Prolawctor Daily Current Affairs Insights | 19 December 2020

Prolawctor Daily Current Affairs Update
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Prolawctor Daily Current Affairs Insights


Change of name is a part of Right to Expression Under Article 19 & Article 21 of Constitution of India: Allahabad High Court

  • The writ petition was filed by  Kabir Jaiswal, who had appeared in board exams.
  • Court concluded different name in different records would cause confusion and hardship for both parties.

Supreme Court stays Andhra Pradesh HC order on breakdown of constitutional machinery, finds it disturbing

  • Bench leaded by CHI during the hearing said that he has not seen any order like this and coined it “very disturbing”.
  • Andhra Pradesh govt said, not for the courts to decide as to if there is a constitutional breakdown in a state.

Allahabad HC refuses to stay love jihad ordinance, issues notice to state govt

  • Bench constituting of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Piyush Agrawal has asked the UP Government for counter affidavit by January 4.
  • Any interim relief was refused.

Complaint filed against Kangana Ranaut for retweeting a meme on Bihar political leader Upendra

  • 2 complaints have been filed registered against Kangana Ranaut by the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party.
  • The complaints come under IPC and IT act and have been lodged at Patna and Gaya civil court.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to election of Dhiraj Sahu as Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand

  • The court rejected the appeal filed by the BJP candidate, who had lost in the elections.
  • Case is in relation to the Rajya Sabha elections of 2018.


China’s new road cuts travel time to Karkoram Pass, Delhi raises red flag

  • Line of Actual Control (LAC) shows that the Chinese people’s liberation army is planning to do build infrastructure and notable the roads and it upgrades and increases the military capacities and capability against India.
  • Chinese across the two places that is Aksai Chin and Karakoram pass.
  • The number of military vehicles and troops have increased along with the 597 Km Ladakh and LAC with the number of fresh dug outs or it indicates that the PLA is prepared for a long landing crafting with Indian army.

CBI said In Hathras a women killed by offence of gang -rape and there four accused charged in this gang-rape case

  • On Friday Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed the charge sheet against the four accused who has done the gang-rape and the murder case of a Dalit women at a special SC/ST court.
  • Four accused and upper caste men that is Sandeep, Luvkush, Ravi and Ramu they are in a Judicial custody now and they are charged for murder and gang-rape.
  • Under Section 354, 376D, 376A, 302 of Indian Penal Code has filed the charge sheet and SC/ST act has also filed in charge sheet.
  • On September 14, In Hathras a Dalit women was reportedly gang -raped by four upper caste men and On 29th September a women was dead at Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital during treatment.

Pm Modi says on Swami Nathan Commission Recommendations, opposition did not work on it intentionally

  • In Gwalior, the government of Narendra Modi and followed the recommendations of Swami Nathan or declared the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for various farm produces and by adding 50 percent profit on the cost of the farmer.
  • On Wednesday In Madhya Pradesh Narendra Singh Tomar who is a union agricultural minister he said that a farmers are assemble and even all the farmers are in protest around or even in Delhi the farmers protest continued.

With UN Women, Kerala’s gender park to sign MOU

  • Under Kerala Government the gender park is an independent body is set to partner with UN women and to further the cause of women function and women empowerment for gender neutrality as a South Asia hub.
  • On Monday the message of understanding partnership would be formally signed in the presence of state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • On 21st December the chief minister official residence here and Chief Executive Officer of gender park PTM Sunish and UN women or Nishtha Satyam who is deputy country representative she also signed officially message of understanding at Cliff House.

Prime officers of West Bengal meet with Union home secretary

  • On Friday A senior authorities official mentioned that the ministry of home affairs was inclined to apply or submit with the proposal and assembly is very well held in digital or virtual mode.
  • On Thursday West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee said that the orders have been the clear misuse of emergency provision of IPS team of 1954 and the West Bengal was not going to irritated or annoying or disturbed in front of expansionist and undemocratic force.

Shilbhadra Datta, MLA Barrackpore, resigns from Trinamool Congress

  • Datta stated that he had emailed his resignation letter to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee which triggered speculations that he would either join BJP or would be willing to take the lead for the assembly elections, likely in March-April.
  • He has not resigned from his position of being the MLA stating that the he’s won by the votes of the people.

SC on talks for another chance to aspirants, stated the Government regarding the UPSC prelims

  • The Supreme Court was informed by the Union government that discussions were on to grant UPSC aspirants, especially whose last attempt at cracking the prelims expired in October 2020, another chance.
  • A second opportunity and age relaxation was sought by the aspirants as they stated that the lockdowns and restrictions had inhibited their preparations

4.2 magnitude earthquake hits Rajasthan, resulting in tremors at Delhi-NCR

  • A medium-intensity earthquake of magnitude 4.2 hit Alwar, Rajasthan, the epicenter of the quake, at 11:46 pm at depth of five kilometers on Thursday.
  • Tremors of this earthquake was experienced at Delhi, NCR too as stated by the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).

