Prolawctor Daily News Update | 16 November 2020
Andhra Pradesh: SC to hear against Andhra govt
- SC to hear two petitions against Andhra govt’s press conference accusing Sc judge NV Ramana and other HC judge.
- A bench headed by Justice UL Lalit will be presiding over the matter today.
Death of Democratic institutions: The inevitable logic of neo-liberal political economy and abandonment of directive principles of state policy
- On occasion of the first K G Kannabiran commemoration lecture on law, Justice and human right, Justice B. Sudershan Reddy, former SC judge delivers his lecture on this topic.
Maharashtra: court refuses bail to man accused of killing Shiv Sena worker
- District judge Shailendra Tambe in his order said Pramod Warman Lite (34)(contract killer) doesn’t deserve bail.
- Lute, Nime’s wife and two other persons were arrested for allegedly killing Nimse and then burning the body.
Increase Ventilators, beds, oximeters for patients: HC to Himachal govt
- HP high court directed the state government to increase the no. of Ventilators and beds in covid hospital/health centres and also oximeters.
- A division bench comprising chief Justice L.Narayana Swamy and Justin Anoop Chitkara passed the order on a petition taken up suo Moto as PIL.
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Palestinians condemn UAE’s move to normalise relations with Israel
- UAE agreed to normalize relations with Israel. It was decried as betrayal of both Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque compound by the Palestinians.
- Tourism boom can be seen by Palestinians in east Jerusalem as Israel seeks wealthy Gulf tourists and new air links are established to the major travel hubs of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
- The Holy city was transformed into a ghost town due to coronavirus.
- Concerns also revolve around that tensions would intensify due to Israeli push to promote tourism to Al-Aqsa.
Philippines floods: Worst in more than 4 decades, typhoon deaths rise
- Philippines hit by worst floods in 45 years with number of fatalities climbing to 67 this year.
- Typhoon Vamco damaged 26,000 houses and 12 people are still missing.
- Thousands of families in Cagayan affected by accumulated effect of weather disturbances and huge volumes of water from a dam.
- To escape the two-storey high floods, many families fled to the rooftops.
- In the span of 4 weeks, Philippines is hit by 6 cyclones.
Hamas targets hit by Israeli military in Gaza after rockets
- After two rockets from Palestinian territory were fired by militants, Hamas targets were hit by Israeli military in Gaza Strip.
- Concerning the injuries on both sides, there has been no immediate report. The rockets landed in open areas as per the military.
- Since 2007, a total of 3 wars and several smaller skirmishes have been fought between Israel and Hamas.
Two dead in protest, pressure on Peru’s president rises
- As two killed in protests and political turmoil of country rises, the pressure to resign mounted on Peru’s interim President.
- An emergency session was scheduled by president of Congress to discuss the leader’s resignation. Nine members of Manuel Merino’s Cabinet have quit.
- Accusing Congress of staging parliamentary coup, angry Peruvians have taken it to streets.
Man attempts to Murder women at Mumbai’s Dadar, Later stabbed himself to elude arrest
- Tejas (accused) attempt to kill Ruchita (victim) after she broke up their relationship.
- The survivor, Ruchita acquired injuries on her neck & left hand.
- Accused stabbed himself soon after he noticed the police & is being treated at Sion hospital.
- The case has registered on the accused under section 307, 323 & 506 of IPC.
Delhi-NCR, nearby areas to receive Rainfall
- The Air quality index hits ‘severe’ category in Delhi.
- NCR began recording thunderstorm with gentle rain & average winds
- According to Regional Meteorological Centre; Kharkhada, Sonepat, Hansi & so forth are likely to obtain hail.
- Anand Sharma, scientist at IMD said, “The rain we’re recording is especially due an energetic western disturbance which is impacting the Himalayas”.
Pak bid from each Launchpad to thwart 250-300 terrorists : BSF
- Pak violates the 2003 ceasefire agreement without any provocation on LoC in North Kashmir.
- Army & BSF pays tribute to 4 men & a BSF officer who were martyred by Pakistan army on Friday.
- Inspector General of BSF said, “Without any reason, Pakistan indulged in ceasefire violation using heavy artillery which prompted us to respond. We have also suffered some damage in including the martyrdom of sub inspector Rakesh Bhopal”.
After testing positive for Covid-19, Congress leader Ahmed Patel admitted to ICU
- Ahmed Patel admitted to ICU at Mendanta Hospital in Gurgaon on Sunday.
- “The leader is now stable & is currently under observation”, Family tweeted.
- He was also tested positive for Covid-19 last month.
Tamil Nadu : Three killed, four injured in LPG Cylinder Detonation
- After a LPG cylinder detonated, a wall collapsed in which three people, including an eight year old boy & his mother were killed.
- The injured had been shifted to hospital & case registered over the incident.
- CM K.Palaniswami announced a Solatium of Rs.1 lakh to the injured.
Nitish Kumar unanimously elected as NDA leader, ready to take oath as Chief Minister of Bihar
- On Sunday, NDA (National Democratic Alliance) has unanimously elected Nitish Kumar, Chief of Janata Dal United as their leader of NDA whereas BJP leader Sushil Modi has been elected as deputy leader of the Alliance.
- In Bihar Assembly Elections, NDA has in total won 125 seats and Nitish Kumar is set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar making it his fourth consecutive term for the same.
Tribute by Prime Minister Modi to Soumitra Chatterjee who dies at age 85
- One of the most celebrated actor from Bengal, Soumitra Chatterjee has died at age 85 who was in the hospital due to health complications induced by COVID – 19.
- He was in the hospital after being tested positive from Coronavirus.
