Morning Summary: October 22, 2022


A selection of stories to read before starting your day.

A selection of stories to read before starting your day.

Don’t wait for complaints to act on hate speech, Supreme Court tells police

On October 21, the Supreme Court declared that it was “tragic what we have reduced religion to” in the 21st century and that a “climate of hatred reigns in the country”, while ordering the police and the authorities to act immediately and suo motu register cases against perpetrators of hate speech without waiting for a complaint to be filed.

January 6 panel issues subpoena to Donald Trump

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol issued a subpoena to Donald Trump on Friday, exercising its subpoena power against the former president who lawmakers say is the “central cause” of a coordinated multi-party effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Pakistan no longer on FATF ‘grey list’ on terrorist financing

Four years after being placed on the “grey list” and sanctioned with severe financial restrictions by the Financial Action Task ForcePakistan was granted a major reprieve on Friday as the international terrorist financing and money laundering watchdog agreed to remove Pakistan’s name from the list of countries under “enhanced scrutiny”. Reacting to the decision, the Foreign Ministry said Pakistan must continue to carry out “credible, verifiable, irreversible and lasting” actions against terrorist groups on its soil.

State governments cannot go into broadcasting alone: ​​I&B Ministry

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued a notice on Friday stating that no ministry or department of the Central, State and Union Territory governments and their associated entities should engage in the broadcasting or distribution of dissemination activities in the future.

Spend at least 5% of travel costs on local products: PM Modi

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged compatriots to spend 5% of their travel expenses on buying local products produced by the natives of the respective places they are visiting.

Modi’s frequent trips to Gujarat show BJP not in good shape, Congress says

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to set up a Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) camp office in Gujarat, Congress said on Friday while reviewing Mr Modi’s frequent visits to his home state. The party also alleged that the BJP is campaigning for the Gujarat Assembly polls at taxpayers’ money by staging back-to-back Prime Minister’s Programs.

More than 30 lakh govt. civil servants will be trained in artificial intelligence by 2023: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

On October 21, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that more than 30 lakh of central and state government officials will be trained and exposed to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and blockchain by 2023 for effective grassroots governance and service delivery.

Trump ally Steve Bannon gets four months in prison for defying January 6 insurgency subpoena

Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, was sentenced on October 21 to serve four months behind bars after defying a subpoena from the House committee investigating the insurgency in January 6 at the US Capitol.

Child deaths in Indonesia attributed to syrups rise to 133

The number of child deaths from acute kidney injury in Indonesia has risen to 133, the health minister said on Friday, attributing the deaths to harmful substances found in medicinal syrups. Indonesia has seen a spike in acute kidney failure (ARI) cases this year, prompting a probe and a ban on all prescriptions and sales of syrups and liquid medications. “We have identified 241 cases of acute kidney failure in 22 provinces, with 133 deaths,” Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin told a news conference.

Reliance Industries Ltd to spin off its financial services unit, to list as Jio Financial Services

The Board of Directors of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), at its meeting held on Friday, approved a plan of arrangement between RIL, Reliance Strategic Investments Ltd (RSIL) and their respective shareholders and creditors pursuant to which RIL will proceed with the spin-off of its services business into RSIL {to be renamed Jio Financial Services Ltd (JFSL)}.

The timing is perfect for the launch of the Women’s Indian Premier League

On the day BCCI finally decided to hold the Women’s IPL at its Annual General Meeting in Mumbai, S. Sajana was playing a T20 match in the same city. She is 27 years old and comes from Wayanad, a hilly district of Kerala. Her father is an autorickshaw driver. The versatile off-shooter once impressed Gautam Gambhir so much that he gifted him one of his bats. In about five months, you might be able to see her in action at the Women’s IPL. Indian female cricketers like Sajana – their numbers are growing rapidly – have been waiting for the tournament to kick off for a long time.

Chess star Hans Niemann sues for cheating

A 19-year-old chess grandmaster is seeking $100 million in a federal lawsuit alleging a rival chess player and others destroyed his career with bogus accusations of cheating, fueling a controversy rocking the world of failures since September. Hans Niemann filed a lawsuit Thursday in US District Court in St. Louis against world chess champion Magnus Carlsen, who suggested Niemann cheated in his upset victory over Carlsen in the Cup tournament Sinquefield in St. Louis.


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