Central Vista revamp plan’s estimated cost goes up to ₹13,450 cr. Without PMO

  • The redevelopment of Central Vista, the government’s recent proposal, revised the estimated cost from ₹11,794 crore to ₹13,450 crore, leaving aside the Prime Minister’s Office from the plan before an expert panel of the Ministry of Environment and Forest.
  • The Expert Appraisal Committee had approved the CPWD’s proposal to construct a new Parliament in April.

People’s Views on 2020 was sought by PM Modi for his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought the views of people on the year 2020, considering it as the most disruptive in recent history, and what they awaited for in the upcoming year before his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ broadcast on December 27.
  • The responses can be sent through MyGov, NaMo App or the message can be recorded via 1800-11-7800. 

International News

Iran Rejects IAEA Chief’s Call that New Agreement Needed After Biden takes office

  • Iran’s ambassador to the international atomic energy agency on Friday rejected the un atomic monitoring chief’s
  • Iran nuclear deal after a new U.S. administration comes to power would require striking a new agreement.

Pakistan to hold by-Elections in 8 Constituencies of National, Provincial assemblies amid Covid-19 surge

  • The Election Commission of Pakistan (ESP) on Thursday decided to immediately hold by election in eight constituencies of national
  • Provincial assemblies, which were deferred because of the coronavirus pandemic

US to Blacklist dozens of Chinese firms including SMIC: Report

  • The U.S. commerce department announced its blacklisting semiconductor manufacturing international corp.
  • More than 60 other Chinese companies to protect U.S. national security.

Iran begins construction of underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

  • Iran has begun construction on a site at its underground nuclear facility amid tensions with the U.S. over its atomic program, according to satellite photos.

Thailand eases curbs on US, Japan tourists before peak travel

  • Thailand is easing travel restrictions on visitors from 56 countries including the U.S., Japan and Singapore ahead of the peak holiday season to boost the nation’s ailing tourism sector.

EU says post-Brexit trade talks with UK face ‘last attempt’ to fix fish

  • The EU parliament has set a Sunday night deadline on the talks since it still will have to approve any deal ahead of year-end, when a transition period following the Jan.
  • The post-Brexit deal would lead to more chaos on the borders at the start of 2021 as new tariffs would add to other impediments to trade that are enacted by both sides.
  • Britain’s Parliament must also approve any Brexit deal, and the Christmas break adds to the timing complications.

Google says Australian law on paying for news is unworkable

  • A Google executive said on Friday that a proposed Australian law to make digital platforms pay for news was unworkable and its proposed arbitration model was biased toward media businesses.
  • New Zealand Managing Director Mel Silva made her first public comments on the details of the proposed legislation since it was introduced to Parliament last week.
  •  If anyone Breaches of the code, such as failure to negotiate in good faith, would be punishable by a fine of 10 million Australian dollars ($7.4 million) or the equivalent of 10% of annual turnover in Australia.

Chinese firm behind Hambantota port project gets first contract in Sri Lanka’s Port City

  • The China’s largest state-run firms that was behind the controversial Hambantota port project has bagged the first contract in planned $13-billion Port City.
  • The signing ceremony in Colombo was attended by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and China’s envoy to Sri Lanka, Qi Zhenhong. 
  • The Wall Street Journal last month, while talking about Sri Lanka’s efforts to garner financial backing for projects such as Port City.

Russian investigators resume probe into Nazi death squad’s WWII atrocities

  • Russia’s prosecution office for the Kuban region announced on Friday that it was resuming, after a 48-year suspension
  • The decision to resume the probe is due to the fact that the fate one of the seven interpreters who fled the Soviet Union (Helmut Oberlander) was established.
  •  According to Russian investigators, Oberlanmder is complicit in the WWII shooting of 27,000 people in the Rostov region alone.

Afghanistan fears lenient sanctions against Taliban will hurt peace process

  • Afghanistan has said that the Taliban have increased their levels of violence and continued relationship with global terror groups, asserting that any leniency on the sanctions against the insurgent outfit.
  • Raz added that unfortunately, this is not the case and the reports from Afghan security and intelligence agencies, as well as the Monitoring Team state otherwise.
  • The Security Council has extended the mandate of the Monitoring Team assisting the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee for another year.


For the first time Sensex quickly crosses the 47,000- mark loses gains in the midst of volatility

  • At the present opening, S&P BSE Sensex quickly crossed the 47,000-mark to enlist a life-time intraday high before gains burnt out.
  • Nifty was up 0.11% at 13,756.25 while Sensex at first rose 0.11% to exchange at 46,939.75.
  • A portion of the stocks that have gained is Infosys, HCL Tech, TCS, Nestle India, and Bajaj Auto.

