Is Random Testing For Covid-19 Possible?, Allahabad HC Asks UP Govt [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesIs Random Testing For Covid-19 Possible?, Allahabad HC Asks UP Govt [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Jun 2020 1:50 AMShare This – xAs the state records a sharp spike in the reported cases of Covid-19, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday sought information from the State Government of UP, whether random testing for the infection is possible. The direction was passed by the bench of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar while hearing the suo moto PIL titled “In-Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres And…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAs the state records a sharp spike in the reported cases of Covid-19, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday sought information from the State Government of UP, whether random testing for the infection is possible. The direction was passed by the bench of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar while hearing the suo moto PIL titled “In-Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres And For Providing Better Treatment To Corona Positive”. The Additional Advocate General Manish Goyal, appearing for the State submitted that India being a welfare nation, with limited resources, is not in a position to go in for random Covid-19 testing. He further submitted that there is a protocol for actually allowing a person to get tested. However, the court said it was keen on knowing the feasibility of the proposal. “The anxiety of the Court is to know as to how, now almost after two and a half months of the first lockdown, the State is proposing to go in for random testing,” it remarked. The bench also asked the Government about the actual cost of testing, per individual. “The Court upon seeing that the Covid-19 infection is increasing everyday in the State of U.P., is keen to know whether random testing is possible and what is the actual cost of Covid-19 testing for one particular individual,” the order states. Vide order dated May 26, 2020, the Telangana High Court had also directed the State to carry out random testing, and community testing. Similarly, as per the order issued by the Additional Chief Secretary (H&FW) of the Karnatak government, the state will now begin random testing on people including slum-dwellers, vendors/bill collectors in malls, supermarkets, markets and footpaths, and delivery boys of food chains and couriers. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Sen named Chevalier

first_imgAmartya Sen, the winner of the 1998 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, has been decorated with the title of Chevalier in France’s Legion of Honor. Currently the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and a professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard University, Sen has been honored for his contributions to the measurement of economic progress in France.The Legion of Honor, created in 1802 by Napoleon, is France’s highest public decoration, and though normally reserved for French nationals who have served the country in a military or civil capacity, the title is also given to noncitizens as recognition of an extraordinary service to France.Upon the request of former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, Sen served as chair adviser of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress. This commission transformed the way in which French policy decisions are formed by underlining the importance of measuring progress by more than just GDP, instead focusing on overall quality of life and factors such as crime, environment, health care access, and income inequality.Sen has gained international recognition as an academic who has played a serious role on the political stage. His work on the causes of famine, inspired by his childhood in India, has helped to change public perceptions of starvation by demonstrating how famine can occur even when domestic food production has not decreased. Moreover, he aided in the creation of the United Nations’ Human Development Index, which addresses the argument that simple measures of GNP are not adequate indicators of global living standards.Throughout his extraordinary career, Sen seems to never shy from a battle, working tirelessly to promote human rights, gender equality, and justice within the context of globalization. As an author, he has written countless books on economics and philosophy, including topics such as welfare economics, development economics, public health, gender studies, and social choice theory, a philosophical foundation backed by mathematics that earned him the Nobel Prize. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and continue to garner international attention.An Indian citizen, Sen was born in Santiniketan, India, and he studied at the Presidency College, Calcutta, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. Having dedicated his career to the study and teaching of economics and philosophy, he has taught at many esteemed universities including Jadavpur University Calcutta, the Delhi School of Economics, and the London School of Economics, and he was also Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford University. Currently a senior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, he is also a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, an institution where he was master from 1998 to 2004.Additionally, Sen has served as the president of the Econometric Society, the Indian Economic Association, the American Economic Association, and the International Economic Association. Formerly the honorary president of Oxfam International, he is now its honorary adviser. He has received honorary doctorates from major universities on four continents, and has won numerous awards throughout his career.For more information.last_img read more

In a tweet, Netanyahu congratulates Biden, praising their ‘warm personal relationship.’

