1) Indore secures the first rank with the cleanest city title
The Ministry of Urban Affairs and Union Housing has released the report of Swachh Survekshan 2020 through a virtual event in which it is revealed that Indore has been given the rank of the cleanest city in the country among the cities with more than 1 lakh population. Swachh Survekshan had been counted as the world’s largest sanitation survey in its 5th edition through which Indore secured the 1st rank, followed by Surat, Ambikapur, Ahmedabad, Navi Mumbai, Vijaywada, New Delhi, and Khargone for the fourth time straight.
Looking for the second face, Mr. Mishra explained the goal of changing ordinary cities into defecation-free, no dumping or openly throwing waste, and with 100% sludge management.
2) SC wants Bhushan to take more time to think upon his decision of not apologising
Prashant Bhushan is under the case of scandalising the court on which SC persists civil rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan to think again over his decision as he has refused to feel guilty and make an apology for his tweets. However, Prashant is not ready to make any changes in its text.
3) Eternal wait for the justice of Dr Dabholkar’s killing
Dr Narendra Dabholkar was killed by motorcycle-borne assaulters with the pistol on August 20, 2013, on Omkareshwar bridge in Pune. CBI has failed to find the criminals, as even six and half years have passed since the case came into its hands. The central bureau of investigation has only arrested Hindutva lawyer Sanjeev punalekar and Vikram Bhave without any further progression after May 2019.
Meanwhile, members of MANS have raised a protest for the demand for justice and seems to continue until the delay in justice stops.
4) Punjab with bans on gathering till August 31
Captain Amarinder Singh Punjab CM has ordered some emergency measures to deal with the COVID-19 situation in which one is the weekend lockdown with daily night curfew. The orders need to be followed in all 167 cities and towns.
The decision is to impose a ban on all moments of gatherings just without weddings and funerals. Only 50% capacity is to be devoted to the government and private offices. Only 50% of the non-essential shops are allowed to open regularly.
Restrictions on travelling are also under consideration, and everything is announced through a video conference with top medical experts and officials. The guidelines need to be followed until August 31 as the measures are decided after noticing the surge in cases and considering the economic activities.
5) Impact of the 2 petitions in High Court on elections of Delhi CM
The two petitions have been submitted in High Court, which is allegedly claiming that Arvind Kejriwal and BJP leader Vijender Gupta are sharing false information about their poll expenses. The petitioner, Mr Khatri, has demanded barring of the two political leaders from participating in elections for the next 6 years due to the engagement in corrupt practices.
6) Raising the legal age for girls marriage
The government of India is deciding to change the legal age of girls marriage to eliminate malnutrition and poverty. It is the step of government by itself for the improvement in wellness of girls by setting the right age for their marriage. Mostly, age of 21 changing from 18 is recommended equals to that of the men. The law is costless and effortless to amend.
7) UP government seeking revocation of the bail of 3 CAA protestors
The Uttar Pradesh government is seeking cancellation of the bail of three protestors, who are under the cases of vandalism done against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens by them.
8) Joining of 3 more RJD MLAs in JD(U)
3 RJD MLAs Chandrika Rai, jaivardhan Yadav alias Baccha Yadav, and Faraz Fatemi have joined the Janata Dal-United ruling party. All three members are connected with political families.
9) Construction of Ram temple is expected to complete within 36 to 40 months
The person with the responsibility of Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra informed that the development is in the process and would perhaps complete in 36 to 40 months.
The quality of the temple is ensured to stand with natural calamities with a long lifespan as there is no usage of iron in it. One can donate copper plating for the construction as it is based on the conventional system of using wood, stone, and copper. It is so because it needs around 10000 plates. Even the names of donors will be on it. The meetings will be on a daily basis to discuss the aspects of construction.
10) India at the forefront to evaluate all vaccines worldwide
The group named “National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19” has decided to evaluate everyone first before exploring partnerships with Indian companies. India has been given the position of being at the forefront in assessing the efforts of candidates doing innovation, preparation, production, and launching vaccines to deal with the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also, the ministry has ensured to support the group by connecting Indian companies with vaccine manufacturers.