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Attorney General gives consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra over fresh tweet
- Attorney General KK Venugopal gave consent for initiating contempt proceedings against standard comic artist Kunal Kamra for his November 18 tweet.
- Attorney General says it was grossly vulgar and obnoxious and tended to lower the autonomy of the supreme court.
JMU should issue degree, other documents to law graduates in 3 days: Delhi High Court
- Delhi High Court has directed The Jamia Millia University to give a law graduate his degree and other documents related to his education at the educational institution within a period of three days.
- With these direction, Court disposed of the petition filed by Muhammad Munis Siddique with the grievance that the varsity has not given his marksheet, degree etc.
Marriage between first cousins illegal, state Punjab and Haryana High Court
- The assertion came after 21 year old man moved to High Court against State of Punjab seeking anticipatory bail in a case registered under section 363, 366 of the IPC at police station Khanna City to in Ludhiana district.
- the Punjab and Haryana High Court has said that marriage between first cousins is illegal.
Tamil Nadu bans online gaming; rupees 5000 fine, 6 months jail for violation
- The ordinance provides for banning the electronic transfer of funds used for wagering and betting, distributing the winnings prize money.
- As per the ordinance, those found gaming will be punished with rupees 5000 fine and six months imprisonment.
- Those who host common gaming houses, will be punished with the fine amount of rupees 10000 and two years imprisonment.
Kabul hit by barrage of rocket fire, at least 8 dead
- News coming from Kabul is the city struck by barrage of rockets, killing at least 8 people. In the ongoing wave of violence, this marks as the latest attack.
- Taliban is blamed for the attack by interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian.
- Several buildings with damage to walls and windows, including at a large a medical complex, were shown by online media.
- The responsibility for the blasts has not been claimed by any group. The responsibility is denied by Taliban.
- Under the terms of a US withdrawal deal signed in February, the Taliban have pledged not to attack urban areas and hence are under pressure not to do so.
Owing to new rules, Facebook, Google and twitter threatens to leave Pakistan
- As per news, social media companies in Pakistan are directed by the new rules [Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules 2020] to provide sweeping access to investigative agencies to any data or information.
- Owing to this, Google, Facebook and Twitter threaten to leave Pakistan.
- By introducing these rules, the government has attempted to scuttle freedom of expression in the deeply-conservative Islamic nation.
- The new rules provide that failing to curb content which is deemed derogatory for Islam, a fine of upto 3.14 million can be charged on tech, social media and internet service providers.
Trump to appear in virtual G20 summit amid Covid-19 surge
- The White House announced the virtual Group of 20 (G20) summit as global leaders struggle with surging Covid-19 cases around the world. Tump will be participating in the summit chaired by Arabia’s King Salman.
- The participation comes as a result of non-acceptance of President-elect Biden’s victory by Trump.
- The exact events in which he will participate are unclear.
Joe Biden appointed Indian-American Mala Adiga as wife’s policy director
- News before innaguration day, Indian-American Mala Adiga was appointed by Joe Biden as his wife Jill Biden’s policy director.
- Having served as Jill Biden’s senior advisor and a senior policy advisor on the Biden-Kamala Harris campaign, Ms Adiga was also the director for Higher Education and Military Families at the Biden Foundation.
- She started as a counsel to the associate attorney general in the Obama administration.
UN blacklisting of notorious Libyan militia stopped by Russia
- UN Security Council committee was stopped by Russia from blacklisting a Libyan armed group and its leader for human rights abuses. Russia did so by saying that it wanted to see more evidence first that it killed civilians.
- The council’s 15-member Libya sanctions committee was proposed by the United States and Germany to impose an asset freeze and travel ban on the al-Kaniyat militia and its leader Mohammed al-Kani.
Economic impact of a free trade agreement between U.S and Taiwan:
- The US and Taiwan signed a pact to set up annual economic talks for 5 years regardless of objections by China to Washington’s help for Taipei.
- The memorandum of understanding was signed after an inaugural spherical of economic talks in Washington on Friday.
- Future discussions will alternate between the US and Taipei, Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, stated in a briefing in Taipei on Saturday.
India condemns Pakistan for Nagrota attack, tells them to abstain from policy supporting terror
- On Saturday, India called for Pakistan’s diplomat Aftab Hassan Khan in New Delhi over the attack that recently took place in Jammu and Kashmir.