Coca-Cola to eliminate 2,200 jobs around the world, incorporating 1,200 in the US, as it fights Covid fallout

  • Coca-Cola Co will eliminate 2,200 jobs internationally, incorporating 1,200 in the US, as the monetary fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic forces it to accelerate its business rebuilding.
  • it won’t reveal the number of employees who have acknowledged the package.
  • It had around 86,200 employees at the end of the previous year, out of which 10,400 were situated in the United States.

Sony pulls Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation Store, offers full discounts after backfire

  • After gamers complained that it was rife with bugs Sony Corp pulled CD Projekt SA’s Cyberpunk 2077 from its PlayStation Store and offered full discounts.
  • The irregular move is the most recent blow for Poland’s video games creator, whose shares have tumbled 30% in the midst of fierceness from disappointed fans.

Gadkari writes to PM over steel price hike

  • Cautioning against exploitation by steelmakers, Union Minister has looked for Prime Minister’s consideration towards a 55% hike in steel costs by players during the past six months.
  • He likewise said a long-term policy is required at it as the costs hiked didn’t match raw material and work costs.

Domino’s Pizza Maker Enters Biryani Segment

  • Jubilant FoodWorks, which runs the Domino’s Pizza chain of restaurants, has declared the launch of Ekdum brand biryani menu.
  • The scope of Ekdum-brand biryanis includes Hyderabadi Nizami Biryani, Lucknowi Nawabi Biryani, Dindigul Biryani, Kolkata Biryani, Butter Chicken Biryani, and many more.
  • Customers will have the option to order the Ekdum menu utilizing the company’s mobile application and sites


Robert Lewandowski, Lucy Bronze took home the FIFA Player of the Year Award

  • In FIFA’s “The Best” award ceremony in Zurich, 32-year-old Robert Lewandowski sweeps the trophy under the noses of Messi and Ronaldo.
  • While in the women’s category, Lucy Bronze who is England Defender won the Award.

Nathan Lyon to become ‘Massive Threat’ for India warns Ricky Ponting

  • Nathan is an off-spinner baller, who has bowled Virat Kohli in test more than anybody and now seems to be problematic for Cheteshwar Pujara as well says Ex Australian Captain Ricky Ponting.
  • He is just 9 wickets far from having 400 wickets in the Tests.

India’s Hockey World Cup heroes have come a long way from 2016 to 2020

  • India had won Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup Trophy on the same date in 2016 after two cunning goals from Gurjant Singh and Simranjeet Singh.
  • The WhatsApp Group of the 18-team member is still intact, the message exchange in the group is limited to Festival but it does not have effect on the mutual respect the member shares.

India Finally Made its Mark at Individual World Cup, Anshu Malik wins Silver

  • 19-year-old teenager, Anshu Malik in Belgrade won her first International silver medal and India’s first medal in Individual World Cup.
  • She lost gold from European wrestler Anastasia Nichita in 57 kg category.
  • It was her first International level match.

Indian Shooters Weight Losing is Expensive

  • After 7-month training of Tokyo bound Shooters started in New –Delhi, the coaches were astonished to see that many of the India’s top shooter had made significant progress in their fitness.
  • New clothes have to be ordered as the cloths are especially designed to support the body’s posture and are exactly tailored to every millimeter, and now with new physique new clothes are to be made.


Twitter to relaunch its public verification process in

  • On Friday, Twitter said that it will relaunch its account verification process from January 20, whereby active and authentic user accounts can sport the “blue verified badge”.
  • And has made changes to the proposed policy after receiving feedbacks.

Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 28,000 crore

  • The procurement proposals were cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by our Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • Official sources said that the defence ministry on Thursday approved procurement of weapons and military equipment worth Rs 28,000 crore including six airborne warning and control system aircraft for the Indian Air Force.

India and Bangladesh seal seven agreements to expand cooperation in diverse areas

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina also jointly inaugurated a digital exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi and Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
  • India and Bangladesh sealed seven agreements to expand cooperation in diverse areas including energy, development projects and agriculture, at a virtual summit on Thursday, and restored a cross-border rail link that had not been operational since 1965.

Angel, devil and blood-red heart appear at Martian south pole

  • It’s summer at the south pole of Mars, and the angels and devils are coming out to play. You can see them both in a stunning new image of the recently thawed pole, taken by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Invisible ‘arches of chaos’ span the solar system

  • A vast network of invisible energy structures have been discovered in the solar system — a celestial superhighway that future space probes might use to explore far-away corners of solar space.
  • More research is needed to understand the arch shape, that Rosengren said. The arches seem to link together in a gorgeous, hidden logic.
  • “As to why they connect in such a beautiful pattern, frankly speaking, we haven’t the slightest idea yet.”

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