Prolawctor Daily News Update | 3 November 2020

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Supreme court urge Attorney General to suggest in granting bail for sex offenders

Supreme court says no protection for acquittal judgement

  • Supreme court recently not granting personal security to Justice. S K Yadav, who gave verdict in the famous babri masjid demolition case.
  • It was noted that, Justice Nariman says that the security is no longer needed.

The apex court imposes Rs. 1 lacs to Saritha Nair for the “ Frivolous” plea against Rahul Gandhi

  • Saritha Nair petition was quashed by the court by saying it was frivolous and imposed one lacs.
  • Under section 8(3) of the Representation of people’s act, the candidate should not be convicted more than 2 years.
  • It is noted that Saritha Nair was an accused in the solar scam.

Tablighi jamaat congregation: SC asked trial courts to expedite hearing against Tablighi jamaat members.

  • Pleas field against blacklisted foreign members of Tablighi jamaat is listed by a bench of Justice A M Khanwikar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna for further hearing on November 20.
  • The bench also asked the lower courts to expeditiously deal with their cases.

MP by polls: SC stays EC order revoking Kamal Nath’s star campaigner status.

  • On Monday SC stayed the order of ECI, revoking the “star campaigner” status of former cm of m.p Mr. Kamal Nath
  • Who gives you the power to determine who is the leader of the party…we are staying this order. You have no power, CJI tells ECI
  • Reacting to SC’s observation, the earliest reply will be field said the ECI

JEE MAINS 2020 SCAM: main accused arrested.

  • The prime accused of JEE mains proxy candidate case Bhargav deka was arrested from borjhar airport on the Western edge of Guwahati by Assam police on Sunday.
  • The owner of Guwahati based coaching institution, Mr. Deka, who allegedly provided a substitute to take the test on behalf of candidate Neel Nakshatra Das to eventually score 99.8%.


Pakistan repudiates India’s antagonism to its stride in GB

  • Pakistan officials refused India’s postulation and added “irresponsible & unwanted statement” reference to GB
  • “India has no locus standi whatsoever on the issue”, Pak foreign ministry added.

SOPs equipped by Indian Embassy in Japan under AIR BUBBLE

  • India-Japan are part of Air bubble system
  • Indian Embassy in Japan shares the SOP for the passengers

‘Government can meet us on rail tracks’, Amid Gujjar quota protest persist in Rajasthan

  • Amid Gujjar demand reservation in training and jobs
  • Protest turned violent after rabble-rouser broke the Mumbai-Delhi railway tracks

Rumours of ostensible Facebook post slandering Islam leads Hindu homes havocked in Bangladesh

  • Havocked created due to the principal of kindergarten school in purbo dhour welcomed Mr. Macron’s action in comment post
  • Situation is under control now, Deputy commissioner of cumilla district informed

Andhra Pradesh : 5 Suspected red Sanders smugglers ablaze to death in road accident

  • Many logs of red Sanders worth lakhs of rupees also found in the fire
  • Smugglers are said to be from Salem district in Tamil Nadu

Naxals arrested whilst fleeing Jharkhand, arms and ammunition confiscated

  • A police search based on tip-off led to arrest of four Naxals belonging to People’s Liberation Front of India outfit in Simdega District of Jharkhand.
  • The Naxals were trying to flee but the police personnel arrested them and their arms and ammunition consisting of a country made rifle and eight cartridges have been confiscated.

Firecrackers sale banned in Rajasthan in the middle of corona virus pandemic

  • Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had banned the sale of fireworks by issuing directions for the same in the wake of pandemic.
  • The said direction had been made with a motive to protect the people infected from the corona virus as well as general public from the harmful smoke coming out from the firecrackers.
  • This action is taken with a view to prevent the rise of air pollution in the northern parts of the country.

