Current affairs for Higher Judicial Service Examination 2020

If you are sitting for West Bengal Higher Judicial services 2020 , there shall be 25 MCQs X 2 = 50 Marks with negative marking. Out of 25 MCQS there shall be at-least 5 questions connected with current affairs . One mistake, if you attempted would tax you (-2) marks. If you want to remain in comfort zone then you have to correct , say , 15 MCQS ( 15 X 2 = 30 ) Marks without any negative marking…… if you do mistake( 2 ) marks shall be taken out of above 30 marks …. you shall get 28 marks and so on..

Guessing the trend, we have collected news headlines and current affairs from October 2019 to March 2020[Last result to present Notification]. These collections not only prepare you for Preliminary examinations pertain to multiple STATE HJS examinations but also confidently prepare you for Interview Boards, after Main Examination.

In interview ( generally three seniour most Justices of High Court) Board you may face following types questions:

  1. Which paper do you read or follow…. you may say Telegraph or The Hindu etc….. the next question will be …… Can you say us about this or that news…
  2. Which was the most highlighted news in January 2020
  3. Supreme Court Passes a landmark Judgment in February and it was featured in almost all medias …do you know it.
  4. Do you pay Income tax … what is the current rate for Individual Resident…

And for those Juniour friends , who are struggling for Lower judicial services or for the examination of Muinsiff- Magistrate, they must concentrate on Current affairs rigorously and vigorously.

Again for the Judges , who are sitting for departmental examination for swift elevation to the next Rank( Sr – Div or Fast Track Court ), you must face difficult questions from their lordships touching the current state of affairs , economic, political and rule of law. You may face issues about media trial , corruption, E- court project , HC guidelines on speedy trials etc ……..


a. Read 15 minutes everyday for 10 days… upto the last evening of the Exam day

b. Take a pencil note the most common issues

c. repeat the date-wise reading

d. Culture the habit of doing no mistake

e. Take an issue national …. International or Economic , memories it .. spend three minutes on it, then stand before a Mirror and say it with style in English … think you are standing before three tough Judges of HC, who have habit to listen 10 seniour advocates every day on critical legal issues. Practice five minutes for interview.

  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 27TH - Beijing authorities on Monday reported the Chinese capital's first death from a new deadly virus that has rapidly spread across the country, killing more than 80 people and causing global alarm. The victim was a 50-year-old man who had visited the central city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, on January 8 and developed a fever after returning to Beijing seven days later, the city's health commission said.
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 28TH - Sebi approval: Quick service restaurant chain Burger King India has received markets regulator Sebi's approval for an initial public offer. The company, which filed its draft IPO papers with the watchdog in November, obtained its final observations on January 24, as per the latest update with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 29TH - MUSLIM WOMEN: Islamic texts do not prohibit entry of women into mosques for offering Namaz and all fatwas that contradict this tenet should be ignored, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has told the Supreme Court in an affidavit.…
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 2ND - CDS: Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat has issued directions to prepare a roadmap by June 30 to create an air defence command to enhance the security of India’s skies. He also set out priorities for the execution of…
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 30TH - Royal estate discovered: Archaeologists uncovered a gigantic complex in northern Israel that they think once served as a rural estate for ancient kings of biblical fame. The stunning building is in Horvat Tevet, an ancient site just outside modern-day Afula.…
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 3RD - Forex Reserve: The country’s foreign exchange reserves swelled by $2.520 billion to touch a record high of $457.468 billion in the week to December 27, according to RBI data. In the previous week, the reserves rose to $454.948 billion after…
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 4TH - SGPC: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex body of the Sikh community, will be sending a four-member delegation to Pakistan to take stock of the situation following a mob attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and also take up this…
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 5TH - Bihar starts NPR: Bihar will launch a data collection drive for the National Population Register (NPR) on May 15 and the exercise will conclude on May 28, deputy chief minister and BJP leader Sushil Modi said Saturday. “The NPR process…
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 6TH - Bounty on Trump: Iran has offered an $80 million bounty on US President Donald Trump for the death of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in an American drone strike, a media report said. During the televised funeral…
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 7TH - USA Judge: Two Indian-origin women have been appointed as judges to the criminal and civil courts by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Judge Archana Rao has been appointed to the Criminal Court while Judge Deepa Ambekar, 43, was…
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 8TH - Many are tweeting and urging others to boycott her upcoming movie Chhapaak, the hashtag #boycottchhapaak is also trending on the micro-blogging site
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 9TH - In 1975 Indira Gandhi entered inside the JNU with police and compelled JNU student Union president Sitaram Yechuri to resign and read an apology letter for speaking against Emergency. TMC: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday declared that she…
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 10TH - CAA notified: The provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into effect from Friday after the Home Ministry issued a gazette notification. The CAA, which has led to widespread protests in the country, grants citizenship to individuals who are…
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 12TH - Syama Prasad Mookerjee: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday rechristened Kolkata Port Trust after Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee.”I announce that the Kolkata Port Trust will now be known as Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port. He was the father of industrialisation in India,…
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 January 31ST - NIRVHYA CASE: Dec 16 gangrape convicts won’t be hanged tomorrow. Just 12 hours before the four men who raped a 23-year-old in 2012 were to be led to the gallows at Tihar, a Delhi court on Friday stayed the black…
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 March 19TH - Prime Minister Narendra Modi bt his 30-minutes television address, which began at 8 pm, addressed the nation on Thursday on the coronavirus outbreak, where he made requests to the people of the country in tackling the virus. India reported its fourth coronavirus death on Thursday as the total number of cases of COVID-19 rose to 173.
