News for the day – 2 December 2019

Headlines

  • India-Sweden exchanged three agreements in the fields of polar research, science and technology and sea-faring

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes a moving letter to the youngest survivor of 26/11 attacks, Moshe Tzvi Holtzberg of Israel

  • Ayodhya – Review Petition filed against the decision of the Supreme Court which awarded the disputed site to the Hindus for construction of Ram Temple : Bar & Bench

  • Local body election schedule is only for rural local bodies, dates for urban local body elections to be announced later : State Election Commissioner R Palaniswamy

  • TN Local body elections to be held on December 27 and 30 in two phases; counting will be held on 2nd January 2020 : State Election Commissioner R Palaniswamy

  • DMK President M.K. Stalin visited Cuddalore district and handed over relief materials to affected people

  • To reduce pending cases, Government to set up National Company Law Appellate Tribunal Bench in Chennai

  • Mahatrashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has ordered to withdraw all the cases registered against the protestors who agitated against the Nanar Refinery Project

  • Bombay High Court allows former ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar to amend her petition challenging her termination by ICICI Bank : Bar & Bench

  • Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in Rajya Sabha today appeals to Corporates, PSUs to supplement Govt’s efforts to improve living standards of sports persons

  • At the conclusion of a very successful visit to India, the remarkable welcome, hospitality & respect accorded by PM Narendra Modi & Govt has revitalized the historical bond between India & Sri Lanka. I look forward to maintaining a warm & mutually beneficial bilateral relations in all aspects : Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

  • President Kovind accorded a ceremonial welcome to King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Later PM Modi held delegation level talks at the Hyderabad house.

 

Tamil Nadu

DMK President M.K. Stalin visited Cuddalore district and handed over relief materials to affected people

 

 

 

Government to set up National Company Law Appellate Tribunal Bench in Chennai

In pursuance of judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court, the Government has decided to set up a bench of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) at Chennai.

This was stated by Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister for State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Benches of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) are set up in various States depending on the case load and other relevant factors. Considering the heavy case load at some existing benches, additional members have been appointed and additional courts have been operationalised from time to time.

The Minister further stated that the Government is taking all steps to strengthen the NCLT and NCLAT in terms of number of benches, number of courts and number of members, to reduce the pendency. Apart from decision to set up NCLAT bench at Chennai, five new benches of NCLT have been set up during 2018-2019 at Jaipur, Cuttack, Kochi, Indore and Amaravati.

The Government has recently appointed 28 more members in NCLT and 4 more members in NCLAT. For capacity building of members, regular colloquiums are being held. e-Court project has also been implemented in a few benches with heavy case load.

Source : PIB

 

 

 

National

India-Sweden exchanged three agreements in the fields of polar research, science and technology and sea-faring

Pic Courtesy : @rashtrapatibhvn

Broadening the spectrum of bilateral cooperation

@MEAIndia : 

  • PM @narendramodi welcomed Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf & HM Queen Silvia of Sweden at Hyderabad House in New Delhi for the delegation level talks.
  • PM Modi held useful discussions with HM King Carl XVI Gustaf & HM Queen Silvia.
  • The leaders affirmed the common desire of building greater convergences on bilateral, regional & global matters of mutual interest.

Earlier President Kovind accorded a ceremonial welcome to King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Pic Courtesy : @rashtrapatibhvn

 

 

‘Your story is a miracle and continues to inspire everyone’ : PM Modi writes to Moshe Tzvi Holtzberg

Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes a moving letter to the youngest survivor of 26/11 attacks, Moshe Tzvi Holtzberg of Israel.

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I look forward to maintaining a warm & mutually beneficial bilateral relations in all aspects : Gotabaya Rajapaksa

@GotabayaR – President of Sri Lanka :

  • At the conclusion of a very successful visit to India, the remarkable welcome, hospitality & respect accorded by @narendramodi & Govt has revitalized the historical bond btw India & LKA.
  • I look fwd to maintaining a warm & mutually beneficial bilateral relations in all aspects.

 

 

Due to the trade war between US & China, there was an indication that multinationals would want to leave the latter. We reduced corporate tax for existing as well as new companies: FM Nirmala Sitharaman on The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019

 

 

We are ready to make the kind of law which the entire House agrees on to control and eliminate such inhumane acts against women: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement in Lok Sabha on rape & murder of the veterinary doctor from Hyderabad.

 

 

Requested the Centre to take measures to ensure strict implementation of provisions of POCSO (Amendment) Act, 2019.

 

Intel’s Design & Engineering Centre inaugurated in Hyderabad

  • IT Minister KTR formally inaugurated Intel Design & Engineering Centre in Hyderabad today.  
  • Intel’s world-class Design and Engineering Centre will contribute to computing and communications technology innovations and advance Intel’s engagements with the city’s technology ecosystem by fostering entrepreneurship and a research mindset.

‘In the last 5 years Hyderabad has had a phenomenal growth story. We are not just a services destination – we are a destination with great potential for the electronics & semiconductor industry. I wish Intel India good luck on this new beginning’ : KTRS

Pic Courtesy :  @MinisterKTR

 

Spirit of Sports

@SriSri :

Felicitated distinguished sportspersons from 15 sports disciplines who have brought laurels to the country, at the ‘Spirit of Sports’ event held at the Bengal Rowing Club, Kolkata.

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