Daily Current Affairs - 14-November-2019 (The Hindu, Indian Express Newspapers)

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Supreme Court to rule today on bringing the Chief Justice under RTI Act

A Constitution Bench of the court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict on Wednesday whether the office of the Chief Justice of India should be brought under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

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Supreme Court upholds Speaker’s disqualification of 17 Karnataka MLAs

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the disqualification of 17 dissident Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) legislators by then Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar under the Tenth Schedule (anti-defection law) but held that their ouster is no bar from contesting repolls.

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Amended Finance Act: Supreme Court strikes down rules on tribunal postings

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down in entirety Rules framed by the government under the Finance Act of 2017 to alter the appointments to 19 key judicial tribunals, including the Central Administrative Tribunal.

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They save people from cyclones, but who is saving the Sunderbans mangroves?

On November 9, 2019, when the very severe cyclone Bulbul made landfall at Sagar island in the Indian Sunderbans, a group of tourists found themselves stranded near the Kalash island in the violently inclement weather. They got out of their boat and took shelter in mangrove creeks, and escaped unhurt. The cyclone was so powerful that it overturned a large fishing trawler near Sagar; people in that vessel are still missing.

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Economy to be main topic at BRICS meet

In April 2010, Brazil’s then president Lula da Silva hosted the second summit of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) leaders here. At that meeting, where South Africa was invited as a guest, the leaders agreed to enhance “intra-BRIC cooperation” to strengthen relations on different levels of government and civil society. That April, academics and policy analysts from the four countries met for the first time, and the BRIC Business Forum was born. The meeting, driven by the Lula government, achieved a key reform at the International Monitory Fund: an increase in the developing countries’ voting power from 39% to 45%. It was a turning point for BRICS.

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Supreme Court has doubts over Aadhaar as money Bill, turns to big Bench

Says 2018 ruling did not discuss effect of ‘only’ in Art 110(1) on money Bill. Like the Aadhaar Act, the amended Finance Act, 2017 too had been passed as a money Bill.

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Climate change set to undo health gains, to affect kids most: Lancet study

Children will be among the worst sufferers from a he rise in infectious diseases, the study said, pointing out that cholera is rising 3 per cent a year in India since the early 1980s with climatic suitability for Vibrio bacteria, which cause the disease.

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Letting in light (Editorial)

Supreme Court does well to open CJI office to RTI. But transition to greater judicial transarency won’t be easy

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Dropping out of RCEP protects Indian industry in the short run. But it serves our long-term interests

Missing out on a market eight times the size of India’s is closing off to the world we will regret for decades. We need to get back in before February.

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