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Court ordered the Jail Authorities to allow Khalid to step out of his cell
- JNU student Umar Khalid was arrested and kept in Guwahati recently he is shifted to Tihar.
- He filed a complaint that he is not allowed to walk out of his cell and is being kept alone.
- Court said to authorities while hearing that accused person isn’t an Animal in a zoo.
- He should not be kept as one too.
If agency that is investigating fails to file charge sheet within the time limit accused has indefeasible right to bail.
- Bikram Singh murder accused filed a plea in Punjab and Haryana High Court for his bail which respective courts dismissed.
- He challenged those orders in Apex court
- Court observed this while hearing case of UAPA
HC of Allahabad observed that Cyber Crime has increased against women these days
- While dismissing the bail application of a person who was accused under Sec 386, 354A IPC & Sec 66-C ITA.
- Accused hacked prosecutrix social media accounts and sent objectionable messages to others.
- Not only was this but he threating to kill her brother through accident if she tried to file complaint against him through 1090 and to harm her family.
- Court observed the heinousness of the accused crime court dismissed the bail application
It’s the responsibility of the Authorities to reimburse the welfare schemes of State Government: HC
- While hearing case of Sana Khan Bombay High Court observed that once a welfare scheme is into implementation process it’s the duty of Authorities to fulfil each and every aspect of it.
- Maharashtra Govt. scheme of providing free education up to college to children of teaching staff of Private aided school wasn’t fulfilling effectively by Authorities.
- Court held as long as the scheme is there Authorities are obliged to fulfil it.
EU farm bill ‘fuels ecological destruction,’ Thunberg says
- Facebook post of Teen environmentalist Greta Thunberg stated that the very same EU Parliament that declared climate emergency has now passed a bill that fuels ecological destruction.
- Environmentalists say only 20% of planned spending under the massive farm subsidy bill will go to climate-friendly policies
Israel and Sudan reach U.S.-brokered deal to normalize ties
- Israel and Sudan agreed to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States
- Khartoum, by this, becomes the third Arab government to set aside hostilities with Israel in the last two months
Malaysia’s king to consult with rulers, palace says, amid talk of emergency
- Malaysia’s King will consult with other rulers to discuss recommendations presented by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin
- King was asked by Reuters the premier to declare a state of emergency said the sources.
Rishi Sunak ‘barred for life’ from UK pub
- Chancellor Rishi Sunak and three fellow ruling Conservative Party members of Parliament have been “barred for life” by a local pub
- This comes as a result of Chancellor casting vote against free school meals for children during the holidays.
Osiris-Rex: NASA probe risks losing asteroid sample after door jams
- A NASA probe has grabbed so much that samples are spilling out.
- It was sent to collect rock from an asteroid several hundred million kilometres from Earth.
- The collection container will now be stowed within the spacecraft
Trump can’t even take basic steps to protect himself, says former US President Obama
- Former US President Barak Obama supporting Joe Biden for the upcoming elections criticized Trump for his incapability to take adequate steps in response to pandemic
Congress shows “selective outrage” in matters of offences against women, says Nirmala Sitharaman
- The BJP accused the Congress of employing “selective outrage” in matters of crimes against women, questioning about the silence of Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra over the alleged rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Punjab.
- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, also took a swipe at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav, asking if he had asked Mr. Gandhi about the issue while holding a joint poll campaign with him in the State. She also said that the child hailed from the Dalit community.
In Bihar Assembly elections, Tejashwi narrows gap as ambiguity plagues NDA
- Bihar Assembly election seemed a walk over for the NDA comprising four allies — BJP, JD(U), Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) and Vikasheel Insaan Party.
- Inspite of the top BJP leadership reiterating its support from Mr. Kumar as the face of the NDA and the inclusion of all allies, party workers at grassroots are ambiguous and many are not interested in campaigning for non-BJP candidates.
China illegally took Nepal’s land at different places, India is on alert
- China has illegally occupied Nepal’s land at different places spreading over seven bordering districts and Indian intelligence agencies have sounded an alert in New Delhi.
- The report also shows the Survey Department of Nepal flagging China’s tries to take the land before Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli which was ignored.
- It said that Nepali districts that are victims of China’s land-grabbing plan include Dolakha, Gorkha, Darchula, Humla, Sindhupalchowk, Sankhuwasabha and Rasuwa.
- China has pushed the international boundary 1,500 metres towards Nepal in Dolakha including pushing the boundary pillar Number 57 in the Korlang area in Dolakha, which was earlier, located at top of Korlang.