- The Ministry of External Affairs summoned the Charge d’affaires and made demands to refrain from their policy of supporting the terror groups and terrorists and dismount their efforts of launching attacks in other countries.
Uttar Pradesh Home department makes proposal to law ministry for strict law against Love Jihad
- The home department of Uttar Pradesh has made proposal to the Law Ministry for rigorous law to deal with “Love Jihad” where there is conversion of religion by women for the sake of marriage.
- This has been sent in response to the announcement made in one of the recent rallies by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath where he stated that his government would come up with stringent laws against “Love Jihad”.
Testing capability of RT-PCR increased by ICMR on directions of Amit Shah
- On Saturday, MHA (Union Ministry of Home Affairs) has announced that the RT-PCR testing capacity has been increased by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) from 27,000 tests to 37,000 tests per day considering the directions of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
- Amit Shah had announced various measures in order to prevent the increasing cases of COVID in Delhi which included increasing the RT-PCR capacity plus deploying the mobile testing vans of the Union Health Ministry and ICMT in places which are vulnerable.
PM Modi said India is going through significant phase change and coming 25 years are important
- On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the students of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University virtually and stated that the country is through a significant phase change.
- He said that India is going to complete 75 years of its independence in 2022 eventually 100 years in2047 and thus the next 25 years will be of most importance. He also spoke about the ongoing COVID situation.
UP Government castigated by Priyanka Gandhi over ‘Poisonous liquor’ death
- News from UP: Priyanka Gandhi hit out at UP Government over the deaths due to consumption of poisonous liquor.
- It was noted in the last couple of days, around 10 people have died due to consumption of illicit liquor.
- Several death taken place in Lucknow, Firozabad, Hapur, Mathura and prayagraj.
- Samples of liquid has been sent for testing.
Mumbai : Comedian Bharti Singh arrives at NCB office with her husband Harsh Limbachia
- During the rate by NCB, a small quantity of cannabis was seized from Bharti’s House.
- “Bharti Singh’s name cropped up during the interrogation of a drug peddler”, an official said.
- Bharti Singh has not issued any statement regarding the raid at her house.
- Two other places in the city have also been raided, official added.
- News was coming that she could be arrested.
Court asks for the scope of settlement in Defamation case between MJ Akbar & Ramani
- Former Union minister MJ Akbar filed the case against Journalist Ramani for allegedly defaming and accusing him of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago.
- As news reports, Ramani alleged MJ Akbar in the wake of #me too movement in 2018.
- The Delhi High Court asked both the parties for the scope of settlement.
- The next hearing to be held on November 24.
J&K: Mehbooba Mufti accuses BJP of sabotaging District Development Council
- PDP chief Mehbooba mufti accused BJP for not allowing them to campaign freely in DDC.
- “GOI sabotaging participation of non BJP parties in DDC polls. PDPs Bashir Ahmed despite having adequate security has been detained at Phalgam on the pretext of security”, Mufti tweeted.
- “The candidates are provided a double escort and the security forces guard an area where they want to visit and campaign after leaving their secure accommodations”, Inspector general of police, Kashmir said.
Entry of corporate, RBI committee for conversion of large NBFCs into banks
- News update from finance world is, RBI had constituted an internal working group on 12 June to review extant ownership guidelines and corporate structure for Indian private sector banks.
- The internal working group of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) suggested that large Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFCs) can convert into banks if they fulfill certain criteria.
SEBI moves SC for payment of Rs 62,000 crore from two Sahara firms
- The markets regulator said in terms of the 2012 order of the top court, Sahara firms have till date deposited Rs 15,455.70 crore which has been invested in fixed deposits of various nationalised banks.
- News from market is the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to two Sahara companies to shell out Rs 62,602 crore in compliance with its earlier orders.
- Sahara chief Subrata Roy should be taken into custody if his companies failed to pay the money, 29.SEBI demanded.
- The markets regulator alleged that despite various reliefs given by the top court, Roy and his March two firms– Sahara India Real Estate Corporation Ltd.
EPFO settles claims worth Rs 55.9K crore: April-October
- The scheme permitting advance withdrawal was notified on March 27 and the web facility launched on.
- The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has settled 149.31 lakh settlement and advance claims throughout April-October amounting to Rs 55,900.88 crore.