  • ALL News Headlines 2020 March 2ND - Court fees: The Assam government on Monday proposed the option of electronic payment of court fees, fines and stamp duty. Introducing The Court-Fees (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2020 in the Assembly, Law and Justice Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya said people pay fees…
  • ALL News Headlines-2019 October 28TH - Current News Headlines- Breaking News-and All Important News at Your Fingertip
  • ALL News Headlines-2019 October 29TH - NATIONAL RBI: RBI has penalised one crore Rupees to Bandhan Ban on failure of not bringing down the promoter shareholding to 40 per cent. JALLIKATTU: Russian President Validimir Putin and PM Narendra Modi shall witness the famed local bull taming…
  • ALL News Headlines-2019 October 30TH - NATIONAL HEADLINES COW SLAUGHTER: The Rajasthan High Court Through Justice Pankaj Bhandari Wednesday quashed a cow-smuggling case against Pehlu Khan who was lynched by a mob in Alwar on April 1, 2017, his two sons and owner of the truck,…
  • ALL News Headlines-2019 October 31ST - NATIONAL HEADLINES WHATSAPP: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Government agencies have a well-established protocol for an interception from highly ranked officials in central and state governments for clear stated reasons in the national interest.” He also informed that the…
  • Assets Under Management of Pension Fund Regulatory Authority cross Rs 6 trillion - The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) here today announced crossing the milestone of Rs 6 lakh crore (Rs 6 trillion) of Assets Under Management (AUM) under the National Pension System (NPS) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY), after 13 years. The AUM growth of last Rs 1 trillion has been achieved in just 7 months. 
  • Astronomers discovered a new active galaxy 31 billion light-years away from Earth - For the research, the scientists used one of the largest ground-based telescopes in the world, the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope located at Hawaii, USA. They helped establish a new method to find high redshift NLS1 galaxies that were not known previously by comparing different emission lines in their spectra. The new gamma-ray emitting NLS1 was formed when the Universe was only about 4.7 billion years old as compared to its current age of about 13.8 billion years.
  • भारत का इतिहास सिर्फ वो नहीं है जो गुलामी की मानसिकता के साथ इतिहास लिखने वालों ने लिखा- PM MODI - बीते कुछ सालों में देशभर में इतिहास, आस्था, आध्यात्म, संस्कृति से जुड़े जितने भी स्मारकों का निर्माण किया जा रहा है, उनका बहुत बड़ा लक्ष्य पर्यटन को बढ़ावा देने का भी है। उत्तर प्रदेश तो पर्यटन और तीर्थाटन, दोनों के मामले में समृद्ध भी है और इसकी क्षमताएं भी अपार हैं। चाहे वह भगवान राम का जन्म स्थान हो या कृष्ण का वृंदावन, भगवान बुद्ध का सारनाथ हो या फिर काशी विश्वनाथ, संत कबीर का मगहर धाम हो या वाराणसी में संत रविदास की जन्मस्थली का आधुनिकीकरण, पूरे प्रदेश में बड़े पैमाने पर काम चल रहा है। इनके विकास के लिए भगवान राम, श्रीकृष्ण और बुद्ध के जीवन से सम्बन्धित स्थलों जैसे अयोध्या, चित्रकूट, मथुरा, वृन्दावन, गोवर्धन, कुशीनगर, श्रावस्ती आदि तीर्थ स्थलों पर रामायण सर्किट, आध्यात्मिक सर्किट, बौद्ध सर्किटका विकास किया जा रहा हैं।
  • B.P. Dharmadhikari, Acting Chief Justice BHC elevated by SC as Chief Justice of BHC - The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 24th February, 2020 has recommended elevation of Mr. Justice B.P. Dharmadhikari, Acting Chief Justice, Bombay High Court as Chief Justice of that High Court.
  • Cabinet approves setting up of National Recruitment Agency to conduct CET - A multi-agency body called the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET) to screen/shortlist candidates for the Group B and C (non-technical) posts. NRA will have representatives of Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance/Department of Financial Services, the SSC, RRB & IBPS. It is envisioned that the NRA would be a specialist body bringing the state-of-the-art technology and best practices to the field of Central Government recruitment.
  • Catholic priest Thomas Kottoor and nun Sephy held guilty of murdering sister Abhaya by CBI Court - The body of the 19-year-old Catholic nun -- Sister Abhaya -- was found in a well inside the St Pius X convent in the Kottayam district of Kerala on March 27, 1992. In 2008, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had recorded the arrests of two Catholic priests father Thomas Kottoor and father Jose Puthrukkayil, and a nun Sr Sephy.