Monuments like Qutub Minar, Rashtrapati Bhavan and others to #GoBlue on occasion of Children’s Day
- Several historical monuments like Qutub Minar, Rashtrapati Bhavan and others will #GoBlue on November 20, on account of World Children’s Day in order to show solidarity with rights of children and for the impact of COVID on children’s life.
- UNICEF has announced that the activities would take place virtually where children will be discussing the effects of climate change and would also present Charter of Demands on climate action.
Bhim Rajbhar appointed as new Chief of Bahujan Samaj Party’s UP unit
- On Sunday Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayavati tweeted that Bhim Rajbhar has been appointed as the new chief of BSP’s UP unit thus replacing Munkad Ali.
- It has been reported that failure of party to win even a single seat in the recent elections has been one of the major reason behind Munkad Ali’s removal.
- Bhim Rajbhar is a resident of Mau district and belongs to category of Most Backward Class has been appointed with a view to win over MBC’s.
Reduced usage of Coal Handling:
- The coal handling at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) would be reduced by more than 50 per cent by introducing alternative tourism projects including launching of a RORO ferry service.
- He was against the allegations of compromising on the environment by approving projects like the expansion of a national highway and double-tracking of a railway line.
- To reduce the consumption of the power street lights are also being converted to make them compatible to run on solar power.
Tata Steel faces fall in Profit:
- Tata Steel on Friday reported 60% decline in net profit at ₹1,635 crore for the quarter ending 30 September, 2020.
- The company also reported net profit of ₹4,044 crore in the year-ago period, confirmed a report.
- India operations generated an EBITDA of ₹6,025 cr and Tata Steel standalone EBITDA margin crossed 29% with an EBITDA/t of ₹13,127.
- All major sites in India operating close to full capacity utilization, said the company in a report.
Profit rose in the Oil and gas production confirms ONGC:
- The Oil and gas Corporation’s quarterly profit rose nearly sixfold as its revenue and other income increased. Net profit rose 480% quarter-on-quarter to Rs 2,878 crore in the three months to Sept. 30, according to the company’s exchange filing which they confirmed in a report.
- The production volumes was expected to take a hit if disruptions due to Covid-19 pandemic persisted. ONGC’s value-added product capacity may increase once it finishes upgrading its Hazira plant in Gujarat.
Reserves increase due to Foreign currency assets:
- The foreign exchange reserves jumped by a massive $7.779 billion to touch a lifetime high of $568.494 billion in the week ended November 6, data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed.
- In the previous week ended October 30, the reserves had swelled by $183 million to reach $560.715 billion. For the reporting week, the rise in reserves was primarily on account of an increase in foreign currency assets (FCAs), a major component of the overall reserves respectively.
Narinder batra takes on capital foundation National award 2020
- Indian Olympic President Narinder Batra was awarded with capital foundation National Award 2020
- Hockey president Gyanendro Ningoman said,”Given his role in professionalising sports administration in India and his dedication towards the upliftment of all sports”
- Batra himself was a former hockey player during his youth
- He was also the treasurer of the Delhi and District Cricket Association between 2005 and 2013
- In 2016 he became the only Indian to lead International Hockey federation
Afridi put on unusually made helmet during PSL 2020 playoffs
- Shahid Afridi made his comeback to competitive cricket with a new look helmet on Saturday
- Afridi last played in March before he tested positive during this pandemic
- Afridi started with a maximum smashing the pacer Arshad Iqbal
- The helmet had a top bar of the grille removed
- It was designed in such a way that the ball could have hit him easily
Bach as cheerleader for next year’s Olympic
- The Tokyo Olympic organisers confirmed that the game will reopen on 23rd July 2021
- Thomas Bach will be in Tokyo making rounds, shaking hand and posing for photos
- Bach has spoken with increasing confidence that the vaccine will be available
- Bach will meet Prime minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday morning
- Japan has reported around 1900 deaths attributed to COVID-19
Australians love to hate ‘polarising’ Kohli: Pane
- Test captain Tim Paine says Australian have “polarising” opinions on India skipper Virat Kohli
- Australia is set to take on India in a four-test series in December 17
- The last time they met together temper flashed with both the skippers
- “There is always a bit more tension when a player is good as he is,” Paine said
- Last year, India defeated Australia 2-1 in test series.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE AND DEFENCE
COVID 19 cases rises in the Capital making it 50,000 active cases in 8 days
- India has reported 50,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 for the 8th continuous day.
- There area unit four,79,216 active cases of coronavirus as on date that comprise just five.44 per cent of the full cases.
40-Minute Meeting Limit to be lifted on Zoom on Thanksgiving Day
- Zoom has same that it’d raise its commonplace forty-minute limit on free video call for thanksgiving day to form it easier for families to pay time just about on the America holiday.
- The removal of the forty-minute limit for Zoom conferences are going to be in result from time of day on Thanksgiving (November 26th) to six am ET (4:30 pm IST) on Gregorian calendar month twenty seven.
Mercer Family supporting the Conservative Social Media Platform, Parler
- Social media platform Parler, that sorts itself as a “free speech-driven” house, can get funding from hedge-fund capitalist Henry M. Robert Mercer and his female offspring and conservative activist married woman, the Wall Street Journal reportable on weekday.
- North American nation right social media customers have flocked to Parler, electronic communication app wire, and inactive social web site schmooze, citing the additional aggressive policing of political feedback on thought platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
Concerned showed by India over South China Sea Development and asked to respect Territorial Integrity
- India on Saturday expressed issues over incidents and actions within the South China ocean (SCS).
- This erode trust within the region and emphatic on the importance of adhering to law of nations, respecting territorial integrity and sovereignty, and promoting a rules-based international order in what will be represented as a veiled message to China following its aggressive conceit.