Potable water, groundwater wastage or misuse of water is now punishable offences in India
- From now on, wastage and misuse of potable water or groundwater will, henceforth, be a punishable offence, with the Central Ground Water Authority issuing a notification directing civic bodies to evolve a compliance mechanism with coercive measures for violations.
- This notice was issued by the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act came for the directions passed by the National Green Tribunal on October 15, 2019 in the Rajendra Tyagi vs Union of India case, where the petitioner had sought to make water wastage and misuse a punishable offence in the country.
- The notice further stated that no individual in the country shall waste or misuse potable water resources tapped from underground.
Only India and China secluded from wealth erosion because of Covid-19
- India and China are the only countries that remain secluded from the erosion of wealth because of Covid-19 pandemic.
- Wealth per adult in India stood at $17,300 at the end of 2019 after a year of moderate growth and was $17,420 at end-June 2020, showing some growth despite the pandemic. Wealth growth is expected to be strong through the remainder of 2020 and 2021, as per the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report 2020.
- Lower economic growth for some time and changes in corporate and consumer manner will result not only in lost output, but also in unnecessary facilities as well as sectoral changes that may restrain household wealth inflation for many years.
- The government has ordered its 4,000 defence canteens to stop buying imported goods.
- The internal order issued by the Defence Ministry on October 19 said that in future, “procurement of direct imported items shall not be undertaken”.
- Imports make up around 6-7% of total sales value in these shops, according to the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.
- To control rising onion prices, the government on Friday imposed stock holding limit on retail and whole sellers till December 31 to improve the domestic availability of the commodity.
- Wholesale traders are allowed to keep up to 25 tonnes of onion, whereas the retailers can stock onion only up to 2 tonnes, Consumer Affairs Secretary Leena Nandan said.
- Former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan during a webinar on Wednesday said that if India does not create jobs, youth will come to the streets.
- “Young people without jobs can be diverted to this and that for a little while. We can use social media, fake news to divert things but eventually, it is going to fail,” Rajan said.
- India’s foreign exchange reserves touched a fresh lifetime high of $555.12 billion after it surged by $3.615 billion in the week ended October 16, according to the Reserve Bank of India data.
- The rise was led by a sharp increase in Foreign Currency Assets. The reserves had increased by $5.867 billion to $551.505 billion in the previous reporting week.
- Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $2.9 billion in penalties to various authorities to settle a probe into its role in Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal. Goldman’s Malaysia subsidiary pleaded guilty for violations of American bribery law.
- The bank will also claw back $174 million in compensation from current and former executives including CEO David Solomon and his predecessor Lloyd Blankfein.
Varun Chakravarthy “Standout Performer”
- Kolkata Knight Riders won by 59 runs against Delhi Capitals.
- Eion Morgan called KKR’s off-spinner Varun Chakravarthy a “standout performer”.
- Nitish Rana along with Sunil Narine scored half centuries for the team.
- Real Madrid won against Barcelona.
- Captain Sergio Ramos scored a good penalty gaining 3-1 victory over Barcelona.
DEFENCE, SCIENCE AND MEDICINE NEWS.
Defence Canteen is going to ban direct imported items.
- A canteen stores department (CSD) which is controlled by the government is set to ban the direct imported items i.e. finished goods.
- According to the Manohar Parrikar institute for defence studies and analysis 420 finished goods are imported from other countries.
- This step is taken to initiate Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan and to promote domestic manufacturing industries.
Indian army shot down Pakistan army quadcopter on Saturday.
- At around 8a.m. on Saturday, Pakistan army quadcopter was shot down by Indian army at LoC Keran sector, Kupwara district, J&K.
- DJI mavic 2 pro models (Chinese company) was shot down when it was flying, twitted by ANI.
- NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has collected dusts and rocks from the asteroid Bennu.
- The recent images shows that NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex which has touched the surface of Asteroid Bennu has now collected significant amount of dusts and the rocks from the Bennu.
World Polio Day 2020.
- Even in the pandemic Polio immunisation programme should be continued to make India polio-free said by experts.
- Due to the pandemic the world is putting millions of children at the risk of polio and other diseases like it.
- Due to the discontinuation immunisation programmes it will also decrease the immunisation power in the upcoming generation.
- 9,958,287 currently active patients of COVID-19 around the world.
- Out of which 9,881,645 (99%) are in mild condition and 76,642 (1%) are in critical condition.
- 32,641,597 are the closed cases around the world.
- Out of which 31,490,658(96%) are recovered got discharged and 1,150,939 (4%) are the deaths from it.