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Petition demanding issuance of President’s Rule in Uttar Pradesh: Incompetent and Irrational Government, says C.R. Jaya Sukin

  • The petitioner has moved to Supreme Court seeking an order against Central Government to declare State Emergency in U.P. under Article 365 of the Constitution.
  • The plea is the result of various horrifying incidents that has been taking place in U.P. for past 1 year. Hathras Gang rape, illegal detention of Dr. Kafeel Khan, incompetent and illegal approach against the CAA protestors, human rights violation during AMU violence.
  • The petitioner also alleges that the working of the U.P. government is illegal, irrational, arbitrary, whimsical, and violates the principles of Natural Justice which is the very core of our Indian Constitution.

In matters relating to POSCO Act, only POSCO courts have jurisdiction to hear plea relating to anticipatory bails, says Madras High Court

  • 2 Judge Bench of Madras High Court has ruled that in matters relating to POSCO Act, only the special courts designated under Section 28 of the Act are empowered to entertain anticipatory bail petitions.
  • The Session Court has no power to entertain such petitions.

Interim bail in Habeas Corpus petition to be granted only in certain exceptional circumstances, Madras High Court

  • In the case of Government of Tamil Nadu v. S. Indira Moorthy, Madras High Court has observed that interim bail in habeas Corpus petitions challenging detention can only be granted in certain exceptional scenarios.
  • The Court observed that the power to grant interim bail must be exercised in deserving cases and such powers have intrinsic restrictions and must not be exercised unless and until the circumstances are out of the intervention of the court.

Former JNU student and activist Umar Khalid sent to Judicial Custody for 14 days with adequate security.

  • Former JNU student Umar Khalid has been sent to Judicial Custody for 14 days (till 22nd October).
  • He was arrested under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly being one of the conspirators in the Northeast Delhi Communal riots.
  • Delhi High Court has ordered the prison authorities to provide Umar Khalid with security to ensure his safety.

Another Petition challenging the constitutional validity of New Farmers’ Act

  • Bhartiya Kisan Party (petitioner) has moved a writ petition challenging the constitutional validity of the 3 farm laws, i.e. – The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020
  • The petitioner claims In his Writ petition that agriculture is a State subject as per Schedule VII List II of the Indian Constitution and the Union is not empowered to make any laws regarding the same.
  • Referring to the case of ITC Ltd. V State of Karnataka, the petitioner has submitted that the 3 above stated acts violate the basic structure of Indian Constitution.
  • Section 18 and 19 of the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 takes away the power of judicial review of the Court.
  • The petitioner has highlighted and stressed on the need to strengthen the existing APMC Act, 2003.


For discovering Virus Hepatitis C conjointly three scientists have been honored with Nobel Prize in Medicine.

  • Nobel Prize of 2020 in the field of Medicine is given to three scientists.
  • Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice.
  • Their discovery has created potential blood test and new medicines that have saved ample of lives.

Till the end of October FATF might give a decision on Grey list of Pakistan through virtual mode of meeting

  • FATF was organized in 1989 to fight illegal supply of money to terrorist groups and other things similar to this and anything that has a negative influence on international financial system.
  • In a virtual meeting in month of June FATF took decision of considering Pakistan in Grey list. As Pakistan was unable to finish its 27 point action plan.
  • Failure in checking the supply of money to terrorist groups like Lashkar and Jaish also leads Pakistan to this situation in front of FATF.
  • FATF is looking forward to include Pakistan in the black list. This will affect Pakistan’s economy in a very devastating way.

For security purposes Ethiopia has banned flight over the Nile Mega Dam

  • Civil Aviation Authority has verified that on security grounds all aircraft activities are banned over mega dam.
  • As the whole country’s water supply depends on this very river.
  • On the other hand Egypt has said this action is “threat of potentially existential proportions”
  • Egypt and Ethiopia has a long history of tussle regarding this huge Dam. But as a fragment of African Union these two nations alongside Sudan came together to find a solution

In Kamchatka, Russia sea life are losing the battle as pollution is killing them rapidly

  • In a very shocking way a lot of dead marine creatures are found dead near beaches of Russia’s Far East region Kamchatka.
  • Color of ocean is also suspiciously changing its color recently.
  • Residents near the beaches of The Pacific region are having serious health issues lately.
  • Even the Local surfers are complaining about the situation of sea. As they are facing issues like vomiting burning eyes right after coming from sea.
  • Vladimir Solodov Governor of Kamchatka in his public statement said “We cannot claim that ocean is dying wholesale here , but now it’s really important for us to assess the scale of this”

A great step taken by Israel by banning trafficking of animal fur

  • Israel has now banned trading of fur of animals and will approve exception only for research, traditional, education or religious purpose.
  • Earlier these new rules anyone who was interested for trading of animal fur had to apply for a permit firstly.
  • Minister of environmental protection Gila Gamliel issued statement regarding the new law- “The fur industry causes the killing of hundreds of millions of animals around the world and involves indescribable cruelty and suffering. And Utilising the skin and fur of wildlife for the fashion industry is immoral”.
  • Director of People for the Ethical Treatment has applauded this step of Israel.


