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Preventive detention law allow State to crave out exception for its lawlessness: Mihir Desai senior advocate.
- Preventive detention law and special legislations like UAPA-anti-terror laws as they are called–allow the state to crave out exception for its own lawlessness.
- These are the laws which permit the state to claim that we are governed by the rule of the law. We are governed by the rule of law and on other hand pass such legislations which violate the rule of law altogether.
Delhi riots: Delhi High Court issue notice to Delhi government in plea seeking compensation for victims.
- Delhi high court has issued notice in a plea seeking interim and full compensation for the victims of the riots that broke out in the Northeast districts of Delhi.
- While issuing the notice ,the singe bench of justice Navin Chawla has also directed the Delhi government to file a court- affidavit within four weeks.
Kerala High Court refuses to temporarily lift ban on plastic in and around Sabarimala.
- The Kerala high court refused to temporarily lift the ban imposed on plastic in and around Sabarimala by two orders of the court in the year 2015 and 2018.
- The bench of justice k. Vinod Chandra and Justice T R Ravi in its order remarked.
Entitled to benefit of doubt: Supreme Court acquits man in a dowry death case.
- The Supreme Court has acquitted a man who was convicted by the trial court and the high court in a dowry death case.
- In this case the accused wife (with whom his marriage was solemnized about one and half year ago) had died by setting herself afire by pouring kerosene oil upon herself.
- The dying declaration show that the immediate cause for the deceased to set herself afire was the domestic quarrel with husband.
“Being treated like Terrorists”, Sanjay Raut on Farmer’s Protest
- Hitting out at centre for preventing farmers to enter Delhi, Sanjay Raut said, “famers have been treated like Terrorists”.
- “Since they are Sikh and come from Punjab or Haryana, they are called Khalistani. It is an insult to farmers”, Raut added.
- Mr Raut has been joined by Samajwadi Party and BSP.
GHMC polls : Amit Shah arrives in Hyderabad for road show
- Amit Shah arrives at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad to campaign for GHMC elections.
- He will be addressing public programs and also schedule to attend a road show.
- He said while addressing the gathering, “the People of Hyderabad should also give BJP an opportunity & we want to free Hyderabad from Nizam culture.”
- Voting will be held on Dec 1 and results will be declared on Dec 4.
Projects worth Rs 204 crore virtually inaugurated by UP CM
- UP CM inaugurates various projects worth Rs. 204 under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.
- CM Yogi also interact with district Panchayat Presidents and addressed their issues.
- “I’m happy about works done to push forward rural economy by constructing roads in village by Union ministry of Rural Development”, CM said.
National people’s party accuses, Congress trying to destabilise MDA Government
- NPP has accused the Congress for trying to destabilise the MDA Government by making baseless allegations.
- Congress denied the allegations of NPP.
- The Congress has demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged Multi-crore scams in Meghalaya Power Department.
Haridwar border sealed by Government of Uttarakhand in order to prevent crowding on Kartik Purnima
- Uttarakhand Government has reportedly sealed borders of Haridwar till November 30 with a view to ensure that the devotees who are visiting the district on occasion of Kartik Purnima are do not take dip in Holy Ganga.
- SSP Senthil Abudai Krishnaraj has stated that they have took great measures to prevent crowding and the police have also mandated that people entering the state are required to go through RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) Covid test.
PM Modi discusses the production of vaccine at the Serum Institute
- On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited the Serum Institute of India (SII) to review several feature of the Covisheild vaccine which is being produced currently at the said firm.
- Prime Minister Modi has tweeted that the institute has shared with him details about progress made by them and their measures to increase the amount of vaccine produce.
- He also spoke with CEO of the Institute Adar Poonawalla, his father and various other officials of the company.
Britain and France signed a new agreement aimed at stopping illegal migration across the Channel:
- UK Interior Minister Priti Patel and her French counterpart Gerald Darmanin were reported to say that they wanted to make the route used by more than 8,000 people this year unviable.
