religious feelings of those believers”.

ICMR to explain the covid control situation in state, across country: Allahabad HC

  • Allahabad High Court take up the PIL regarding the  plight of quarantine centres and treatment facilities in hospitals in the state.
  • The Court years the Indian Council of Medical Research, (ICMR) opinion on this over video conference.

SC reserves order in plea for CCTVs in police stations

  • Two years after the top coats directive in this regard, a Supreme Court bench heard the case regarding complaince of the verdict.
  • Attorney General KK  Venugopal said “ In rural areas too, internet needs to be provided as it’s needed for CCTV.


The Wall Street bank has applied to French regulators to start a Paris-based trading venue

  • Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is planning a European stock trading platform to ensure its clients can still buy and sell shares even without a post-Brexit agreement to allow dealing in London.
  • The Wall Street bank has applied to French regulators to start a Paris-based trading venue called SIGMA X Europe, according to the company.
  • It intends to open before Jan. 4 subject to regulatory approvals, which was then confirmed in a report.

China has criticized Pope Francis over a passage in his new book :

  • China criticised Pope Francis on Tuesday over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uighur Muslim minority group.
  • The US and other governments, along with human rights groups, say the prison-like facilities are intended to divide Muslims from their religious and cultural heritage, forcing them to declare loyalty to China’s ruling Communist Party and its leader, said  Xi Jinping respectively.
  • China which initially denied the existence of the facilities, now says they are centers intended to provide job training and prevent terrorism and religious extremism on a voluntary basis.

David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African American mayor, has died :

  • David Norman Dinkins, the genteel first and, to date, only Black mayor of New York City who dedicated much of his public life trying to improve race relations in the nation’s largest city, has died at age 93.
  • Dinkins died Monday evening at his residence on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in Manhattan, the report confirmed. T
  • A national recession and several episodes of racial conflict largely defined Dinkins’ mayoralty in the early 1990s.


Uttar Pradesh Government passed “Love Jihad” ordinance

  • The immediate news from U.P is the government on Tuesday approved the draft of a stringent law to deal with religious conversion for the sake of marriage.
  • After Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, Uttar Pradesh becomes third such state to come up with such law.

Devices utilized by four Jaish terrorists assist India to solve Jan 31 terror strike

  • The communication devices used by four killed Jaish terrorist provided a vital key to solve Jan 31 Terror strike.
  • The four terrorist entered India through a 200 metre tunnel from Pakistan side.
  • Nagrota encounter of Nov 19 have revealed similarities beyond communication devices used by the two groups of Jaish terrorist, security officials said.

Tamil Nadu braces for Cyclone Nivar

  • Cyclone Nivar to make landfall on Wednesday evening.
  • PM Modi assures assistance to Chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry from the centre.
  • Tamil Nadu declares a public holiday on Nov 25 as Cyclone approaches.
  • Sec 144 has been imposed in Puducherry for the next 3 days.

Kerala excessive court docket asks activists Rehana Fathima to not use ‘gomatha’ as synonym of beef

  • Activist Rehana Fathima referring to meat as gomatha in a cookery video.
  • The court claimed that, the phrase might harm the non-secular sentiments of Hindus who take into account the cow as sacred.
  • “The usage of the time period gomatha as a synonym for meat utilized in a cookery present, Prima facie, is to prove wound the non-secular emotions of these believers”, the court observed.

Centre calls Punjab farmers on Dec 3 for next round of talks

  • Centre invites farmers to resolve differences over the new agricultural laws on Dec 3.
  • Food security Sudhanshu Pandey said, “we have called the representatives for over 30 farmer organisations for the second round of discussion on Dec 3 at Vigyan Bhawan at 11 am.
  • Food and agricultural department of Punjab also invited for the talks.

PM asks to States to work on cold storage facilities for Covid Vaccine

  • During a virtual meet, PM Modi ask CMs to establish cold storage facilities for covid-19 vaccine.
  • PM Modi said, “the mission of coronavirus vaccination of each citizen is like a national commitment. Each state and stakeholder has to work as a team to ensure that this mission is systematic, smooth and a sustained effort”.
  • “Government of India is keeping a track of each development in vaccine development”, PM Modi added.

