“I have not asked for any post. I have only said there should be no vendetta politics against the MLAs who are returning to the fold,”Pilot said, referring to the 18 rebels who had stayed away from Rajasthan, like him.
4G internet put to the test in two J&K districts after August 15
Attorney General K.K. Venugopal informed the Supreme Court today that 4G broadband internet access will open after Independence Day on August 15 in one district each, Divisions of Jammu and Kashmir. However, the Center said it was no longer possible to remove the 4G ban, given the “general situation” and the “perceived threat” to national, border and local security.
- Appearing in a three-judge tribunal headed by Judge N.V. Ramana, Venugopal read an additional affidavit saying that the “carefully calibrated” opening of 4G access will be on a trial basis.
- Access will be limited to specific areas which are not adjacent to the international border and which have not experienced “low intensity terrorist activity”.
- Access will be strictly monitored to protect national, border and local security. The decision is based on recommendations made by a special committee set up by the Supreme Court headed by the Union’s Home Secretary, A.K. Bhalla, which met on August 10. The committee will review the situation weekly and will meet again after two months.
Russia registers its Covid-19 vaccine
We noticed in our occasional vaccine watch section last week that Russia was really eager to get ahead of the rest of the world with a Covid-19 vaccine, seeing it as kind of a moment “Sputnik”. Today, it has become the first country in the world to officially register such a vaccine candidate, despite widespread skepticism from the international scientific community. President Vladimir Putin even said that one of his daughters had already been vaccinated.
- Putin stressed that the vaccine had undergone the necessary tests and was found to be effective, providing long-lasting immunity against the coronavirus.
- However, it turns out that Phase 3 trials of the vaccine, which typically last for months and involve thousands of people, have yet to be completed.
- We should note here that while Covid-19 has put the entire scientific and medical community on a fast track to finding solutions, vaccine development traditionally requires several years of testing before a candidate is marketed as safe for use by the general population.
“I would like to repeat that he passed all the necessary tests, the most important thing is to ensure the complete safety of the use of the vaccine and its effectiveness.”Putin said.
- The Russian leader added that one of his two daughters received two injections of the vaccine and is doing well. “She took part in the experiment,”.
Urdu poet and lyricist Rahat Indori dies: Famous Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who was being treated for Covid-19, died of a heart attack at Aurobindo Hospital in Indore, his son Satlaj Indori has said. He was 70 years old. The poet had been admitted to the hospital the same day. In the morning, the lyricist-poet tweeted that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and that he would keep everyone informed via social media. With a body of poetic works spanning half a century, Indori was known for such lyrics as “M Bole to” by Munnabhai MBBS (2003) and “Neend Churai Meri” by Ishq (1997). Earlier this year, her poem “Bulati hai magar jane ka nahi” went viral on social media, especially among young people.
Girls have the same co-ownership rights in the Hindu family condominium- SC: Believing that girls cannot be deprived of their right to equality, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that they would have the same co-parentage rights to the common property of the Hindu family even if the father had died before the law on marriage.
- Hindu succession (amendment) of 2005, Coparcener is a term used to refer to a person who assumes a legal right to parental property only at birth.
- A bench of three judges Arun Mishra, S. Nazeer and MR Shah said that the provisions contained in the superseded Section 6 of the Hindu Succession Act 1956 confer the status of co-owner on the daughter born before or after the amendment of the like a child with the same rights and responsibilities.
Textile ministry in downsizing mode: In recent weeks, the biggest push for the government’s vision of “minimum government and maximum governance,” a campaign slogan dating from 2014, has come from the ministry of Textile.
- The department has now abolished five advisory committees and removed officials from industry organizations.
- It plans to remove its representatives from export promotion boards and will also shut down two public sector companies (PSUs) as part of a rationalisation exercise, according to a top official.
- The Ministry wound up the All-India Handloom Board on July 27; the All-India Handicrafts Board and the Cotton Advisory Board on August 3; and the All-India Powerloom Board and the Jute Advisory Board on August 4 in a rationalization exercise, according to a senior official.
- The ministry closed the All India Handloom Board on July 27; the Trades Council of all
The number of coronavirus cases reported from India stood at 23,23,036 at the time of publishing this news summary, with the death toll at 46,156. India on Tuesday recorded 53,601 new cases.
- The health of former President Pranab Mukherjee, who recently tested positive for Covid-19, has worsened. He continues to be on ventilator support following an emergency life-saving surgery for a brain clot, the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital said on Tuesday.
- Mukherjee was admitted to R&R hospital on Monday in a critical condition.
U.S. President Donald Trump was on Monday escorted out of a news conference after Secret Service agents shot and wounded a man who claimed to be armed outside the White House, the BBC reported. According to the U.S. Secret Service, a 51-year-old man approached an officer, told him he had weapons and assumed a “shooter stance”, whereupon the officer shot him in the torso. At Trump’s briefing, an agent walked on stage as Trump was speaking and led him away.