Prolawctor Daily Current Affairs Insights | 22 December 2020

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New Guidance issued by Allahabad High Court coming into Effect by January 2, 2021

  • Guidelines issued as concerned to opening of all the court and tribunals subordinate to the Judicature of Allahabad High Court
  • All the Courts and Tribunals shall open and start taking all the administrative matters and judicial work according to the current rules and guidance issued from time to time.

State Government Decision to Drop 61 Criminal Cases against MLAs and Ministers, Karnataka High Court puts a Stay

  • On August 31, the State Government passed a decision to drop about 61 Criminal Prosecution against their elected MPs and MLAs.
  • Karnataka HC on today’s hearing, order to put a Stay on this decision.

State Government Encounters a Notice On Mid- Day Meal Scheme from Gujarat High Court 

  • The Division Bench took a Suo moto cognizance after taking in consideration the news report that 52 lakh children were kept away from the meal since March 2020.
  • Principal Secretary, Education Department, Government of Gujarat and Commissioner encounter the Notice concerning the same.

Activist Varavara Rao Wife’s plea heard by Bombay High Court

  • Varavara Rao is a poet activist who has been accused in Bhim Koregaon Case.
  • The plea was filed by his wife in order to appeal the court’s involvement in accused infringement of Fundament Right to Health.

Inquiry to be conducted by Madras High Court on 3 Examination Centers

  • The Madras HC has ordered the Authorities to proceed with the selection of Computer Teachers form 116 examination center from the total of 119.
  • Justice N Authinathan (Retd.) and retired Justice of Madras HC are appointed to set up the Inquiry.


PM Modi condoles Motilal Vora’s death, says the Congress leader had vast political and organisational experience

  • PM Modi condoles Motilal Vora’s death, says the Congress leader had vast political and organisational experience.
  • PM Modi tweeted as, “Shri Motilal Vora Ji was among the senior-most Congress leaders, who had vast administrative and organisational experience in a political career that spanned decades. Saddened by his demise.
    Condolences to his family and well-wishers. Om Shanti.”

Army’s women officers denied permanent commission get SC breather

  • In a breather for women short service commission (SSC) officers in the Army who were denied permanent commission on medical grounds and merit, the Supreme Court has asked the Centre not to relieve them from service till their issue comes up before the court.
  • The next on 18th of January.

Mumbai Metro land row: Pawar speaks to CM Thackeray, Fadnavis

  • On Monday, NCP president Sharad Pawar has spoken to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis
  • The talk was over Kanjurmarg Metro car shed land dispute in Mumbai and may take up the issue with the Centre to resolve it, sources said.

Sisodia accepts BJP leader’s offer to debate over Uttarakhand’s development

  • On Monday, Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi’s deputy chief minister Mr Manish Sisodia has accepted the offer of Uttarakhand cabinet minister Madan Kaushik for a discussion on the development works done by the Trivendra Singh Rawat-led government in the hill state.

Suvendu Adhikari meets Bengal Speaker, says resignation as MLA accepted

  • Suvendu Adhikari, who recently quit as Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmaker, said on Monday that his resignation as MLA has been accepted by Speaker Biman Banerjee.
  • The Speaker had asked Adhikari to appear before him today.

Prashant Kishor spotlights BJP’s ‘struggle’ in Bengal polls, party reacts

  • Predicted a bad loss of BJP in the coming West Bengal polls.
  • The party will wrestle to cross even the double digit-mark, he said.  

Wishes pour for Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy on his 48th birthday

  • Many leaders wished Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) president on Monday as he turned 48.
  • Celebrated the birthday by sorting blood donation camps from state to mandal level. 

PM Modi proposes creation of library to gather Buddhist literature from around the world

  • Library that will bring together Buddhist literature and philosophy from the world.
  • Present as a platform for research and dialogue.

Gwalior, 4 killed in car crash after birthday party

  • Killed in an accident when the car fell into a gorge in Gwalior district.
  • The deceased were identified and associated as all residents of Dabra town.

Army’s women officers denied permanent commission get SC breather

  • SC asked the Centre not to relieve these women from service.
  •  Until their issue comes up before the court next on January 18.


China calls Trump’s cyberattack claims ‘a farce’

  • President Donald Trump suggesting Beijing was involved in a massive cyberattack on the US government were a face concocted for political motives.

