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Karnataka HC rejects the PIL against the bar
Public Interest Litigation filed by Advocate AV Amarnathan stated that the statue of Father of Nation, Bal Bhavan in cubbon park, office of Deputy Commissioner of Police and a church are situated with in a distance of 100 metre from the premises of the bar. He is seeking to cancel the licence granted by a state excise department to Tonique Bar and Restaurant for the allegation of its proximity to a Gandhi statue. He also contended the breach of sub-rule (3) of rule 3 of the Karnataka Excise Licence ( General Conditions) Rules , 1967 defines the definition of ‘Religious Institution’ and the statue of Father of Nation is a ‘Religious Institution’.
On Monday , the petitioner also claimed for sub-rule [2-A] of rule5 of the Karnataka Excise Licence Rules.
However, Additional Government Advocate Vijayakumar A Patil file a memo of compliance which recorded the distance between the main entrance of the premises of restaurant and the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police through the footpath is 126.50 meters. secondly, the distance between the main entrance of the fifth respondent and the entrance gate of St. Martha’s Church is 144.00 meters.
A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice NS Sanjay Gowda rejects the PIL because they don’t find merit in any stated arguments.
SC adjourned the hearing of moratorium payment on 28 September
The moratorium period for loan and EMI payments was over by August, but the grace period is dragging on the final decision to settle the decision of banks to charge an additional interest rate.
SC gives time to SG Mehta for concrete reply on the behalf of Center and RBI . So, the matter will to be adjourned again.
Senior Advocate Rajiv Kumar is concerned on physical hearing in Delhi HC:
Senior advocate Rajeev Kumar has written a letter to the Chief Justice DN Patel of Delhi HC in the concern of physical hearing.
Mr Nair has decided to adopt new method for hearing matters. He has decided to allow virtual hearing instead of physical hearing . In the fact of a. large number of HC staff has been tested covid positive.
Gujarat HC suspended physical and virtual hearing from September 12th-15th 2020
Gujarat HC stopped the physical and virtual hearing due to 12 employees were found to be infected with covid-19. Therefore, physical functioning will be suspended from September 12-15 for sanitization purposes. Further physical functioning of limited courts will commence from 14th September 2020 will now commence from 16th September 2020.
Neelam Manmohan Attavar Vs Manmohan Attavar (D) Thr LRs [Transferred Case (Criminal) No 1 of 2020
The Apex Court held that ,In order to challenge an order which has been passed by the High Court in the exercise of its Judicial powers would not beb maintainable under the Writ petition of Article 226 of the Constitution. This case came before the Bench of justice DY Chanrachud and justice KM Joseph.
In the Case of Pravin Kumar Vs. Union of India [ Civil Appeal No. 6270 of 2012]
The Apex Court dismissed the appeal of a CISF officer who was dismissed from the service for indulging in corruption and said that punishment of dismissal is not disproportionate to corrupt employees and charges like corruption, misappropriation etc are grave and ought to be dealt with strictly. The bench comprises of Justice NV Ramana , S. Abdul Nazeer and Surya Kant.
Rizwan Khan Vs State of Chhattisgarh [ Criminal Appeal No.580 of 2020]
The Appex court in the bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan , MR Shah and R.Subhash Reddy observed that to prove the case under NDPS Act , the ownership of the vehicle from which the contaband is seized is not required to be established , the thing which is required to established and proved is the recovery of the contraband articles and the commission of an offence under the NDPS Act . Further the court also said that examination of independent witnesses is not the indispensable requirement and non examination is not necessarily fatal to the prosecution case.
Nirav Modi’s Extradition: Katju to Depose in UK court
Former SC judge Justice Markandey Katju will testify as a witness on September 11 in UK court against the extradition of Nirav Modi to India.
Katju further said, he will oppose the extradition on the grounds that Nirav is unlikely to get “free and fair trial in India”.
Alt News co-founder granted protection
Mohammed Zubair co-founder of fact checking website Alt News was granted protection by Delhi High court against any coercive action in a FIR registered in cyber cell unit of Delhi police.
Tahir Hussain plea challenging ED custody filed in Delhi High court
Tahir Hussain a suspended councillor from AAP and accused in North Delhi riots money laundering case has challenged three day extended custody to ED.
Maratha reservation quota stayed by SC
Maratha reservation quota will not be applicable for the year 2020-21 the court observed. The bench has reserved orders on plea to refer it to the larger brnch.
Petition seeking legal entity status to the entire animal kingdom
Adv. Devesh Saxena filed a petition seeking legal entity status to the animals.
Cheif Justice S A Bobde questioning the petition said “bestowing animals legal personality will mean the capacity to aur or be sued. How is this possible..”.
Enmity over Koalas
War for Koala rises between Australia’s state government and its coalition party.
