The Central Government on October 11 transferred 7 High Court Judges to the different HCs in India based on the Supreme Court Collegium's recommendation. Reportedly, Justice Rajan Gupta from Punjab and Haryana HC, R.B. Bajanthri from Karnataka HC, Sanjeev Prakash Sharma from Rajsthan HC were moved to Patan HC. Besides, Calcutta HC, Punjab & Haryana HC, Tripura HC, and Jharkhand HC will also get new judges.
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Amid the ongoing shortage of coal in several Indian states, Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said the crisis will start normalising in the next three-four days on October 9. Reportedly, a sudden demand for ''electricity due to revival of economy and heavy rain in coal mine areas during September'' led to a crisis. Besides, China, the largest coal consumer followed by India is also facing a shortage.
Prices of petrol and diesel across metros were hiked for the third consecutive day on October 2. In Delhi, the Petrol price was raised by 25 paise to Rs 102.14 per litre, followed by Mumbai by 24 paise to Rs 108.19 per litre. While Kolkata registered the increase by 30 Paise to Rs 102.77. Similarly, Diesel price was increased by 30 paise, costing Rs 90.47 per litre in Delhi.
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In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the central government has decided to put a pause to making Ph.D. the minimum requirement for assistant-professor recruitment this year. Ministry of Education has temporarily modified the requirements to allow universities to fill the vacancy. Education Ministry said, "Around 10,000 posts vacant in the Central-universities including teaching and non-teaching staff." The initiative is anticipated to… read-more
After the biddings closed for Air India on September 15, the government has decided to declare the results latest by October 15. Till now, the Tatas are seen as the front runners for Air India's disinvestment plan by the Central govt. However, the final draft for Air India's winning bid would require Home Minister-headed GoM's nod. Meanwhile, the Airline has reported Rs 7,982.83 crore as a net loss in FY20.
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The 45th meeting of the GST Council held in Lucknow, UP chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, announced GST exemption on expensive imported drugs like Zologensma and Viltetso on September 17. These drugs are unrelated to Covid treatment. The concessional rate of GST on Covid drugs will be continued till December 31. The council decided to increase the rate on locomotives and railway parts from 12% to 18%.
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The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) protesting against three farms laws has issued guidelines for Bharat Bandh to be held on September 27, starting from 6 AM to 4 PM. Farmer union promised to keep a peaceful protest. During protest offices, markets, schools, colleges are not allowed to function, but emergency services will be allowed to avoid inconvenience to public. SKM will hold a preparatory meeting on September 20.
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sept 15 said, "former Union Minister Harsimrat Badal has no moral right to speak about the crises triggered by the farm laws", which the ruling party could have easily averted. He also slammed the Akali leader on politically motivated remarks, which he believed covered BJP's failure. He claimed that Akali's remarks were made to divert farmers' attention from center to state amid the upcoming Punjab… read-more
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Owing to Supreme Court's order, the central government and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have jointly issued Covid related death guidelines for issuing 'official documents'. Guidelines outline- those diagnosed positive through RT-PCR/Antigen test, or an in-patient facility by a physician, are to be considered as Covid death. Also, deaths within 30 days, however, ICMR advised within 25 days, are to be treated as Covid deaths.… read-more
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Owing to heavy rains in the Attari border area, dry fruits trade between Ind-Afghan, Ind-Pak faces a double whammy. However, ICP management claims it as 'minor damage' costing 40 crore loss to the traders. Besides, several traders accuse the Land Port Authority of India (LPAI) of not "maintaining proper godown" for storage. Moreover, the traders have demanded compensation from the center and requested appropriate action against the failure.… read-more
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