March 5, 2021

Arnab Manoranjan Goswami vs State of Maharashtra, 2020
●The Supreme Court observed that courts should ensure that criminal law does not become a weapon for selective harassment of citizens. 
●The Supreme Court noted, high Courts need to consider while deciding to exercise jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution for grant of bail.


Chabahar Port
●It is a seaport in Chabahar located in southeastern Iran, on the Gulf of Oman.
●It serves as Iran’s only oceanic port, and consists of two separate ports named Shahid Kalantari and Shahid Beheshti, each of which has five berths. 
●Chabahar Port also provides direct access to India’s Farkhor Air Base in Tajikistan.
●Chabahar route will result in 60% reduction in shipment costs and 50% reduction in shipment time from India to Central Asia.

CSIR Floriculture Mission
●Floriculture Mission is expected to create opportunity for entrepreneurship development in floriculture .
●Infusion of latest technologies in the field of floriculture can be successfully led by CSIR.
●The mission will focus on  commercial floral crops, seasonal/annual crops, wild ornaments and  cultivation of flower crops for honey bee rearing.
●Some of the popular crops include  Gladiolus, Canna, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Gerbera, Lilium, Marigold, Rose, Tuberose etc.
●The Indian floriculture market was worth Rs 15700 cr in 2018. The markets projected to reach Rs47200 cr by 2024 during 2019-24.

Ease of Living Index, 2020
●The ministry of housing and urban affairs releases this report.
●The Ease of Living Index (EoLI) is an assessment tool that evaluates the quality of life and the impact of various initiatives for urban development. 
●Among Indian cities with a population of more than a million, Bengaluru has been rated the most liveable city in India in the government’s “Ease of Living Index”. ●The IT capital of India has pushed the earlier top ranker Pune to number two, while Ahmedabad ranked the third among 111 other cities.
●The ease of living is the lowest in Bareilly, Dhanbad and Srinagar.
●Shimla topped the category of cities with a ”population less than million”.
●Muzaffarpur figured at the bottom of the livability index for 62 cities in the ”less than a million” people category.

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