Police stations in Kolkata gheraoed by the bjp workers to protest against killings

  • Several BJP workers had tried to gherao numerous police stations in Kolkata to protest during the 12 hour bandh called in Kalyani district after a party worker, Bijoy Sil was found dead near his house on November 1.
  • West Bengal unit of BJP claims that it is a political killing and Sil was murdered by the TMC party for leaving them and joining BJP.

Epfo officer caught forging fake st certificates for employment

  • A man from Uttar Pradesh has been caught forging ST certificates on the basis of which he allegedly worked as a central government officer for more than 35 years.
  • The forgery came forth when the said man applied for changing permanent address, claiming that he resides in Mathura and not from Sawai, Rajasthan, which was later revealed from his son’s document to be false.

Annu tandon joins sp, states only aim is to make Akhilesh Yadav next cm of up

  • Annu Tandon, who was a congress leader and former MP from Unnao had left the party and has formally joined and welcomed Samajwadi Party.
  • Ms. Tandon said that the Congress Party ignoring her after 2019 elections was one of the major reason to leave the party and join SP. She said that she would be working tirelessly to strengthen the party and her only goal would be to make Akhilesh Yadav next CM of Uttar Pradesh.


Turkey Earthquake: 81 dead, rescued 3-year-old from rubble

  • Three days after the earthquake, the rescue workers pulled out a 3-year-old girl from remains of a collapsed building.
  • Temporary shelters have been provided with over 3,500 tents and 13,000 beds.
  • 962 injured, 81 dead and more than 740 discharged from hospitals.
  • This deadly earthquake that hit Turkey in nearly a decade was of 6.9 magnitude.

 ‘Incredibly diverse’ cabinet unveiled by New Zealand’s Prime Minister

  • Grant Robertson (former finance minister), is appointed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as her new deputy.
  • For the first time, this position is held by an openly gay person.
  • The 20-member cabinet also included powerful representation from women and the Maori community.
  • Having a traditional Maori tattoo on chin, Nanaia Mahuta is appointed as new Foreign Minister.
  • It was a merit-based appointment.

On one condition India’s foreign secretary-level dialogue could be resumed with Nepal

  • On November 5, Army Chief General MM Naravane will meet Prime Minister of Nepal.
  • The meeting is crucial and could lead to resumption of India’s foreign secretary-level dialogue with Nepal.
  • Attempts have been made by both the neighbours to reboot ties.
  • The distribution of school textbooks having country’s revised map were ceased.
  • The revised maps incorporated India’s territory near Nepal’s border with China.

After giving interview to Russian agency, Trump adviser Scott Atlas apologizes

  • The Russian agency is listed as foreign agent in US
  • During the interview, Atlas criticised lockdown measures.
  • The situation of pandemic portrayed by the US media was also criticised by him.
  • He then issued an apology particularly to U.S. National Security Officials after being criticised for his statements.
  • Atlas’s tweet stating masks don’t help in slowing down the spread of virus, was taken down by Twitter recently. 

From next year, Indian Ocean will be guarded by German warship

  • To manage China’s influence in Indo-Pacific region and safeguard rules-based world order, the current step is taken by the country.
  • As major trading routes pass through Indian Ocean, South China Sea and Pacific and also the global supply chains closely connects Indo-Pacific and economies of Europe, in case there are any conflicts in the region, Germany has to face repercussions.
  • The information about freedom of navigation exercises in South China Sea is still unclear. Controversial territorial claims are made by China on South China Sea.


