Contents:

  1. Supreme Court upholds changes to SC/ST atrocities law
  2. India moves to include elephant, bustard in global conservation list
  3. 1.97 Lakh Passengers Screened for nCov

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS CHANGES TO SC/ST ATROCITIES LAW

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SC upheld the legality of amendments to SC/ST atrocities act by the parliament

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act of 2018, which nullified its own controversial March 20, 2018 judgment diluting the stringent provisions of the Dalit protection law

Views of SC

“The SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989 is the least which the country owes to this section of the society who have been denied several civil rights since generations and have been subjected to indignities, humiliations and harassment,” the government had argued


INDIA MOVES TO INCLUDE ELEPHANT, BUSTARD IN GLOBAL CONSERVATION LIST

  • India will be moving to include the Asian Elephant and the Great Indian Bustard in the list of species that merit heightened conservation measures.
  • The list will be debated at the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS),
  • India is home to several migratory species of wildlife, including the snow leopard, Amur falcons, bar- headed geese, black-necked cranes, marine turtles, dugongs and hump-backed whales

1.97 LAKH PASSENGERS SCREENED FOR NCOV

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More than 1.97 lakh passengers travelling in 1,818 flights had been screened for the

novel coronavirus 

  • India had also provided support to other countries in tackling the challenge posed by the nCOV disease. 
  • Three positive cases have been reported so far from Kerala
  • All these cases have travel history from Wuhan
  • They have been isolated and are reported to be clinically stable
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