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News in Short - 11-January-2020

SC orders review of internet suspension in J&K

Date: 11 January 2020 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • The Supreme Court has ordered the Jammu and Kashmir administration to review all the restrictions pertaining to Internet services in the region.
  • SC noted that the freedom to use Internet is a fundamental right under Article 19(1)(a) of free speech, and trade and commerce through Internet is protected under Article 19(1)(g).
  • The court also said restrictive orders under Section 144 of CrPC was not a tool to repress legitimate expressions of citizens.
  • The clamp-down followed the revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and the bifurcation of the erstwhile State into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Supreme court stays NCLAT order reinstating Cyrus Mistry

Date: 11 January 2020 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the petition by Tata Sons Private Ltd (TSPL) challenging the NCLAT decision restoring Cyrus Mistry as executive chairman of the Tata Group.
  • TSPL has challenged the December 18 decision of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) that gave a big relief to Cyrus Investment Pvt Ltd and Mistry, restoring him as the executive chairman of TSPL.
  • Tatas submitted the verdict by the NCLAT “undermined corporate democracy” and the “rights” of its board of directors.

Lakshadweep to get first super speciality hospital

Date: 11 January 2020 Tags: Infrastructure
  • President Ram Nath Kovind laid foundation stone to Lakshadweep's first Super Specialty Hospital at Kavaratti.
  • President Kovind, who is on an official visit to the union territory assured special focus for the development of Lakshadweep and directed Lakshadweep Administrator to give special attention for the completion of Super Specialty Hospital.
  • Lakshadweepare a group of coral islands located south west off the coast of Kerala.

Buxa bird festival

Date: 11 January 2020 Tags: Biodiversity
  • The fourth 'Buxa Bird Festival' has begun in Buxa National Park in West Bengal's Alipurduar district.
  • Over 50 birdwatchers from across the country and abroad have registered for the 2020 edition of the four-day festival.
  • More than 300 rare species including the Great Hornbill, Sultan Tit and Greater Spotted Eagle visit the national park during this period.

Khelo India games in Guwahati

Date: 11 January 2020 Tags: Sports
  • The 3rd Khelo India Youth Games will be held between 10 January 2020 and 22 January 2020 in Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • The event will witness 20 national level multidisciplinary grassroots games to get played among the age groups of under-17 and under-21 categories.
  • The event will be held in 20 disciplines with the participation of 35 states and Union Territories. Khelo India programme's inaugural edition was held in New Delhi in 2018, while Pune hosted 2nd edition in 2019.