Saturday Situations

  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw gets lifetime achievement award
    on November 18, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gave away this award to Mazumdar-Shaw in New Delhi on Nov 17 at an event to mark the celebration of 108th Foundation Day of ICMR. She was also recognised for her philanthropic efforts and providing better healthcare to people in India and globally through cost-effective life-saving therapies.

  • Tesla plans to invest $4.4 B in Berlin factory: Report
    on November 18, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    The first production line at Tesla’s Berlin factory, unveiled by founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk earlier this week, will manufacture the company’s SUV Model Y, which could be produced as early as 2021, according to the newspaper. The electric car maker could receive about €300 million in subsidies subject to approval by the EU, Bild reported.

  • North Korea ‘no longer interested’ in summits with US
    on November 18, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    The statement on Monday by Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan is the latest call by North Korea for US concessions ahead of an end-of-year deadline set by Kim Jong Un for the Trump administration to offer mutually acceptable terms for a deal to salvage nuclear diplomacy. Trump in a tweet urged Kim Jong Un to “act quickly, get the deal done” and hinted at another summit.

  • Hong Kong Police battle protesters in university siege
    on November 18, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    The size of demonstrations has dwindled in recent weeks, but clashes between protesters and police have escalated sharply since early last week, when police shot a protester, a man was set on fire and the city’s financial district was filled with tear gas in the middle of the workday. On Monday night, protesters under cover of umbrellas huddled along in Nathan Road.

  • View: A new CJI provides GoI the chance to have another go at judicial reforms
    on November 18, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    In a recent interview to ET, Justice Bobde also said he was in favour of creating a national judicial service. GoI has been pushing this idea with the intent to create an all-India cadre of judicial officers from where bulk of future judges could be selected. The proposal has been gone into in considerable detail, including on ways to carry out an all-India test and selection.

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