- Patel said that under the deal, the number of officers patrolling a 150-kilometer stretch of coastline would double, and new equipment including drones, radar and cameras would be employed.
- The UK and France plan to continue a close dialogue to reduce migratory pressures at the shared border over the next year.
- The recent focus by authorities on stopping small boats meant they were now seeing more migrants trying to cross the Channel via lorries, and that border security was being tightened in France to try to stop that, she said in a report.
China removes 94 apps for privacy violations:
- China has completed technical tests on 440,000 apps with high popularity in China’s mainstream app stores.
- And 94 were removed from app stores with severe violations, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Suspected Extremists kill atleast 40 farmers in Nigeria:
- Suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen while they were harvesting crops in Nigeria’s northern Borno State, officials said in a report.
- The attack was staged Saturday in a rice field in Garin Kwashebe, a Borno community known for rice farming, on the day residents of the state were casting votes for the first time in 13 years to elect local government councils, though many didn’t go to cast their ballots.
- The farmers were reportedly rounded up and summarily killed by armed insurgents. Malam Zabarmari, a leader of a rice farmers association in Borno state, confirmed the massacre in a report.
Singaporean gives birth to baby with Covid-19 antibodies:
- A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred from mother to child.
CII urges industry not to lower guard against Covid-19
- Industry body CII has urged its member companies in north India to not lower guard against Covid-19 and ensure that the prescribed norms of wearing masks, maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet and avoiding large gatherings are followed.
- With Covid-19 cases rising for the past few weeks at an unprecedented rate, the pandemic continues to pose hardship for the entire country, the chamber said in a statement on Sunday.
- Many states in northern India are experiencing probably the second or even the third wave of rise in infections and mortality.
From small businesses to farmers, middle India is driving demand in pandemic-hit economy
- Manish Mehra, owner of Washex Hospitality, an industrial laundry service, recently flew from Delhi to Jodhpur, a city in north-western India, to win a contract to service a large, government-run hospital – a move essential to kickstarting his business.
- Increased demand for air travel and hotel stays by small business owners like Mehra, accompanied by a rise in rural incomes and spending after two good monsoons, is helping the pandemic-hit Indian economy slowly recover.
- Government data released on Friday showed the economy shrank 7.5% in the July-September quarter, performing better than analysts’ expectation of an 8.8% contraction as lockdowns were eased and some pent-up demand was met.
RBI likely to maintain status quo for 3rd straight time on inflation concerns
- The Reserve Bank is likely to keep the benchmark interest rates unchanged in its next monetary policy review in view of heightened retail inflation which has persistently remained above its comfort level, feel experts.
- The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) headed by RBI Governor is scheduled to meet for two days starting December 2.
- The resolution of the sixth bi-monthly MPC meeting would be announced on December 4.
- The RBI projected the country’s GDP to contract 9.5 per cent in the current financial year due to the pandemic. It has cut policy rates by 115 basis points since February.
US second biggest FDI source for India during Apr-Sep 2020
- The US has emerged as the second biggest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India, replacing Mauritius, during the first half of the current financial year, according to data of the commerce and industry ministry.
- During April-September 2020, India attracted FDI worth USD 7.12 billion from the US and USD 2 billion from Mauritius, which slipped to fourth position, the DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) data showed.
- Mauritius was the second biggest FDI source during the same period previous year. The US was the fourth biggest investor during that period.
- Singapore with USD 8.30 billion foreign inflows continued to be the top source of FDI for India in April-September 2020-21.
Five of top 10 most valued firms lose together Rs 91,699 cr m-cap; RIL worst hit
- The combined market valuation of five of top-10 most valued firms declined by Rs 91,699 crore last week, with heavyweight Reliance Industries emerging as the worst hit.
- While Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Infosys, HDFC, ICICI Bank and Bharti Airtel suffered losses in their market valuation, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), HDFC Bank, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Bajaj Finance were the gainers.
- RIL’s market valuation tumbled by Rs 60,829.21 crore to Rs 12,23,416.97 crore.
