Category: Current Affairs

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.

Cabinet approves proposal for leasing out three airports – Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram

The Union Cabinetchaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approvedthe proposal for leasing out three airports namely Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports of Airports Authority of India (AAI) through Public Private Partnership (PPP).The Union Cabinet accorded its approval for leasing of three AAI airports namely, Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram for Operation, Management and Development to M/s Adani Enterprises Ltd, who is declared as the successful bidder in a Global Competitive Bidding conducted by the Airports Authority of India, for a period of fifty years.

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.

The Oli-Dhamal meeting failed – Nepal Army on high alert

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, and other leaders demanded  Oli`s step down from the leadership of both the government and the party. As the party has entered a phase of division, the prime minister requested all the ministers for support. Raising baseless accusations against India and leaders of his own party by the PM was not appropriate was the opinion of party senior leader Prachanda.

India Africa Defence Ministers Conclave 2020: Lucknow Declaration

We, the Defence Ministers and Heads of Delegation from African countries thank the Government of India for taking the initiative of organising the first ever India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave and convey our gratitude for the hospitality extended to us. The Defence Minister of India(The Raksha Mantri) takes this opportunity to thank the Defence Ministers and Heads of Delegation from African countries for their participation in the first ever India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave.

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).

Only 50% Job Reservation is Permissible: SC said in CHEBROLU LEELA PRASAD RAO VS STATE OF A.P – 22/04/2020

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA JUDGMENTS

Providing 100% reservation for Scheduled Tribes in scheduled areas offends the spirit of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution of India. The Governor is not conferred power to make any law in derogation to Part III or other provisions of the Constitution of India in the exercise of his power under Clause I, Para 5 of Schedule V. It was also held that G.O.Ms. No.3 is discriminatory as the same adversely affects not only the open category candidates but also other Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and backward classes. It also opined that the reservation under Article 16(4) should not exceed 50%.

Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between India and China

President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, in his letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, conveyed ‘warm greetings, felicitations and good wishes’ to the Government and the people of China, and observed that the two sides have ‘made considerable progress especially in the last few years in enhancing our bilateral engagement in a number of areas, including political, economic and people-to-people ties.

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.

ALL News Headlines 2020 March 19TH

Prime Minister

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.

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.