Prolawctor Daily Current Affairs Insights | 05 January 2021

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Kerala High Court Sets Aside Bail Given to Thawab Fazal in UAPA case Over Alleged Maoist Ties; Allan’s Bail Not Cancelled

  • Thawab Fazal issued bail for suspected bail in UAPA case.
  • A division bench that comprises Justices A Hirasawa.
  • The High Court said it was not interfering with the bail.
  • The Court also observed that the materials seized from Allan were.

PIL seeking guidance to manage Uttarakhand forest fires in the state next week, Supreme Court Adjourns to Next Week

  • PIL seeks for directions to State of Uttarakhand.
  • A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobbed was informed.
  • Uniyal, a native of Tehri Garh.
  • He cited media reports according to which Uttarakhand

Animals are survival sources, you can’t take them away, therefore you change them or we’ll stay ‘: CJI On Cattle Security Rules 2017

  • The 2017 Rules under Prevention of Cruelty are set to.
  • A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobbed.
  • In today’s hearing, Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde, appearing.

Supreme Court to Consider the Petition for Suspension of Sanjiv Bhatt in the Third Week of January

  • The Supreme Court referred to a petition lodged by former IPS officer.
  • At the request of Bhatt’s lawyer, Advocate Farrukh Rasheed, a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah and R Subhash Reddy adjourned the case.

Plea seeking expeditious ruling on disqualification petition against 10 BJP MLAs in Goa Assembly Adjourns Supreme Court Plea

  • Goa Congress President Girish Chodankar seeks guidance for
  • Chodankar has approached the Court despite express orders


Reliance jio moves Court to seek govt intervention against vandalism of mobile towers in Punjab

  • Reliance Industries Limited, through its subsidiary Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, in a petition mentioned to be filed in Punjab & Haryana High Court today, has sought urgent intervention of government authorities to bring a complete stop to illegal acts of vandalism by miscreants.
  • Caused damage & disruption to the vital communications infrastructure.
  • The miscreants indulging in vandalism have been instigated & aided by vested interests & our business rivals, said by Reliance.

Day 40 of protest: Heavy rains cause inconvenience to farmers protesting at Delhi borders

  • Protesting farmers continued their agitation braving the chilly winter weather accompanied with rain and water-logging conditions.
  • Chilla, Gazipur borders closed, Delhi Traffic Police urges commuters to take alternate roads.
  • The seventh round of meeting between representatives of protesting farmers and the Central government is underway at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.

Bird flu alert in Rajasthan after crow deaths: Centre alerts the State

  • Seven crows were found dead at Jal Mahal lake adding to the fears that a strain of the avian influenza virus has hit the state capital.
  • So far, over 250 Crows dead in the state of Rajasthan due to bird flu.
  • 100 from Jhalawar, 72 from Baran, 47 from Kota, 19 from Pali and 7 from Jodhpur and Jaipur each.
  • Pressing the emergency button, the animal husbandry and forest departments have jointly sent teams to districts and set up a state-level control room.

Shashi Tharoor criticizes govt for giving nod to “Covaxin” before phase 3 trials

  • Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has criticised government for giving permission to bharat biotech’s covid-19 vaccine “Covaxin” without phase-3 trials.
  • The central licensing authority has granted permission to bharat biotech to manufacture covaxin for sale and distribution.

Coronavirus | Zydus Cadila gets DCGI nod to initiate Phase-3 clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine

  • Drug firm Zydus Cadila on Sunday said it has received DCGI approval to initiate Phase III clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D.
  • The company will now be initiating Phase III clinical trial in around 30,000 volunteers.
  • ZyCoV-D was found to be safe, well-tolerated and immunogenic in phase I and II clinical trials.

llT-B researchers create Al model to identify malaria parasites

  • Reasearchers from IIT-Bombay created and AI-based model using proteomics technology that can help differentiate between two major species of malaria parasites, P falciparum and P vivax.
  • These species are not differentiable using the rapid diagnostic tests, Shalini Aggarwal, who was part of the study, said.
  • The researchers are currently working on developing a diognostic kit prototype.

Government won’t allow export of COVID-19 vaccines for several months

  • The government won’t allow the export of Oxford-University-AstraZeneca  coronavirus vaccine for several months, Serum Institute of India’s CEO Adar Poonawalla said after the vaccine was approved for emergency use.
  • He said the company also has been barred from selling the vaccine in the private market.

Bihar government installs loT devices to water towers to monitor water flow

  • The Bihar government has installed specially designed loT devices to calculate operation time of pumps and the flow of water from towers.
  • They will be connected with a centralised computer network and operation status of each tower will be watched from a control room.
  • The devices have been installed in water towers in over 6,000 Gram Panchayats of Sheohar district.

Anath Road in Gurugram redesigned as city’s first model street

  • Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority along with Raahgiri Foundation and a few private stakeholders, is planning to redesign Anath Road as Gurugram’s first model street.
  • As per the plan, there will be a common path for pedestrians and cyclists, while a two-meter-wide green belt or footpath extension will divide the non-motorised transport path and the one used by motorists.

GST  officials detect Rs 830 cr tax evasion by Illegal Delhi tobacco

  • GST authorities have detected tax evasion of over Rs 830 crore by an unregistered tobacco products manufacturing unit in Delhi.
  •  The firm was evading the payment of GST by manufacturing and clandestinely supplying tobacco products without any registration and payment of duty.
  • Finished gutkha and raw materials valued at approximately Rs 4.14 crore were seized and the factory’s owner was arrested


French government promises to speed up vaccinations

  • French government defended its coronavirus vaccination that it is going too slowly.
  • Delay was because of logistics, had to visit older people in care homes and get consent.

