Contents:

  1. African Cheetahs to prowl Indian forests
  2. Mysuru police step in after  FB post on child marriage
  3. EU motion calls CAA ‘discriminatory’ 
  4. Defying U.S., U.K. gives 5G role to Huawei 
  5. Trump unveils West Asia plan, Palestinians protest 

AFRICAN CHEETAHS TO PROWL INDIAN FORESTS

Why in news? 

The Supreme Court  lifted its seven-year stay on a proposal to introduce African cheetahs from Namibia into the Indian habitat on an experimental basis.

Earlier verdict of SC:

In May 2012, the top court had stalled the plan to initiate the foreign cheetahs into the Palpur Kuno sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh fearing they may come into conflict with a parallel and a much-delayed project to reintroduce Asiatic lions into the same sanctuary.

The court was also worried whether the African cheetahs would find the sanctuary a favorable climate as far as abundance of prey is concerned  

Asiatic Cheetah once occurred from the Arabian Peninsula and the Near East to the Caspian region, Kyzyl-Kum Desert, Pakistan and India, but has been extirpated there during the 20th century and surviving today only in Iran


MYSURU POLICE STEP IN AFTER FACEBOOK POST ON CHILD MARRIAGE

Why in news?

Thanks to a Facebook post of a schoolgirl, the marriage of a 11 ­year­old girl has been averted in Mysuru 

What actually happened?

  • After the parents of the Mysuru girl decided on her marriage and even fixed the date, the girl’s friend put up a message on the Facebook page of the Bengaluru City police with a request to stop it.
  • Alerted by their Bengaluru counterparts, the Mysuru police swung into action and visited the address at Marballihundi in Mysuru taluk before the department officials intervened.

ACTS/ Articles related to it

  • Child Marriage Restraint Act, (1929)
  • THE PROHIBITION OF CHILD MARRIAGE ACT, 2006
  • Right to Life: Article 21
  • Right To education: 21A

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT MOTION CALLS CAA ‘DISCRIMINATORY’

Why in news?

The final version of the joint motion resolution tabled by the five groups at the European Parliament /says the House, “deeply regrets the adoption and implementation of the CAA, which is discriminatory in nature and dangerously divisive


DEFYING U.S., U.K. GIVES 5G ROLE TO HUAWEI

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson granted Huawei a limited role in Britain’s 5G mobile Network, resisting U.S. pressure to exclude the Chinese company from next generation communications over fears Beijing could use them to spy
  • However, their involvement will be capped at 35%, they will be excluded from the sensitive core, where data is processed, and they will be banned from all critical networks and locations such as nuclear sites and military bases, the government said.

TRUMP UNVEILS WEST ASIA PLAN, PALESTINIANS PROTEST

Why in news?

  • U.S. President has proposed creation of a Palestinian state with capital in eastern Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, as part of a peace plan to end decades of conflict in the region.
  • In exchange, Israel would agree to accept a four-year freeze on new settlement activity while Palestinian statehood is negotiated.
  • Meanwhile, thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in Gaza and Israeli troops reinforced positions near a flashpoint site between the Palestinian city of Ramallah and the Jewish settlement of Beit El in the West Bank
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