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July 10th 2012


Abhyaas Law Bulletin

For the quintessential CLAT aspirant
The Scoop Of The Month The Editors Column Dear Student, Welcome to the July edition of the Abhyaas Law Bulletin. Finally the God Particle is found or so say the scientists at CERN. This is a very significant development, something that can help us understand more about how the universe evolved etc. It is important to note that there was a strong Indian connection to all this so much so that the Boson is named after Indian Physicist Satyendra Nath Bose. The CIC delivered two important judgments this month that can usher in greater transparency in policy making. It directed the Union Government to make all the Cabinet decisions and file notings relating to a bill public once the bill is introduced in the Parliament. It also directed home ministry to disclose file notings and correspondence related to the mercy petitions of all death row convicts including Afzal Guru. Egypt saw its first democratically elected President while Antonis Samaras was sworn in as the PM of the Greece. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf was sworn in as the 17th PM of Pakistan after the Supreme court of Pakistan disqualified Yousuf Gilani.

God particle (Higgs Boson) found

Scientists at the worlds biggest atom smashing facility claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle on July 4th. They found it to be consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson, popularly known as the God particle that helps explain what gives size and shape to all matter in the universe. We have now found the missing cornerstone of particle physics, Rolf Heuer, Director of the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), told scientists amid cheers and standing ovation. As a layman, I think we did it, he said. Weve a discovery. Weve observed a new particle that is consistent with a Higgs boson. The Higgs boson, which until now was a theoretical particle, is seen as the key to understanding why matter has mass. It is mass that combines with gravity to give an object weight. The idea is much like gravity and Isaac Newtons discovery of it. Gravity existed even before Newton explained it. But now scientists see something much like the Higgs boson and can put that knowledge to further use. CERNs atom smasher, the $10-billion Large Hadron Collider on the Swiss-French border, has for years been creating high-energy collisions of (contd)

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(Rakesh Dubudu)
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July 10th 2012 National: protons to investigate dark matter, antimatter and the creation of the universe, which many theories occurred in a massive explosion known as the Big Bang. Two independent teams at CERN said they had both observed a new subatomic particle, a boson. Dr. Heuer called it most probably a Higgs boson, but we have to find out what kind of Higgs boson it is. Asked whether the find is a discovery, he answered: As a layman, I think we have it. But as a scientist, I have to say, What do we have? The leaders of the two CERN teams, Joe Incandela, head of CMS with 2,100 scientists, and Fabiola Gianotti, head of ATLAS with 3,000 scientists, each presented in complicated scientific terms what was essentially extremely strong evidence of a new particle. Dr. Incandela said it was too soon to say definitively whether what has been discovered is indeed the standard model Higgs that Scottish physicist Peter Higgs and others predicted in the 1960s. They did that as part of a standard model theory of physics involving an energy field where particles interact with a key particle, the Higgs boson. The Higgs or a Higgs that was the question. It is consistent with a Higgs boson as is needed for the standard model, Dr. Heuer said. We can only call it a Higgs boson, not the Higgs boson. It is an incredible thing that it has happened in my lifetime, he said, calling it a huge achievement for the proton-smashing collider built in a 27-km tunnel. The stunning work elicited standing ovations and frequent applause at a packed auditorium in CERN as Dr. Gianotti and Dr. Incandela each took their turn. Dr. Incandela called it a Higgs-like particle, and said we know it must be a boson and its the heaviest boson ever found. The phrase God particle was coined by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman but is used by laymen, not physicists, as an easier way to explain how the subatomic universe works and got started. Dr. Incandela said the last undiscovered piece of the standard model could be a variant of the Higgs that was predicted, or something else that entirely changes the way scientists think of how matter is formed. This boson is a very profound thing weve found, he said. Were reaching into the fabric of the universe in a way we never have done before. CBI Judge who gave bail to Reddy suspended and arrested by ACB The Judge of a CBI court , T. Pattabhirama Rao, who was suspended by the High Court , was arrested by the ACB in the cash-for-bail episode involving mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy in the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) scandal.

Chennai Corporation told to pay compensation The Madras High Court ordered the city Corporation to pay compensation of Rs.22 lakh to a young man whose parents were killed when a tree fell on their car in which they were travelling near Dr Alagappa Road at Purasawalkam in 2005. The Court also directed payment of Rs 7.26 lakh as interest. The petitioner, K. Karthik, was 14 years old when on October 12, 2005, when an old tree fell on the car amidst heavy rain, killing his father C. Krishnamurthy, an assistant director in the Highways Research Station, and mother K Chitra, a school teacher. The Corporation contended that it could not pay compensation as the fall of the tree on that fateful day was an act of God. Rejecting the contention, Mr Justice Paul Vasanthakumar said if an enumeration had been made prior to the accident, the dangerous tree could have been cut and removed.
By-poll candidate worth Rs 6,800 crore! I wanted to be honest, said G. Deepak Reddy, candidate in the June 12 by-election to the Rayadurg constituency in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district. . So I stated the facts. The facts are as startling as the honesty. The 39-yearold Telugu Desam Party candidate's election affidavit states his worth as being close to Rs. 6,800 crore, all told. That is the highest figure ever declared by a candidate in Indian elections Parliament or Assembly since the practice of filing affidavits with these details was enforced in 2004. The figure is almost four-and-a-half times the next in the Top 10 list. That was Rs. 1,522.5 crore declared by Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, the former Maharaja of Mysore, in the 2004 Lok Sabha election. Interestingly, five of the nine asset-toppers, after Mr. Deepak Reddy (see Table), lost the elections they contested.