  • Central Govt schemes for Buddhist, Christian, Jain, Muslim, Parsi, and Sikh minority communities - Ministry of Minority Affairs implements various programmes/schemes across the country for the welfare and development of the six (6) centrally notified minority communities namely, Buddhists, Christians, Jains, Muslims, Parsis and Sikhs
  • Coparcenary right is birth right of a daughter even in Mitakhasra Hindu Law-SC-11/08/2020 - Vineeta Sharma Vs. Rakesh Sharma & Ors.- By overruling Prakash & Ors. v. Phulavati & Ors., (2016) 2 SCC 36[ Two judges bench]. Danamma @ Suman Surpur & Anr. v. Amar & Ors., (2018) 3 SCC 343[Two judges bench] a Three Judges Bench of Supreme Court held (i) The provisions contained in substituted Section 6 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 confer status of coparcener on the daughter born before or after amendment in the same manner as son with same rights and liabilities. (ii) The rights can be claimed by the daughter born earlier with effect from 9.9.2005 with savings as provided in Section 6(1) as to the disposition or alienation, partition or testamentary disposition which had taken place before 20th day of December, 2004.
  • Cuba developed Soberana 02 against COVID-19 - The Soberana 02 vaccine began its expanded phase II clinical trial this week, which will be extended to 900 people between 19 and 80 years of age, while in February a new test with pediatric population is planned, so that it can also be applied to the kids.
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 10TH - Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on October 10, after a year’s hiatus in awarding the prize due to sex abuse allegations that rocked the secretive Swedish Academy,…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 11TH - NATIONAL RanBaxy: Former promoters of the Ranbaxy Malvinder and Shivinder Singh were arrested on October 10, for alleged Rs 740 crore fraud case. Nobel Peace Prize: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on October 11 for his peacemaking…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 12TH - NATIONAL India and China: The two-day informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded on Saturday with the two sides agreeing to set up a new mechanism to address trade deficit, improve investment and services. Foreign…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 13TH - Current affairs pertain to nation international economic market and other general interests which would be helpful and relevant for forth coming competitive examinations
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 14TH - The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 was awarded jointly to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer [all are USA…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 15TH - NATIONAL INDIAN CURRENCY: The rupee declined by 21 paise to close at a three-week low of 71.23 against the US currency on Monday 14th as investors rushed to safe-haven bets on fading hopes of an initial trade deal between the…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 16TH - New Delhi 29 °C NATIONAL Ayodhya land dispute : While concluding the hearing in Ayodhya land dispute after 40 days, a 5-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, granted three days to contesting parties to file written notes on ‘moulding…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 17TH - Lead News Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday stressed on the need to rewrite history from India’s point of view. While inaugurating a two-day international seminar in Varanasi on ‘Guptvanshak-Veer: Skandgupta Vikramaditya’ at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Shah said, “Indian…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 18TH - Lead News The first of its kind, 311 illegal  Indian migrants – 310 men and one woman put on a Boeing 747-400 charter by Mexican immigration authorities for illegally entering the country to sneak into the United States landed in…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 19TH - NATIONAL Jammu and Kashmir : India has slammed Pakistan for raising the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at a forum of the United Nations, saying the country employs “empty rhetoric”. Minister in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Deepak Misra…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 20TH - New Delhi 27 °C The Indian Army on Sunday mounted an artillery attack on at least four terror camps and Pakistani military positions across the Line of Control (LoC) in retaliation to ceasefire violations meant to assist infiltrators, killing at least six…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 21ST - NATIONAL RAVIDAS TEMPLE: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to allow construction of a shrine to Guru Ravidas, revered by the Dalits, in south Delhi, on a 400 square metre plot of land at the same site where a Ravidas…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 22ND - LEAD NEWS AADHAR: The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred to itself all cases related to linkage of social media profiles with Aadhaar pending in different High Courts. A bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, while allowing the transfer petition…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 23RD - NATIONAL DELHI : Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir took a swipe at the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi soon after the Centre decided to give ownership rights to over 1,700 unauthorised colonies in Delhi on Wednesday. “They promise, we deliver! He…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 24TH - NATIONAL INX Media: Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was sent today to custodial interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate till October 30 in the INX Media money laundering case. Special judge of Delhi court Ajay Kumar Kuhar allowed the ED…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 25TH - New Delhi 26 °C Dhanteras is being celebrated today all over the India The Supreme Court today sought the Centre’s response by November 5 on a plea seeking entry of Muslim women in mosques across the country and claiming that such restriction…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 26TH - New Delhi 26 °C Observance of Diwali in US important reminder of religious liberty: Donald Trump Biopharmaceutical major Biocon has announced that it would reduce insulin prices to 10 cents (Rs 7) per day from $5 (Rs 350) for lower…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 27TH - SAMVAT 2076 NATIONAL RBI: India’s central bank hasn’t sold any gold recently nor is trading in the metal, the monetary authority said in a tweet on Sunday. The Economic Times had reported on Friday that the Reserve Bank of India…
  • Current Affairs-2019 October 9TH - New Delhi: The government on Wednesday announced the highest ever 5 percentage points increase in dearness allowance (DA) which will bring cheers to 50 lakh central employees and 65 lakh pensioners ahead of Diwali. CBI: Delhi court grants CBI 2…
  • DCGI approved Russian Sputnik-V vaccine for immunization to prevent COVID-19 disease - The vaccine is indicated for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 disease in individuals of ≥ 18 years of age. The vaccine should be administered intramuscularly in two doses of 0.5 ml each with interval of 21 days. (Day 0: Component I & Day 21: Component II). The vaccine has to be stored at -18°C. The vaccine comprises of two components I & II, which are not interchangeable. After careful consideration, the recommendations of the SEC have been accepted by the Drugs Control General (India). M/s DRL will import the vaccine for use in the country.
