Prolawctor Daily Current Affairs Insights | 31 December 2020

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Natural Justice Principles have to be read into RBI Master Circular on Frauds: Telangana High Court

  • Held in the case of Rajesh Agarwal v. RBI and ors.
  • The court said, before a person or entity is eradicated, or faces civil and penal consequences, the person or entity must be heard.

When there is doubt over admissibility of insurance claim, benefit should be given to the insured: NCDRC

  • Ruled in the case of Mavji Kanji Jungi vs Oriental Insurance Company.
  • Order was passed by Anup K Thakur while dealing with an insurance claim.

Life, liberty of live-in couple should be protected even if one of the partners has not attained marriageable age: Punjab & Haryana High Court

  • Held in the case of Priyapreet Kaur and Anr. v. State of Punjab and Ors..
  • The right to choose a partner is a facet of the right to life, the life and liberty of a live-in couple should be protected, court said.

Supreme Court wants answer from Andhra Pradesh in plea challenging requirement of 3 year’s experience as advocate for Civil Judge exam

  • SC issued a notice to the AP government on a plea challenging this pre-requisite.
  • Bench headed by Justice Indira Banerjee denies staying the AP State Judicial Service Rules of 2007 which lays down the RULE

PIL in Supreme Court wants guidelines to curb sale of fake Covid-19 vaccine

  • Issue strict guidelines and regulations under the Disaster Management Act.Constituting a special committee to prevent the chances of sale of fake Covid-19 vaccine by any organization.


DGCA Extends Restrictions On International Flight Operations Till January 31, 2021

  • This restriction won’t apply to international cargo activities and flights explicitly approved by the DGCA.
  • According to the circular, international flights may be permitted by the competent authority on the selected routes.
  • The suspension comes in the wake of the revelation of cases of another infectious strain of SARS-Cov-2.

3 Union Ministers To Hold Talks With 40 Farmer Leaders

  • Three Union Ministers will hold talks with 40 farmer leaders trying to discover a solution for the demands of the farmers.
  • Farmer leaders left the Singhu border for Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, where the 6th round of talks between the two sides was scheduled to start at 2 pm.
  • Union Agriculture Minister, Railway Minister, and Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry would speak on behalf of the Center at the discussions.

Gulmarg shivers at -11 degrees C, Kashmir reels under sub-zero temperatures

  • Serious cold wave conditions cleared Kashmir as the mercury fell beneath the edge of the freezing point across the valley.
  • Gulmarg tourist point in North Kashmir was the coldest recorded spot in the valley.

Request by Serum Institute for emergency use and approval of Oxford vaccine to be considered today

  • This development comes hours after the UK government accepted the recommendation from the MHRA to authorize Oxford University’s Covid-19 vaccine, for emergency use.
  • Serum Institute is directing the preliminaries for Covishield in India and is the manufacturer for the same.
  • Once the vaccine is approved, Serum should get the WHO’s pre-qualification to export the vaccine to different nations which may take a month.

With fewer spectators due to Covid-19 protocols, the Republic Day parade will be shorter

  • Close to 25,000 viewers will be permitted at Rajpath this year, compared to more than 100,000 individuals who generally turn up for the parade.
  • The parade itself will be shorter, with more modest marching contingents compared to earlier years.
  • Children below the age of 15 won’t be allowed at the parade.


News Spike in UK cases as Oxford- AstraZeneca vaccine is approved

  • According to Government it starts from Monday the vaccine will be prioritized for the country’s groups which is vulnerable and with the reports.
  • In UK this vaccine is cleared to be second coronavirus injection uses for emergency purposes after Pfizer Inc. and Biotech SE’s in this month of December.
  • This vaccines will help in UK and this vaccine increase the new attack in coronavirus infections pressure in Hospital.

Blasts heard at Yemen airport after plane carrying newly-formed Government lands

  • A local security force said most of the people were killed in an attack and half of the people were injured on Aden airport.
  • On Wednesday for Yemen a plane carrying a newly formed government was arrived from Saudi Arabia.
  • In that attack one of the witnesses said that after plane had arrived loud blasts and gunfire were heard at that airport.

Earthquake aftershocks rock Croatia as teams search for survivors

  • After Croatia in 140 years worst earthquake has come and seven people were killed in this earthquake and cities towns were also damaged in this earthquake which one of the poorest region.
  • On Tuesday 6.3 magnitude tremble were come in Epicentre Petrinija and   destroyed most of the buildings.
  • 2,500 people in town were homeless and most people were not used to home due to earthquake situation.

Nashville bomber’ s girlfriend warned he was building bombs

  • On  Tuesday  Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) said in an e-mail statement that on 21st august 2019 after getting a report from attorney that she was doing suicidal threats while sitting on her front room with firearms.
  • Officers were called to Pamela’s Perry home in Nashville.
  • A police report also said that Raymond Throckmorton who is was attorney officer told to officers that he was also represented warner on that day.

Turkey, US in talks to discuss sanctions imposed over S-400s

  • According to Turkey’ s foreign minister Turkey and US have decided to form a joint working group discuss that authorization Washington implied on NATO organization.
  • Washington implied on NATO organization alliance purchase of an advanced Russian air defence system.
  • On Wednesday Turkish foreign policy told journalists that Turkey wants healthier relations with USA under president elected Joe Biden’s.


