In 2008, it was ruled that the punishment under NDPS Act would depend on the quantity of the drug seized by the police. However, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment earlier in 2020. As per the SC, traces of an offending drug is sufficient to declare the entire quantity. The punishment is rigorous imprisonment for no less than 10 years while it can be extended to 20 years. The offender is also liable to fine of no less than Rs 1 lakh. This may be extended to Rs 2 lakh. … [Read more...] about Rhea Chakraborty arrested for drug abuse: What do India’s laws say about the use of ganja and charas?
Washington sick leave laws
The comments come amid a nearly year-long scuffle between Uber and California, beginning with the passing of the state’s Assembly Bill 5 last September—which was meant to reform the gig economy by reclassifying independent contractors as employees, thus entitling them to labor rights such as minimum wage, sick leave, and workers’ compensation. Litigation ensued between the state and gig-economy employers Uber and Lyft, over issues including the bill’s constitutionality and companies’ refusal to comply with the law. … [Read more...] about Will Uber shut down in California? CEO Dara Khosrowshahi threatens just that
To avoid continuing in the K shape, Clark called on lawmakers to send out more PPP funding for small businesses, and more resources to state and local governments to bolster essential services like public education. “Congress might see 20+ percentage points of growth in Q3 and think we’re out of the woods,” she said. “They would be sorely mistaken. For laid off workers and for businesses barely scraping by, the crisis is as acute today and it was in March.” … [Read more...] about Forget U or V or W: We may be headed toward a K-shaped recovery
Defense systems States are required under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to maintain a list of registered voters in a computer database. Many counties now use e-poll books containing voter data that can be shared and synchronized electronically between polling places. Some precincts may still use the old paper list, and follow strict protocols to keep every copy of the list used by precincts in sync, explains MIT political science professor and elections expert Charles Stewart III. Once a person casts a ballot—whether via vote-by-mail, early voting, or election day in-person voting—that fact is reflected next to their name on the voter list. … [Read more...] about Election experts explain why President Trump’s ‘vote twice’ statements are so dangerous
So together with a third cofounder, executive Alexandra Stanton, Page-Wilson and Brown designed a medical-grade face shield for children to wear on top of their masks. Crucially, face shields also provide coverage for the eyes, and a recent study in The Lancet found that eye protection can reduce COVID-19 infection risk by 78%. “Eye protection has been underconsidered,” says Brown. “We know you can get COVID through the eyes. We don’t want to leave the public—and children—unprotected.” … [Read more...] about Kids have a terrible time wearing masks. This Black-women-led startup found a solution