Contents:

  1. Time limit on advance bail violates personal liberty: Supreme Court
  2. Yellow rust in wheat crop causes alarm in Punjab and Haryana
  3. Month-long Nagoba Jatara concludes in Telangana
  4. Email accounts of Govt. officials hacked
  5. New rules help small entities wind up biz without moving NCLT
  6. Govt. allots 30% N-E Council funds for deprived regions

TIME LIMIT ON ADVANCE BAIL VIOLATES PERSONAL LIBERTY: SUPREME COURT

Why in news?

  • Constitution bench of SC stated that, The protection of anticipatory or pre-arrest bail cannot be limited to any time frame or “fixed period”
  • Denial of bail amounts to deprivation of the fundamental right to personal liberty in a free and democratic country

More about anticipatory bail

  • Section 438 (anticipatory bail) of the Code of Criminal Procedure protects people from the ignominy of detention in jail for days on end and disgrace to their reputation. 
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Advance Bail Background

YELLOW RUST IN WHEAT CROP CAUSES ALARM IN PUNJAB AND HARYANA

Why in news?

The detection of yellow rust disease in the wheat crop in sub-mountainous parts  of Punjab and Haryana has raised anxiety among farmers about drop in the crop’s yield 

What is yellow rust disease?

Yellow rust is a fungal disease which turns the crop’s leaves into a yellowish color and stops photosynthesis activity, which eventually could result in a drop of wheat crop productivity.


MONTH-LONG NAGOBA JATARA CONCLUDES IN TELANGANA

Details:

Nagoba Jatara to be celebrated with customary of thanksgiving ceremony, of Betal puja constituted the last of the rituals before the formal end of the annual Jatara in Telangana

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Nagoba Jatara

EMAIL ACCOUNTS OF GOVT. OFFICIALS HACKED

Why in news?

  • An independent security researcher has alerted the National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre, Government of India, that the credentials of the official email accounts of at least 3,000 employees  has been hacked
  • They are Working in sensitive establishments such as the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) 
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Data Breach

NEW RULES HELP SMALL ENTITIES WIND UP BIZ WITHOUT MOVING NCLT

Why in news?

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has notified rules for winding up small businesses without having to go to a tribunal, under a provision in the Companies Act that offers an alternative to the commonly used liquidation procedure under India’s bankruptcy code.

Details:

  • Those companies which have total outstanding deposit of up to ₹25 lakh, or those with outstanding loan including secured loan up to ₹50 lakh, or entities with up to Rs50 crore sales or those with paid up capital up to Rs1 crore are covered under this provision.
  • The rules mandate that the closure of the company will be carried out by the official liquidator hired by the government, who will take charge of the assets and deal with the claims of the company.

GOVT. ALLOTS 30% N-E COUNCIL FUNDS FOR DEPRIVED REGIONS

Details:

  • The move, seen as part of the government’s Act East policy, will benefit marginalized and vulnerable groups of people in backward and neglected areas of North-eastern states
  • Move aims to benefit marginalized and vulnerable groups of people in neglected areas
  • The balance allocation shall be bifurcated in state (60%) and central (40%) components
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