EU agreed 15.50 euros per dose for Pfizer vaccine, says document

  • The European union agreed to pay 15.50 euros ($18.90) per dose for the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, an internal EU document.

Japan to looking to reduce emissions beyond 2030 target

  • Japan will look at reducing greenhouse gas emissions beyond its current target for 2030
  • It will lay out detail next year on a carbon pricing scheme that won’t rule out a carbon tax the environment ministry said.

UAE top diplomat acknowledges visa restrictions on Pakistan

  • The UAE top diplomat has publicly acknowledged a so far unexplained ban on visitors from Pakistan.
  • Which travel agents say also targets tourists and laborers from a dozen Muslim majority countries amid the pandemic and the UAE’s normalization of ties with Israel.

Saudi, UAE govt spyware targets phones of Al-Jazeera journalists: Report

  • Spyware sold by an Israeli private intelligence firm was allegedly used to hack the phones of dozens of A1 Jazeera journalists in an unprecedented cyber-attack that likely to have been ordered by Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Tesla’s rise made 2020 the year US auto industry went electric

  • Tesla Inc and Wall Street made 2020 the year that the U.S. auto industry decided to go electric.
  • historically momentous as the launch of Ford Motor Co’s moving assembly line for the Model T or General Motors ‘ 2009 bankruptcy.
  • Tesla’s ascent came the same year that activist hedge funds and other investors ratcheted up pressure on corporations to fight climate change.

Japan’s $1 trillion budget highlights Covid-19 challenge to growth, debt

  •  Japan’s cabinet approved on Monday a record $1.03 trillion budget draft for the next fiscal year starting in April 2021.
  • The 106.6 trillion yen ($1.03 trillion) annual budget also got a boost from record military and welfare outlays.
  • Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga prioritised efforts to contain the pandemic and boost growth, despite public debt at more than twice the size of Japan’s $5 trillion economy.

Google, Facebook laws critical for media future: Australia regulator chief

  • Rod Sims said proposed laws that will make Australia the first country in the world to force Google and Facebook to pay for news were fair and critical for the survival of the media industry.
  • Google last week declared the code unworkable, citing in particular a requirement to provide publishers with two weeks’ notice of certain changes to algorithms and internal practice..
  • The ACCC has increasingly focused on the rapidly growing market power of Google and Facebook.

Al Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli firm’s spyware

  •  Dozens of journalists at Al Jazeera Media Network were targeted this year by advanced spyware sold by an Israeli firm in an attack likely linked to the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,
  •  Tamer Almisshal, an investigative journalist with Al Jazeera Arabic, said a probe was launched after death threats were received on a phone that was used to call ministries in the UAE for a story.

China aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait raising alarm

  • An aircraft carrier group led by China’s newest carrier, the Shandong, sailed through the Taiwan Strait on its way to routine drills in the South China Sea
  •  China’s navy said the Shandong and its accompanying ships had “smoothly” travelled through the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Sunday.
  • Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence said the Shandong was accompanied by four warships and had set out from the northern Chinese port of Dalian 


All flights originating from UK have been suspended until December 31 by India

  • All flights to and from the country starting tomorrow till the end of this year have been banned by India as United Kingdom was detected with a new strain of Coronavirus.
  • Every passenger arriving from UK in all transit flights should be subjected to mandatory RT-PCR test on arrival at the airports concerned.

Ssangyong Motor, Mahindra’s South Korean arm files for bankruptcy

  • The Indian conglomerate stated in a regulatory filing that Ssangyong Motor Co (SYMC), Mahindra & Mahindra’s South Korean arm, filed for bankruptcy in a Seoul Court on December 21.
  • An application for commencement of rehabilitation procedure under the Debtor Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy Act of South Korea was filed by SYMC.

Assocham new President’s position taken over by Vineet Agarwal

  • Vineet Agarwal, MD of logistics major Transport Corporation of India Limited (TCIL) has taken over as the new president of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).
  • Agarwal is the founding National President of the Young Leaders Council at the All India Management Association (AIMA) apart from his various other designations and achievements.

