Five things to watch out for today

| Updated on January 09, 2018

The Supreme Court is to hear on Monday a plea filed by the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government against the Centre's move to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing of the benefits of various social welfare schemes. The plea is listed for hearing before a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan. Senior advocate and member of parliament Kalyan Banerjee said the petition was filed earlier and would come up for hearing before the bench on October 30.

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni will visit India on Monday. The visit is aimed at strengthening the bilateral political and economic relations between the two countries. The last visit of an Italian PM to India was in February 2007. During his visit, Gentiloni will hold talks with the top leadership here, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Election Commission is to hear the two leaf symbol case on Monday. It is believed that this could be the last hearing in the party symbol case. Various factions of the AIADMK have engaged lawyers and are fighting to inherit the two leaf symbol.

The National Green Tribunal today is to hear on Monday the steps taken by the Centre and Punjab and Haryana governments to check burning of crop residue by farmers to curb air pollution. Earlier, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar deferred the matter for hearing on October 30 after lawyers appearing for both the parties sought adjournment of the case.

Kochi is the host of the 14th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Disease and Nutrition, which will offer a platform for global experts to discuss and hammer out solutions for one of the world’s urgent public health problems of diarrhoeal illness and malnutrition. The three-day conference, beginning on October 30, is being organised by Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, a national institute under the Department of Biotechnology.

Published on October 30, 2017

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