Gujarat riots: High Court will decide today on petitions filed against Modi


1.Gujarat riots: High Court will decide today on petitions filed against Modi :-

In the 2002 Gujarat riots case, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi and others will hear their verdict on Monday on the petition of late wife Jayshree Jafri, wife of late Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, challenging the issuance of clean chit by the lower court. The hearing on this case was completed on July 3.

The court heard the petition on Jupiter and Social Worker Teesta Setalvad NGO Nation ‘Citizen for Justice and Peace’.

The petition has challenged the order of the lower court to justify giving a clean chit to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the case of alleged criminal conspiracy behind the 2002 riots. The petitioners have demanded a fresh investigation.


2.China will set 300 cameras to protect ‘Great Wall’ :-

China will set up three hundred cameras with high capacity near its historic wall (Great Wall) in the seven wonders of the world. These cameras will see the antitrons that damage the wall and the culprits will be punished.

The Chinese administration has taken this step in view of the growing incidents of tourists writing their names on the wall, writing slogans and writing messages on the wall. In most cases all this wall is scratched. This information is given by Chinese government Radio International.


3.H-1B visa applicants topped Indian, Chinese too :-

Despite the hardening of H-1B visa rules by US President Donald Trump, the enthusiasm of Indians has not diminished.

This time too, the maximum number of applicants is of Indians.

During the first nine months of the current US financial year, about 2.47 lakh Indians have applied for H-1B visas and thus remain on top of the list of the largest group of applicants.


4.Dhawan and Virat lead India to victory, beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets :-

In the first ODI against India and Sri Lanka in Dambulla, the hosts had to face the defeat by 9 wickets. In the match, the whole team of Sri Lanka made all out with 216 runs in 43.2 overs.

India got a challenging 217-run win in this match. After this, India easily defeated Sri Lanka on the brilliant innings of Dhawan and the powerful innings of Virat.


5.Investors will buy back their shares from Infosys, Decision taken after next week’s resignation :-

The company has implemented the buyback offer of its shares the next day after the resignation of Infosys MD and CEO Vishal Sikka. According to the pre-plan on Saturday, the board of directors of the country’s second largest IT company has approved a buyback of Rs 13 thousand crore.

The company will buy back 11.3 crore shares at a price of Rs 1150. Infosys, struggling with many challenges, has implemented the offer of buyback under a far-reaching policy. The company is confident that it will improve its capacity and performance in the coming days.


6.Union Home Minister inaugurates office and residential premises of NIA in Lucknow :-

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the office and residential premises of National Investigation Agency (NIA) at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (UP) today.

The Chief Minister of UP, Yogi Adityanath was also present on the occasion.


7.Bank to remain closed on Tuesday due to nationwide strike of employees :-

There is a strike on August 22 of the banks. There will be no work in the bank on this day. In such a case, people have to deal with the bank on Monday. In order to make the nationwide strike of banks successful, bank employees have made their full preparations in Dehradun too.

The  strike on the 22nd of August under the banner of United Forum of Bank Union. This decision was taken after ignoring the demands of the bank employees on behalf of the government. He said that not privatizing banks, making a big bank with four to five banks, making tough laws to reduce NPAs, increasing pay scales and demanding better service.


8.Qatar to build World Cup stadium shaped like Arabian cap :-

Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap for the 2022 World Cup, organisers said on Sunday, as the Gulf state moves ahead with preparations for the tournament despite a diplomatic rift with its neighbours.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates imposed sanctions on fellow U.S. ally, Qatar in June, and cut all transport links with the country, accusing it of supporting terrorism – a charge Doha denies.