Allegation made for Fraud are Unjustified and Unwanted: Reliance Group

  • In a Report on Social Media shows that Reliance Communications and its units owes lenders Rs. 86,188 Crore, but telling that they owe Rs. 26,000 Crore to Indian Banks and F.I. on the same date of filing Bankruptcy court.
  • The Reliance Group to this declares that the accounts that the report is labelling were no longer active and the claim is Unjustified and Unwanted.

Import Duty on Phones shall be Reduced as ICEA Urges

  • The ICEA pleaded to the Indian Government to reduce the Import Duty on Phones by 20%.
  • According to India’s Apex Electronics the Large Scale Manufacturing of Handsets in India are ready and have the strength to face big competition.

Approval Granted for Odisha’s Paradip Port Project

  • The Government has approved the project wroth Rs. 3000 Crore to turn the Paradip Port by setting up a dock and converting World Class Port.
  • The decision was taken up by the Union Cabinet to set up the Western Dock on Wednesday.

IIT Madras is Launcing Programing Courses with Partnership with GUVI

  • IIT Madras Digital Skill Academy in Partnership with GUVI is launching a Courses in Programming and Advanced Programming.
  • The Course extends Online Session using an Artificial Intelligence Platform for the Final Engineering Students and Graduated with Programming Skills.

RCom. Group is in Debt to pay Rs. 26000 Crore to Indian Banks, Financial Institution

  • The Company is currently going through Insolvency Proceeding and the Group says that they owe about Rs. 26000 Crore to Indian Banks and Financial Institutions.
  • On Contrary, the claims made by the Indian Banks, Vendors, and other Creditors are of Rs. 86000 Crore.


Former Olympian, Indian defender Nikhil Nandy passes away

  • The All India Football Federation condoles the demise of former Blue Tigers’ Olympian Nikhil Nandy, who breathed his last breath on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
  • The half-back of yesteryears was most famously a part of the Indian squad that finished fourth in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

Special feat for an Afghan player to win ICC T20I Cricketer of Decade award: Rashid

  • Star spinner Rashid Khan says winning the ICC T20I Cricketer of the Decade award is a special achievement for a player from an emerging country like Afghanistan.
  • The 22-year-old leg-spinner was the highest wicket-taker in T20 Internationals in the past 10 years with 89 scalps at an average of 12.62.

David Warner, Will Pucovski In Australia Squad For Last Two India Tests

  • On Wednesday, Australia has welcomed the return of opener David Warner in their squad for the 3rd and 4th Tests against India, which will be played in Sydney and Brisbane from 7th January and 15th respectively.
  • Warner, who has been recuperating from the groin injury that he has suffered during the ODI series against India last month, joins fellow opener Will Pucovski in coming back in the Test team.

Man, U Move To 2nd Amid Covid Concerns For Premier League

  • Arsenal further eased the pressure on manager Mikel Arteta with a 1-0 win at Brighton on Tuesday, but the continuation of the Premier League in the coming weeks was cast into doubt after a record 18 positive tests for coronavirus among players and staff earlier in the day.
  • After Manchester City’s trip to Everton on Monday was postponed due to a Covid outbreak in Pep Guardiola’s squad, all five matches scheduled for Tuesday went ahead despite disruption for Sheffield United and Southampton

La Liga: Home Draw With Eibar Ends Barcelona’s Gloomy Year On Drab Note

  • On Tuesday, Spain – Barcelona ended a difficult year with another disappointing result as they were held 1-1 at home by struggling Eibar.
  • It resulted Barcelona in sixth place in La Liga, seven points behind Atletico Madrid who have played two fewer matches.
  • Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman said, “We have to be realistic,”. Also said as,  “The league is very complicated. In life nothing is impossible, but you have to recognise the points gap to a team like Atletico, which seems to give very little away.”


Potential brain biomarkers of PTSD found by Researchers in people with traumatic brain injury

  • MRI studies conducted within two weeks of injury were used to measure key structure volumes in the brain which were thought to be involved in PTSD. 
  • The cingulate cortex, the superior frontal cortex and the insula are regions associated with arousal, attentional and emotional regulation which contained structures of predictive PTSD 3-months post injury.

Business in FY22 to be boosted due to COvid-19 impact as expected by CitiusTech

  • Covid-19 pandemic would enormously impact the business vertical as mentioned by CitiusTech serving to health-care know-how options developed sooner by suppliers over the subsequent few years.
  • As a result of individuals deferring elective surgical procedures, hospital methods a vital vertical has slowed down.

Lawsuit against Nutanix CEO Rajiv Ramaswami by VMware

  • It was announced by VMware that it had initiated legal proceeding against Rajiv Ramaswami, former COO, regarding legal and contractual duties and obligations related material and ongoing breaches to VMware.
  • Ramaswami and Nutanix refused to engage with VMware in a satisfactory manner thus, despite the company’s decision to resolve the matter without litigation it couldn’t.

Export of Akash Missile System approved by the Cabinet to achieve target of $5 billion defence export

  • The cabinet approved the export of Akash Missile System to achieve the target of USD 5 billion of defence export and improvisation of strategic relations.
  • The Cabinet was chaired by PM Narendra Modi and was specified that Akash has 96 percent indigenization and is country’s important missile.

Firm resolve displayed in blunting Chinese Aggression I 2020 by the Indian Armed forces

  • Indian armed forces displayed boldness in standing up to unprovoked Chinese Military aggressions in eastern Ladakh.
  • The national security doctrine was remodeled in view of China intensifying the geo-political rivalry with India with a radical realignment goal to balance power in South Asia. 

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