Maharashtra CM is planning on reopening of religious places

  • Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, is exchanging views on with different religious institutions and will soon decide on reopening places of worship in the state.
  • Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, while addressing this topic said that while some journalists have been referring and specifying about the opening of restaurants with limited capacity, and the same not happening with temples, where both the matters and places are different and the same thing cannot be done in places of worship.
  • He also mentioned that the reopening of various organizations or institutions will be done mannerly and orderly. Since it is not possible to reopen those in hurry or in ill-mannered way.

It is unlawful to ban the doorstep distribution of newspapers: Delhi

  • United RWAs Joint Action (Urja) announced that delivering newspapers to people at their doorstep, is not only fundamental and needed to the distributors but also to the general public.
  • Banning the distribution of newspapers is totally unlawful and there should not be any impediment or encumbrance in doing so.
  • Atul Goyal, president of Urja, related to this issue, said, “ It has come to our notice there are some housing societies and residents’ welfare associations that are not allowing distribution of newspapers to their residents, which is illegal, wrong, and challenges the integrity of the society. “
  • It also said that in times like these, when people are being able to interact with each other, and are mostly inside the four walls of their house, it is important for them to get updated.
  • When news these days are fabricated, biased and based on falsehood, newspapers are reliable and conclusive, and it also secures the right to information of the people, which is protected by Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution.
  • They also added that the distribution should comply by the instructions given by the government.

Delhi CM to launch Anti-Air movement in the state

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, on Monday, launched a great Anti-Air campaign for and because of the worsening air quality in the state, which will be hazardous for being of people there.
  • The campaign named, “Yudh pradushan ke virudh” will specifically and distinctly deal with 13 hotspots in the city.
  • CM uses the term “war room” which will guide and supervise the anti-pollution action and procedures taken by the government of the state.
  • Government while mentioning “Green Delhi” app, said that public can use this as tool to report the issues creating pollution in a certain deadline, and reports will be made accordingly.
  • Kejriwal marked, “Scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute here have found an economical way to deal with the problem. They have prepared a solution which can turn a stubble into a manure.”
  • He said that there are thermal plants near Delhi which add up to the air pollution in the state, and that they should be called upon and asked to reduce their emissions.
  • He will keep updating the citizens regarding this campaign.

According to Scientists, the low-priced, & efficient ‘Feluda’ test could be productive in fighting against Covid-19

  • Named after a scientist character’s name, Feluda, could speed up the testing rates and could help detect corona faster, now when the cases have reached to lakhs.
  • It is a paper based test, which will transform its colour if the patient is tested positive and doesn’t need any extravagant or lavish gadget or machine.
  • It can easily categorize and discriminate easily between SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV.
  • It has CRISPR technology which will detect and avert the virus.
  • While RT-PCR takes hours, competent & skilled labor force, and costly machines, it gives results in about 45 minutes, also can be tested inside laboratories or outside of it.
  • The certainty and sureness of these tests is similar to that of RT-PCR tests.
  • This will be a considerable accomplishment for India and its medical association.


India has led to import fast track defence equipment’s for military acquisition.

  • The ministry of defence (MOD) solicit missiles, ammunition and artillery worth Rs. 10,000 crore.
  • Importing the equipment’s from France, Israel, Russia and The United states.

 BSNL provides 4G services in Atal Tunnel aka Rohtang Tunnel.

  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) installed its telecommunication services along the 9.02 km long Rohtang Tunnel.
  • The BSNL Company tweet its role in providing the 4G services in the Rohtang Tunnel.
  • It connects Lahaul (Lahaul-spiti district) and Manali (Kullu, Himanchal Pradesh).

According to recent WHO survey, COVID-19 Pandemic obstructed Mental health services in most counties.

  • 93% of countries obstructed mental health servies even though demand for mental health is rising due to the pandemic.
  • On World Health Day, 10th October WHO has organised a Global online advocacy Event for Mental health.

Moon shows harmful Radiation level as per new measurements by German and Chinese Scientists.

  • Moon shows 2-3 times higher radiation level than on the international space station.
  • China’s Chang’e- 4 Lunar Lander has provided the information regarding the measurements taken by its instrument about the radiation level at the surface of the moon.
  • NASA warned future astronauts for the space radiations leading to major health risks specially Cancer.

Developing an indigenous CBTC technology, another “make in India” initiative.

  • Towards the indigenous technologies required for the operation of Metro rail system, indigenous CBTC system under development.



  • CSK won against KXIP by 10 wickets.
  • MI won against SRH by 34 runs.

Barcelona says coronavirus pandemic impact cost the club $238 million.

  • Barcelona reported losses of 97 million euros for the 2019-20 season.
  • The Catalan club said its revenues reached 835 million euros, but they would have been 203 million euros higher in a scenario without Covid19.

French Open 2020.

  • Petra Kvitova reaches first quarter-final in eight years.


Reliance calls off merger of Viacom18 with Sony

  • Reliance Industries has called off the proposed merger of his group’s entertainment business with Sony Pictures Networks India following a strategic rethink.

Adani Ports completes acquisition of Krishnapatnam port

  • Adani ports and special Economic Zone ltd on Monday announced the completion of the acquisition of Krishnapatnam port company ltd for an enterprise value Rs. 12, 000 crore.

Airasia may exit Indian Aviation market

  • Due to coronavirus their have registered their biggest loss in August, so they are evaluating Japan and India market.

Electronic prices all set rise

  • Import duty on electronic products have been raised which may lead to 3% to 10% rise in prices of electronic goods.

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