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01- AUGUST - 2016

 

LEWIS HAMILTON WINS 2016 GERMAN GRAND PRIX OF F1

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the 2016 German Grand Prix held in Hockenheimring.

The 2016 German Grand Prix turned out to be fourth consecutive win for Hamilton. The previous three are 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix, 2016 British Grand Prix and 2016 Austrian Grand Prix.

Till now, 5 drivers have won three German Grand Prix in their careers. With this win, Hamilton joins the league of Ayrton Senna, Jackie Stewart, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Fernando Alonso.

Rankings after 2016 German Grand Prix

Rankings

Driver

Team

Country

1

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

United Kingdom

2

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

Germany

3

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull

Australia

4

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

Finland

5

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

Germany

About German Grand Prix

The German Grand Prix is an annual automobile race that has been held most years since 1926.

The German Grand Prix became part of the Formula One World Championship in 1951.

It was designated the European Grand Prix four times between 1954 and 1974, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe.

It has been organized by Automobile Club of Germany (AvD) since 1926.

Nico Rosberg was the winner of the 2014 German Grand Prix.

ANDHRA PRADESH SIGNS MOU WITH JAPAN TO DEVELOP FOOD VALUE CHAIN

The Andhra Pradesh government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan to develop a food value chain in the state.

Under the MoU, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) will encourage direct investments by Japanese companies in the fields of agriculture and food-related industry in Andhra Pradesh.

Along with developing a food value chain, it will also establish food industrial parks and develop cold chains.

Andhra Pradesh occupies a premier position in agri-business with a major contribution in agriculture, horticulture, dairy, poultry, fisheries and marine production.

RAILWAY MINISTER FLAGS OFF MAIDEN BROAD-GAUGE TRAIN SERVICE BETWEEN AGARTALA AND DELHI

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off maiden broad-gauge train service between Agartala and Delhi, ‘Tripura Sundari Express’.

The ‘Tripura Sundari Express’ will run weekly between Agartala and Anand Vihar in Delhi. It will have commercial stoppages at 16 stations and cover a distance of 2461 kms in 46 hours and 50 minutes.

The train will reach Delhi via Guwahati and New Jappaiguri. The rail link was developed at an expense of 968 crore rupees.

Apart from this, Prabhu along with Bangladesh Railway Minister Md. Mazibul Hoque also laid the foundation stone for Agartala-Akhaura International Rail Project. This train link would be part of the trans-Asian rail connectivity.

The rail track here would be extended to Sabroom, the southern-most town in Tripura, which is only 75 km from the Chittagong port in Bangladesh.

The laying the 15.054 rail track will be completed by 2017. Of the total track, only five km will be on the Indian side and the rest in Bangladesh.

The agreement between the two countries on the rail link was signed during Hasina’s visit to New Delhi in January 2010.

Haque announced that Bangladesh has decided to launch a new train between Khulna and Kolkata in addition to the Maitri Express train that plies between Dhaka and Kolkata.

Effects of the inauguration

The inauguration and other railway initiatives will help in betterment of the connectivity of the regions, which in return will result in all around development in the North East region of India. The connectivity will also bring more employment in the region and help in generating income in the North East.

Besides, the Railway Minister Prabhu said that a train service between Agartala and Kolkata will be started in August 2016. He also assured that more passenger services from Agartala would be introduced in a phased manner.

INDIA RISING: FRESH HOPE, NEW FEARS AUTHORED BY RAVI VELLOOR

India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears: Ravi Velloor

A book titled India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears by Ravi Velloor chronicles India's journey in the decade before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rise. The book was released in April 2016 by Singapore Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong.

The book captures the significant events of the years under former India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and examines how the country dealt with those issues.

Ravi Velloor is an associate editor of Singapore newspaper The Straits Times.

Highlights of the Book

• It describes key aspects of the country’s development in the last 10 years, expressing fresh hopes but also new fears under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

• Each chapter cuts a different slice into the complex reality which is India. Like a CT scan, the slices combine to give the reader a composite sense of the unfolding Indian drama.

• Importantly for Asia, it also looks closely at the strategic sweet spot India has found itself in, wooed by every major power.

• It assesses India's potential to become the world's fifth largest economic power by the end of this decade.

• It discusses issues such as the unease that minorities feel under Modi, a leader backed by Hindu nationalist forces.

• The book includes insider accounts of events such as the removal of National Security Adviser MK Narayanan, the resignation of navy chief DK Joshi, how India handled the crisis in Sri Lanka and the Mumbai attack, etc.

RESOLUTION TO RENAME MADRAS HC AS TAMIL NADU HC PASSED

The Tamil Nadu Assembly unanimously passed a resolution to rename the Madras High Court as the Tamil Nadu High Court. The resolution on the matter was moved by Chief Minister J Jayalalitha as most of the High Courts established after the formation of new states based on linguistic lines have been named after the states only.

The resolution was presented in light of the High Courts (Alteration of Names) Bill, 2016, which was introduced in Lok Sabha on 19 July 2016.

She said the Madras High Court has jurisdiction over the entire state and therefore it is necessary to change the name as the Tamil Nadu High Court.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa also recalled the fact that the renaming of Madras as Chennai was made in 1996, but averred that the name refers only to the specific city whereas the High Court is meant for the whole state.

Background

The demand of renaming the High Court remained dormant since the state got the name Tamil Nadu in 1967. The demand came active in the state after the introduction of the Bill in the Lok Sabha that wants to change the names of Madras, Bombay and Culcatta High Courts.

High Courts (Alteration of Names) Bill, 2016

The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shanker Prasad with an aim to modify the names of the High Court’s (HCs) of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras.

Alteration of names of the HCs: The High Courts of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras will be known as the High Courts of Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai respectively.

Government to modify relevant laws: In order to give effect to the alteration of names of the three High Courts, the appropriate government will have the power to amend or repeal any laws.  This must be done within one year of the coming into force of this Act.

Legal proceedings: Any pending legal proceedings against the High Courts of Bombay, Calcutta or Madras as parties will now be substituted with the high courts of Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

The decision was taken in light of the name change of the cities where these high courts are located.

EX-CMS NOT ENTITLED FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOMMODATION FOR LIFETIME: SC

The Supreme Court held that former Chief Ministers are not entitled for government accommodation for lifetime. The court said that any such government accommodation should be vacated within two to three months.

The verdict was pronounced by a bench headed by Justice Anil R Dave on a 2004 plea filed by a UP-based NGO Lok Prahari. The NGO in its plea sought a direction against allotment of government bungalows to former CMs and other what it said non-eligible organisations.

The other members of the bench were Justice UU Lalit and Justice L Nageswara Rao. The judgment on the plea was reserved on 27 November 2014.

The petitioner had alleged that despite the direction of Allahabad High Court, the Uttar Pradesh government had framed ex-Chief Minister's Residence Allotment Rules, 1997 (non-statutory) for allotting bungalows to successive former-chief ministers.

Main points raised in the plea were

• The NGO also said that the rules framed in 1997 for allotment of government bungalows to ex-CMs were unconstitutional and illegal.

• It also claimed that those occupying them were allegedly unauthorised occupants under the purview of the UP Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act.

• It said that retention of government accommodation by chief ministers after demitting office was against the Provisions of UP Ministers (Salaries/allowances and other facilities) Act.

 

 

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