The dispute arose between NSW and The National Party on a policy. The policy aims to protect Koala which would be extinct by the year 2050, says reports.
Human right organization letter to IOC
The Letter addressed to the IOC chief to reconsider its premier to award the 2022 winter games to China.
NG-14 Cygnus spacecraft named after Indian Astronaut
Spacecraft to be launched from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic regional spaceport Wallops Island, named after former Indian Astronaut, Dr. Kalpana Chawla.
The spacecraft will propel on 29 September 2020.
Inferno at Beirut
Massive blaze in Port’s Duty-Free Area of Beirut, Lebanon on 10th September 2020 just a month after lethal blast killing more than 700 and injuring several.
Death threat to Nobel Peace Laureate
The Democratic Republic of Congo rape surgeon, Dr Denis Mukwege received death threats. According to reports he urged people to protest for his shielding. Recently, he has been placed under sentry of UN Security Forces.
Owing to security risks, U.S. President Trump orders suspension of visas of more than 1,000 Chinese nationals :
Leading to deteriorating relations between China and the U.S., the world’s two biggest economies; the U.S. President Donald Trump ordered revocation of visas of more than 1,000 Chinese nationals.
The action was seen as a response to China’s curbs on democracy in Hong Kong, and also to prevent the security risks. The visa action was being undertaken under a proclamation by President Trump on May 29, 2020.
As mentioned by the acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf backed the order of Trump by stating it (i.e., the order) as the strategy in order to protect U.S. based sensitive research including coronavirus research from being stolen by China. Mr. Wolf further accused China of abusing and misusing student visa to exploit American academia.
Wildfires now head towards Oregon, the neighbouring state of California, after plaguing and wreaking havoc in California
The unprecedented fierce and unstoppable wildfires led to the destruction of five small towns in Oregon resulting in high death toll and increased number of casualties.
As three fatalities were confirmed in northern California, the wildfires continued to create havoc in California and Oregon. The wildfires have led to the destruction of much of the western U.S. over the past week through its major roaring blazes with greater intensity.
Governor Kate Brown described the fierce wildfires as “This could be the greatest loss in human lives and property due to wildfire in our state’s history.” Brown further gave details of the rescue teams saving the evacuees and moving them to a safer destination.
A long awaited action finally reaches its implementation as U.S. military makes a formal announcement of reduction in its troops in Iraq
The U.S. has around 5,200 troops stationed and deployed in Iraq in order to counter the Islamic State militant group.
The action comes as a result of June, 2020 affirmation between the U.S. and Iraq, both making commitment regarding the reduction of U.S. troops in Iraq in coming months.
Iraq’s Parliament had already voted earlier this year for the departure of foreign troops from Iraq. In addition, during a meeting held last month with the Iraqi Prime Minister, the U.S. President Trump, already assured his firmness over reduction of U.S. troops in Iraq.
A formal announcement for the same was made by the U.S. President Donald Trump stating reduction of U.S. military troops in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 troops.
Amid increasing tense relations between China and the U.S., the U.S. government sells off its consulate staff compound to Hong Kong for $332 million
The U.S. has sold its consulate staff compound to Hong Kong’s local developer Hang Lung Properties Ltd. for HK $2.57 billion which is equivalent to $332 million.
The move comes at a sensitive time taking into consideration the escalating tensions between China and the U.S.
Backing this sale, a representative of the U.S. government mentioned that the decision to sell the compound was an action in furtherance of its global reinvestment program development.
The WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020 claims a reduction of 68 per cent in the global wildlife population between 1970 and 2016
- Owing to unpredictable climate changes and increased pollution, a greater harm and damage has been caused to the biodiversity. One of the most prominent factors leading to biodiversity loss is land-use change.
- Europe and Central Asia with 57.9 per cent, have topped the list of highest biodiversity loss due to land-use change globally, whereas according to the Living Planet Index, Latin America with 94 per cent has suffered largest wildlife population loss.
- The Report further mentions that freshwater biodiversity has been one of the most threatened biodiversity globally accounting for the loss of almost 90 per cent of global wetlands since 1700.
- The WWF India’s report on Water Stewardship for Industries further revealed that 14 out of 20 river basins in India are already water stressed.
Yet another example of official corruption in Lebanon
- Owing to the fierce blast that took place in Beirut due to the excess amount of collection of ammonium nitrate chemical, the blast victims were the worst sufferers.
- Taking into account the vulnerable situation of Lebanon and Beirut blast victims, Sri Lanka provided a helping hand to Lebanon by donating 1,675 kg of Ceylon tea to those affected by the massive Beirut blast.
- But the tea instead of being given to the blast victims was distributed to the families of presidential guards.
- The criticism comes after the Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun mentioned “a gift of Ceylon tea” while thanking his Sri Lankan counterpart.
