Prolawctor Daily Current Affairs Insights| 01 January 2021


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Ernakulam Economic Offences Court denies Bail To M Sivasankar in case registered by Customs

  • The Court of the Magistrate handling Economic Offences at Ernakulam on Wednesday declined bail to M Sivasankar, former Kerala Principal Secretary to the Kerala Chief Minister.
  • Sivasankar was implicated by the Customs for his alleged role in smuggling gold through diplomatic channels.

Central Government notification: Many reshuffles in Judiciary

  • Transfer Orders of Shri Justice Vineet Kothari Judge Madras HC as a Judge of the Gujarat HC
  • Appointment of Shri Justice Pankaj Mithal Judge Allahabad HC to be the CJ J&K and Ladakh
  • Appointment of Shri Justice Vineet Kothari Sr most Judge as Acting CJ of Madras HC
  • Transfer Orders of Shri Justice Rajesh Bindal Judge J&K and Ladakh HC as a Judge of the Calcutta HC
  • Transfer Orders of Shri Justice Sanjay Yadav Judge MP HC as a Judge Allahabad HC
  • Transfer orders of Shri Justice R V Malimath Judge of the UK HC as Judge of the HP HC
  • Appointment of Dr. Justice S. Muralidhar Judge P&H HC to be CJ Orissa HC
  • Transfer Orders of of Shri Justice Mohammad Rafiq, CJ Orissa as CJ MP HC
  • Appointment of Kumari Justice Hima Kohli, Judge of the Delhi HC to be the CJ of Telangana HC
  • Transfer Orders of of Shri Justice R S Chauhan, CJ Telangana as CJ UK HC
  • Appointment of Shri Justice Sanjib Banerjee, Judge of the Calcutta HC to be the CJ of Madras HC
  • Transfer orders of Shri Justice A K Goswami Chief Justice of Sikkim HC as a CJ AP HC
  • Transfer orders of Shri Justice J K Maheshwari Chief Justice of AP HC as a CJ Sikkim HC
  • Transfer orders of Shri Justice Satish Chandra Sharma Judge MP HC as a Judge Karnataka HC
  • Transfer orders of Shri Justice Joymalya Bagchi Judges Calcutta HC as a Judge AP HC


Rajasthan farmers break police barricades, march towards Delhi to join protest

  • The farmers from Rajasthan were on their way to Delhi to join others who have been protesting against the central government’s new farm laws for more than one month.

Army, Navy, Air Force get three more months to buy weapons under emergency clause

  • Amid the ongoing border conflict with China, the Modi government has given three more months to the defence forces for buying weapon systems under the emergency clause to be better prepared for warfighting.

BJP, Cong charge BMC of corruption over Covid-19 fund expenditure 

  • BJP leader Ashish Shelar demanded an explanation from the Shiv Sena on how the funds for Covid were spent by the BMC and why the civic body is again seeking fresh funds.
  • Congress leader Ravi Raja also levelled corruption charges against the civic body.

CBSE board exams 2021 dates to be announced today

  • Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal is all set to announce the CBSE Board examination dates for 2021.
  • He will announce the dates on his official Twitter page during a live session at 6 pm today, after which, a detailed date sheet for the same will soon be released by the CBSE on its official website — 01:48

Khalistani terrorist Sukh Bikriwal arrested from Delhi airport, after deportation from Dubai

  • Delhi Police Special Cell arrested wanted gangster Sukh Bikriwal from Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday.
  • Following his deportation from Dubai. Birkiwal is believed to be involved in targeted killings on the behest of Pakistan’s ISI, sources said.


America’s most ‘prolific’ serial killer, who killed 93 over 35 years, dies at 80

  • Samuel Little, the United States’ most prolific serial killer according to the FBI, died in California aged 80 on Wednesday.
  • He confessed to 93 murders — mostly of women — carried out between 1970 and 2005.

NZ, Australia welcome 2021 with stunning fireworks display

  • New Zealand and Australia welcomed 2021 with stunning firework displays.
  • The world is celebrating New Year amid the Covid-19 pandemic with the hope of a better 2021.

Hindu community stages protest after mob demolishes century-old temple in Pak’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • A day after a Hindu temple was vandalised and set on fire by an angry mob in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a massive protest has now erupted outside the Supreme Court in Pakistan by the Hindu community.
  • A central leader of the radical Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party, Rehmat Salam Khattak, is among the 26 arrested in raids following the attack on the temple in Terri village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district on Wednesday.

Dubai targets Pfizer vaccination to 70% population by 2021

  • Dubai has already started free Covid vaccination drives for priority groups.
  • They hope to inoculate 70 per cent of its population by the end of 2021, in order to create herd immunity.


All calls from Jio to other networks in India to be free from tomorrow

  • India’s largest telecom operator Reliance Jio on Thursday announced that all voice calls made from Jio to other networks in India will be free from January 1.
  • Jio has been charging 6p per minute for calls to other networks to recover Interconnect Usage Charges, which is ending after today.
  • Jio already doesn’t charge for calls within its own network.

Onion prices jump 28% after govt lifts export ban

  • Onion prices have climbed by 28% at India’s largest wholesale onion market, Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, after the government on Monday lifted the ban on exports of the vegetable with effect from January 1.
  • On Wednesday, onion prices rose to an average of ₹2,500 per quintal. India had banned onion exports in September after a spike in prices.

Deadline for mandatory use of FASTag extended till February 15, 2021

  • The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has extended the deadline for mandatory usage of FASTag for all vehicles on the National Highway network till February 15, 2021.
  • The government had earlier planned to completely do away with cash payments at toll plazas from January 1.
  • The share of transactions by FASTag is reportedly 75-80%.

Scheduled international flights to remain suspended till January 31

  • The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India till January 31.
  • The restriction does not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.
  • However, international flights may be allowed on select routes on a case-to-case basis.

Ambani loses title of Asia’s richest person to China’s Zhong Shanshan

  • China’s Zhong Shanshan, who founded the country’s largest bottled water company Nongfu Spring, has eclipsed Mukesh Ambani to become Asia’s richest person.
  • The 66-year-old’s net worth has surged by $70.9 billion this year to $77.8 billion, according to Bloomberg.
  • Nongfu shares have jumped 155% since their debut in September. Ambani is worth $76.9 billion, after gaining $18.3 billion in 2020.


Edinson Cavani banned for three games for offensive post on Instagram

  • Edinson Cavani has also been fined 100,000 pounds and ordered to complete face-to-face education after admitting to breaching the FA’s rules.

Andy Murray pulls out of Delray Beach Open citing COVID-19 concerns

  • Andy Murray, who missed most of the 2020 season due to complications with his hip, accepted a wildcard for the Delray Beach Open last week.

Michael Kindo, former Olympic bronze-winning hockey player, passes away

  • Michael Kindo, a full back in his playing days, was a member of the team that won the lone World Cup for India in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur, beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final.

Liverpool’s Joel Matip out for three weeks with muscle injury

  • Joel Matip will likely be out of action for about three weeks after straining a muscle during Sunday’s 1-1 draw between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion

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