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News in Short - 30-September-2021

Fumio Kishida to become Japan’s Prime Minister

Date: 30 September 2021 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Japan’s former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida won the governing party leadership election and is set to become the next Prime Minister.
  • Mr. Kishida replaces outgoing party leader Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who is stepping down after serving only one year since taking office last September.
  • As new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Mr. Kishida is certain to be elected the next Prime Minister in Parliament, where his party and coalition partner control the house.
  • Mr. Kishida beat popular Vaccinations Minister Taro Kono in a runoff after finishing only one vote ahead of him in the first round where none of the four candidates, was able to win a majority.

Manny Pacquiaoto run for PhillipinesPresident

Date: 30 September 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Boxing star Manny Pacquiao, who is planning to run for president in the 2022 Philippine elections, retired from boxing to focus on his political career.
  • Pacquiao started his political career with a failed congressional run in 2007. He won a seat at the lower house of Congress in 2010, representing the southern Sarangani province.
  • Pacquiao was among the staunchest allies of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, backing the leader’s bloody war on drugs and his bid to reintroduce the death penalty.

Court’s power to punish contempt can’t be taken away by legislation

Date: 30 September 2021 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • The Supreme Court observed that the court’s power of contempt cannot be taken away even by legislative enactment.
  • A bench comprising justices Sanjay KishanKaul and M.M. Sundresh held the chairperson of an NGO guilty of contempt for not depositing Rs 25 lakh for “scandalizing and browbeating” the apex court.
  • Civil contempt refers to wilful disobedience to any judgment of the court, while criminal contempt can be invoked if an act tends to scandalise or lower the authority of the court.

Karnataka government to join hands with Infosys for skill development under NEP

Date: 30 September 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Karnataka government decided to collaborate with Information Technology major Infosys to enable skill development among students as per the norms of the new Education Policy (NEP-2020).
  • The MoUs would help the Karnataka government utilise ‘Infosys Springboard’, comprising of over 3,000 skill development courses for college students, ‘Campus Connect’ for digital learning of college faculty and professional guidance for students.
  • ‘Infosys Springboard’ is an integrated digital literacy platform comprising effective digital learning solutions, technology-based life skill courses, gamification, live classes, industry certification, makers’ lab, career guidance and options for higher education among others.

Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as PCC president

Date: 30 September 2021 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from his position within months of his appointment in the position.
  • Sidhu was unhappy with the induction of some ministers and also the portfolios allotted to them by chief minister Channi.
  • Hours after Sidhu’s resignation, Punjab minister Razia Sultana put in her papers in “solidarity” with the former state Congress chief.