PM Modi Independence Day Speech-Indians to go to space by 2022, Assured the PM- Main Highlights:
On the occasion of Indian’s Independence Day celebration, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has assured Indians that a son or daughter of Indian origin will go to space by 2022. He made this declaration during the Independence day celebration. The PM also announced the rollout of the world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme — the Ayushman Bharat, which would benefit 50 crore people. On quality and affordable health care, the PM announced that the government has set September 25th as take-off date of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan scheme. On the recent flooding in the country, the PM assured the affected victims that the government is working round the clock to ensure that such devastating flood does not reoccur. In addition, the PM enjoyed Indians to eschewed violence and rape, tagging it “a bad omen for the society.
You Cannot Patent Immoral Sex Toy, India Tells Canadian Firm
The Indian patent office has rejected a plead by a Canadian firm to patent sexual toys. The firm, Standard Innovation Corporation had sought to patent a new vibrator in order to prevent generic local copycats being sold in the market. However, Indian’s Patent office rejected the plea leveraging obscenity laws. An appeal to strike down provisions of the law is currently pending before the Supreme Court.
SIMULTANEOUS ELECTION ONLY POSSIBLE AFTER AN AMENDMENTS IN ELECTION LAWS, ELECTION COMMISSIONER SAID
Indian’s Election Commissioner, OP Rawat has said that simultaneous election can only be possible after an amendment in election laws. Rawat made this known in response to the advice by Amit Shah, the president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Shah had wrote a letter to the Law Commission yesterday making a case for simultaneous polls. Shah’s letter to the law panel was handed over by a BJP delegation which met the commission’s top brass.
SEALING OF UNAUTHORIZED CONSTRUCTIONS, SUPREME COURT ADJOURNS CASE TO FEBRUARY
India’s apex court has adjourned the case involving the sealing of unauthorized construction in Delhi to February next year. With the court fixing the next hearing to February, the counsel to the Delhi government, D N Goburdhan sought to remind the court that it was the court which had transferred all matters from the High Court. However, his plea fell on deaf ear, as the court was unrelenting.
Theft: Lawyers’ Chair Gone Missing From Court Building
Over the weekend, more than 400 chairs were stolen from the new court building to the amazement of lawyers. Many lawyers were forced to bring their own plastic and folding chairs to attend the court session. Baroda Bar Association office-bearers has asked the registrar of the court about the missing chairs, but he had no clue about them.
Independence Day Celebration: Court ordered police to look out for plastic flags
A High court sitting in Karnataka on Tuesday asked the city police chief and BBMP to ensure that no plastic flags would be used to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday. The court further instructed the city police commissioner to monitor CCTVs installed across the city to keep a tab on the use of plastic flags and flexes to mark the Independence Day.
Gender bias: Why didn’t you recruit female officers, Court Queried Defence Ministry, IAF.
A high court sitting in Delhi has ordered the Defence Ministry and the Indian Airforce to respond to an allege gender bias in its recruitment brought before it by a petitioner Kush Kalra. The court sought to know their stand on a PIL alleging “gender bias” and “discrimination” in the Indian Air Force (IAF) for not employing women as ‘airmen’ in the technical and non-technical grades in any of its departments.
We Won’t Restrict Reporting On Your Tax Matter, Court tells Rahul Gandhi
A High Court sitting in Delhi has told the lawyers representing the Congress President, Rahul Gandhi, that it won’t restrict the reporting of Rahul’s tax matter in National Herald Case. Rahul’s lawyers had urged a bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and AK Chawla to order that confidentiality be maintained regarding the contents of the petition and the reporting of the matter should only be confined to the arguments in the court.
CHINA: Don’t Misuse Security Concerns to Hamper Business Activities, China begs US.
The Chinese government has appeal to the US government not to misuse the security concerns recently signed by President Donald Trump to expand the jurisdiction of an investment review panel to hamper business activities. The appeal was made by the Chinese Commerce Ministry. The Ministry further appeal that the United States should treat Chinese investors objectively and fairly and avoid making a national security review an obstacle to Chinese-US enterprises’ investment cooperation.
US: FLA Shooting Victim’s Family Happy With Charge
Family members of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed at a Florida convenience store say they are pleased the suspect was charged with manslaughter. The shooting reportedly took place on the 19th of July, resulting in the death of Markeis McGlockton. The victim and the accused had argued over a parking spot in front of a store in Clearwater, Florida.
US: The new US tax law, explained with cereal
The newly passed US tax law was done without the input from Democrats in the House or the Senate. The new law is geared towards rich Americans, including President Donald Trump. The American President could save about $11 million a year from just one of the new law’s provisions. However, the Republicans did not anticipate any new law. They wanted a review of the current tax codes, which would give rich Americans a tax relief while still funding the government’s essential functions, like building roads and flying fighter jets.
US: Sex Outside Marriage: Trinity Western University Students Won’t Sign agreement, Board of Governors vote.
The Board of Governors at the Trinity Western University have voted against a motion which compelled students of the University to sign an agreement promising to abstain from all sex outside of heterosexual marriage. The board said the change was made in furtherance of their desire to maintain TWU as a thriving community of Christian believers that is inclusive of all students wishing to learn from a Christian viewpoint and underlying philosophy.
UK: Royal Mail To Pay £50m Fine for violating competition laws
A United Kingdom Logistics giant, Royal Mail has been fined a whopping sum of £50m by Regulators for violating competition codes. The UK communications regulator said the company abused its dominant position by discriminating against its only major competitor for delivering letters, Whistl. Royal Mail will now file an appeal with the Competition Appeal Tribunal within the next two months. No fine is payable until the appeals process is exhausted.