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July 10th 2012 New JEE format for IITs from 2013 The prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have agreed on a compromise formula on the common entrance exam for undergraduate courses after several weeks of face off with the Central Government, particularly HRD Minister Kapil Sibal. At a meeting of IIT Council in New Delhi ,the directors of all the 15 IITs agreed to implement the new admission format from 2013. The entire process will consists of two exams - main and advanced - to be held on separate days. While the main exam will be conducted by the CBSE, the advanced exam that is likely to take place about a month after the main exam will be conducted by the IITs. The top 1.5 lakh students from the main exam merit list can take the advanced entrance exam. To be eligible for the IIT merit list the score of the advanced test as well as the condition that the aspirant is in the top 20 percentile of his/her board will be taken into account."The meeting was successful and unanimous agreement to proceed with admission scheme as recommended by joint admission board taken. Kanpur faculty members and other senates gave full support to this proposal. There is no compromise. It is just a single proposal with all steps clearly spelt out. All doubts have been sorted," said IIT-Kanpur Council member G Anandkrishnan. Peace award for Binayak, Bulu Imam Indian human rights activists Binayak Sen and Bulu Imam were honoured with the International Peace Award given by the Gandhi Foundation at the House of Lords. Sekhar Basu takes over as BARC Director Sekhar Basu, Chief Executive, Nuclear Recycle Board took over as Director of BARC from Ratan Kumar Sinha. Mr. Sinha became Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission on April 30, 2012. Mr. Basu is one of the architects of Indias 80 MWt compact Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR), which will power Arihant, the countrys nuclear-powered submarine. 14 more services come under tax-exempt negative list The government, included 14 more services in the Negative list to exempt them from the payment of service tax under the new dispensation that came into effect from July 1.

Samaras sworn in Greek Premier Greek conservative party head Antonis Samaras was sworn in as Prime Ministe at the helm of a three-party coalition that will uphold the countrys international bailout commitments. Supreme Court strips Gilani of prime ministership Pakistan plunged into fresh political uncertainty on when the Supreme Court disqualified Yusuf Raza Gilani as Prime Minister after his conviction for contempt last month. The decision is unlikely to topple the Pakistan Peoples Party government but places additional pressures on a weak democracy that is fighting battles on several fronts. The disqualification brought into sharp focus the clash between the judiciary and executive that began in 2009 when the Supreme Court annulled an amnesty from corruption cases granted by the Musharraf regime. The amnesty benefited Pesident Asif Ali Zardari among others. Prince Salman is Saudi Arabian crown prince Saudi Arabias ruling family named Defence Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz is the new crown prince. The royal decree came the day after the burial of the late heir to the throne, Prince Nayef, who died in Geneva and was the crown prince only since November. Prince Salman (76) is the third successor for the 88-year-old King Abdullah in the past year. India among top 10 land grabbers, sellers: Report India is among the top 10 nations to acquire land in both domestic and transnational deals, according to a report released this month by the Washington-based World Watch Institute (WWI). It lists India as a big investor in land globally and among the top 'land grabbers' because what is acquired is agricultural land. The data has been sourced from an international coalition of NGOs and research groups called the Land Matrix project who have published the world's largest database of land deals struck since 2000. Around 70.2 million hectares of agricultural land worldwide have been sold or leased to private and public investors since 2000.

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July 10th 2012

This month in pictures:

Devendra Kumar Joshi will be the next chief of Army

Spain won the Euro Cup Football 2012.

Indian American Snigdha Nandipati won the pretigious National Spelling bee Competition.

Alok Misra, CMD of Bank of India was elected as Chairman of The Indian Banks Association.

Rafael Nadal won the French open 2012. He now has 7 French open titles.

Mohamed Morsy of Muslim Brotherhood was sworn in as Egypts first elected President.

Spotlight: NALSAR, Hyderabad

The Nalsar University of Law, or officially the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), is a legal studies institution located in Shamirpet, Hyderabad, India. It was established in 1998 as a state university. The University is fully residential and conducts teaching in law and allied disciplines. NALSAR was ranked the best law school in India in 2008 and has consistently been ranked number 2 thereafter. Over the years, NALSAR have emerged as one of the most elite institution for legal education in India along with NLS, Bangalore. Admission for the five years B.A,LL.B (Hons.) program is extremely competitive and students are selected on the basis of their CLAT(Common Law Admission Test) Score. In 2011, 80 students were selected from 23, 786 CLAT applicant making it one of the toughest law universities to get into along with NLS, Bangalore NALSAR currently offers 80 seats for its B.A, LL.B (Hons.) programme and 60 seats for LL.M programme. NALSAR has a Student Bar Council in order to promote co-curricular activities and to encourage student participation in administration and management affairs of the University.

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