The Rajasthani cabinet, for the second time on Sunday, advised the governor’s office to convene an assembly session. The governor’s office on Friday opposed a previous state government request and continues to try to delay the case. In a new communication with the Raj Bhavan, the Rajasthan Cabinet indicated that the Governor has no discretion in the matter and must follow the advice of the Cabinet.
- In fact, as we observed yesterday in a news analysis article, a Supreme Court Constitution Bank ruling previously stated that a governor is required to call an assembly meeting for a ground test on the recommendation of the assembly.
- The Constitutional Court’s decision of five Supreme Court justices in Nabam Rebia against the vice president of July 13, 2016 ruled that a governor cannot use his “discretionary power” and must strictly adhere to “aid and to the councils ”of the cabinet to convene the House.
200 Chinese investment bids await MHA approval
Around 200 Chinese investment proposals await security clearance from the Home Office (MHA) after new rules were notified in April, making prior approval mandatory government for foreign direct investment (FDI) from countries that share a land border with India.
- Since FDI is allowed in non-critical sectors through the automatic channel, these proposals would have been pre-approved without MHA approval.
- Prior government approval or MHA security clearance was only required for investments in critical sectors such as defense, media, telecommunications, satellites, private security agencies, civil aviation and mines, and any investment from Pakistan and Bangladesh.
- The Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) notified the new FDI policy on April 18, which read; “an entity of a country that shares a land border with the ‘India or where the beneficiary of the money from an investment in India is “In or a citizen of any country, you can only invest through government channels.
- The revised FDI policy, said a DPIIT press release, aims to “curb opportunistic acquisitions / acquisitions of Indian companies due to the current pandemic.” of COVID-19 “.
India could speed up authorizations for imported vaccines
Indian companies looking to import or test potential COVID-19 vaccines, which have been developed internationally, could gain momentum in terms of the number of tests and India-specific tests they should perform, says one of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) documentary guide.
- Normally, a vaccine that has been licensed in another country would still need to repeat all human safety tests in India.
- Data generated outside India will be considered and reviewed and may be considered a shorthand for the COVID-19 vaccine based on the level of scientific justification and the level of data integrity in human trials , in addition to satisfactory preclinical data.
- The multicenter phase I / II or phase III study on a statistically significant sample size can be considered based on the initial safety studies, proof of concept and data from dose research, says the document released on May 23, but which has only been released now.
The coalition ministry in Manipur is expected to face a motion of no confidence during the one-day session of the assembly scheduled for August 10. Congressman and Party spokesman Keisham Meghachandra announced the decision to table the motion even as BJP Prime Minister N. Biren expressed confidence in his political survival.
- At the same time, the opposition party will also be in contempt of court against President Yumnam Khemchand. Meanwhile, two MLA dissidents RK Imo and Okram Henry have yet to respond to the party’s case notice as to why disciplinary action should not be taken against them for voting for Leishemba Sanajaoba, the BJP candidate for the solitary seat of Rajya Sabha in Manipur.
- The BJP candidate won the election by a narrow margin, beating Congressman Tongbram Mangibabu.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch “high performance” COVID-19 testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata on Monday, which increases testing capacity and aims to strengthen early detection and treatment in the country, the office said. of the Prime Minister.
- Virtual Launch Event will see the participation of Union Minister of Health, Harsh Vardhan, and Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh; Uddhav Thackeray, Mamata Banerjee and Yogi Adityanath.
- As part of his monthly radio address today, Modi said India’s COVID-19 recovery rate is better compared to other countries and its case fatality rate is much lower as well, but the threat of the deadly virus is far from over.
- The number of reported cases of Indian corona virus is 14,30,358 at the time of publication of this summary, with a death toll of 32,816.
- Up to 36,145 patients have recovered from COVID-19 within 24 hours , the highest level recorded in one day, bringing the cure rate to 63.92%, the Union Health Ministry said today.
- The death rate in the case of COVID-19 was further reduced to 2.31%.