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Current Affairs in Short 03 July 2019

The Supreme Court has decided to make its judgments available in regional languages on its official website by month-end.

Jul 3, 2019 16:57 IST
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Supreme Court to translate orders in 6 regional languages

  • The Supreme Court has decided to make its judgments available in regional languages on its official website by month-end, in a move that will satisfy a long-standing demand of non-English speakers.
  • Under the existing practice, judgements are written in English and subsequently uploaded on the SC website. The point of making them available in regional languages is to enable litigants to check out the status of their cases without having to depend on lawyers.
  • Judgements will be translated into six vernacular languages: Assamese, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odia and Telugu.

US designates Balochistan Liberation Army as terrorist group

  • The United States has designated the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) as a terrorist organisation, blaming it for carrying out several attacks in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan.
  • The Department of State has designated the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Hizballah operative Husain Ali Hazzima as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.
  • Husain Ali Hazzima is the Chief of Hizballah Unit 200. Hizballah was designated as an FTO in 1997 and as an SDGT in 2001.

MoU signed for sea plane operations on Tehri lake

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a waterdrome was signed between the Government of India, the Airports Authority of India and the state establishment.
  • Besides, an MoU was also signed to maintain the Pithoragarh Airstrip known as Naini Saini airport.
  • Soon, seaplanes will be operated on the Tehri lake as part of the state's strategy to develop an artificial reservoir to boost tourism.

Lee Iacocca, who created Ford Mustang, dies

  • Lee Iacocca, the US auto industry executive who created the Ford Mustang and saved Chrysler from bankruptcy in the 1980s, has died at the age of 94.
  • Iacocca, who joined Ford in 1946, became its President in 1970 but was fired eight years later by the founder's grandson, Henry Ford II.
  • He retired as Chrysler's chairman and CEO in 1992. Iacocca was a celebrated salesman. He encouraged his design teams to be bold, and they responded with sports cars.

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