  • DCGI approves anti-COVID drug developed by DRDO for emergency use - An anti-COVID-19 therapeutic application of the drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) has been developed by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL), Hyderabad. Clinical trial results have shown that this molecule helps in faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence.
  • Defence Acquisition Council approves construction of 6 submarines at cost of Rs 43,000/- Cr - The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), in its meeting held under the Chairmanship of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh on June 04, 2021, has approved proposals concerning Capital Acquisitions of various equipment for modernisation and operational needs of the Armed Forces amounting to approx. Rs 6,000 crore.
  • Draft Space Based Communication Policy of India – 2020 - Spacecom Policy – 2020 No.C.19013/48/2012-Sec.3 (Vol.III) Government of India Department of Space *** Antariksh Bhavan, New BEL Road, Bengaluru. DATE: October 15, 2020 Subject: Spacecom Policy – 2020 and Spacecom NGP-2020 – Seeking Comments- reg. Department of Space being the…
  • DU shall take final yr exams for UG & PG through OBE mode remotely from 10.08.2020  - The University of Delhi shall conduct the examinations for the final  semester/term/year students of all Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses  including SOL and NCWEB from 10.08.2020 onwards in the OBE mode remotely. The examinations shall begin on 10.08.2020 and shall conclude on 31.08.2020.
  • Eight beaches of India tagged with “Blue Flag” International eco-label - Clean beaches are the testimony to environment in the coastal area. He said, the issue of marine litter and oil spilling has caused disturbances to the aquatic life and the Government of India is undertaking various efforts for the sustainable development of coastal regions.
  • Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme under Atma Nirbhar Bharat - Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) was announced as part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package in 2020 with the objective to help businesses including MSMEs to meet their operational liabilities and resume businesses in view of the distress caused by the COVID-19 crisis,
  • Exchange rate of foreign currencies Conversion in India for Customs-02/07/2020 - In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the Notification No.53/2020-Customs(N.T.), dated 18th June, 2020 except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs hereby determines that the rate of exchange of conversion of each of the foreign currencies specified in column (2) of each of Schedule I and Schedule II annexed hereto, into Indian currency
  • FEDERAL CYBER CRIME LAWS: USA - Types of Unlawful Conduct  and Examples of Potentially Applicable Federal Laws  Internet Fraud 15 U.S.C. §§ 45, 52 (unfair or deceptive acts or practices; false advertisements) 15 U.S.C. § 1644 (credit card fraud) 18 U.S.C. §§ 1028, 1029, 1030 (fraud…
  • Finance Minister unveils Doorstep Banking Services and declares EASE 2.0 Index Results - Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today inaugurated Doorstep Banking Services by PSBs and participated in the awards ceremony to felicitate best performing banks on EASE Banking Reforms Index
  • First Quad summit-Quad Leaders’ Joint Statement: “The Spirit of the Quad” - Together, we commit to promoting a free, open rules-based order, rooted in international law to advance security and prosperity and counter threats to both in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. We support the rule of law, freedom of navigation and overflight, peaceful resolution of disputes, democratic values, and territorial integrity.
  • For therapeutic management of Covid-19 positive cases, Govt approved Vasa and Guduchi Ghana - In view of the need for accelerated solutions for Covid-19, the Ministry of AYUSH has taken up systematic studies on different possible solutions through multiple channels. As part of this effort, a proposal for a clinical study to assess the role of Vasa Ghana, Guduchi Ghana and Vasa-Guduchi Ghana in therapeutic management of symptoms in Covid-19 positive cases has recently been approved.
  • Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s speech at the video meeting amongst Chinese, Russian and Indian FMs-June 23, 2020 - China, Russia, and India are both global powers that insist on strategic independence. We should grasp the overall cooperation situation of the three countries as partners and opportunities. We should correctly treat and properly handle the common interests of helping the development and revitalization of the three countries and safeguarding world peace and development.
  • Forest cover in India under the National Forest Policy 1988 - The National Forest Policy 1988 envisages to have a minimum of one-third of the total land area of the country under forest or tree cover. Continuous efforts are being made to achieve the goals as envisaged in the National Forest Policy and over the years the Forest and Tree cover of the country has been showing a positive trend. This increase may be attributed to plantation/ afforestation activities, better conservation and protection measures, natural regeneration and enhancement of existing forests.
  • Freedom fighters of Baloch Liberation Army took responsibility of attacking Pakistan Stock Exchange - On Monday(29.06.2020), four armed personnel stormed the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi at 10 a.m. The Baloch Liberation Army later claimed responsibility of the attack and said that it had aimed to seriously maim the Pakistani economy.
  • FY 2020-21-Rs 2,74,034 Cr Foreign Portfolio Investments inflows in Indian equity markets - Financial Year (FY) 2020-21 witnessed strong Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) inflows into the Indian equity markets of Rs 2,74,034 crore, thus, reflecting steadfast confidence of foreign investors in the fundamentals of the Indian Economy
  • G7 LEADERS STATEMENT: Partnership for infrastructure and investment-3/12/2021 - The G7 Leaders have issued a joint statement, setting out principles and next steps to modernise the G7's approach to infrastructure finance and narrow the infrastructure investment gap in developing countries. This supports a key part of the agreement reached by Leaders at the G7 Carbis Bay Summit in June, as a part of the G7's commitment to build back better for a greener, more prosperous future.
