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20 September 2019 Current Events HC Stays Recovery of Fines for Stubble Burning

On Thursday, High Court of both Punjab and Haryana stayed the recovery of fines for violating the ban on stubble burning imposed on the farmers. Further, the court has issued a notice to both the states to discuss the matter with the stakeholders and the agricultural institutes to find a solution regarding the same. This order was passed during a hearing of a petition filed by Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), questioning the fines imposed on farmers of the states. 


Road Transport Vehicle Strike in Delhi NCR

On Thursday, road transport vehicles such as auto rickshaws, a few private buses, cab aggregators like ola and uber have struck work in order to protest against the newly hiked penalties in the Motor Vehicle Act. Due to the strike, office-goers are facing difficulties commuting to work, and a few schools and colleges will remain closed. The United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA) stated that they are forced to go on strike by the Centre and Delhi government as their redressal of "grievances" for the new MV Act remains unresolved. However, Delhi Metro and DTC buses remain up and running, in a partial belief to commuters. 


HC Stays Recovery of Fines for Stubble Burning

On Thursday, High Court of both Punjab and Haryana stayed the recovery of fines for violating the ban on stubble burning imposed on the farmers. Further, the court has issued a notice to both the states to discuss the matter with the stakeholders and the agricultural institutes to find a solution regarding the same. This order was passed during a hearing of a petition filed by Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), questioning the fines imposed on farmers of the states. 

Road Transport Vehicle Strike in Delhi NCR

On Thursday, road transport vehicles such as auto rickshaws, a few private buses, cab aggregators like ola and uber have struck work in order to protest against the newly hiked penalties in the Motor Vehicle Act. Due to the strike, office-goers are facing difficulties commuting to work, and a few schools and colleges will remain closed. The United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA) stated that they are forced to go on strike by the Centre and Delhi government as their redressal of "grievances" for the new MV Act remains unresolved. However, Delhi Metro and DTC buses remain up and running, in a partial belief to commuters. 

Astra Missile Has Been Launched Successfully Off the Coast of Odisha

In a positive development for the Indian defence forces, late on Tuesday evening, Indian Air Force tested “air-to-air” missile Astra. The test was successfully done off the coast of Odisha. The Ministry of Defense confirmed that the missile was launched from Su-30 MKI in order to test its capabilities of  being the “first indigenous air-to-air missile”. The missile is said to have a range of over 70 km. It can also wing its way at a speed of 5,555 kilometres per hour.




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