Daily Updates 22 September 2020

  1. The Supreme Court today stayed the Allahabad High Court’s order of a 2-month interim bail on medical grounds to Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, former Uttar Pradesh minister, who is under trial in a gang rape case. Former Minister Prajapati, the accused, is under trial in a case registered against him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act, 2012, at Lucknow.
  2. The Supreme Court has directed the Chief Justices of all High Courts to: – formulate an action plan on rationalization of the number of special courts.
  • personally monitor trials.
  • offer suggestions to Amicus for speedy disposal.
  • submit an action plan with comments and suggestions to Amicus and Secretary-General of the Supreme Court within a week.

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  1. The state government today informed the Delhi High Court that it will provide widows Rs 2,500 as monthly pension and a one-time payment of Rs 1 lakh for the marriage of their daughters. It also said that a one-time payment of Rs 20,000 will be provided to women in distress, under various schemes.
  2. India has lifted the ban of Onion commodity that was contracted by importers of Bangladesh.
  3. Facebook social media giant launched a new tool ‘Business Suite’ to help small businesses.
  4. Epidemic Diseases Amendment bill, 2020 is passed in Rajya Sabha to bring a law that punishes those who attack Health workers or Doctors.
  5. Department of Science and Technology is to organize VAIBHAV Summit, along with the DRDO organization.
  6. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has commenced in the UAE country.
  7. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy launched 3401 mobile public distribution outlets in the state. The ‘Amma Mobile ration Shops’ as they are called mainly serve families in remote, hilly, and far-flung areas.
  8. The SBI Life Insurance has signed a bancassurance agreement with Yes Bank which will offer a comprehensive bouquet of life insurance solutions to the bank’s customers across the country.
  9. MoU signed between India & Israel, it aims at making a platform for collaboration between innovation and start-up ecosystems between India and Israel



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