  • Germany amending Criminal Code to fix liability for operating online trading platforms - The Internet has made the exchange of goods and services easier in many ways. Trading platforms are accessible around the clock from almost anywhere in the world. They offer convenient and attractive options for customers, dealers and operators. However, there are not only platforms with legitimate offers, but also platforms on which prohibited items and services are traded. Such criminal platforms in the form of forums or marketplaces play an increasingly central role in certain areas of crime.
  • GOI has allowed States to borrow up to 50% for FY 2020-21, in April 2020 U/A 293 - Government of India has allowed States to avail up to 50% of their borrowing requirement for the Financial Year 2020-21, in April 2020 itself.  Apr 09, 2020 GoI Consent under Art 293(3) of Constitution of India for raising OMB by…
  • GOVT approved continuation of 1023 FTSCs including 389 POCSO Courts from 01.04.2021 to 31.03.2023 - The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of 1023 Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs) including 389 exclusive POCSO Courts as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) from 01.04.2021 to 31.03.2023 with an outlay of Rs. 1572.86 crore (Rs.971.70 crore as Central Share and Rs.601.16 crore as State share).
  • Govt collected Rs 86,449/- Cr GST revenue in Aug 2020-J&K registered 8% growth - The gross GST revenue collected in the month of August, 2020 is Rs. 86,449 crore of which CGST is Rs. 15,906 crore, SGST is Rs. 21,064 crore, IGST is Rs. 42,264 crore (including Rs. 19,179 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is Rs.7,215 crore (including Rs. 673 crore collected on import of goods).
  • GOVT gives 40% discount on cargo from Jawaharlal Nehru and Deendayal port from/to Chabahar Port Iran - The Ministry of Shipping has extended the current concessional rate of 40% discount for coastal movement of cargo and vessel related charges, for a period of further one year to clients for cargo being handled at Jawaharlal Nehru Port and Deendayal Port from/to Shahid Beheshti Port, Chabahar, Iran.
  • Gumnami Baba has similarity with Subhash Chandra Bose-Vishnu Sahai Commission - He was an extraordinarily well-read person because a very large number of books in Bengali, English and Hindi, on a large number of subjects, were found in that portion of Ram Bhawan, Faizabad in which he lived;
  • Hajj Committee India decided not to collect third installment until confirmation of Hajj by Saudi Arabia. - The Hajj Committee of India (HCI) has decided to stall collection of third installment until it gets confirmation of the Hajj and participation of Indians in Hajj by Saudi Arabia.
  • Identification and Marketing Development of Tribal Products by TRIFED - Ministry of Tribal Affairs, through its subordinate organization Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd. (TRIFED) has been implementing Scheme namely “Institutional Support for Development and Marketing of Tribal Products/Produce" for promotion and development of tribes.
  • Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.- 20/01/2021 - Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal that we are all created equal and the harsh, ugly reality that racism, nativism, fear, and demonization have long torn us apart. Through the Civil War, the Great Depression, World War, 9/11, through struggle, sacrifice, and setbacks, our “better angels” have always prevailed.
  • India emerging as a leader in supercomputing with the National Super Computing Mission - The National Supercomputing Mission was launched to enhance the research capacities and capabilities in the country by connecting them to form a Supercomputing grid, with National Knowledge Network (NKN) as the backbone. The NSM is setting up a grid of supercomputing facilities in academic and research institutions across the country. Part of this is being imported from abroad and partly built indigenously. The Mission is being jointly steered by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and implemented by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
  • India lifts ban on export of Malaria Drugs on request of Trump, as 47% of U.S. supply of drug came from India - President Trump had called Prime Minister Modi, requesting him to supply the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine that is being used to treat Covid-19 patients and as prophylactic by the frontline health care workers deployed in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
  • India seeks 50% reduction in Pakistan High Commission Strength - The Pakistan High Commissioner in India was summoned today to the Ministry of External Affairs and informed that India had repeatedly expressed concern about the activities of officials of his High Commission. They have been engaged in acts of espionage and maintained dealings with terrorist organizations. The activities of the two officials caught red-handed and expelled on 31 May 2020 was one example in that regard.
  • India-SL Joint Statement on Virtual Bilateral Summit-26/09/2020 - Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomed the announcement made by Prime Minister Modi of India’s grant assistance of US$ 15 million for promotion of Buddhist ties between the two countries. The grant will assist in deepening people-to-people linkages between the two countries in the sphere of Buddhism including inter alia through construction/renovation of Buddhist monasteries, capacity development, cultural exchanges, archaeological cooperation, reciprocal exposition of The Buddha’s relics, strengthening engagement of Buddhist scholars and clergy etc.
  • Indian Govt announces social security relief to dependents of workers died due to COVID - Currently for the Insured Persons (IPs) under ESIC, after death or disablement of the IP due to employment injury a pension equivalent to 90% of average daily wage drawn by the worker is available to the spouse and widowed mother for life long and for children till they attain the age of 25 years. For the female child, the benefit is available till her marriage.