Review petition was filed by Nawaz sharif
Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court stating that he will not be able to return Pakistan to face corruption charges also saying that his health condition would not allow him to return home from London.
Covid-19 vaccine could be available by end 2020 said by AstraZeneca
Drugs giant AstraZeneca said that Covid-19 vaccine could be available by end of 2020 or early 2021 despite of trial paused after an illness in a participant in Britain. AstraZeneca might resume clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine next week.
China has named Nong Rong as the country’s nee Ambassador to Pakistan
On Thursday China named Nong Rong as a country’s new Ambassador to Pakistan and Yao Jing has been transferred back to headquarters in Beijing. Compared to Yao, Nong has not served in Pakistan before being nominated to the post.
‘Search Prompt’ Launched by Twitter to Prevent Suicide in India
In partnership with National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences
If you will search terms associated with suicide or self-harm, the top search will be a prompt directing you to relevant information and help available on twitter
#ThereIsHelp prompt which was specifically put in place for the public to find a clear and credible information on critical issues.
India and Japan Signed an Agreement for Reciprocal Supplies Between Forces
Agreement was signed by Defence Secretory Ajay Kumar and ambassador of Japan Suzuki Santoshi
It is also accepted from both the countries that they will sign a key military logistic pact, Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA)
Some Japanese manufacturing units can also shift to India
New Guidelines Issued by Centre Regarding Exams in Times of COVID-19
New guidelines include:
- Ensuring social distancing
- Frequent hand washing
- Use of alcohol-based sanitizer
- Following respiratory etiquettes
- Not spitting
Rs.20,050 crore Scheme Launched Scheme for Fishery Sector by Prime Minister
- Scheme named Prandhan Mantri Matsya Sampda Yojna lauched by Narendra Modi on 10 September
- This scheme aims at increasing fishery production by 70 lakh tonne by 2024-2025
- App named e-Gopala was also launched by PM which will provide solutions to farmers on livestock related issues
Woman’s Leading the way: US Bank
Jane Fraser currently selected as Citi’s President and CEO of Global Consumer Banking and to become the First Female CEO of a major Wall Street bank.
Sensex records best monthly performance : Market Highlights
As gains were primarily lead by Reliance Industries, Reliance became India’s first company to hit a market capitalisation of Rs 14.7 lakh crore.
- Reliance Industry zoomed 8.5%
- Market valuation rose to ₹14,66,589.53 crore
- Stock jumped 8.45% on the BSE
- Gained 8.49% on the NSE to a lifetime high of ₹2,344.95
- 30-share BSE Sensex trading 544.58 points high
What state needs is hard cash, no worth of “letter of comfort”
- Chidambaram on GST compensation
- Borrow money to fill the compensation gap
- Words of comfort on piece of paper, no value
- State forced to borrowed- axe will fall on capital expenditure by states
CIFL received forex business license from RBI
- Capital India Finance got Authorised Dealer Category II license from RBI
- Authorised to build & do forex business under brand name – “RapiMoney”
- To provide outward remittances, forex travel cards
- Focus on providing customized financial solutions to mid corporate & SME’s
Dominic Thiem enters semi finals | U.S Open
- Dominic Thiem, 27 years old beats Alex de Minaur, Australian player and enters the U.S. opens semi finals with a marvellous performance with 6-1 6-2 6-4 winning.
- He seemed to deliver a beast performance and he is out of shadows to shine. He is a runner-up in last year match. He will face the Russian star player, Daniil Medvedev in the last four.
- With the number one star, Novak Djokovic in default he has the highest change for ensuring his name in the trophy.
Watson says CSK has great chance to win | IPL 2020
The Australian super player Shane Watson says that their team, Chennai Super Kings, has the great change of winning the IPL cup this year.
Before the tournament opening, there were 13 cases to be positive for the dreadful corona virus, in which two players are also affected; Most of their practice time went in quarantine. They recently started their outdoor practice.
Watson said that their team got high experience and quality with the players, and guided by the “world class” captainship. They have got the great chance of winning this IPL session.
Enough red ball cricket needed says Hazlewood | India Vs Australia
India is scheduled for four match test series with Australia. Josh Hazlewood says that they needed to practice with the Australian A squad where they need sufficient game time in the red ball cricket before the first match.
He added that, they need to start the game in Brisbane which would be very lucky for them. They have never lost a game in Brisbane since 1988.
Victoria Azarenka to face Serena Williams | U.S. Open semi finals
Azarenka defeated Mertens in the scoring 6-1 ,6-0 and set foot in the U.S. opens semi finals. She is 31 years old.
She has to face her familiar enemy Serena Williams. Azarenka said that, there is no secret teqnique to win Williams as one has to play till the end. She has a past record of 4- 18 against Serena in her career. Azarenka added that she was playing against the best and that would be the biggest challenge of her life.Union of India