Employees told by Adidas that it may sell Reebok

  • Adidas, German sports foods manufacturer has communicated regarding the possible sale of its subsidiary Reebok, to its employees in India.
  • It was stated that no decision has been taken yet and Adidas may continue owning Reebok as part of its new strategy.

Ajanta shoes plan to expand network aiming at ₹500 crore top line in FY21

  • Ajanta shoes targets a 25 percent jump in turnover in the current fiscal, despite disruptions in the market affected by Covid-19 and is planning to expand its footprint across the country.
  • With the right products and marketing strategy Ajanta is expecting to touch ₹500 crore turnover in this year’s fiscal, as in last year’s fiscal it had collected a revenue of ₹400 crore.


Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Dwayne Bravo to play the T10 League held in Abu Dhabi

  • Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, and Dwayne Bravo will play the fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 league, to be played from January 28 to February 6.
  • Other big names to play the league are former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik, Sri Lankan duo of Thisara Perera and Isuru Udana,  Andre Russell and Sunil Narine.
  • The whole league will be played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.

For the first time since the coronavirus break, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal to compete

  • India’s top shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be seen playing for the first time since the Covid break when they will compete in three upcoming tournaments.
  • The Badminton Association of India announced a solid eight-member squad to take part in the three upcoming tournaments, planned for January.
  • The three upcoming tournaments to be held in Bangkok, including the prestigious BWF World Tour Finals.

ACB eyes hosting international matches as Afghanistan gets land for a new stadium

  • Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani allocated more than two acres of land in the Alokhail area of Kabul for the construction of a stadium.
  • ACB chief Farhan Yusefzai is confident of hosting international matches in the country in the near future after securing acres of land for a new stadium.
  • The stadium will have a capacity for 35,000 spectators.

Lewis Hamilton wins BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year

  • Seven-time Formula One victor Lewis Hamilton covered another successful year by winning the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year prize.
  • The other three individuals from the six-man shortlist were fighter Tyson Fury, snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan, and cricketer Stuart Broad.

Rafael Leao scored the fastest goal in Serie A history as AC Milan netted after just six seconds; Inter, Lazio rack up wins

  • AC Milan forward Rafael Leao scored the fastest goal in Serie A history, scoring the goal in just six seconds, to set the Serie A leaders on their way to a 2-1 win at Sassuolo on Sunday.
  • His lightning strike beat the past record of 8 seconds set by Piacenza’s Paolo Poggi against Fiorentina in 2001.
  • Lazio brushed their troubling home structure in Serie A when goals from Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto gave them a 2-0 win over Napoli on Sunday.


Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

  • On Monday, Jupiter and Saturn will join together in the night sky.
  • Jupiter and Saturn become closer to each other then they have since Galileo in the 17th century.
  • Between the two largest planets astronomers are called conjunctions and that planets are not rare.
  • Every 20 years Jupiter passes neighbour Saturn around the Sun.

Army to test indigenous artillery system with 48 Km strike range

  • The army will start the testing in own place only and the army wants to developed artillery system.
  • Defence Research and developed organization (DRDO) face so many difficulties or problems in the world but is the best in the class and with the record breaking strike range of 48 Km.
  • Gun passes with assemble from the army so, it can fulfill the requirement of 15,80 guns with the worth of 25,000 crore.

First sources new top deck doubles down on digital to make up for the lost time and fast track growth

  • If any person beginning enterprise courses of business practice firms first sources had a great status for growing shoppers, offers with equal fearless growth.
  • In 5 years Business practice outsourcing to get seven corporations.
  • It is started in 2000 with USD40 from ICICI Bank.
  • In 2007, Business outsourcing agreed US based healthcare BPO firm funded by International forex convertible bonds. 

Freed from the milestone of debt, the company is going big on digital – in operations and in scouting for clients

  • With Unique challenges each organization is different and this organization is constraint and not in typical form.
  • Some for future patterns and certain patterns most follow the digital transformation.
  • They move along the acceptance curve and getting involved in revolutionary with starting from the zone and inertia.

Boeing announces Super Hornet demonstrated compatibility with Indian carriers

  • Boeing has announced Super hornet and its demonstrated compatibility pitching the jet possible for naval with Indian barrier carriers.
  •  Both carriers have designed operate MIG 29 KS but the Russian jet faced with technical problems within 3 crashes within span in 12 months. 

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