  • Indian Haj Committee canceled and refunded money for the year 2020 - In view of the precautionary measures advised by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (in relation to spread of COVID-19), the following tenders for Haj 2020 are put on hold
  • Indian Parliament passed the Inland Vessels Bill – 2021 - Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said that the initiative taken is a part of the pro-active approach adopted by the Ministry by repealing colonial laws and replacing them with legislation catering to modern and contemporary needs and development of the maritime sector.
  • Indian PM Modi’s opening remarks at 12th BRICS Summit-17/11/2020 - Both credibility and effectiveness of global governance institutions are being questioned. The main reason for this is that these did not change with time. These are still rooted in the thinking and reality of a world which was seen 75 years ago. India believes that reforms are a must in the UN Security Council. We expect support from our BRICS partners in this matter. Apart from the UN, many other international institutions are also not functioning according to current realities. Institutions like WTO, IMF, WHO must also reform.
  • Indian Remark for its candidature in UN Security Council 2021-22 - In this extraordinary situation, India can play a positive global role. We have always been a voice of reason and a votary of international law. We advocate dialogue, consultation and fairness in our approach to global issues. And we emphasize global development, addressing climate change and eradicating of poverty as central to planet’s future.
  • IT Department launched Faceless Income Tax Appeals - The Income Tax Department today launched Faceless Income Tax Appeals. Under Faceless Appeals, all Income Tax appeals will be finalised in a faceless manner under the faceless ecosystem with the exception of appeals relating to serious frauds, major tax evasion, sensitive & search matters, International tax and Black Money Act. Necessary Gazette notification has also been issued today.
  • Kharif crops sown on 1082.22 lakh ha area in India; increase in area coverage by 7.15%- 29/08/2020 - Sowing Area Coverage of Kharif Crops : as on 28.08.2020, the total Kharif crops has been sown on 1082.22 lakh ha area against 1009.98 lakh ha area during the corresponding period of last year, thus, increase in area coverage by 7.15% compared to corresponding period of last year in the country.
  • Khel Ratna award shall be called as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award - DATE: 6th Aug 2021 Narendra Modi @narendramodi The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has said that he has been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand. He said respecting their…
  • Legal Education-CBSE offers an optional elective subject, ‘Legal Studies’ in Classes XI and XII - CBSE also offers an optional academic elective subject, namely, ‘Legal Studies’ in Classes XI and XII as fifth or sixth subject with any combination of subjects. Since, education is a subject in the Concurrent list of the Constitution and the majority of the schools are under the jurisdiction of State/Union Territory (UT) Governments, it is for the respective State/UT Government to impart the legal education in their schools.
  • List of banned 101 defence items by India(MoD) and clarification - Consequent to release of the negative list of items for import by Ministry of Defence (MoD) on August 09, 2020, certain queries have been received with respect to inclusion of some of the items like the light combat aircraft LCA Mark 1A, Pinakarocket system and Akash missile system, which are manufactured in India. It is highlighted that systems like LCA MK 1A, Pinakarocket system, Akash Missile System, etc are developed with qualitative requirements framed by Defence Forces. Such systems are also available in the international market.
  • List of the Suspended Laws under U.P Temporary Exemption from Certain Labour Laws Ordinance 2020 - Uttar Pradesh Labour Laws Ordinance 2020- Apart from following labor laws, all other laws shall be suspended for three years  Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976; Employee Compensation Act, 1923 (statutory liability upon an employer to discharge his moral obligation towards employees when they suffer from any physical disabilities or diseases, during the course of employment in hazardous working conditions); Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996 (safety, health and welfare measures); and Section 5 of Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (ensure timely payment of daily wages).
  • Makers or importers will get more 6 months licence validity for 7 Medical Devices-GOI - All Implantable Medical Devices; CT scan equipment; MRI equipment; Defibrillators; PET Equipment; Dialysis Machine; X-Ray Machine; and Bone marrow cell separator.
  • Military and Security Developments of China 2020 - China continues to implement long-term state-directed planning, such as “Made in China 2025” and other industrial development plans, which stress the need to replace imported technology with domestically produced technology. These plans present an economic challenge to nations that export high-tech products. These plans also directly support military modernization goals by stressing proprietary mastery of advanced dual-use technologies.
  • MoD notifies ‘Second Positive Indigenisation List’ of 108 items to promote self-reliance - The ‘Second Positive Indigenisation List’ comprises complex systems, sensors, simulator, weapons and ammunitions like Helicopters, Next Generation Corvettes, Air Borne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) systems, Tank Engines, Medium Power Radar for Mountains, MRSAM Weapon Systems and many more such items to fulfil the requirements of Indian Armed Forces.
  • National People’s Congress of China passed the National Security Law for Hong Kong - It provides for the crimes of splitting the country, subverting the state power, the crime of terrorist activities, collusion with foreign or foreign forces to endanger national security, and the jurisdiction, application and procedures of the law.
  • No offence under SC and ST Act unless the victim is insulted being a member of such caste - Hitesh Verma vs The State of Uttarakhand & Anr (05-11-2020) - Offence under the Act is not established merely on the fact that the informant is a member of Scheduled Caste unless there is an intention to humiliate a member of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe for the reason that the victim belongs to such caste. In the present case, the parties are litigating over possession of the land. The allegation of hurling of abuses is against a person who claims title over the property. If such person happens to be a Scheduled Caste, the offence under Section 3(1)(r) of the Act is not made out.
