SC Verdict on Padmanabhaswamy Temple
In a Victory for the Former Royal Family of Travancore, the Supreme Court ruled today that the bait rights of its members (the right to manage the property of the deity) at Sree Temple Padmanabhaswamy in Thiruvananthapuram survived the death of the sovereign, according to custom.
- Annulling the 2011 decision of the Kerala High Court, the main court held that the death of a leader had not resulted in the abandonment of property in favor of the government despite amendment 26 (to end the bags at hand and private privileges of the leaders of the former Indian states) of the constitution.
- However, the court formed a committee chaired by the district judge, who will continue to exercise his functions as administrative director. Previously, a process had been launched to prepare an inventory of the temple treasures stored in its six vaults.
- While five safes had been inventoried, Safe B was not, as the family claimed that a mythical curse was associated with the opening of this safe.
- Now, this new committee, which will have the Hindus as members, will also decide on the opening of safe B.
- With this decision, the court rejected the arguments according to which the conventions executed by the old king Travancore have no “existence and” are not enforceable. “
CBSE publishes Class 12 results, pass rate
In a year where the CBSE exams were interrupted due to Covid-19, the pass rate for Class 12 students was 5% higher than the previous year, with 88.8% of students passing the exam compared to 83.4% in 2019.
- For those subjects that were canceled due to the pandemic, the scores were calculated based on the performance of students in completed jobs , using an assessment system approved by the Supreme Court.
- Only a third of the 12 lakh candidates were able to complete all the subjects. A list of topper merits has not been announced this year.
- The results of 400 students could not be calculated using the rating system and have not been announced, the CBSE said in a statement.
- Students who wish to improve their grades on canceled jobs will be able to take an optional exam, which will be taken as soon as the conditions are met. These results will be treated as final for those who choose this option.
Google will invest $ 10 billion in India
Tech giant Google announced an Indian digitization fund on Monday, which will invest $ 10 billion (about Rs 75 billion) over the next five to seven years. Pichai said the investment will focus on four areas important to the digitization of India; providing affordable access and information for each Indian in their own language, creating new products and services that are deeply relevant, giving businesses afford their digital transformation journey and take advantage of technology and artificial intelligence and for social good in areas such as health, education and agriculture.
“We’ll do this through a mix of equity investments, partnerships, and operational, infrastructure and ecosystem investments. This is a reflection of our confidence in the future of India and its digital economy,”Google CEO Sundar Pichai said during a virtual event.
The government asks PTI to pay more than Rs. Rs 84 million as a fine: The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (L&DO) published a notice to the news agency Press Trust of India regarding unpaid fees for your Parliament Street office, giving you until August 7 to pay the amount of Rs. Rs 84.48 million or additional fines and actions according to the rental agreement. The L & DO announcement comes just weeks after state broadcaster Prasar Bharti threatened to cancel his subscription to the country’s largest news agency. In a letter to PTI on June 27, Prasar Bharti said the news agency’s coverage was “detrimental to the national interest.”
- The number of coronavirus cases reported in India was 9,044,620, with a number of deaths of 23,712. India recorded 28,701 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, totaling 8,788,252.
- Karnataka’s figures now show troubling trends, though the state was praised only a few weeks ago for its effectiveness in controlling Covid-19. Data from the Ministry of Health shows that the state has more active cases than Delhi and Gujarat.
- Karnataka has reported a total of 38,843 Covid-19 cases of which 22,750 are active. Delhi and Gujarat, on the other hand, have 19,155 and 10,613 active cases, respectively.
- Members of Karnataka’s technical committees and expert advisors for Covid-19 recommended a minimum three-week closure in Bangalore starting tomorrow.
- The Punjab government has issued new restrictions to control the spread of Covid-19. These include an upper limit of 30 people for weddings instead of 50, and a maximum limit of five people for social gatherings.