Current Affairs

ALL News Headlines 2019 December 3RD

Catholic Church: Sister Lucy against who was dismissed from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) for protesting against rape-accused Bishop from Jalandhar has written an autobiography. In her book, Sister Lucy has made several allegations against priests. In the book, Sister Lucy has mentioned that priests tried to sexually abuse her four times. She also mentions that her superiors have been involved in violating child rights and human rights. According to the book, priests tried to molest Sister Lucy when they were visiting the sisters’ convent. 

IT notice: The Income Tax Department has issued a notice to the Congress seeking an explanation over the party allegedly receiving funds to the tune of Rs 170 crore from a Hyderabad-based firm as part of its tax evasion probe in a Rs 3,300-crore hawala racket case, officials said on Tuesday.

Vikram: NASA’s Moon-orbiting spacecraft has found the debris of Chandrayaan 2’s lander Vikram on the surface of the Moon, the United States space agency confirmed on Tuesday, nearly three months after India’s ambitious mission made a hard landing near the uncharted lunar south pole.

Indo-Australia Dialogue: India and Australia are set to hold their third combined dialogue of the defence and foreign secretaries on December 9, with the Indo-Pacific and preparations for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit next year expected to top the agenda.

Direct Tax: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has said that there has been a 20% increase in processing of refund returns with the Centralized Processing Center (CPC) of the Income Tax Department at the forefront of the strategy to ensure highest priority to issue of refunds in an automated manner. “The CPC processed 2.10 crore refund returns for current AY2019-20 as on November 28, 2019, compared to 1.75 crore AY2018-19 refund returns for the same period in FY2018-19, , an increase of 20%, ” it said in a statement.

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana: The Director Generals of Police (DGPs) of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have issued directions to all police stations in their respective states to register an FIR irrespective of jurisdiction when a person lodges a complaint. The development comes in the backdrop of the horrific rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad.

Rajeev Dhawan: Advocate Rajeev Dhawan who represented the Sunni Waqf Board and other Muslim parties in the Ayodhya title dispute case on Tuesday claimed that he was sacked from the case.”Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the ‘sacking’ without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case,” Dhawan wrote in a Facebook post.

Catholic Church: Sister Lucy against who was dismissed from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) for protesting against rape-accused Bishop from Jalandhar has written an autobiography. In her book, Sister Lucy has made several allegations against priests. In the book, Sister Lucy has mentioned that priests tried to sexually abuse her four times. She also mentions that her superiors have been involved in violating child rights and human rights. According to the book, priests tried to molest Sister Lucy when they were visiting the sisters’ convent.

Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial law allowing independent journalists and bloggers to be labelled as “foreign agents”, a move that critics say will violate media freedom. Russian legislation passed in 2012 already gave authorities the power to brand media organisations and NGOs as foreign agents, a term that has Soviet-era overtones. The new law, which now extends to individuals, will come into effect immediately, according to a document published on the Russian government website.


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RBI: Depositors in failed and liquidated banks will get only up to Rs 1 lakh as insurance cover, regardless of the amount in their accounts, according to the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India.