  • Online Bakra Mandi and price of goats - In Bangladesh a Digital Haat has been launched as a joint initiative of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division, e-CAB, and Bangladesh Dairy Farmers' Association (BDFA). In Digital Haat, you will find cattle under diverse categories including, local, cross, Indian, Nepali, Sahiwal, Jebu, Sindhi, Zersy, Holistine, Haryana, Friziyan, etc. In this platform, you can purchase the desired cattle ranging from fifty thousand to one crore in BDT
  • Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi to be created from the proceeds of Health and Education Cess - Cabinet approves creation of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi as a single non-lapsable reserve fund for Health from the proceeds of health and Education Cess DATE: 10 MAR 2021 The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi…
  • President of Nepal dissolved the parliament-declared fresh election on April - On Sunday, December 20, the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari has approved the recommendation of the Council of Ministers under Article 76 (1) and (7) and Article 85 of the constitution of Nepal and dissolved the Parliament.  A statement issued by president declared fresh elections to be held in two rounds on April 30 and on May 10.
  • Private Sector Participation in Indian Space Sector - About 2,51,000 value-added data products were disseminated to users since April 2020. The value-added products comprise of geophysical & remote sensing data products derived using the data from meteorological, oceanographic and land remote sensing satellites.
  • Progress of Digitisation From Cash to Electronic: A Critical Essay - Cash is all pervasive, easy to use and store and offers great convenience. The challenge in assessing the progress of a country from cash to digitisation arises from the fact that, given the anonymity of cash transactions, it is very difficult to establish the exact volume of transactions conducted in cash, and consequently the value of such transactions.
  • Qualifications for office of Lord Chancellor of UK - Under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, the Lord Chancellor ceased to be the Speaker of the Lords, and was replaced by the Lord Speaker. In addition, the Lord Chief Justice is now head of the judiciary, and the Lord Chancellor may no longer sit as a judge.[UK Parliament]. The Lord Chief Justice is the Head of the Judiciary of England and Wales. They are also the President of the Courts of England and Wales and responsible for representing the views of the judiciary to Parliament and the Government.
  • Rajasthan farmer develops mango variety that bears fruits round the year - The fruit is sweeter in taste, comparable to langra and being a dwarf variety, is suitable for kitchen gardening, high-density plantation, and can be grown in pots for some years too. Besides, the flesh of the fruits, which is bourn round the year, is deep orange with sweet taste, and the pulp has very less fiber content which differentiates it from other varieties. The bountiful of nutrients packed in mango are immensely good for health.
  • Reserve Bank released data relating to India’s International Investment Position as at end-March 2020. - International financial assets of Indian residents increased by US$ 73.9 billion due to the rise in reserve assets and overseas direct investment by US$ 64.9 billion and US$ 13.0 billion, respectively, though other investments declined marginally during the year
  • Review of Climate of India during 2020 - The annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over India during 2020 was above normal. During the year, annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over the country was+0.290C above normal (based on the data of 1981-2010). The year 2020 was the eighth warmest year on record since nation-wide records commenced in 1901.
  • Sacred soil from 2000 Teerth Sthan and water from 100 rivers has been brought to Ayodhya for Bhumi Pujan - Once the 'Bhoomi Pujan' is done in the presence of the prime minister, the construction work will start. The team of L&T and machinery has reached the place and work on foundation will start right away
  • SC handed over the Managership of Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple to the Ruler of Travancore in absolute terms. - Having given our anxious consideration to the rival suggestions, the composition of the Committees as suggested by the appellants deserves acceptance, especially in light of the conclusions arrived by us that the Managership or the Shebaitship of the Temple continues with the Family.
  • SC mandated Committee met on ‘Content Regulation in Government Advertising’ - As per directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, states are mandated to set up their respective three member committees on Content Regulation of Government Advertisements. Karnataka, Goa, Mizoram and Nagaland States have already constituted state-level Three Member Committees.
  • SC Press Statement on UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan-30/06/2020 - The members of the Security Council recognized that a sustainable peace can be achieved only through an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process, reaffirmed the importance of the United Nations role in promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan and welcomed the efforts of all regional and international partners of Afghanistan in facilitating intra-Afghan negotiations.
  • Sonia Gandhi signed MoU with Communist Party of China on August 7, 2008 to supply ‘information’ to China - The MoU was signed by the Chinese vice-president and standing committee member of the CPC's politburo, Xi Jinping, and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in the presence of his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi at the Great Hall of the People.
  • Statement by U.S President Joseph Biden on the Situation in Burma(Myanmar)-1/2/2021 - The military’s seizure of power in Burma, the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials, and the declaration of a national state of emergency are a direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the rule of law. In a democracy, force should never seek to overrule the will of the people or attempt to erase the outcome of a credible election. For almost a decade, the people of Burma have been steadily working to establish elections, civilian governance, and the peaceful transfer of power. That progress should be respected.
  • Statements by Italian President Giuseppe Conte, on new measures to fight Coronavirus epidemic-21/03/2020 - Pharmacies, parapharmacies, banking, postal, insurance and financial services will continue to remain open. We will ensure all essential public services, such as transport. We will of course also ensure all related, ancillary, functional to those allowed and essential activities. We will obviously also ensure all connected, ancillary, functional to permitted activities and essential ones.
