CAA notified: The provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into effect from Friday after the Home Ministry issued a gazette notification. The CAA, which has led to widespread protests in the country, grants citizenship to individuals who are Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian, Jain, or Parsi and who entered India from Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Afghanistan by the cut-off date of December 31, 2014. It says :
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
New Delhi, the 10th January, 2020
S.O. 172(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of the section 1 of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (47 of 2019), the Central Government hereby appoints the 10th day of January, 2020, as the date on which the provisions of the said Act shall come into force.
[F. No. 26011/01/2015-IC-I(Part)]
ANIL MALIK, Addl. Secy
US sancion on Iran: US has imposed new wave of sanctions on the Islamic Republic owing to the recent missile attacks on American troops stationed in Iraq. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were quoted as saying that the new sanctions will target eight senior Iranian officials involved in “destabilising” activities in the Middle East as well as Tuesday’s missile strike, which itself was a retaliation for the US killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike.
HRD minister on JNU: Hours after the Delhi Police named nine students, including JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh, as suspects behind the violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) last week, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Friday said the ministry will not tolerate any violence and anarchy inside the campus. Calling the involvement of JNU students in January 5 violence, as pointed out in Delhi Police’s probe, unfortunate, Nishank said, “Involvement of JNU students in Jan 5 violence as pointed out in Delhi Police’s probe unfortunate. Will not tolerate any violence, anarchy on campus; committed to ensuring academic atmosphere in educational institutions.”
JNU goons identified:The Delhi olice has unmasked the violence creator in JNU and realesed theit photos. The identified are Dolan Samanta, Priya Ranjan, Sucheta Talukdar, Aishe Ghosh, Bhaskar Vijay Mech, Chunchun Kumar (an alumni) and Pankaj Mishra.The other two suspects named by police are Vikas Patel and Yogendra Bharadwaj. Police sources said the two are from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad.
New fundamental right: The Supreme Court on Friday (January 10) ruled that the right to access the Internet is a fundamental right protected under the Constitution. This is the first time that the Supreme Court has read the right to access the Internet as part of Article 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution — the right to freedom of speech and expression, and Article 19 (1) (g) — the right to practise any profession, trade or occupation. While saying te apex court declined to declare the Net ban as illegal. Previously, the Kerala High Court in September 2019 had declared access to the Internet as a fundamental right.
Indian Railway: Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) Officers Association has suggested the creation of two services instead — one by amalgamating all Engineering services and another by merging the three civil services of Traffic, Accounts and Personnel. In its formal representation to the Railway Minister, the PMO, the Cabinet Secretary and the DoPT, the IRTS Officers Association said that the key challenges faced by Railways — declining market share, high cost of transportation, network capacity constraints, absence of coordinated investment planning—which results into poor financial performance, do not get addressed by the latest move if all officers are merged into an Indian Railway Management Service.
Google Apps: Google has last year removed 24 apps infected with the ‘Joker‘ malware from its Play Store. At the time Google did not details what the malware did. Now, the company has opened up a bit and provided us with more details regarding it. It claims that the ‘Joker’ malware is a harmful “large-scale billing fraud family“, which tried a lot to get past the company’s security walls and charge users unethically.Google says it has detected and removed 1,700 unique apps from the malware family on its Play Store, even before being downloaded by a single user.
CAA Bail: The accused persons shall know the Law, as a Delhi court Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Kumar Malhotra on Friday granted bail to 12 people who were arrested for being allegedly involved in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in the Seemapuri area of national capital Delhi. The bail was granted on a personal bond of Rs 20,000 each and one surety of like amount. “Applicants shall put their appearance on January 19 between 2 to 4 pm at Seemapuri Police Station, where the IO/SHO (Station House Officer or police chief station chief) shall make endeavour to remove the doubts of the applicants in respect of CAA,” the court said further directed the accused persons.
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