India’s new citizenship law – Indian media accused of pro-government coverage-
Generally, government views are promoted by the media coverage of protests against the citizenship law, says press freedom advocates.
Know the story in detail here – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/india-citizenship-law-media-accused-pro-government-coverage-200129094754814.html
Islam allows the entry of women into mosques to offer prayers, says all India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) –
The AIMPLB also said any fatwa bearing the entry of women into mosques may be ignored in an affidavit submitted before the Supreme Court of India.
Know the story in detail here – https://indianexpress.com/article/india/women-mosques-namaz-fatwa-aimplb-6241461/
Failing to comply with the Gram Nyayalaya Act, the Supreme Court on Wednesday fined Rs. 1 Lakh each on seven states –
Gujarat, Punjab, Assam, Haryana, Odisha, and Telangana and the union territory of Chandigarh are the seven states to pay fine for failing to file their responses on setting up Gram Nyayalaya’s to take the administration of justice to the doorsteps of people.
Know the story in detail here – https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/west-bengal/supreme-court-fines-bengal-over-rural-court-lapse/cid/1740703
Lawyers Indira Jaisng and Kapil Sabil reject claims of receiving money from PFI for anti-CAA protests –
Supreme Court lawyer Kapil Sabil rejected allegations of receiving any money by the Kerala-based popular front of India as part of a conspiracy to fund protest against the CAA new citizenship law.
Although he did admit the existence of money transfers from PFI to his accounts, but he clarified that those were his fees owed to him for the Haidya Case.
On the other hand, fellow lawyer Indira Jaising completely denied receiving any money from PFI at any point of time.
Know the story in detail here – https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/kapil-sibal-indira-jaising-pfi-caa-funding-allegations-1640648-2020-01-27
The Delhi High Court has released the HJS admit card 2020 at delhihighcourt.nic.in –
know the five simple steps to download here – https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/notification/story/delhi-high-court-hjs-admit-card-2020-delhihighcourt-nic-in-divd-1640798-2020-01-28
The Delhi High Court questions JNU – what was the purpose of taking home exams if classes were not held?
Jawaharlal University‘s decision to hold an online open-book exam and take-home exams for the monsoon semester has been challenged by students, who did not take such test and several JNU professors.
The purpose of exams is to evaluate what the students have learnt, but if practically no classes were held then what are the students being evaluated on? Asked the court.
Haryana attorneys seek elevation as High Court Judges on completing 10 years experience –
The attorneys want that director, additional director and District attorney of the Haryana prosecution department should also be considered for appointment as judges in the High Court along with the elevation of district and session judges and the High Court lawyers completing 10 years experience.
USA – Uber allows some drivers to set up own rates due to the new California law –
Know the story in detail here – https://www.npr.org/2020/01/28/800437791/due-to-new-california-law-uber-allows-some-drivers-to-set-their-own-rates
USA – Donald Trump signs new trade deal with Mexico and Canada into law –
Trump signed the USMCA trade deal and used the ceremony to butter up the Republican senators to lock down their support in his impeachment trial after snapping Democrats from White House ceremony.
France – After Switzerland and Germany now France to ban live shredding of male chicks-
Unwanted male chicks that are shredded live in the poultry industry and piglets castrated without anesthesia is to be banned by the French government.
Around 7 billion male chicks are killed every year which cannot be sold to lay eggs or used for meat are systematically shredded alive or gassed and suffocated to death.
Switzerland –The city of Zermatt in Switzerland becomes the second location in Switzerland now where taxpayers are officially allowed to pay the taxes in bitcoin.
Know the story in detail here – https://cointelegraph.com/news/city-of-zermatt-switzerland-now-accepts-tax-payments-in-bitcoin
Russia – Russia’s constitutional reform proposal put remove the word ‘independence’ from the current federal laws description of the constitutional court
Know the story in detail here – https://meduza.io/en/feature/2020/01/30/russia-s-constitutional-reform-proposal-would-remove-the-word-independent-from-current-federal-law-s-description-of-the-constitutional-court