Air Pollution: The Supreme Court today held the state governments responsible for the current situation of air pollution prevailing in Delhi-NCR .The SC remarked, “People are dying…more people will die but those at the helm seem interested only in gimmicks. We will supervise this matter now. Crop stubble burning must stop immediately and all states must do everything to stop it.”Then the Supreme Court banned stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
RCEP agreement: India on November 4, decided not to join the China-backed RCEP agreement as the key concerns over the agreement are not addressed properly. The Modi government has pointed out many concerns ranging from the base year for tariff reduction to protection against Chinese imports and opening up the services sector by the other 15 countries.
DGCA: Directorate general of civil aviation has red-flagged ground handling agencies after a countrywide inspection found unsecured containers and foreign object debris in the apron area of airports. Baggage trolleys were also found unsecured. Inspections were carried out at Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Lucknow and Thiruvanathapuram airports revealed that domestic airlines and their ground handlers are neglecting safety.
HDFC: HDFC today reported a net profit of Rs 3,961 crore, up 60.5 percent YoY, for the quarter ended on September 2019 (Q2FY20) on the back of stake sale from Gruh Finance. The HFC had reported a profit of Rs 3,203 crore in Q1FY20 and Rs 2,467 crore in Q2FY19. So the net profit is of Rs 10,388 crore, which is up 80.38 percent YoY from Rs 5,759.19 crore.
Micro-Grids: Tata Power today announced a new business in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation under which it will set up micro-grids based on renewable power and manage electricity supply in rural areas. It has started TP Renewable Microgrid Ltd, which will set 10,000 micro-grids across India.
FACEBOOK: Facebook Inc on Monday unveiled a new logo for the company to distinguish it from its apps. The social media company said it would start using the new brand within its products and marketing materials and would update the Facebook for Business website over the coming weeks.
ESSENTIAL MEDICINES: Medicines costing less than Rs 5 per dose may be taken out of price control as the country’s National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) is being updated. If this goes through, drugmakers will have the liberty to raise the prices of these drugs by up to 10 percent every year. Essential medicines are those that satisfy the priority healthcare needs of the majority of the population. The essential medicines list needs to be country-specific addressing the disease burden of the nation and the commonly used medicines at primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare levels. The medicines in the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) should be available at affordable costs and with assured quality.
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JUDGMENTS TODAY [04-11-2019]
Today Supreme Court Passed the following Judgments
|S.No. 1||Diary Number||21890 / 2018||Judgment|
|Case Number||W.P.(C) No.-000649 / 2018||04-11-2019 (English)|
|Petitioner Name||MRINALINI PADHI|
|Respondent Name||UNION OF INDIA|
|Judgment By||HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE ARUN MISHRA|
|S.No. 2||Diary Number||33190 / 2009||Judgment|
|Case Number||Crl.A. No.-000410-000410 / 2011||04-11-2019 (English)|
|Petitioner Name||THE STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH HOME DEPARTMENT|
|Respondent Name||MAN SINGH|
|Petitioner’s Advocate||C. D. SINGH|
|Respondent’s Advocate||RANI CHHABRA|
|Bench||HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE DEEPAK GUPTA, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE ANIRUDDHA BOSE|
|Judgment By||HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE DEEPAK GUPTA|
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