Prolawctor Daily Current Affairs Insights | 14 January, 2021

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LEGAL NEWS

Keep adultery a crime in the armed forces, Centre tells SC in plea

  • The Supreme Court has agreed to examine Centre’s request to keep adultery a crime in the armed forces.
  • Centre, in its plea, said the 2018 verdict, which decriminalised adultery, shouldn’t apply to armed forces.
  • The government also mentioned that an armed forces personnel can be cashiered from service on grounds of unbecoming conduct for committing adultery with a colleague’s wife.

HC directs MTNL, BSES to remove hanging cables in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk

  • The Delhi High Court has directed the Mahanagar Telephpne Nigam Limited and BSES to remove the hanging cables and wires as per the requirement of the Chandni Chowk Redevelopment Project.
  • The Court said that if the concerned authorities do not follow the direction, then it will initiate contempt proceedings against them.

SC issues notice to Haryana govt over pollution in Yamuna river

  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo moto cognisance of pollution in the Yamuna river and issued notice to the Haryana government.
  • The Delhi Jal Board in its plea had alleged that water containing high pollutants is being released in the river from Haryana.
  • The bench also appointed Senior Advocate Meenakshi Arora as amicus curiae to assist in the case.

Delhi HC stays Rs.96 lakh fine on PayPal for alleged money laundering

  • The Delhi High Court has granted stay on a plea by PayPal which challenged the imposition of Rs.96 lakh penalty on PayPal for allegedly violating anti-money laundering law.
  • The stay order is, however, subject to the deposit of bank guarantee of Rs.96 lakh by PayPal within two weeks.
  • The Court has also sought a reply from the Financial Intelligence Unit.

Farmers will get justice: Member of SC panel on farm laws

  • Anil Ghanwat, member of the Supreme Court committee on farm laws, has said that “protesting farmers will get justice”.
  • If they had some misconception about MSP and APMC, we’ll clear it, they need to be assured that whatever is happening is in their interest, he said.
  • Farmer’s leader rejected the committee saying all four members were “pro-farm laws”.

NATIONAL NEWS

After testing positive, Saina Prannoy test negative covid 19 hours

  • On Tuesday Saina and H. S Prannoy test positive in previous test but after test they were reports are negative for Covid-19.
  • After test reports are negative and they were freely and openly playing in the Thailand and participated in tournaments.

Poonawalla said, Emotional Movement for Serum Institute of India team

  • On Tuesday, Poonawalla said that the vaccine made at Serum Institute of India has left for multiple locations in whole the world.
  • It said that as the first shipments emotional movement for Serum Institute of India.

Karnataka makes heavy sound in BJP over Cabinet larger

  • On Wednesday B S YEDIURAPPA who is the chief minister of Karnataka they increased the cabinet including seven ministers.
  • The larger has opened the Pandora’s box with many loyal seniors party.

Muchhad Paanwala arrested by NCB released on Bail

  • One of the brother of the famous Muchhad Paanwala shop was arrested by NCB on having relationship to a drug related case which included the British National.
  • He got bailed on a surety that by Wednesday he will pay the fine of Rs. 15,000/-.

No Expansion for Karnataka Cabinet: BJP disapproves the Proposal

  • CM B.S. Yediyurappa who in his previous interviews claimed his confidence on the expansion of the Karnataka Cabinet faces disapproval.
  • The list that was sent to Rajya Bhavan on Wednesday which was to be included in the expansion after the meeting in Delhi faces rejection.

Delhi to Face Scarcity of Chicken and Egg Based Products as they get Banned

  • The avian flu has been affirmed in the Eight States including the National Capital.
  • Taking serious steps the Delhi’s civic body has passed an order directing the restaurants to not serve chicken and egg based products with the intention to control the Bird Flu.

Chargesheet has been filed against the accused of Amit Sharma’s Murder Case

  • Amit Sharma was a President of Shri Hindu Takht, Ludhiana in 2017, the National Investigation Agency finished their investigation and filed their chargesheet before the Special NIA Court.
  • Ahsish Kumar, Javed and Arshad Ali Alias Munshi are the alleged accused in the case and are residents of Uttar Pradesh.

Farewell to Padmashree Awardee D Prakash Rao

  • D Prakash Rao was a Tea Seller from Kolkata who was also appreciated by the Prime Minister Modi during his radio show of Mann Ki Baat.
  • He always appreciated education as a means to empowerment, he died at SCB Medical College during his Covid-19 treatment.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Top US military leaders remind troops of limits of free speech in rare memo

  • The military’s top leaders issued a written reminder to all service members, aid worry about renewed violence on Inauguration Day, that deadly insurrection at the Capitol was anti-democratic and right to free speech does not include right to commit violence.
  • All members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff signed the memo reminding military members that Joe Biden was rightly elected as next president.

A growing threat to democracies posed by social media manipulation

  • According to 2020 media manipulation survey by University of Oxford institute, social media manipulation of public opinion is a growing threat to democracies around the world.
  • Evidence was found in 81 countries surveyed including India specifying that governments, public relation are producing misinformation on an industrial scale.

Russia to start mass Covid-19 vaccinations next week stated Vladimir Putin

  • Officials were tasked with launching mass coronavirus vaccinations from next week by Russian President Vladimir Putin touting Russia’s jab to be the world’s best.
  • Sputnik V was registered by Russia named after Soviet era satellite months ahead of Western competitors prior to the beginning of large-scale clinical trials.

