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For the quintessential CLAT aspirant
August 15
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, 2014
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The Editors Column
Dear Student,
Welcome to the August edition of the Law Bulletin.
This month was full of sporting activity, with the
Commonwealth Games and the Investec Series taking
most of the limelight away. However, this was also a
month of disasters, with two back-to-back airplane
crashes.
While the Indian camp did pretty well in their Glasgow
outing, the cricket team didnt match up to it, falling
face flat in an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the
English team.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his
maiden visit to Nepal, also visiting the Pashupatinath
temple during his trip.
The outbreak of Ebola has put the World Health
Organisation in a spot of bother and the international
airports on high alter. Although there has been no
breakthrough thus far, yet, attempts are being made
at testing drugs on victims.
Happy Reading !
Parvathy Bhardwaj
Index:
Page 2: National
Page 3: International
Page 4: Spotlight
The Scoop Of The Month
India take 5th spot in Commonwealth Games
In the 20th Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2014
concluded at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow,
Scotland, the Indian camp finished 5th. 4929
athletes from 71 countries and territories of the
erstwhile British Empire participated in the 11-day
competition.
The Indians with total of 64 medals (15 Gold, 30
silver and 19 Bronze) took the 5th position. This
was third highest medal haul after 2010 Delhi
CWG (101 medals) and 2002 Manchester CWG (69
medals).
15 Indians who won gold at 2014 Commonwealth
Games, Glasgow:
Yogeshwar Dutt, Babita Kumari, Sushil Kumar,
Amit Kumar, Vinesh Phogat, Satish Sivalingam,
Vikas Gowda, Jitu Rai, Rahi Sarnobat, Apurvi
Chandela, Abhinav Bindra, Sanjita Chanu, Sukhen
Dey, Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa,
Parupalli Kashyap
England topped the medals tally while Australia
got the second position. Canada was third
followed by Scotland.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Nepal
Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded two
day visit to Nepal. During the visit, he addressed the
Nepalese Parliament. Narendra Modi was welcomed by
the guard of honour.
This was the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to
Nepal in 17 years. Modi was assisted with a team of 101
delegates including several ministers accompanying
him.
The visit was aimed to forge a new relationship with
Nepal and to start a new chapter in bilateral ties that
will serve as a model and catalyst for regional
partnership.
Modi made the following announcement during his
visit:
He gave an HIT formula for Nepal. India wants to help
Nepal build highways (H), information highways (I)
and transways - transmission lines (T).
He announced that India will give Nepal 10000 crore
Nepali rupee concessional line of credit, for its
development.
He also announced that he is keen to double power
supply to Nepal.
Pipelines would be built to help transport oil to Nepal.
The scholarships to students from Nepal would be
increased.
India would help Nepal emerge as a major exporter of
herbal medicines.
India would also help develop the tourism potential of
Nepal, both as a spiritual, and adventure tourism
destination.
He offered assistance to Nepal in the fields of organic
farming, and soil health.
Pune landslide: GSI states excessive irrigation as cause
The Geological Survey of India (GSI), in its preliminary
report, pointed deforestation and leveling of ground for
agriculture (with heavy machinery to flatten land), as
the primary cause for landslide in Malin village in
Ambegaon taluka of Pune, Maharashtra. GSI will submit
its study report of their findings to the government
within twenty days.
It also accused excessive water used for cultivation of
paddy together with continuous heavy rain contributed
to the landslide in Malin village that lies on the foothills
of the Western Ghats. The landslide swept over the
Malin village on 30 July 2014 and claimed life of at least
108 people.
In its recommendation, the experts proposed
stopping paddy farming in the area as an
immediate step. This would prevent any further
disintegration of surrounding hills.
Notably, Malin village is one of the three high-risk
villages in the region marked Ecologically Sensitive
Areas by the Kasturirangan Committee report on
Western Ghats.
AP Government zeroes in on Vijayawada as ad
hoc capital
The Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to
make Vijayawada its ad hoc capital. Vijayawada
will be an ad hoc capital until the needed
infrastructure and other projects for the new
capital are completed.
The decision to make Vijayawada as ad hoc capital
was taken at a meeting of Advisory Committee on
Capital City headed by Chief Minister N
Chandrababu Naidu.
At the meeting of the Advisory Committee, CM
Naidu asked the Committee to see that
Vijayawada houses key administrative offices
during the interregnum and asked the committee
to chalk out a master plan for a full-fledged city so
as to make it an important tourist destination.
Furthermore, he asked the committee members
to make the new capital unique and slum free and
ensure that at least 60 percent of the new
capitals area is composed of flora and fauna.
He also advised the Advisory Committee on
Capital City to visit cities like Chandigarh, New
Raipur, Navi Mumbai and Gandhinagar and also
asked to take cues from global cities like Brasilia,
Singapore, Putrajaya (Malaysia) in building A.P.s
capital city.
At the meeting, a delegation from McKinsey made
a presentation titled Vision for A.P. Capital.
Indian Women bag Archery World Cup GoldSaina
Indian Womens Recurve team won the gold
medal at the Archery World Cup Stage IV in
Wroclaw, Poland. The second-seeded Indian team
led by Deepika Kumari and included Bombayala
Devi Lashram and Lakshmi Rani Manji defeated
the Mexican team 6-0.