  • Supreme Court restricted functioning of Court and regulated entry due to Corona Virus Pandemic - he Competent Authority has been pleased to direct that the functioning of the Courts from Monday, 16 March, 2020 shall be restricted to urgent matters with such number of Benches as may be found appropriate.
  • Taliban announced members of “acting” govt, Mohammad Hasan Akhund as PM & Abdul Ghani Baradar deputy Afghan leader. - Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid on Tuesday announced members of the "acting" government, saying that it will be led by Mohammad Hasan Akhund while the group's co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar will be the deputy Afghan leader.
  • Text of PM’s address at laying of foundation stone of New Parliament Building-10/12/2020 - Friends, why democracy is successful in India, why it is successful and why democracy can never be affected, it is very important for every generation to know and understand it. We see and hear, there is a lot of discussion in the world about the Magna Carta composed in the 13th century, some scholars also call it the foundation of democracy. But it is equally true that even before Magna Carta, 'Basant Mantapam' of Lord Basaveshwara came into existence in India in the 12th century itself. In the form of 'Anubhav Mantapam', he not only created the Lok Parliament but also ensured its functioning.
  • Three weeks of lockdown guidelines issued by Home Ministry 24/03/2024 - Apart from essential services all establishment shall be closed.
  • TikTok-President Trump`s Executive Order on banning it and Chinese reaction(Text) - TikTok, a video-sharing mobile application owned by the Chinese company ByteDance Ltd., has reportedly been downloaded over 175 million times in the United States and over one billion times globally. TikTok automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users, including Internet and other network activity information such as location data and browsing and search histories. This data collection threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information — potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage.
  • Top 10 Universities in India [NIFA 2020 Rank] - Indian Institute of Science | Bengaluru Karnataka Jawaharlal Nehru University| New Delhi Banaras Hindu University | Varanasi Uttar Pradesh Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham | Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Jadavpur University | Kolkata West Bengal University of Hyderabad | Hyderabad Telangana Calcutta University|…
  • Treatment Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Common Syndromes-ICMR 2019 - Klebsiella pneumoniae has emerged over the last few years as a highly resistant pathogen with up to 50% resistance to carbapenems and rapidly increasing resistance to polymyxins. In addition, methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus is seen in up to 30% of S. aureus isolates nationally. It is well documented that antibiotic abuse is one of the major drivers of antibiotic resistance and thus optimising usage of antibiotics is the need of the hour.
  • Trichy, Raiganj, Rajkot, Jabalpur, Jhansi and Meerut have been marked as new ASI Circles - In Archaeology, the Hampi city in Karnataka is a place of international repute hence Hampi Mini Circle has been converted into a full fledged circle, The Minister added. Earlier there were 29 ASI circles across the country.
  • Unemployment benefit boosted 50% by Modi Govt under ABVK Yojana of ESI 21/08/2020 - ESIC is implementing the Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyna Yojna under which unemployment benefit is paid to the workers covered under ESI Scheme. The ESI Corporation has decided to extend the scheme for one more year upto 30th June 2021.
  • Union Govt drafted Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020 - Union Power Ministry has drafted Rules providing for Rights of Electricity Consumers for the First Time. Electricity Consumers are the most important stakeholders in the power sector. The sector exists because of them. Having provided access to electricity to all citizens, it is now important to focus on consumer satisfaction.
  • US Presidential Executive Order on Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children-25/09/2020- - Purpose. Every infant born alive, no matter the circumstances of his or her birth, has the same dignity and the same rights as every other individual and is entitled to the same protections under Federal law. Such laws include the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), 42 U.S.C. 1395dd, which guarantees, in hospitals that have an emergency department, each individual’s right to an appropriate medical screening examination and to either stabilizing treatment or an appropriate transfer. They also include section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Rehab Act), 29 U.S.C. 794, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities by programs and activities receiving Federal funding.
  • USA or NATO have no intention to put forces in Ukraine but there shall be serious economic consequences if Russia moves-Biden in Press Gaggle-25/01/2022 - It’s just exactly what I said: is that — is that as long as we have to reassure — if you noticed, you don’t see a lot of concern in terms of their security of our — and of our — our NATO Allies in Western Europe. But in Eastern Europe, there’s reason for concern. They’re along the Russian border. They’re on the Belarus border. So, everyone from Poland on has — has reason to be concerned about what would happen and what spillover effects could occur.
  • Vice President of India addresses the World Universities Summit-21/07/2021 - Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu addressed the World Universities Summit organized by O.P. Jindal Global University as a Chief Guest. Union Education and Skill Development Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan also addressed the summit.
  • While regulating functioning CHC notified Advocates to advise their clients not to visit Court if not urgent due to Virus Impact-15/03/2020 - CALCUTTA HIGH COURT-The President and the Secretary of the three wings of the Bar of the High Court and the President and General Secretary of the respective District Court Bar Associations are requested to issue necessary directions in order to ensure that there is no crowding in the Court complex including the lawyers chambers.
  • WHO asked 140 tests/ million- India tests 875/ million per day of COVID-19 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended 0.14 samples per day per 1000 or 140 tests per day per million population. As on 19th September, 2020 India is conducting COVID -19 tests at a rate of 875 tests/million population per day. This is more than 6 times the WHO recommendations. For Tamil Nadu this stands at 1145 tests per million population per day.
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