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Afternoon briefing: SC to hear review petitions on same-sex marriages; DGCA rules on ground handling agencies and more | Latest India News

Afternoon briefing: SC to hear review petitions on same-sex marriages; DGCA rules on ground handling agencies and more | Latest India News

A five-judge bench comprising Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justices Sanjiv Khanna, Hima Kohli, BV Nagarathna and PS Narasimha is scheduled to hear a batch of petitions in the chamber on Wednesday, July 10, seeking review of last year’s ruling denying legal recognition to same-sex marriages. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to allow an open court hearing on the petitions. In a setback for gay rights activists, a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Justice Chandrachud had on October 17 last year refused to grant legal support to same-sex marriages, saying there was “no unconditional right” to marriage except for those recognised by law. Dig deeper

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Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has for the first time framed regulations that outline training and competency requirements for ground staff to ensure safe operations and strengthen oversight mechanism. In a statement, the DGCA said the regulations, to be implemented within six months, were published on July 8. “The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) published Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) Section 4 Series X Part II on July 8, 2024, providing a framework for safe operations of… (ground handling agencies) after an extensive consultation process with all stakeholders,” the statement said. “The implementation of this CAR will standardise the requirements across all ground handling agencies (and) strengthen the oversight mechanism.” Dig deeper

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A New Delhi-based management consultant has revealed how much he earns, and according to social media users who have watched his video, the amount is staggering. The unnamed management consultant was walking around New York City when he was approached by Salary Scale’s Instagram feed for an interview with vox pop. When asked about his profession by Salary Scale’s interviewer, the man replied, “I work as a management consultant.” He added that he has a total of eight to nine years of work experience. “In India, the salaries of management consultants are very standard. So in the top three companies, someone like me — so I’m a senior manager — can expect to earn 80,000 to “1.2 crore a year,” he revealed. Dig deeper

Business News

With the Union Budget 2024 set to be presented on July 23, 2024 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, income tax brackets are an important element that has been grabbing a lot of attention lately, with reports suggesting that there could be potential tax cuts to boost consumption in the economy. This is despite the fact that the Finance Minister did not announce any changes in taxation in the interim Budget this year presented on February 1. Dig deeper

Global Affairs

Joe Biden was spotted reading intently from a prompter during a speech to kick off NATO’s annual summit on Tuesday, July 9, in Washington. The president eventually presented the alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Biden, 81, spoke with very few minor verbal stumbles. At one point, he struggled to pronounce “Ukraine.” “(Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine is ongoing, and Putin wants nothing less than the total subjugation of Ukraine and the end of democracy in Ukraine, the destruction of the Ukrainians, the destruction of Ukrainian culture, and the erasure of Ukraine off the map,” Biden said. Dig deeper

Focus on entertainment

Siddharth praised veteran actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan for setting a precedent in the Tamil film industry by never “advertising alcohol, cigarettes, paan masala”. Talking to News18, the actor said that they took this decision years ago and stuck to it. Siddharth said, “Rajini sir and Kamal sir took a decision years ago which they still stick to. They don’t go and endorse surrogate advertising of alcohol, smoking, paan masala and all that. Nobody does that because they set a precedent. We are very proud to have two such legends in our industry because they are two people who have shown us the way in many ways.” Dig deeper

Sports events

Sunil Gavaskar, the original ‘Little Master’ of Indian cricket, turns 75 today. Over the years, he has faced the fiercest fast bowlers without a helmet, earned respect for India with his exploits, become an iconic commentator and has never stopped loving the game. And when he does find time, he loves nothing more than inspiring the next generation of cricketers. It helps him remain relevant even in 2024. When I was playing, I didn’t even know when I would turn 75. When I was 50, people were clapping. When you approach a hundred, there is anticipation. If you hadn’t told me when I was 75, I wouldn’t have even known I had reached 75. Dig deeper

That’s all we have for this afternoon’s briefing. See you this evening.