Prolawctor Daily News Update | 17 November 2020

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UU Lalit recuses himself from hearing plea against Jaghan Mohan Reddy

  • Justice UU Lalit rescues himself from hearing contempt plea against Andhra CM on ground that he had earlier represented the politician as a lawyer.
  • The matter is now likely to put before a separate bench.
  • Reddy is accused of misusing his office by making public his letter to the CJI.

Cannot direct parliament to amend the Representation of the People Act, said Supreme Court

  • The top court pointed out that once charges have been framed, only then can a person be barred from contesting elections.
  • The issue presented by Lok prahari (petitioner) is related to the barring of candidates who have charge sheeted for contesting election. The plea was to bar those candidates for over a year.

US elections 2020:battle for us senate to be decided in January

  • The balance of power in the US senate will be decided in January, where Georgia will hold run of elections for both its state seats.
  • No candidate in either race have polled 50%, as required by state election law.
  • The run-off election will take place on 5th January, 2 days after the new senate is due to convence.

I &B to regulate OTT platforms

  • OTT platforms, will now come under government rules and regulations.
  • Basically, it amount to yet another orwellian Big Brother knows best moment, of which there has been many in the recent past.



Marijuana embrace regions, Americans across party lines.

  • Recreational marijuana initiatives passed in four states this year, from liberal New Jersey to conservative Montana and South Dakota.

UK PM Boris Johnson says he is well and will govern by Zoom after Covid-19 contact

  • I’m bursting with antibodies,” Johnson said. “Plenty more to say via Zoom of course and other means of electronic communication.”
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was well after coming into contact with someone with Covid-19 and will drive the government forward via Zoom while in self-isolation in Downing Street.

Even with new US govt: Emmanuel Macron, Europe needs its own sovereignty in defense

  • Gross domestic product grew an annualized 21.4% in the three months through September from the prior quarter, the Cabinet Office said Monday, reporting the fastest growth since 1968.
  • Europe still needs its own independent and sovereign defence strategy, even if it is dealing with a new US government which may result in friendlier ties, French President Emmanuel Macron told.

Rights body says, Gunmen in western Ethiopia kill at least 34 people in bus attack

  • The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said the number of people killed was likely to rise after what it called a “gruesome” attack on the passenger bus in the Benishangul-Gumuz region.
  • Gunmen in western Ethiopia killed at least 34 people in an attack on a bus on Saturday night, the national human rights body said on Sunday, as fears grow of a security vacuum in the country amid a military campaign in the north.
  • The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said the number of people killed was likely to rise after what it called a “gruesome” attack on the passenger bus in the Benishangul-Gumuz region.

Europe: Women face difficulty in accessing abortion as pandemic adds to hurdles

  • As pandemic adds to hurdles, helplines have reported higher demand for their services as women in Europe struggle to access abortion.
  • In Europe, abortion is legal. Women across Europe are struggling to get appointments in public health systems as they are overwhelmed by the pandemic.
  • Due lockdown, non-governmental organisations, many women could not escape abusive partners.
  • Packages containing abortion pills sent by organisations helping women in places where it is not easily available, were taking weeks to get delivered amidst pandemic.

Without naming interim government, UN-Led Libya talks ended

  • Libya’s rival sides without agreeing on an interim government, wrapped up a week of UN-led talks. The country would be led to an election in December next year by this interim government.
  • The latest effort to end the chaos was the political forum that concluded on Sunday in Tunisia.
  • To draw a roadmap for presidential and parliamentary elections, was the aim of the gathering. The participants failed to name the interim administration to lead the war-torn country however agreed to hold the vote on Dec.24, 2021.
  • To agree on a mechanism to name the next government, the Libyan rivals would meet again, online and within a week.

As Merino resigns after protest deaths, Peru left without president

  • After days of street protests, interim leader Manuel Merino resigned. Congress however failed to agree on a successor, leaving Peru without a president.
  • Merino’s successor to become the country’s third president in a week has to be named by Congress.
  • Since the day protests began, the UN and rights organisations have criticized the police tactics.
  • Vizcarra was impeached and dismissed by Congress over allegations he took bribes when he was governor in 2014.

Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine expected to be rolled out before Christmas by Britain

  • If vaccine declared safe and effective, Britain will roll it out before Christmas.
  • On being asked as to how many vaccines will be needed by Britain, the Health minister said that it depends upon the effectiveness of the vaccinee in preventing transmission. 


National Press Day | PM Modi said Media doing exceptional work in spreading awareness against COVID-19

  • The media has been doing exceptional service by spreading awareness against COVID-19 and has acted as a valuable stakeholder in helping the government in its initiatives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on the occasion of National Press Day on Monday.
  • Be it positive criticism or highlighting success stories, the media has been continuously adding strength to India’s democratic ethos, the Prime Minister.

Kashmir: Avalanche warning issued for four districts.

  • Authorities in Kashmir issued an avalanche warning in four districts of the valley on Monday as the higher reaches of the Union Territory received moderate to heavy snowfall, while the plains were lashed by rains.
  • The avalanche warning has been issued in Kupwara, Bandipora and Baramulla districts of north Kashmir, and Ganderbal district in central Kashmir, officials said.

On Cross-Border Terror India’s Efforts Has Kept Spotlight : S Jaishankar

  • Hyderabad: Relentless efforts by India helped in keeping the spotlight on cross-border terrorism it faced and the world was gradually becoming aware of the global nature of international terror, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said onMonday.
  • Without naming Pakistan, he said one of India’s immediate neighbours was indulging in state-sponsored cross-border terrorism.


  • JD(u) chief Nitish Kumar sworn in as chief minister of Bihar.
  • He sworn in as CM for fourth straight time.
  • Along with him two other Deputy CM also took oath.


Vodafone very much confident about its full year performance:

  • Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile operator, saying it was increasingly confident after a “resilient” first half, despite the impact of COVID-19 obscuring its underlying momentum.
  • The British company was hit by the loss of roaming revenue as international  travel was curtailed by the pandemic, resulting in a 0.4% drop in group service revenue in the second quarter.
  • Vodafone, which plans to list the spin-out of its towers business in Frankfurt early next year, also confirmed its full-year free cashflow guidance of at least 5 billion euros before spectrum and restructuring costs on Monday, confirmed in a report.

Boeing Co is set to win US approval on Wednesday to resume flights of its grounded 737 MAX:

  • After a standoff with global regulators, management turmoil and a massive safety review, Boeing Co is set to win U.S. approval on Wednesday to resume flights of its grounded 737 MAX.
  • Southwest Airlines , the world’s largest MAX operator, has said it would take several months to comply with the FAA requirements and it does not plan to schedule flights on the aircraft until the second quarter of 2021, they confirmed in a report.

The German Bank will focus on Bank Restructuring rather than lending to the mergers:

  • Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Officer Christian Sewing said on Monday that the German lender will focus on the bank’s restructuring over the next year rather than on mergers.
  • He said at a Press Banking conference that, “the European banking sector is too fragmented but cross-border mergers will not be attractive until the banking union is completed”, respectively.

AWS and Microsoft Azure’s Cloud market grew dramatically:

  • Most large IT service providers including Wipro, HCL Technologies and Tech Mahindra, which have signed on a number of partnerships with cloud partners in the past few quarters, are now doubling down on revenue from specific practices in their cloud units.
  • Analysts said cloud providers would heavily rely on the help of system integrators (SIs) to double down on the enterprise cloud market and are offering significant incentives to Indian SIs to aggressively pursue revenue growth from cloud consulting for large clients, they confirmed in a report.

Two large value tenders to Float coal for rapid evacuation:

  • Coal under mechanised transportation, would be moved through piped conveyor belt mode promoting cleaner environment. With reduced movement of coal-laden trucks on roads, it brings down dust pollution to the comfort of people residing in the proximity of the mines.
  • Their firm also confirmed in a report that it has issued tenders for all 35 mining projects identified for mechanised transportation of dry fuel and setting up coal handling plants and silos for rapid loading at an estimated cost of Rs 12,500 crore respectively.


Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic participants may need a vaccinations, says IOC President Bach

  • Olympic participants and arriving fans for next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics will require vaccinations.
  • In order to protect the Japanese people, IOC will undertake a great effort for their protection,” said Bach.
  • He even said, this makes us all very confident that we can have spectators in the stadium and the spectators will enjoy a safe environment.
  • Japan have held baseball games with a capacity of around 30000 fans and it went well.
  • Mr Bach also mentioned they are looking forward for a safe environment and a safe tournament and they are ready for it.

Former Bangladeshi batsman commits suicide

  • Mohammad Sozib former Bangladesh under 19 player was found dead in Durgapur at the age of 21.
  • Sozib was a right handed batsman and had played three youth ODI against Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in 2017.
  • He last played competitive cricket in 2018 when he played for a cricket club in Dhaka Premier league.
  • “I can’t believe what I heard,” Mahmud quoted.
  • Sozib was a part of our U-19 2018 batch with Saif and Afifahe was a standby.

 Javier Mascherano, former Argentine full back, announce retirement aged 36

  • Javier Mascherano Argentine most capped player announced his retirement from football at the age of 36.
  • Mascherano has played for clubs like a River plate Liverpool and Barcelona.
  • “I left my profession hundred percent to the maximum that I possibly can,” said Mascherano.
  • Mascherano enjoyed his most successful spell at Barcelona where he won 19 titles in 8 years.
  • He played 147 times for Argentina, appearing in four world cups.


A major role will be played by Central Armed Police Forces in COVID 19 vaccination programme.

  • ITBP Director General said that CAPFs will play major role in COVID 19 vaccinations. The plan and use of the same is ready.
  • An effective immunizing against the coronavirus is keenly expected across the world. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said India is hosting clinical trials for all major vaccines, and regarding 20 of them area unit in numerous stages of development.
  • The Forces have already taken necessary measures to help the government in the Vaccination drive and will do any task given to them.
  • A senior official privy to the vaccine plan said the CAPFs will be directed to hold camps and help local government authorities in the identification of beneficiaries for the drive once it is rolled out.

Martyred Indian Army Jawan’s Last rites held in Nagpur : Line of Control firing

  • The last rites of Army Indian Bhushan Rameshrao Satai, killed during firing by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir last week, were command at his native place in Maharashtra’s Nagpur district on Monday with full state honours.
  • The body was kept at the military bivouac at Kamptee within the town.
  • On Monday morning, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Energy Minister Nitin Raut, WHO is additionally Nagpur’s guardian minister, arranged  wreaths on the soldier’s body at the Brigade of the Guards Regiment tract at Kamptee.
  • Senior Army officers, public representatives and Nagpur administration officers conjointly paid respect to Satai.
  • Later, the body was taken to Katol where many locals attended the last rites of jawan.

India will see a update in OnePlus 8T which will include Optimisations, Improvements.

  • OnePlus 8T is receiving its OxygenOS update in India, a hot-fix update that fixes issues caused by the previous update. The over-the-air (OTA) Oxygen OS hot-fix update optimises call stability, improves system power consumption performance to reduce heating, and fixes other issues.
  • OxygenOS is rolling out to a small percentage of OnePlus 8T users in India as of now, and will have a broader rollout in a few days. The hot-fix update comes to India with version, as announced on the OnePlus community forum. The update for the smartphone will be available in Europe as version and as version in North America.           

 Apple’s following Tool Target of Privacy Activist GHB Schrems’ New Complaints

  • A group led by privacy activist GHB Schcems on weekday filed complaints with German and Spanish knowledge protection authorities over Apple’s on-line pursuit tool, alleging that it permits iPhones to store users’ knowledge while not their consent in breach of European law.
  • It is the primary such major action against the North American nation technology cluster with regard to Common Market privacy rules.
  • Apple says it provides users with a superior level of privacy protection. the corporate had proclaimed it might more tighten its rules with the launch of its iOS fourteen OS this time of year however in Sep aforesaid it might delay the set up till early next year.

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