1. SC strikes down provision of 1988 Benami Law
The Supreme Court has struck down one of the provisions of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act of 1988, which provides for the punishment of a maximum jail term of three years or a fine or both for those indulging in benami’ transactions.
2. Vikram Doraiswami appointed as next High Commissioner of India to UK
Mr. Vikram Doraiswami has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom. Mr. Doraiswami is presently the High Commissioner of India to the Bangladesh.
3. Mali military appoints Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga as interim PM
In Mali, the military has appointed a Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga as interim Prime Minister after the country's civilian Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga was admitted to hospital. Before this appointment, Colonel Maiga was working as a Government Spokesman and Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation.
4. 3rd Edition of Roads and Highways Summit
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the 3rd Edition of Roads and Highways Summit at FICCI, Federation House. Addressing the inaugural session, the Minister said that India has the second highest road network in the world and this is the time to expand road network and take it to two lakh kilometres by the end of 2024.
5. Bangladesh-born Fahmida Azim wins 2022 Pulitzer prize
Bangladesh-born Fahmida Azim working for the Insider online magazine of United States has been selected for the 2022 Pulitzer prize under the category of Illustrated Reporting and Commentary. She is among the four journalists including Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey of Insider being published from New York, selected for their work on the Chinese oppression of the Uyghurs.