- 47.58 lakh had been Covid-19 advance claims worth Rs 12,220.26 crore, a letter despatched by EPFO to its Central Board of Trustees on Friday confirmed.
- subscribers who’ve been unemployed for greater than a month can withdraw as much as 75 per cent of their stability.
Reliance Retail deal ,CCI nod to Future
- The Rs 24,713-crore acquisition has faced stiff resistance from Amazon, which appealed to the Sebi, BSE and NSE to not approve the deal.
- The competition regulator on Friday approved the acquisition of Future Group’s retail, wholesale, warehousing logistics business by Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL).
- The Rs 24,713-crore acquisition has faced stiff resistance from Amazon, which appealed to the Sebi, BSE and NSE to not approve the deal.
- Amazon has won an injunction, barring Future Retail and its promoters from executing its deal with Reliance Retail from an emergency arbitrator of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
- News from stock market says, there will be a boom in the prices of stock of reliance post this.
Absence of Virat Kohli could be good for Indian players: Sunil Gavaskar
- News from cricketing world, Virat Kohli is likely to return after the first test as his pregnant wife Anushka Sharma’s date is due.
- Absence of Virat Kohli is a good news for the Australians but Gavaskar believes it’s a good news for Indians too.
- Many a times without Virat Kohli Indian team has tend to rise on many occasions.
- “If you actually look India have won many at times when Virat wasn’t there,” said Gavaskar.
- Pujara could be the player playing as a substitute for Virat Kohli in his absence.
India’s bowling attack could win us the series: Sanjay Manjrekar
- Indian commentator Sanjay Manjrekar believes India’s bowling attack is competent enough to take down Australia in this tour.
- Manjrekar also believes Virat Kohli’s men will face a tough competition on the return of Steve Smith and David Warner.
- Australia test team will be stronger this time as it wasn’t in India last year.
- India’s bowlers will have to prove their worth once again on the Australian ground.
- “I think it’s going to be a good series for both the player and the fans,” said Manjrekar.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE AND DEFENCE
Amazon Music Expands X-Ray With Trivia for Your Favourite Songs
- News update from Amazon Music is it has also started providing some additional “fun facts” for popular songs in the US and the UK.
- Amazon Music now lets you view trivia for songs using X-Ray feature.
- X-Ray is already popular on Kindle and Amazon Prime Video.
- Amazon Music also provides credits through a dedicated button.
Roads on India-China border, MHA gives ₹12,434.90 crore for 32
- The Ministry of Home Affairs has allocated ₹12,434.90 crore for expediting construction of 32 roads on India-China border under Phase-2.
- The roads connecting border outposts will come up in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
- Border Roads Organisation, Central Public Works Department and Indo-Tibetan Border Police are engaged in the construction work.
- For phase-3, additional 50 roads have been proposed, with road connectivity between the three phases, another senior government official said.
India: Afghanistan can succeed only when terrorism no longer flows across the Durand Line
- India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador TS Tirumurti was speaking at the Arria Formula Meeting on ‘What can the Security Council do to support the peace process in Afghanistan’.
- In an apparent reference to Pakistan, India has told the United Nations that Afghanistan can succeed only when terrorism no longer flows across the Durand Line, asserting that those providing sanctuary to terrorists must be held accountable and the Security Council should speak unequivocally against such forces.
- The Durand Line is the 2,640-kilometre border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- Tirumurti noted that Afghanistan today is at a critical juncture and it is vital for the international community, especially the UNSC, to send the right message to everyone concerned.
FRANCE ADVISES INDIA, QATAR TO KEEP PAKISTAN ORIGIN TECHNICIANS AWAY FROM RAFALE JETS
- After a deal that had been in the works for long, India and France agreed upon delivering 36 Rafale fighter jets to India, from their Dassault Aviation company.
- France has already delivered two batches of 5 jets each and they have also been inducted into the Indian Air Force.
- These directions have also been issued to other nations which have purchased the Rafale jets, especially Qatar, not to allow any Pakistani origin technicians to work on the Rafale planes. Sources state that France fears for technical information leaks to Islamabad happening, if any Pakistan origin technicians work on the Rafale planes.
- India is said to have raised these security concerns to France, as the Rafale jets have now become a part of our country’s frontline defences.