first_imgThe Israeli leader’s remarks to the Biden camp joined a flood of best wishes from other heads of state, indicating that the international sphere, including even some of Mr. Trump’s allies, was putting little stock in the president’s hopes that courtroom maneuvering would overturn the results. Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, encouraged Mr. Biden to “compensate for past mistakes” and return to the 2015 nuclear agreement that Mr. Trump had abandoned, according to state media.In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Mr. Biden and tweeted a separate message to Ms. Harris, the daughter of a woman from India, who will become the first woman and first woman of color to serve as vice president.“Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans,” Mr. Modi wrote, using a Tamil word for aunts that Ms. Harris used in her speech at the Democratic National Convention in August. – Advertisement – In some countries where relations with the United States were frayed during the Trump administration, the relief at Mr. Biden’s triumph was almost palpable. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, hailing his country’s traditional friendship with the United States, said, “I’m really looking forward to working together.” President Emmanuel Macron of France said: “We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!” Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany declared, “Our trans-Atlantic friendship is irreplaceable, if we want to overcome the great challenges of our time.”Less clear was China’s reaction. Chinese state-run news media reacted with cautious optimism that Mr. Biden would stabilize the fast-deteriorating relations between Beijing and Washington, but many outlets also continued to warn of future tensions between the superpowers and to suggest that American democracy was in decline. President Xi Jinping has not yet commented.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, a staunch ally of President Trump’s who had a chilly relationship with former President Barack Obama, congratulated Joseph R. Biden Jr. early Sunday, despite Mr. Trump’s insistence that the U.S. election was not over.“Joe, we’ve had a long & warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel,” Mr. Netanyahu said in a tweet, which he followed up with one thanking Mr. Trump for his friendship. Other reaction poured in from Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Mideast. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand, who recently won re-election, congratulated Mr. Biden and welcomed his cooperative spirit.“There are many challenges in front of the international community right now,” she said. “The message of unity from Joe Biden positions us well to take those challenges on.”World leaders yet to weigh in include President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. – Advertisement –last_img read more

‘Fitter than ever’ Joshna aims to re-enter top-10

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 13:33 IST ‘Fitter Than Ever’ Joshna Aims To Re-enter Top-10 India’s leading female squash player Joshna Chinappa is working harder than ever as the world number 12 aims to break back into the top-10 of PSA rankings, starting with a good showing in the World Championship in Cairo. Press Trust Of India LIVE TV First Published: 24th October, 2019 13:33 IST COMMENTcenter_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Written By Chennai, Oct 24 (PTI) India’s leading female squash player Joshna Chinappa is working harder than ever as the world number 12 aims to break back into the top-10 of PSA rankings, starting with a good showing in the World Championship in Cairo.The 33-year old, who achieved a career-high ranking of world number 10 in 2016, will be competing at the World Championship starting on Thursday. “I am looking forward to competing at the World Championship. I would like to break back into top 10 this season, better my career-high rank of 10 and take it from there,” Chinappa told PTI in an interaction.Chinappa will face 42nd-ranked Haley Mendez of USA in the first round followed by either Mariam Metwally (27) or Ho Tze-Lok of Hong Kong. In the pre-quarters, the Indian could face world number 2 Nour El Sherbini of Egypt. “Right now, I am seeded 12 in the tournament. I have a couple of tough first and second-round matches. I have the current world No 2 in my pre-quarter, so, right now, I am just looking forward to take it match by match,” she said.The world number 12 player said she is also looking forward for to representing her country in the upcoming South Asian Games (SAF) starting in December. “After the World Championships, I will go to the UK to train for few weeks. We have been informed that we have SAF Games coming up. And hopefully, I can be part of Indian team that plays there in Nepal.”Indian players have been training without a full-time coach ever since Egyptian Achraf Karargui left on a bitter note ahead of the Commonwealth Games last year. Talking about the standard of Indian squash presently, Chinappa, who won her 17th national title in June, said the competition at the domestic level has got a lot stronger. “I have been playing nationals for a long time, the competition has gotten me lot stronger especially in the last few years. You have Sunayna (Kuruvilla), Tanvi Khanna, and a bunch of other girls who have improved a lot and they are playing in professional tour.”The Chennai-based player, who has been spearheading India’s challenge in international events for more than a decade, want to carry on at least till the 2022 Commonwealth and Asian Games. “At the back of my mind, I still have the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games in 2022, that I would like to compete in and win medals for India there. Yeah… that is what motivates me, and exciting times in squash and I really hope to do more for the game,” Chinappa added. last_img read more