Uttarakhand Government permits pilgrims following negative COVID test report

  • In the midst of increasing COVID cases, the government of Uttarakhand had made plans to permit the pilgrims for Mahakumbh only after they provide a negative COVID-19 test report.
  • This has come forward after Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat conducted a meeting for preparations relating to Mahakumbh with the Haridwar district administration and police officers.
  • The Chief Minister has also stated that there would be arrangements for conducting RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) and thermal screening at entry points of the Mahakumbh Mela.

NGT criticizes Environment Ministry over unused relief funds

  • The NGT (National Green Tribunal) has criticized MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests) over the unused Rs 800 crore which was allotted to Environment Relief Funds for people who has suffered accidents due to handling hazardous substances.
  • Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, NGT Chairperson and Justice S K Singh has stated that the United India Insurance Company Ltd which has been provided by the Public Liabilities Insurance Act to be the manager of the funds for the term of five years has not yet informed whether the amount of Rs 881 crore deposited has been utilised or not.

Rangoli Chandel, sister of Kangana Ranaut given interim protection by High Court

  • On Wednesday, Bombay High Court in its judgement has granted interim relief to Rangoli Chandel and Kangana Ranaut with condition that both of them would appear before Mumbai Police to record statements on January 8.
  • A member of Shiv Sena had filed a police complaint against Kangana Ranaut and her sister under section 153-A of IPC (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds relating to race, religion,etc), section 295-A (deliberating acts which hurts religious sentiments) and section 124-A (sedition).

Madhya Pradesh government investigates into illegal transfer of Rs 106 crore to Congress

  • On Tuesday, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra had directed an enquiry to look into unexplained transfer of money into the account of All India Congress Committee allegedly by the former government of Chief Minister Kamal Nath.


Eexpels from membership,NSE declares Karvy Stock Broking as defaulter

  • The move was taken as the broker failed to comply with NSE guidelines.
  • The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has declared Karvy Stock Broking as a defaulter for non-compliance with the regulatory provisions of the bourse.
  • Karvy Stock Broking has been expelled from the membership of the exchange, the NSE said in a circular.
  • The move effective from November 23, was taken as the broker failed to comply with NSE guidelines, it added.

Lakshmi Vilas Bank shares continue to tank; erodes 53% over 6 sessions

  • Shares of Lakshmi Vilas Bank continued to face selling pressure for the sixth consecutive day and have tanked over 53 per cent during the period amid negative reports around the company.
  • On Tuesday, the stock plunged 9.88 per cent to Rs 7.30 — its lower circuit limit as well as one year low — on BSE.
  • At NSE, it plummeted 9.88 per cent to Rs 7.30 — its lowest trading permissible limit for the day.
  • Since last Tuesday (November 17), the stock has tanked 53.35 per cent on the BSE.

Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to grab world’s second-richest ranking

  • Elon Musk is now the world’s second richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, after overtaking Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates.
  • Musk saw his net worth rise by $7.2 billion to $128 billion on Monday.
  • The only person ahead of Musk now is Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, who took the top spot from Gates in 2017 and has stayed there since.

Indices end at fresh highs; Nifty settles above 13,000-mark for the first time led by banks

  • Sensex & Nifty End At Record Closing Highs.Nifty Closes Above 13,000 For The First Time Ever.
  • Nifty Hit Intra-day Record High Of 13,079.10 & Sensex 44,601.60.Nifty Takes 18 Months To Rise From 12,000 & 13,000
  • Nifty Is Up Nearly 75% From 2-year Low Of 7,511 Hit On March 24, 2020.Nifty Rises 129 Points To 13,055 & Sensex 446 Points To 44,523.
  • Nifty Bank Surges 713 Points To 29,737 & Midcap Index 141 Points To 19,352. All Sectoral indices Close Higher With Real & Auto Gaining The Most.


Lionel Messi knows I have a lot of respect for him as Griezmann declines rift

  • Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has dismissed talk of a rift with teammate Lionel Messi.
  • Earlier this month, Griezmann’s former agent Eric Olhats said Messi’s “reign of terror” has made life difficult for Griezmann.
  • Messi hit back last week, saying he was tired of being blamed for problems at Barcelona.
  • Later, Griezmann said he could no longer remain silent on this matter.

