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Complaint Filed Against Total CEO

A Complaint was filed by Greenpeace and other activist groups on Thursday against the CEO of Total. Mr. Poyanne (CEO) was appointed to the board of Ecole Polytechnique in 2018. The matter that is significantly raised by the complainants is a Research and Innovation Center of the Company to be established in the Campus. The complaint alleges that CEO is taking advantage of his influential position to divert the public interest in serving private Interest.  

On the other side, a statement was issued by Total claiming that the CEO never attended any meeting which aimed as taking decision in connection with the company.

Covid Patient Cannot Be Denied Admission For Lack Of Local Address Proof: SC

The Central government has been directed by the Supreme Court for framing a uniform national policy on hospital admissions within 2 weeks. The court observed that any person infected with the virus should not be denied hospitalization or essential drug merely because of the fact that he cannot produce address proof.

This came as a decision in the case of In re Distribution of Essential Services and Supplies During Pandemic. The Court directions for preparation of buffer stock for oxygen, policy on hospital admissions, vaccine protocols, etc. keeping in mind that the current vaccine policies are prima facie detrimental to the right to public health and violated of Article 21 of the Constitution.

Blackmarketers Of Covid Drugs, Oxygen Cylinders To Face Contempt Action: Delhi Hugh Court

The Delhi High Court issued directions to the government for ensuring sale of the Covid drugs, oxygen cylinders and other equipment’s doesn't cross the MRP. The persons doing so should be brought before the court for initiating contempt action against them.

An application, seeking recall of an order warning the Central government that contempt actions would be initiated if 490 MT of oxygen is not delivered to Delhi was filed by the Centre. The court issued the directions for the Delhi Government to be followed and asked for their response.

Madras High Court Arbitration Rules, 2020 Validity Challenged

A writ petition challenging the validity of the Madras High Court Arbitration Rules, 2020 was filed on the grounds of it being inconsistent with Sections 10 and 15 of the Commercial Courts Act, Section 29(5) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act and the Information Technology Act.

The division bench of the Madras High Court has admitted the writ petition and posted the matter for hearing on July 2, 2021.

No Need To Re-Register Vehicle Registered In Another State: J&K High Court

The J&K High Court passed an order stating that a vehicle which has been registered in any State of India would not require registration unless the vehicle is to be kept beyond the period of twelve months. The High Court was hearing Plea of two vehicle owners Zahoor Ahmad Bhat and Irshad Hussain Munshi.

The plea primarily challenged the circular issued by Regional Transport Office (RTO), Kashmir on March 27, 2021. The Court quoted section 46 and 47 to reach the conclusion regarding necessary registration of vehicles. The Court also pointed that the concerned power lies with the Central Government unless delegated.

Death Penalty Held Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court of Malawi, a Southeastern Africa country has declared death penalty as unconstitutional in a case of Charles Khoviwa v. The Republic of MSCA. An appeal was filed by the accused to which the Court observed that right to life is the mother of all right and awarding death penalty abolishes the right to life.

The Court also discussed the provisions under the penal law which prescribe death as a punishment for various offences and directed the maximum prison sentence to be given as life imprisonment. The Court analyzed the provisions of the Constitution and arrived at this decision.

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