Prolawctor Daily Current Affairs Insights | 25 December 2020
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No public interest overriding right to privacy of donors and donees of electoral bonds: CIC rejects RTI application
- The is no larger public interest overriding the right to privacy of the donors and donees of electoral bond, the Chief Information Commission (CIC) said on Monday.
- While rejecting an RTI application seeking details of donors and donees of electoral bonds from the books of accounts of State Bank of India’s four metro branches.
- The Chief Information Commissioner Suresh Chandra held that such disclosure of the names of the donors and donees of electoral bonds from books of accounts “may be in contravention” of the provisions contained under section 8 (1) (e) and (j) of RTI Act.
Punjab & Haryana High Court lifts BCI’s 3-year moratorium on opening new Law Colleges; moots practical training for law students
- The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently lifted the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) 3-year moratorium on the opening of new law colleges in the country, finding that the same does not stand the test of judicial scrutiny and is violative of Article 19 (1)(g) of the Constitution of India.
- Justice Rekha Mittal passed the order earlier this month on a petition moved by the Chandigarh Educational Society which had sought the BCI’s approval in 2019 for opening the Chandigarh Law College, Jhanjheri from academic session 2020-21.
Unemployment, low income not valid excuses for failing to pay maintenance to wife and children under Section 125 CrPC: Karnataka High Court
- Unemployment and low income cannot be cited as excuses to escape payment of maintenance to wife and children under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), the Karnataka High Court has held.
- In a judgment passed on November 17, a single-judge Bench of Justice Jyothi Mulimani said that a father has a personal obligation to maintain his minor child and cannot shirk that responsibility saying he is working as a coolie.
IMA Manipur is not in Favor of Relaxing Night Curfew by the Manipur Government
- Manipur Government in Lieu of Christmas and New Year celebration, gave permission to relief the Night Curfew for few hours.
- The decision of Government is highly opposed by Indian Medical Association (IMA), Manipur and urged that large gathering should be avoided as much as possible during Corona period.
- IMA suggested that people over 60 yrs., pregnant women’s, and children under age 10 should stay at home.
Election Commission has Not Line up Postal Ballet for Non- Gulf NRIs
- The EC while answering the Members of Parliament queries has clearly denied the report which says that the postal ballot facilities will be extended to Non – Gulf countries first.
- The Election Commission while clearing the position of the Postal Ballot introduction in various parts of the world says that it has made no such proposal in regard to Non- Gulf countries.
Delhi Jail Board Office was intentionally destroyed by the BJP Workers: Raghav Chadha
- AAP leader Raghav Chadha alleges that the BJP workers have vandalized the Delhi Jail Board Headquarters and the staff there was also threatened.
- In another tweet he declared that, he will arrange a meeting related to this matters in the Aam Aadmi Party Headquarters regarding the violent attack and the reason behind it.
Covid Patient Sneaks under the Delhi Officials Reaches at AP
- A 47-year-old women and his son, who landed on Delhi’s Airport from UK was tested positive for Corona Virus.
- She was also asymptomatic and hence was said to stay in quarantine for 7 days in the Delhi Hospital, as soon as she receives her Patient Card, she left the place without informing anyone.
- She travelled to Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh by Train.
Pakistan Foreign Minister: There is no Possibility of Dialogue with India in the Current Situation
- In an interview in Pakistan, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says, that there is no possibility of a Dialogue with India due to on-going situation.
- The New Delhi continues to ask Islamabad to take harsh steps against the Terror Groups and exclaims that terror and talk cannot walk side-by-side.
3 men kidnapped by militants in Tripura freed after 2 weeks
- Almost a fortnight after three border fencing workers were abducted nearly 100 metres away from the India-Bangladesh international border by banned militant group.
- National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT-BM) ultras, the men were released on Wednesday, said police.
CRPF jawan comes home, found dead days later; father blames wife
- A Central Reserve Police Force jawan, on leave from work, allegedly died by suicide on Thursday, days after his return to his home in Bihar’s Aurangabad district. He was 31.
- The police have not found any suicide note in the house.
Govt again invites farmers’ unions for talks as per their ‘convenience’
- The Union agriculture ministry on Thursday wrote to farmers’ unions, once again inviting them for the sixth round of talks at a “date and time of your choosing,” news agency ANI reported.
- The ministry’s letter came a day after the protesting farmers rejected its earlier proposal in this regard, saying that no negotiations will take place till the government “draws up a new agenda.”
Afghan independent election watchdog Yousuf Rasheed got killed, US condemns
- Rasheed was killed by unknown shooters in Kabul city on Wednesday morning, his sibling confirmed.
- The US Department of State Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs condemned the “barbaric and senseless death” of Yousuf Rasheed.
- No group, including the Taliban, has immediately asserted responsibility regarding the attack.
New US sanctions could complicate Nord Stream 2’s completion: Kremlin
- The Kremlin said that new US sanctions focusing on Nord Stream 2 could complicate the completion of the slowed-down Russian gas pipeline to Germany.
- The Nord Stream 2 continued laying pipes in the German zone of the Baltic Sea this month and is expected to begin work in Danish waters from Jan 15.
The Sikh group said Khalistan supporter’s nomination to UK House of Lords delayed
- The disputable nomination of a Khalistan supporter to the House of Lords has been delayed and its declaration is expected in January.
- Dabinderjit Singh Sidhu was to be one of the new political friends, yet his name was not there in the list when it was released by Downing Street.
