Current Affairs 22 May

Delhi HC: Distribution of food grains not implemented in letter and spirit

The Delhi HC recently passed an order stating that it was disappointed and dismayed that its directions with regards to the distribution of PDS food grains and operation of ration shop had not been implemented by the authorities, in letter and spirit. (Delhi Rozi –Roti Adhikar Abhiyan vs. UOI).The application forms part of a 2017 writ petition which challenges the Centre’s move making aadhaar mandatory for accessing subsidized food grains under the National food security Act,2013 during the lockdown.

Covid-19 cases in Rohini Jail; Criteria for release on interim bail relaxed

With the detection of cases of covid-19 in Rohini jail, the High Powered committee for Delhi has further relaxed the criteria for the release of undertrial prisoners on interim bail. The committee headed by Justice Hima Kohli was informed that one of the inmates from Rohini jail was admitted to DDU hospital earlier this month for an intestinal problem. Thereafter, he tested positive for Covid-19. This inmate was sharing barracks with 19 other inmates, out of which 15 tested positive. One jail staff was also found to be Covid-19 positive.

Russia criticizes Donald Trump for threatening WHO

Russia has criticized the threat of US President Donald Trump to the world health organization. It has been said from Russia that we cannot waste everything for the political interests of a country. US, Brazil, and India remain hotspots of corona virus, with thousands of new cases of infections being reported daily. On Monday, more than 88000 new cases of infection have been reported worldwide, after which the total number of cases has increased to more than 48,88,000. The US and Brazil have the highest number of new cases, while the number of cases in India has now reached more than 1 lakh.

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