Julian Assange: Wikileaks founder extradition to US denied by UK judge

  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States.
  • Request was blocked because of Mr. Assange’s mental health and risk of suicide in the US.

Greece declares first openly gay minister

  • Nicholas Yatromanolakis, was named as the new deputy minister of culture.
  • He is promoted from the position of general secretary at the ministry.

US military blames Taliban for spate of Afghan killings

  • Charge comes as the Afghan government and Taliban are dues to resume peace talks in Qatar.
  • First time US directly accused the insurgent group of the killings.

EU firms refuse UK deliveries because Brexit tax changes

  • Retailers in many EU countries said will no longer deliver to UK because of tax change,
  • Companies are frustrated as they now face higher costs and increased bureaucracy.


Chinese billionaire Jack Ma suspected missing

  • As Chinese regulators intensified their crackdown on Jack Ma’s Ant Group, speculations are rife that the billionaire is missing.
  • Jack Ma has reportedly not made a public appearance in over two months.
  • Speculations about his whereabouts intensified when Ma failed to appear as judge in the final episode of his own show, Africa’s Business Heroes.

Reliance says it has nothing to do with farm laws

  • Facing the brunt of farmer’s ire over perception of it being a beneficiary of new farm laws, Reliance Industries on Monday said it neither buys foodgrains directly from farmers nor is in the business of contract farming.

Gold rate goes up to Rs 50,070, silver gains 2.43%

  • Spot gold prices in India(Rs 50,070) have increased since yesterday(Rs 50,060). Also, it was above the average gold price observed this week (Rs 50,028.57) by 0.08%.
  • The Indian spot gold price as of today is Rs 50,070 which grew by 0.02%; the rate was lower than the global gold spot growth rate of 1.19%. The global spot price is $1921.3.

2021 Ford EcoSport now comes with more features in each variant

  • Ford EcoSport has often been raved about for its enthusiastic drive characteristics but the recent spate of sub-compact SUVs may have begun to make it appear slightly dated.
  • With a view to now offer more bang for the buck, Ford has added to the existing features available in each variant of the EcoSport to make it a more value-added proposition for prospective buyers.

Sensex jumps nearly 300 points in early trade; Nifty tops 14,100

  • Equity benchmark Sensex jumped nearly 300 points in opening trade on Monday, tracking gains in index majors ITC, Infosys and ICICI Bank as investors cheered domestic COVID-19 vaccine approvals.
  • The 30-share BSE index touched its lifetime intra-day high of 48,168.22 in early trade. It was trading 272.73 points or 0.57 per cent higher at 48,141.71, and the broader NSE Nifty surged 90.90 points or 0.65 per cent to a record high of 14,109.40.


After the Queensland minister’s comment, is BCCI rethinking playing at The Gabba?

  • Queensland’s Health Minister comments with respect to quarantine rules for the fourth Test in Brisbane as the Indian board feels that the team’s image appears in poor light.
  • Disappointed by the events, the BCCI is rethinking if it should convert the four-Test series into a three-game series and end the series with the Pink Test at the SCG.

SCG capacity reduced to 25 percent for the third Test between Australia and India

  • The Sydney Cricket Ground capacity with regards to the third test between Australia and India has been cut to 25% due to a COVID-19 outbreak in New South Wales state.
  • The SCG has already been decreased to 50% capacity due to limitations set up for the Covid pandemic and Cricket Australia has halved that again after talking with the state government and health authorities.
  • The crowd limit will be less than 10,000 daily.

Suarez leads Atletico to win as Messi plays 750th game for Barca

  • Messi’s most recent achievement came under about fourteen days after he surpassed Pele’s all-time club scoring record for Santos by netting his 644th goal for Barcelona.
  • Barcelona’s win came after Messi sat out a 1-1 draw with Eibar last round to recover from an ankle issue.
  • The victory pushed Barcelona ahead of Sevilla into the fifth spot.

Tierney has the qualities to be a future Arsenal skipper: Arteta

  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has considered Kieran Tierney a “natural leader” and potential future skipper.
  • He said after the Scottish defender scored a goal and set up another in Saturday’s 4-0 Premier League win at West Bromwich Albion.

Momota’s Covid-19 positive forces Japan out of Thai events

  • Top-level Kento Momota’s positive test for COVID-19 at Narita Airport constrained Japan to pull out its players from forthcoming international badminton events in Thailand.
  • The two-time singles world champion was scheduled to compete in two Thailand Open series events from January.
  • The Badminton World Federation said the Thailand Open series and the World Tour Finals, effectively postponed by the pandemic, will continue as planned.


Defence Scam: CBI charged the US-Based Company and Ex-Indian Scientist

  • The Central Bureau of Investigation alleges an US-Based Company for purchasing 35 radio frequencies generators irregularly for Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in 2007.
  •   Akon Inc and Priya Suresh, including a Scientist of DRDO were alleged for Fraud.

Reliance Industries Limited says that No Intention for Fraud in Contract Farming

  • Reliance Limited in an interview declared that they have no past experience of Corporate or Contract Farming neither they have any plans in entering in it in the Near Future.
  • RIL has also declared in the petition filed by the Punjab that they have not purchased any agricultural land in India.

Cognitive Sciences for Mental Health Problems says IIT Kanpur

  • The New Cognitive Science Research Department and also found new solution for few Mental Health Problems.
  • The Cognitive Science is expected to be useful and helpful in Effective Learning, remediation for Mental- Disorders and Development of user interference.

Angioplasty on Ganguly’s two other Coronary Blockage to be Treated a Later Stage

  • The Woodlands Hospital, where the treatment of BBCI present is going on had a 9 member medical board meeting.
  • It is decided that in the treatment the Angioplasty on Ganguly two other Coronary Blockage will be attempted on Later Stage.

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