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  May 2016
 
  April 2016
 
 
 
 
NEWS
Current Legal News
  • Goa is the 1st Assembly in the country which passed the Lokpal Bill in 2011.
  • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh announced the formation of three new districts in Uttar Pradesh. UP now has 75 districts, which is the highest number in any State in India .
  • Sam Balsara, Chairman and Managing Director, Madison World, has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for the year 2011-12. This Authority regulates the media in India .
  • India 's Sports Ministry has included a provision in the new draft of its National Sports Bill, 2011 that will exempt Indian cricketers from following certain rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules. WADA is the highest doping agency in the world.
  • Representation of People (Amendment) Act, 2010 has allowed an Indian citizen residing abroad to enroll in voter's list and exercise his franchise even if he or she remained away from the place of residence in India for more than six months owing to employment, education or otherwise. The eligible NRIs will be able to vote in the upcoming Assembly polls.
  • The potential for enhancing collaborative polar research between India and Norway is immense. This was the message of the Indo-Norwegian meeting titled 'Pole to Pole' on February 3, which included an exhibition and a seminar, and was organised by the Ministry of Earth Sciences and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in collaboration with the Ministry's National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa, and the Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromso.
  • The Supreme Court said that the members of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) whose names do not figure in the final list of regular practitioners would not be entitled to either vote or contest the election for the office bearers of the apex body of lawyers.
  • The West Bengal government proposes to change the State's name to 'Paschimbanga'. Once the Bill in this regard is passed by two-thirds majority in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and ratified by the President, the State would get its new name.
  • Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and former CEO, has died at the age of 56 on October 5, 2011.
  • At present there are 6 National Political Parties in India .
  • The world's cheapest tablet, made by India , was launched. Priced at about ' 2,000, Aakash has been developed by the Indian Institute of Technology. For students there is a concessional rate of ' 1,500.
  • British author Julian Barnes won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for his book The Sense of an Ending .
  • The current King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, married Jetsun Pema, a commoner.
  • Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has suffered a blow in its legal battle with Apple, after a US court ruled against it in a patent infringement claim. The US International Trade Commission (ITC) said that Apple's iPhone technology did not violate patents claimed by HTC.
  • The Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, survives his fifty-third no-confidence vote in the Parliament of Italy by 316 votes to 301.
  • The British Secretary of State for Defence, Liam Fox, resigns amid allegations over his working relationship with lobbyist Adam Werritty.
  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt presented her new coalition government, thereby becoming the 41st and the first female Prime Minister of Denmark. She took over the office from Lars Lokke Rasmussen.
  • The former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin announced that she will not put her name forward as a Republican candidate for the 2012 Presidential election .
  • The former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has been sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $187 million after being found guilty of abusing her office after signing gas deal with Russia .
Anil Shukla
 
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