Entered women’s Hockey at its best period: Navneet kaur

  • Indian women’s Hockey team striker Navneet Kaur made her International debut on 15th April 2014 versus Ireland.
  • She believes that this is the right period for aspiring women’s player to take up the sport.
  • Navneet Kaur believes the fan following for women’s Hockey has grown in the past couple of years.
  • “I believe this is the golden period for women’s Hockey India we are given equal importance job security financial benefits,” said Kaur.
  • “Players like Rani and Savita who are a part of this team has taken women’s Hockey to a different level,”.

“Every minute passed by like an hour,” Chhetri looks back at sweet Qatar result

  • On September 10th 2019 India held Asian champions Qatar to a historic goalless draw in Doha in a FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying match.
  • “Representing your country on the big stage against the top teams it is the dream of every football player,” said Chettri.
  • The ball becomes your best friend, the pitch becomes your temple and taking care of your body becomes our number one priority.
  • Playing Asian champions Qatar in their own backyard in a world cup qualifier was one of those dream like scenarios.
  • As I was ill, so I couldn’t go to the ground to even watch the game.

I will never be able to repay colm sir and Tanumoy sir’s dept: Gurpreet Sandhu

  • The Indian goalkeeper Sandhu felt nostalgic while sharing the impact of Colm Toal and Tanmoy Bose on his career during a live chat on a AIFF TV.
  • “It literally gives me Goosebumps every calling the time I work with Colm sir and Tanumoy sir,” said Sandhu.
  • Gurpreet, the 26th Indian footballer to be conferred with the prestigious Arjuna award.
  • “He (Colm Toal) was one of the coaches who showed us what modern football is all about,” said Sandhu.
  • He revealed his goalkeeping credentials were not at par but Colm Toal insisted to include him in the contingent and then Bose worked relentlessly to make him sharper.
  • Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is considered Asia’s one of the best goalkeepers.


India now working on 1,500-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

  • The Army Tuesday carried out a ‘live missile test’ of the 290-plus km range BrahMos missile, but efforts are on to extend its range to 400, 800 and 1,500 km.
  • BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world that flies at three times the speed of sound (2.8 Mach), currently has a range of 290 km, but efforts are also on to extend this to 400 km.
  • The Army carried out the first of several ‘live missile tests’ of the 290-km range BrahMos in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • The Navy and the Air Force — which has fitted its Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighters fitted with the BrahMos — are also likely to carry out tests this week.

Russia caught U.S. warship in its waters, chased it off – defense ministry

  • A Russian warship caught the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain operating illegally in Russia’s territorial waters in the Sea of Japan, but chased it off, Russia’s defense ministry said on Tuesday.
  • Moscow said that the Admiral Vinogradov, a Russian destroyer, had verbally warned the U.S. ship and threatened to ram it in order to force it to leave the area.
  • The U.S ship had immediately returned to neutral waters after being warned off, the defense ministry said in a statement.
  • Such incidents are rare but underscore poor diplomatic and military relations between Russia and the United States whose ties are languishing at a post-Cold War low.

Taiwan to protect sovereignty with new submarines amid China tensions

  • Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday pledged to uphold the sovereignty of the Democratic Island with the construction of a new fleet of developed submarines in the country, a key project backed by the United States to counter neighbouring China .
  • Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has been working for years to revamp its submarine force, some of which dates back to World War II, and is no match for the Chinese fleet, which includes ships capable of launch nuclear weapons.
  • At a ceremony to mark the start of construction of a new submarine fleet in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, Tsai called the move a “historic milestone” for Taiwan’s defensive capabilities after overcoming “various challenges and doubts ”.

Yemen’s Houthis say they fired missile at Saudi Aramco site in Jeddah

  • There was no immediate Saudi confirmation of the claim made by the group’s military spokesman, who warned foreign companies and residents in Saudi to exercise caution as “operations will continue”.
  • Aramco’s oil production and export facilities are mostly in Saudi’s Eastern Province, more than 1,000 km across the country from Jeddah.
  • State oil giant Aramco did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • A Houthi military spokesman, Yahya Sarea, said the attack was carried out with a Quds-2 type winged missile.

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