Rs 2100 Cr set to acquire Columbia Asia hospitals by Manipal hospitals

  • Manipal Hospitals, a multi-specialty healthcare provider, on Monday entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% stake in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited (Columbia Asia).
  • The deal is valued at ₹2,100 crore, as per market sources. This makes Manipal Hospitals, the country’s second largest healthcare chain, after Apollo Hospitals.
  • Commenting on the deal, Dr Ranjan Pai, Chairman, Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), said, “Columbia Asia makes a compelling strategic fit to our core values of clinical excellence, patient centricity and ethical practices, and will help us advance our commitment to provide outstanding patient care.”
  •  This is the start of an exceptional journey for us and together with Columbia Asia, we are now bigger, stronger and uniquely positioned to meet the growing expectations of the communities we serve across the country,” he added.
  • Columbia Asia Hospitals commenced operations in India in 2005 in Hebbal, Bengaluru and presently operates 11 hospitals across the country in Bengaluru, Mysore, Kolkata, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Patiala and Pune. The network comprises over 1,300 beds, 1,200 clinicians and 4,000 employees.
  • Sharing his views on the transaction, Dan Baty, Chairman, Columbia Pacific Management said, “From day one, we focused on building a culture of putting the patient first to deliver the highest quality healthcare with integrity and exceptional service. This combination of Columbia Asia and Manipal Hospitals is very exciting because of the strong cultural alignment between the two companies – and the opportunity it provides for continued growth.”
  • The acquisition of Columbia Asia provides Manipal Hospitals a larger national footprint. Together, the combined entity will have 27 hospitals across 15 cities with 7,200+ beds, and a talented pool of 4,000+ doctors and 10,000+ employees. Treating over four million patients annually, it would rank amongst the second largest healthcare provider networks in the country.
  • The transfer of ownership to Manipal Hospitals was expected to be completed post regulatory approvals, said an official statement.
  • The advisors for Manipal Health Enterprise was Allegro Capital Pvt. Ltd. and Columbia Pacific was advised by Morgan Stanley.

Seven years old dispute still unresolved between SEBI and tax department

  • Mumbai: The dispute between market regulator the Securities and Exchange Board of India(Sebi) and the tax department on applicability of service tax remains unresolved even after seven years of initiation of proceedings.
  •  The dispute started in FY13 when the service tax department had raised a demand from Sebi to cough up for certain income incurred by Sebi. Similar demand was made by the Service tax department even for FY14, FY15 and FY16. A Right to Information (RTI) application filed by ET showed the matter is still pending. The amount of the tax dispute is around Rs 130 cr
  •  You are informed that the matter is sub-judice as it is pending before CESTAT (Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal,” said Sebi in the RTI response.
  • At the heart of the contention is whether Sebi should be made liable for service tax. The tax department took the view that Sebi offers services to several market intermediaries like brokers and other market institutions for which they receive fees and such fees should be treated as service tax.
  • On the other hand, Sebi took the view that services provided by the regulator were in its statutory capacity and hence should not attract service tax.
  •  The North Block had tried to intervene in the matter since it involved two regulators. In the FY17 Union Budget, the central government gave an explicit exemption to regulatory agencies such as Sebi from being subject to service tax.
  • However, this clarification was introduced prospectively. In other words, post 2016 the tax department cannot make demands for service tax from Sebi. However, it was silent on how the pre-existing disputes would be settled.

5 billion loses Mukesh Ambani in oil sinks Reliance shares

  • Reliance’s oil refining unit has suffered a plunge in demand for transportation fuels, with Covid-19 forcing people to stay home. The conglomerate is in the midst of a transformation led by Ambani, 63, as he looks to turn the oil-and-petrochemicals giant into a technology and digital services company.
  •  Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, lost as much as $5 billion from his net worth as Reliance Industries Ltd.’s shares tumbled to the lowest price in more than three months following a drop in quarterly profit.
  • The stock of India’s most-valuable company fell as much as 6.8% in Mumbai on Monday as of 12:21 p.m., slipping the most since May 12 and touching the lowest since July 20. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex only declined as much as 0.7%. The slide also shaved down Ambani’s wealth to about $73 billion to mark his worst day since March, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
  • The refining-to-retail conglomerate reported a 15% decline in quarterly profit to 95.7 billion rupees ($1.3 billion) late on Friday, as the coronavirus pandemic hit fuel demand. Revenue fell 24% to 1.16 trillion rupees.
  • Reliance’s oil refining unit has suffered a plunge in demand for transportation fuels, with Covid-19 forcing people to stay home. The conglomerate is in the midst of a transformation led by Ambani, 63, as he looks to turn the oil-and-petrochemicals giant into a technology and digital services company by bolstering its telecom and e-commerce businesses