Overall, India bagged a total of five medals on the
last day.
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Malaysia Airlines plane MH-17 crashes
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane, MH-17, was
shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the
Russian border. The Plane was shot down at an
altitude of 10000 meters (33000 feet).
The burning wreckage of the aircraft and bodies
were found scattered at the village of Grabovo
(some 40 km from the Russian border). Pro-
Russian rebels are active in the area.
MH-17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala
Lumpur carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew
members. It is feared that almost everyone on
board the plane have died.
In lieu of the above incident, Air India and Jet
Airways changed the routes of all their flights and
have directed their staff not to overfly Ukraine and
take longer route, till further orders. Apart from
Indian Airlines, global carriers like Russias
Aeroflot, Germanys Lufthansa, Air France and
Turkish Airlines have also avoided the Ukrainian
airspace. European flight safety body Eurocontrol
has also closed the airspace in the east of Ukraine
to all airline flights.
Iran-140 Sepahan Air passenger plane crashes
Iran-140 Sepahan Air passenger plane crashed
near Mehrabad airport, west of Tehran in Iran. At
least 39 passengers including 8 crew members
died in the crash that occurred after the engine of
the plane went out. Nine people were injured in
the incident.
The civilian aircraft went down in a residential
area after its engine went out shortly after takeoff.
Iran-140 aircraft with 40 passengers and 8 crew
members on board was flying from Teheran to
Tabas, a town in eastern Iran.
WHO declares Ebola as Global Health Emergency
The World Health Organization (WHO) has
declared Ebola as Global Health Emergency. The
decision was taken after a two-day emergency
session held in Geneva.
Ebola has claimed at least 932 lives and infected
more than 1700 people since outbreak of the virus
in Guinea in early 2014. States of emergency has
been declared across Ebola affected West African
nations, including Libera, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
WFI suspends international wrestling referee
Virender Malik
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) suspended
international wrestling referee Virender Malik. He
was suspended after he was arrested in Glasgow
during the 2014 Commonwealth Games on charges
of sexual assault.
The decision of his suspension was taken by the
President of WFI, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. But the
Federation would wait for details from Scotland
police before making his ban, a permanent one. If
the reports will satisfy the federation, then Malik will
be suspended permanently from all national and
international tournaments.
Apart from Virender Malik, Rajiv Mehta the
secretary-general of Indian Olympic Association
(IOA) was also arrested for alleged drunken driving
and also without license.
Sania Mirza is Brand Ambassador of Telangana
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was appointment as
Brand Ambassador of Telangana. She will promote
the new states interests in India and abroad.
The letter of appointment and a cheque of INR one
crore was handed over to Mirza by the Chief
Minister of Telangana, K Chandrasekhar Rao in
Hyderabad.
No Nomination for Khel Ratna Award 2014
The selection committee headed by Kapil Dev gave
no nominations for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Award 2014. The committee did not find anyone
suitable for the countrys highest sports award.
However, the committee recommended names of
fifteen sportsmen for Arjuna Awards. The
nominations include cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin,
golfer Anirban Lahiri and shooter Heena Sidhu, boxer
Jai Bhagwan, athlete Tintu Luka.
The committee examined seven candidates for the
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, but found none of
themdeserving enough. These seven names were:
Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh
Tennis Player Somdev Devvarman
Badminton Star PV Sindhu
Athlete Krishna Poonia
Athlete Vikas Gowda
Para-Athlete Devendra Jhajaria
Para-Athlete HN Girisha
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Miroslav Klose of Germany
announced retirement from
International Football.
HRD minister Smriti Irani
sparked off a controversy
after she spoke about her
Yale University Degree.
Oscar-winning actor and
comedian Robin Williams was
found dead at his home in
Tiburon, California
Pran Kumar Sharma,
creator of Chacha
Chaudhary and Sabu
passed away.
Pranab Mukherjee, the
President of India removed
Kamla Beniwal the Governor of
Mizoram.
This month in pictures:
Subhash Sheoratan
Mundra took charge as the
fourth Deputy Governor of
the Reserve Bank of India
(RBI).
Spotlight: NLU Delhi
National Law University, Delhi (University of Law), abbreviated
to NLUD is a specialised law university offering courses at the
undergraduate and postgraduate levels. NLUD is one of the
elite national law schools in India built on the five-year law
degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of
India. NLUD was established in 2008 in the National Capital
Territory of Delhi with the initiative of the High Court of Delhi.
The University has state of the art infrastructure with all facilities
for the best of learning and research. The University initially
offers a 5-year integrated B.A., LL.B (Hons.) degree programme
with effect from the Academic Year 2008-09 starting in August,
2008
Admission to the First Year of the 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Programme is made strictly on merit,
based on the All India Entrance Examination. National Law University, Delhi is the newest addition to the
existing network of National Law Universities throughout the country. NLU, Delhi also shares the broader
vision of providing quality legal education to produce a new generation of lawyers that are competent and
humane. The academic curriculum is designed to enable prospective lawyers to deal with the legal systems of
India and other countries.