- His potential appointment brought hackles in various parts of the Indian people group in the UK and New Delhi.
The Seven-year-old boy is a sensation on the Ugandan aviation scene, adores Elon Musk
- A 7-year-old Ugandan boy has become a sensation in his nation with his bright showcase of aircraft knowledge and budding flying skills.
- Graham Shema has been interviewed on local TV and his name is prefixed in papers and on online media with “Captain”.
- An admirer of math and science, the student has flown as a trainee multiple times on a Cessna 172.
Africa CDC: Another New virus variant appears to emerge in Nigeria
- “It’s the different lineage from the UK and South Africa,” the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong, told columnists.
- The caution about the apparent new variant depended on a few genetic sequences.
- The African Continent currently has more than 2.5 million confirmed cases or 3.3% of worldwide cases.
Adani Power terminates pact to buy 49 PC stake in Odisha power Gen Corp
- On Thursday Adani power said that in Odisha Power Generation Corporation the agreement to get 49 percent stake and from officially attach of the AES corporation, is formally old now.
- Advanced Encryption Standard held that OPGC had exercised the Right of first refusal to get the 49 percent stake and 51 percent stake holds by the Odisha Government.
Why RBI cautioned public against use of ‘unauthorized’ digital lending apps
- On Wednesday RBI warned to all individuals and small business workers and the bank against the public business individuals because it is growing number of unauthorized mobile apps and digital apps.
- The people or individuals and small business people use the unauthorized apps on the promises of getting loan quickly and easily.
- These unauthorized apps charged high interest rates, high recovery methods and misuse the agreement to entrance data on mobile phones of customers.
DTH companies seek uniform license fee policy
- Direct to home companies like Dish TV and TATA sky have raised the cover discriminatory policies again.
- DTH companies demanded one policy that is uniform license fee for every person and one level is exist for every distribution sector and each sector collects that is called Distribution Platform Operators (DPO).
- Every Direct to home companies asking for rationalisation of fee license which is 10 % of the gross revenue currently.
Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of Rs 8,341 crore road projects in Rajasthan
- On Thursday, Nitin Gadkari who is the Union Minister introduced and found the stone of Rs 8,341 crore highway road projects in Rajasthan.
- All the ministers that is Highway minister, road transport minister and Minister of medium, small and large minister said that highway works value is Rs 1 lakh crore are either unfinished or the stage of Detailed Project Report (DPR).
- On the occasion the minister addressing on different virtual events.
Chinese company disqualified for Vande Bharat trainsets projects
- For manufacturing of Vande Bharat projects Indian Railway has disqualified the association of a Chinese company and Indian firm.
- The costs of Vande Bharat trainsets manufacturing is nearly 1,800 crore.
- Some sources said that two valid auctions are there that is BHEL and Medha servo drives one of the Medha drive has got the contract for manufacturing and for the first two trains has the lowest trains.
BCCI AGM approves 10 teams for 2022 IPL
- Entry of 2 new franchises in the IPL.
- This makes it a 10-team affair from 2022.
Remembering Ashwini Kumar, the brilliant police officer and sports administrator
- 28th December 2020 is the 100th birth anniversary of Ashwini Kumar.
- He was, an outstanding Police Officer, renowned sports administrator, author and connoisseur of music.
Largest hockey stadium of India in Rourkela, will host 2023 world cup games
- Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that India’s biggest hockey stadium will come up at Rourkela.
- The 20,000-capacity facility will have matches 2023.
Boy from Maharashtra sets Guinness world record in table tennis
- P Harikrishna, 14-year-old boy from Maharashtra, set a Guinness world record for the most alternate hits using a table tennis paddle in one hour.
- Achieved the record on October 1 2020, beating the previous record by thousand more alternate hits.
BCCI AGM: Sanctioning of IPL teams, tax problems, cricket committees on agenda
- Inclusion of two new franchises, discussion tax exemption and the creation of various cricket committees will be the top agenda.
- BCCI new vice president Rajiv Shukla, will officially take over.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE AND DEFENCE
Chinese envoy meets Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ – amid political crisis in Nepal
- On Thursday, Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi , met Nepal Communist Party’s executive chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, who claims control over the ruling party after removing Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli from the posts of the party’s parliamentary leader and chair.
- The meeting at Prachanda’s residence in Khumaltar – which lasted for about 30 minutes – dwelt on the contemporary political situation after the NCP split, My Republica newspaper reported, quoting sources close to the executive chairman.
India-Pakistan relations to plumb new depths- in 2020
- The relations between Pakistan and India plumbed new depths in 2020, a year marred by periodic verbal duels.
- India, summoning of diplomats and rhetorics by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is facing mounting pressure from the Opposition to step down in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic that has battered the country’s fragile economy.
India successfully test-fires medium range surface-to air missile off Odisha coast
- India has successfully test-fired a medium range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) from Odisha coast.
- The missile was fired from a ground mobile launcher at launch pad 1 of the integrated test range.
- The missile, which was fired at 3.55 pm on Wednesday, hit the target with great accuracy.
ISRO to set up Regional Academic Centre for Space- at Uttar Pradesh’s IIT-BHU
- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) going to set up its Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S) at IIT-BHU here in Varanasi.
- A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed virtually between IIT-BHU and ISRO which will pave the way for advanced research in the future technology of the Indian space programme.