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News in Short - 21-March-2020

Italy overtakes China to record highest Coronavirus deaths

Date: 21 March 2020 Tags: Disaster & Disaster Management
  • Italy surpassed China as the country with the most deaths from coronavirus (covid-19) after drastic increase in it’s death count.
  • China for its part reported a second day with no new domestic cases since the virus appeared in the central city of Wuhan in December, before spreading worldwide.
  • Globally, the death toll from the virus has risen to over 9,800 with more than 232,650 cases in 158 countries and territories.

Supreme court dismisses pleas against post based reservation

Date: 21 March 2020 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • The Supreme Court rejected a series of pleas to apply post-based reservation and creamy layer principle at entry level with regard to promotions to SC and ST employees in Karnataka.
  • The Bench of judges said the pleas challenged the State’s move to implement its Reservation Act of 2018 after the constitutional validity of the law was upheld by the apex court in May 2019.
  • The court said the petitioners would have liberty to approach the High Court, challenging validity of the state government's circulars issued on May 15, 2019 and June 24, 2019 for implementing the law on reservation in promotion for the SC/ST employees.

Eating fish during pregnancy can boost child’s metabolic health

Date: 21 March 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • According to a report, expecting mothers eating fish can positively affect children’s metabolism. The same report states that eating fish in moderate quantities can help kids have better metabolic health.
  • It was found that those mothers who consumed less than one serving of fish every week had poor metabolic syndrome scores than compared to those who ate what and the way it was recommended.
  • Although the report stresses on how eating fish is linked with higher blood levels of mercury, eating it moderately has more benefits than the apparent risks.

Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath resigns

Date: 21 March 2020 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Hours ahead of the Supreme Court-mandated floor test, Kamal Nath stepped down from the chief minister’s post as the government fell short of numbers in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.
  • The Congress government was staring at a collapse after Speaker N P Prajapati accepted the resignation of all the 22 rebel MLAs.
  • The Supreme court had directed that the test be held by show of hands, and that the rebel Congress MLAs be provided security if they wished to participate in the proceedings. It also ordered that the proceedings be videographed.

December 16 convicts hanged

Date: 21 March 2020 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • The four convicts of December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder case were hanged at Delhi’s Tihar Jail at 5.30 am Friday. 
  • The execution was held at the crack of dawn, hours after the Supreme Court, Delhi High Court and a lower court refused to stay the execution.
  • In September 2013, a fast-track court held the four guilty of 13 offences, including gangrape, unnatural sexual assault, and murder of the woman, and attempt to murder her male friend. The decision was upheld by the Delhi High Court in March 2014 and by the Supreme Court in May 2017.