27 July 2020


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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - Union Government Issues GI to Kashmiri Saffron - 27.07.2020

Union Government has issued a certificate of Geographical Indication (GI) registration for the saffron grown in the Kashmir Valley.

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CIVIL - Delhi HC Gives Liberty to Make Representation Before Authority for E-registration of Documents - 24.07.2020

Delhi High Court has given the liberty to make a representation before an appropriate authority in a plea seeking establishment of a system for e-registration of all documents in order to dispense with the physical presence of all the parties.

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CONSUMER - Central Government Establishes Central Consumer Protection Authority - 24.07.2020

Central Government has established the Central Consumer Protection Authority with its headquarter at New Delhi, with effect from 24th July 2020.

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CONSUMER - Central Government Notifies Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 - 24.07.2020

Central Government has notified Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 to prevent unfair trade practices in e-commerce, direct selling and also to protect the interest and rights of consumers.

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CRIMINAL - SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Issuance of Directions to Ensure Supply Copy of FIR to Accused - 24.07.2020

Supreme Court has dismissed seeking issuance of directions to the Director General of Police of States and respective Home Secretaries for devising a mechanism of ensuring supply of certified copy of First Information Report to accused within 24 hours of the same being sought.

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CRIMINAL - Bombay HC Quashes FIR on Amicable Settlement Between Man and Victim - 24.07.2020

Bombay High Court has quashed a First Information Report filed against a 25-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy after the father of the victim and the accused reached an amicable settlement.

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EDUCATION - Delhi HC Directs DU to Submit Data on Mock Tests for Final Year Students - 24.07.2020

Delhi High Court has directed Delhi University (DU) to submit the data of final-year students’ mock tests, to gauge the preparedness of the University to conduct online Open Book Examination.

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SERVICE - Centre Issues Formal Sanction for Permanent Commission for Women Officers in Indian Army - 24.07.2020

Central Government has reportedly issued formal sanction letter for grant of Permanent Commission to women officers in Indian Army.

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CRIMINAL - SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Directions to Ensure Supply Copy of FIR to Accused Within 24 Hours - 23.07.2020

Supreme Court has dismissed seeking issuance of directions to the Director General of Police of States and respective Home Secretaries for devising a mechanism of ensuring supply of certified copy of First Information Report to accused within 24 hours of the same being sought.

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CIVIL - Delhi HC Allows Samsonite to Pay Profiteered Amount in Instalments - 22.07.2020

Delhi High Court has allowed Samsonite South Asia to pay a profiteered amount of Rs. 21.8 Crores in equal instalments, instead of paying the full amount upfront, offering such a relief for the first time.

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CRIMINAL - Tripura HC: Wife's Repeated Refusal to Return with Husband Mitigating Factor at Time of Sentencing - 22.07.2020

Tripura High Court has reduced the sentence of a man, convicted for throwing acid on his wife, while holding that his frustration, caused due to the wife's refusal to return with him to their matrimonial house, was a mitigating factor.

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ENVIRONMENT - Supreme Court Grants Time for Setting Up of Smog Tower at Anand Vihar - 22.07.2020

Supreme Court has granted one week’s time to Central Pollution Control Board and Central Government to finalise a memorandum of understanding with IIT-Bombay and other organisations for setting up the smog tower at Anand Vihar.

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MOTOR VEHICLES - Central Government Amends Motor Vehicle Rules to Incorporate More Safety Measures - 22.07.2020

Ministry of Road Transports and Highways has notified Central Motor Vehicles (Seventh Amendment) Rules, 2020 which amends a few provisions of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, including Rule 100 and 125 to incorporate more safety measures.

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CAPITAL MARKET - SEBI’s New Margin Rules Postponed to December 1 - 21.07.2020

Securities and Exchange Board of India has postponed the implementation of the enhanced margin requirements for trading in the stock market, aimed at making the market safer for investors, by three months to 1st December, 2020.

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CIVIL - Karnataka HC: Labs/Hospitals to Inform Persons Who Come for COVID-19 Test to be in Home Quarantine - 21.07.2020

Karnataka High Court has directed the State to issue directions to laboratories and hospitals to inform those coming for the swab test about their obligation to go for home isolation till the report is available.

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CIVIL - P&H HC: Inclusion of Biological Mother's Name in Passport Would Not Cause Any Prejudice - 21.07.2020

Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Regional Passport Office to allow an applicant's request for inclusion of her biological mother's name in her passport, instead of her step-mother's name, stating that inclusion of the name of biological mother’s name would not cause any prejudice.

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CONSTITUTION - Uttarakhand HC Upholds Constitutional Validity of Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act - 21.07.2020

Uttarakhand High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation challenging the constitutional validity of Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act, 2019.

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DIRECT TAXATION - SC Issues Notice to IT Dept on DK Shivakumar's Plea for Discharge from Tax Evasion Charges - 21.07.2020

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Income Tax Department in a plea filed by Karnataka Congress President, DK Shivakumar, urging the removal of charges filed against him by the Department.

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GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Madras HC: Time Limit for Availing Transitional Input Tax Credit Under GST Mandatory - 21.07.2020

Madras High Court has ruled that the time limit for availing Transitional Input Tax Credit (ITC) is mandatory in nature, not directory. The Court also observed that the ITC is a form of concession not a property, in which right can be vested.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - Madras High Court Restrains Patanjali from Using 'Coronil' Trademark - 21.07.2020

Madras High Court has restrained Patanjali Ayurveda from using the trademark 'Coronil'- the controversial drug that the company initially claimed to be a cure for the deadly Corona virus.

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LAW OF MEDICINE - P&H HC: Conception of Pregnancy Post Tubectomy Not Medical Negligence - 21.07.2020

Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that the doctor performing tubectomy, at the time of child delivery, cannot be attributed medical negligence merely because she did not explain that the tubes would regress to their normal size after the delivery, and that during the regress, the tubes are likely to slip, thereby exposing chance of further pregnancy.

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MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - Supreme Court: No Recalculation of AGR Dues of Telecommunication Companies - 21.07.2020

Supreme Court has stated that there will be no recalculation of the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues that need to be paid by the telecommunication companies in the plea for a staggered payment of AGR dues over 15 years.

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MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - J&K HC Constitutes 5 Member Committee to Examine E-Connectivity Issues at Court - 21.07.2020

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has constituted a 5-member Committee to examine the issue of e-connectivity at the High Court.

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MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - P&H HC Stays Order Prohibiting Circulation of News Via Social Media - 21.07.2020

Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed a "blanket bar" imposed by the Karnal administration on circulation of news via social media platforms.

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LABOUR AND INDUSTRIAL - HP HC: Contractual Workers Also Entitled to Benefits Under Maternity Benefits Act - 20.07.2020

Himachal Pradesh High Court has held that the benefit of maternity leaves is available to contractual employees also, with all consequential benefits, including continuity in service.

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SERVICE - Supreme Court Extends Term of TDSAT Chairperson by 3 Months - 20.07.2020

Supreme Court has further extended the tenure of the Chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, Justice Shiva Kirti Singh, by three more months.

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SERVICE - Kerala HC Sets Aside Recruitment of District Judge on Not Being Advocate on Date of Appointment - 20.07.2020

Kerala High Court has set aside the appointment of a District and Sessions Judge, who was selected via direct recruitment, on the ground that he was not an Advocate "as on the date of his appointment".

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