2nd ODI: Virat Kohli 89 in win as Australia crush India by 51 runs and take 2-0 unassailable lead
- Virat Kohli 89 run not ended up in a losing cause as Australia defeated India by 51 runs in the 2nd ODI.
- Chasing a mammoth 394 victory India were restricted to 338 for 9 in 50 overs despite Virat Kohli’s 89 and KL Rahul 79.
- Virat Kohli became the fastest player to get 22000 International runs in his 89 run versus Australia.
- India got off to a quick start with Mayank Agrawal Shikhar Dhawan adding 50 + runs for the opening wicket.
- Australia registered their highest total against India.
Manchester city is hectic schedule have kept player from enjoying football says Pep Guardiola.
- On Saturday November 28 Manchester City registered a 5-0 win against burnley at home after a hattrick by Riyad marriage at the Etihad Stadium.
- Guardiola has blamed the active scheduling of matches as the reason behind players not getting to reveal in their victories.
- The Manchester City manager has pointed the hectic schedule that is lead to more player injuries and lack of rest.
- “The problem is the players lose the joy of playing football,”Guardiola told reporters.
- Manchester City will be taking on Porto in their next fixture in the UEFA champions league.
Mike Tyson draws with Roy Jones in exhibition about, says 2 minutes felt like three, but want to keep going
- The 54 year old Mike Tyson nominated 51 year old royal zones in an exhibition fight which ruled out to be a draw.
- Mike Tyson was considered to be better between both of them among the two boxers.
- “The body shots definitely took a toll the body shots are what make you exhausted said Jones junior.
- Despite the contest been a shockingly ruled as a draw, many including piers Morgan declared Tyson as the winner.
- Both boxers were considered to be one of the best boxers in the history.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE AND DEFENCE
Engine, design deficiencies — third crash puts russian mig-29k back in focus
- The crash of the Indian Navy’s MiG-29K aircraft Thursday has yet again put the spotlight on the Russian fighter jet that has had a troubled history, both in India and in its home country.
- The navy’s MiG-29K was on disembarkation (flying back to its base, INS Hansa in Goa) from the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. While one pilot was rescued Thursday, Commander Nishant Singh, a qualified flying instructor, remains missing.
- The navy has begun an inquiry into the aircraft crash, which is the third one to have been involved in an accident in the past year starting last November.
- Navy sources refused to get into the likely cause of the accident but added that no warning sign or alarm was raised by the pilots on board.
- India has imported 45 MiG-29K fighters jets from Russia, but operates less than two dozen of them — the rest are kept as war reserves and in other forms.
Amazfit Pop Pro Smartwatch Set to Launch December 1, Key Specifications Teased
- Amazfit Pop Pro is teased to come with inbuilt GPS and NFC support.
- Amazfit Pop Pro is teased to come with a square dial.
- The wearable is a slightly premium variant of Amazfit Pop.
- Amazfit Pop Pro is teased to come with heart rate monitoring.
Respiratory failure in COVID-19 usually not driven by cytokine storm
- Many researchers think high levels of cytokines — immune cell signaling molecules — cause lung damage in people with COVID-19.
- This finding could change the way doctors treat severe infections with the new coronavirus.
- It could also explain why anti-inflammatory medications only work for a small portion of people with COVID-19.
- “We found that cytokine storm does happen, but it’s relatively rare, even in the COVID-19 patients that go on to have respiratory failure and require a ventilator.”
Drone sighted in Jammu Kashmir’s RS Pura Sector
- A drone was sighted at the International Border (IB) in the Arnia area of RS Pura Sector in Jammu and Kashmir last night, the Border Security Force (BSF) said on Sunday.
- The drone went back towards Pakistan after alert BSF troops fired on it, the officials said.
- On November 21, drone movement was noticed in the Mendhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC) amid a surge in ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army, according to sources.
- On November 20, two drones were spotted from the direction of Pakistan and crossed the IB in the Samba sector.