NITI Aayog CEO: 80 %UPI payments grow in a year with over 2 billion payments

  • New Delhi [India], November 2 (ANI): The number of transactions made through Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed the 2-billion mark in October 2020, said NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant on Monday.
  • As per Kant, the transaction volume has grown 80 per cent in a year’s time as there were 1.14 billion payments made through UPI in October last year.

The transaction value has also doubled in this time frame

  • “Amazing! UPI crossed the 2-billion transaction mark in October 2020. The UPI volume has grown 80 per cent from 1.14 billion transactions in October 2019 to 2.07 billion transactions last month. The transaction value has jumped 101 per cent from Rs 1,91,359.94 crore to Rs 3,86,106.74 crore,” Kant tweeted.
  • The peak in digital mode of payments by users has come amid the coronavirus phase, as also the festive season began in the country. (ANI)

India expand $4.3billion to make its first road purchase

  • NIIF, which has a corpus of $4.3 billion, acquired Essel Devanahalli Tollway in Karnataka and Essel Dichpally Tollway in Telangana through its NIIF Master Fund
  • NIIF counts the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Asian Development Bank and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority among its investors
  • India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Ltd., backed by the federal government and others including Canadian pension firms and sovereign wealth funds, has purchased its first road assets.
  • NIIF, which has a corpus of $4.3 billion, acquired Essel Devanahalli Tollway in the southern state of Karnataka and Essel Dichpally Tollway in Telangana through its NIIF Master Fund, it said in a statement Monday. The projects will be managed by NIIF’s proprietary platform Athaang Infrastructure.
  •  Athaang will invest in strategic assets and develop a portfolio including mature operational assets, annuities/hybrid annuities, large size expressways and highways with greenfield and brownfield expansion requirements,” according to the statement.
  • NIIF counts the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Asian Development Bank and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority among its investors. Attracting foreign investment is crucial to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of spending $1.5 trillion on new roads, rail links and other infrastructure over the next five years as public finances deteriorate.


Teething problems anticipated as the new approach of calculating handicaps-world handicap system (WHS)

  • Planned by the sport’s ruling bodies, the R&A and United States Golf association being termed as “seismic” change to how the club game is allocated.
  • This plan came into picture last January and is being used in Britain for the first time on 2nd November.
  • Under the hall of this newly came up system the best eight scores will provide the basis of their handicap system from the last 20 competitive rounds.
  • The new system is drawing criticism concerning data distribution.
  • The transition is beyond the horizon from critics who have insisted the clubs and the players to provide their email addresses, date of birth and gender details.
  • If players fail to submit their email addresses, they’ll be denied handicap.
  • England golf is “politely” challenge the government’s explanation for shutting golf courses.
  • More than 2, 50,000 people have supported by signing a petition against the move.

 “MPL” the new apparel sponsor of the Indian cricket team- BCCI

  • MPL becomes the new apparel sponsor of Indian cricket team for the period of next 3 years.
  • Development was confirmed by the Apex council about the Sponsorship deal with MPL on Monday.
  • MPL will have to pay 68 Lakh per match to BCCI 23 lakh less than Nike the former apparel sponsor.
  • Nike was the apparel sponsor from 2016 to 2020 and paid around 370 crore with a 30 crore royalty.
  • BCCI opted for MPL as no other Sporting merchandise was ready to pay such huge amount in this Economic climate during covis-19.