Google cover fees in ‘Dreamer’ program, backs Biden immigration efforts

  • Support to President elect Joe-Biden’s efforts to pass a new US immigration law was rendered by Alphabet Inc’s Google.
  • Application fees for immigrants seeking lawful work under a threatened government program would be helped to cover. 

Pompeo stated CCP wants different theory of global relations that won’t create freedom

  • Mike Pompeo, secretary of state stated that CCP wants a different theory of international relations that’s controlling by not creating security, freedom and prosperity. 
  • The relations between US and China is worsening over the days and Pompeo stated that America people including Biden would maintain America it has been for the last 240-plus years.                                      

BUSINESS NEWS

Media billionaire David Barclay dies, aged 86

  • Sir David, together with his twin brother Sir Frederick, built up a business empire spanning hotels, retail and media.
  • His death was announced in the Telegraph, which reported that he died on Sunday after a short illness.
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a former columnist for the paper, paid tribute to Sir David.

Brexit export EU costs a ‘nasty shock’ for small business owners

  • About half of the posters Bill Philpot creates and sells from his Suffolk-based studio are sold to customers in Europe.
  • His very first sale after the new post-Brexit rules came into effect was from a customer in France.
  • But that customer was far from amused. On top of the £80 cost of the poster, says Mr Philpot, the customer had to pay a further €34 (£30) made up of French tax, a brokerage charge from delivery firm UPS (to expedite it through customs), and the new EU sales tax.

45,700-cr deal: India clears purchase of 83 ‘Tejas’ jets for IAF

  • The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved procurement of 73 LCA Tejas Mk-1A fighter aircraft and 10 LCA Tejas Mk-1 Trainer aircraft at the cost of ₹45,696 crore along with design and development of infrastructure sanctions worth ₹1,202 crore.
  • “The CCS chaired by PM today approved the largest indigenous defence procurement deal worth about 48000 Crores to strengthen IAF’s fleet of homegrown fighter jet ‘LCA-Tejas’.
  • This deal will be a game changer for self-reliance in the Indian defence manufacturing,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted on Wednesday evening.

Car loan lenders can seize vehicles from February

  • A ban on repossession of goods and vehicles is due to expire at the end of January.
  • The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said that extending the ban could leave people owing much more over time.
  • However, the FCA is proposing that no homes are repossessed before the start of April.

Morrisons to be first UK supermarket to pay minimum £10 an hour

  • It will increase its minimum pay for up to 96,000 workers from £9.20.
  • Retail trade union Usdaw negotiated the £10 per hour basic rate which is 50p an hour above the voluntary Living Wage Foundation rate.
  • “The new consolidated hourly rate is now the leading rate of the major supermarkets,” said Joanne McGuinness, Usdaw national officer.

SPORTS NEWS

Megan Rapinoe returns to US national team after nearly a year

  • Rapinoe returned to U.S. national team for January training camp in Florida.
  • Returned After sitting out most of last year.

Thailand Open: Kidambi Srikanth progresses, Parupalli Kashyap retires midway

  • Kashyap, Commonwealth Games champion, trailing 8-14 in the third game.
  • He chose to retire when he pulled his calf muscle.

Australia coach Justin Langer defends batsman Steve Smith over scuffing claims

  • Justin Langer defended Steve Smith after suggestions he deliberately scuffed up the crease at the final day against India.
  • Smith too denied accusations.

Australian Open: Francesca Jones qualifies for first Grand Slam tournament

  • 20-year-old beat China’s Lu 6-0 6-1 in one hour and one minute.
  • Jones playing her first overseas Grand Slam qualifying draw at the tournament in Dubai.

Italian Cup: AC Milan beats Torino on penalties to reach quarterfinals

  • AC Milan beat Torino on penalties to reach the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup,
  • In Italian Cup it could face Serie A title rival Inter Milan.

DEFENCE, MED, TECH AND SCIENCE

India clears deal to manufacture LCA Mk1A “Tejas’ fighter jets for the air force

  • India has cleared a deal to manufacture 83 of the home developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA MklA) for the air force, in a big boost to the domestic aviation industry, with hundreds of vendors expected to get orders under the Make in India program.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by PM Narendra Modi gave a final go ahead to the project.

Army chief : Will hold ground in Ladakh as long as it takes

  • India is fully prepared to hold ground in eastern Ladakh against China for as long as it takes to meet national objectives, said the Army chief on Tuesday.
  • Even as his 13-lakh force rebalances towards the Line of Actual Control as the primary front from the decades-long focus on Pakistan.

In the future, scientists feel Covid will resemble the common cold-causing virus

  • SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, may resemble the mild cold-causing coronaviruses that currently circulate in humans if it becomes endemic, according to a study.
  • An effective vaccine against Covid-19 could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the first year or two of vaccine roll-out, but continued mass vaccination may be less critical once SARS-CoV-2 becomes endemic, the researchers said.

Tapping the brain to boost stroke rehabilitation

  • Stroke survivors who had ceased to benefit from conventional rehabilitation gained clinically significant arm movement and control.
  • This happened by using an external robotic device powered by the patients’ own brains.

India’s world No.3 in nano research

  • India is on the world nano tech map, says Prof Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, head of the centre for nanotechnology.
  • We are doing well in terms of nanoscience and nanotechnology research, in manufacturing and product development.
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