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Bombay HC restrains publisher from using Goenka’s name

On 20 Nov, the Bombay High Court in an interim order restrained publisher Prashant Goenka from using the name and image of Indian Express Group founder Rammath Goenka in the newspaper Sajaga Samachar Parivartan Ka. The court was hearing an infringement suit file by the Indian Express Group.  It said Mr. Goenka was claiming to ..

SEBI’s new regulations

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has shortened the period for processing rights issues from the earlier 58 days to 31 days, and has also set a new time limit of 31 days on the disclosure of defaults by listed companies. SEBI has enhanced the investment threshold in schemes offered by portfolio management ..

President’s Colour to Indian Naval Academy (INA)

On 20 Nov, President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, awarded the President’s Colour to Indian Naval Academy (INA). This is the highest honour that if conferred upon a military unit was received by   Academy Cadet Captain Sushil Singh on behalf of the INA. Award is recognition ..

Annual report on road accidents in India

On 19 Nov, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways released the annual report on road accidents in India. The report shows a daily average of 1,280 road crashes and 415 deaths. As per the report, more than 1.5 lakh people lost their lives in road crashes in the country in 2018, registering an increase ..

PMAY empowered millions furthering Ease of Living, says PM Narendra Modi

On the completion of three years of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, PMAY , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that  the scheme has significantly contributed in furthering the Eas of Living.  Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is an initiative by Government of India in which affordable housing will be provided to the urban poor with a ..

Upper House passes Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust Bill

On 19 Nov,  Rajya Sabha  passed  the Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment), Bill, 2019 in the ongoing winter session of the Parliament. The session  marks  the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha .  The Bill  replaced the Congress president as a member of the trust with the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, ..

India has bagged 34th position Travel & Tourism competitiveness Index

As per the latest Travel & Tourism competitiveness Index India bagged 34th position in the index. India’s Travel and Tourism competitiveness Index ranking since 2013 has improved.  The ranking however in year 2015 and year 2017 was 54 and 40 respectively. The Government has taken many initiatives for creation of tourism infrastructure in the country ..

Assam approves Assam Exercise (amendment) Bill

On 19 Nov, Assam Cabinet approved the Assam Excise (amendment) bill 2019 which seeks to regulate inflow, transport or possession of molasses. Molasses is used in preparation of illicit liquor. The Bill will be replaced before the assembly in the next winter session.   Molasses is an important component in making “sulai” an intoxicating drink widely ..