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19th DECEMBER 2019

NATIONAL COMPANY LAW APPELLATE TRIBUNAL (NCLAT)

constituted under Companies Act,2013 for hearing appeals against the orders of NCLT

NCLAT is also the Appellate Tribunal for hearing appeals against orders passed by NCLT(s) under Section 61 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC)

NCLAT is also the Appellate Tribunal for hearing appeals against the orders passed by Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India

also the Appellate Tribunal to hear & dispose of appeals against any direction issued or decision made or order passed by Competition Commission of India

Hon’ble Justice Shri S.J. Mukhopadhaya, former Judge of the Supreme Court, is now the Chairperson of NCLAT

RTI USE ON THE RISE

13.70 lakh RTI applications filed in 2018-19, over 64K applications rejected

Central Information Commission’s annual report: the number of RTI requests already pending with the public authorities was 2,59,919

Under the RTI Act -2005 Section 8(1) exempts such information from disclosure which affects, the sovereignty and integrity of the country –

as also its security and strategic, scientific or economic interest, commercial confidence, trade secrets, and intellectual property.

It also exempts from disclosure information which is forbidden to be published by any court of law/tribunal or which may constitute contempt of court.

18 DECEMBER ARABIC LANGUAGE DAY

Arabic language is a pillar of the cultural diversity of humanity. It is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world

The date coincides with the day in 1973 that the General Assembly of the UN adopted Arabic as the sixth official language of the Organization.

Arabic has played a catalytic role in knowledge, promoting the dissemination of Greek and Roman sciences and philosophies to Renaissance Europe.

It has enabled a dialogue of cultures along the silk roads, from the coast of India to the Horn of Africa.

Arabic Language and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the theme of World Arabic Language Day celebration, held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

ISSUE OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE IN CAPITAL

Liquid hospital waste discharged in sewers, many operating without DPCC authorisation

Even as Bihar Pollution Control Board recently served closure notice to 219 health facilities in Patna for not complying with the BMW Rules 2016

The Rules place very significant responsibilities on pollution control boards (PCBs).
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INDO-RUSSIAN TRI-SERVICE EXERCISE INDRA

exercise included joint training in counterterrorism & counter- insurgency operations

Both countries shared their expertise and experience

successful in increasing the bonhomie and camaraderie amongst the nations.

The exercise provided an opportunity for both the Armies for greater understanding and strengthening of mutual trust and cooperation

December 31, 2019