Juventus wins as Cristiano Ronaldo scores a brace on his return from covid-19

  • Cristiano Ronaldo made a huge impact on his return in Serai A against Spezia.
  • He came on as substitute on 53rd minute and scored a penalty just after 3 minutes leading Juventus 2-1 and went on to score another cheeky Panenka penalty in the 73rd minute.
  • Even, Alvaro Morata and Adrien Rabio netted the ball as Juventus won 4-1 against Spezia on Sunday.
  • Juventus were struggling as they drew their last 3 Seria A games and a 2-0 loss against Barcelona in the UCL.
  • The coach Andre pirlo wasn’t happy as Juventus lacked finishing but eventually Cristiano Ronaldo’s return did the job

Darren Clarke bags his first timbertech pga tour title

  • Boca Raton (Florida), Nov 2 (AP) Darren Clarke on Sunday bagged for 1 stroke win over Jim furyk and Bernhard langer.
  • Clarke tapped for a 4-fewer than 68 for the victory after Furyk missed a 25 foot eagle shot.
  • Clarke shared his lead with Robert Karlson by a 62- penalty stroke on the second Fairway on Saturday.
  • Clarke had also won the 2011 British Open at Royal St. George’s.

 David silva’s winner helps real Sociedad lead the laliga table

  • Silva headed the ball in against his former team Celta Vigo as Real Sociedad beat them 4-1 on Sunday.
  • William Jose and Mikel Oyarzabal also joined silva in the scorer list.
  • Silva has made a huge impact in the Sociedad’s attack as they netted the ball 14 times in their last 4 league matches.
  • The Captain of the Sociedad ‘Cristian Portu’ interviewed “There’s no time to celebrate as next coming matches are really important for us”.


The Iranian navy manages all the ongoing activities in the gulf of Oman at ease

  • In Monday Iran’s   army began an naval exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, State television reported, with its aging fleet of US- and Russian-made jet fighters taking part alongside locally made drones and other aircraft. The naval   drill will see forces from eight air bases take part over three days in exercises that will includes missile firing and mid-air refuelling respectively.
  • Iran reportedly is interested in purchasing new aircrafts, as it still flies US F-14 Tomcats alongside F-4s and F-5s dating back to before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
  • The commander of the Annual Military Exercise Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told that this war game was primarily done for achieving the state of fully prepared version to confront the foreign threats and the possible forthcoming incursion.
  • There was an official ban   planned under historic 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, despite objections from the United States, which unilaterally withdrew from the accord under President Donald Trump.
  • In the year 2018, it was seen that the oil tankers and the naval vessels were attacked.

Amazon dispute order not binding; the complications that are on the way

  • On Sunday, India’s Future Retail Ltd (FRL) told that a Singapore arbitrator’s order in its dispute with Inc is not enforceable under Indian law and not binding on the company.
  • Both Future Retail and billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance said in news releases later they wanted to press on with the deal without delays, setting the stage for a showdown between the Indian companies and Amazon which is led by Jeff Bezos respectively.
  • In its Sunday filing, FRL said it had complied with all regulatory requirements and urged the market regulator and the Indian stock exchanges to continue to review its deal with Reliance for approval.
  • Amazon argues that a separate 2019 deal it had with a Future unit had clauses saying the Indian group couldn’t sell its retail assets to anyone on a “restricted persons” list including any firms from Reliance chief Mukesh Ambani’s group.
  • The deal specified any disputes would be arbitrated under Singapore International Arbitration Centre rules respectively.

Intensification of Indo-Pacific relationship between India and France

  • India and France are making efforts in indo pacific relationship.
  •  This is a historical moment as France is the First country of Europe who launched the strategy to strengthen the indo pacific relations.
  •  India is also playing an important role with France in Indo-Pacific relationship.  
  • This is a major positive step towards the mature relationship.

Tata power completely sold its business of defense to Tata advanced systems

  • The business of defense purchased by tata advanced system is upfront payment of 1076 crore.
  • Tata power did this for the welfare of its shareholder.
  • Tata power is going to focus on renewable generation etc.


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