The longed for future is now…
Issue 21 | November 16, 2020
Kamala Harris- a name echoing all across the world is something all of America should take pride in. Born to an Indian woman –who migrated to the States in 1910– and a Jamaican man , Kamala did not have a leg-up in her career, yet here we are witnessing her grab her rightfully-earned seat as Vice President of the United States of America!
Following Joe Biden’s election for the United States President in the 2020 Presidential election, Harris will assume office on January 20, 2021, as the first ever female vice president, as well as the first person of colour to hold this post since Charles Curtis, a native American.
In 1990, Harris became a deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California, and in 1994, she was appointed to the State Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and later to the California Medical Assistance Commission. In California, where Harris was elected as the State’s top prosecutor, she was the first woman and first black woman to hold that office, too. These achievements are just the tip of the iceberg, as in 2016, she became the first black American to represent California in the Senate.
From reforming the criminal justice system of the state of California, which became the National model of work to empower women worldwide, with the incomparable feat of pledging as Vice President of the United States, Kamala has always been full of surprises! With powerful, prodigious, and high-spirited women like Kamala in our arsenal, the world is assured that it is bound to soar to much greater heights!
1. The Allahabad High Court rules that the payee need not wait for the 15-day period to end to file a complaint under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 if the intention of the drawer of a cheque to not make payment is clear.
2. The Delhi High Court, while hearing the suit filed by several Bollywood production houses, asks news channels to ensure that no defamatory content is displayed or uploaded on social media.
3. The Gujarat High Court quashes a sedition FIR against journalist Dhaval Patel for stating that Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was likely to be replaced owing to his failure in dealing with Covid-19 in Gujarat.
4. The National Green Tribunal bans the use of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR from November 9 to December 1.