Hyderabad Current Affairs - 2020

Telangana to have separate High Court from 1st January 2019

Separate High Courts will start functioning for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh from 1st January 2019. The High Court for Telangana is the 25th High Court in the country.

Telangana was carved out of Andra Pradesh in 2014 and the two states continued to have a common high court in Hyderabad.

Separate High Courts

The modalities of the separate high courts are:

  • The High Court for Telangana will function from the current High Court building in Hyderabad.
  • The High Court for Andhra Pradesh will start functioning from a temporary building at Amaravati until it gets a permanent structure.
  • 16 judges have been allocated to Andhra Pradesh High Court and ten have been allocated to Telangana High Court.
  • Justice TBN Radhakrishnan will be sworn-in as Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court.

The government of Andhra Pradesh is constructing a complex known as Justice City in Amaravati where the High Court, subordinate courts and some tribunals would be accommodated.

UNDP to set up skill development centre in Hyderabad

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is going to set up skill development centre for clients of Bharosa, an integrated support centre for distressed women and children in Hyderabad, Telangana. This initiative is aimed at empowering vulnerable and marginalised women by imparting skills training.

Key Facts

This centre will be set up in line with agreement signed between Hyderabad Police and UNDP under Disha project to build capacities and skills of women affected by violence to help make them economically self-sufficient. The agreement extends support to enable these women to learn marketable skills and connect with income opportunities.


Bharosa is an initiative of Hyderabad City Police launched in 2016. It is state-of-the-art centre to support women and children who are victims of violence. Under one roof, the centre provides 24X7 services related to police, medical, legal, prosecution, psycho-therapeutic counselling and relief and rehabilitation services in completely private counselling rooms to maintain confidentiality and privacy. It is equipped with well-trained staff and modern gadgets, including facilities like video conferencing, so victims need not go to the court. Since its inception, it has helped total of 3,560 victims in range of problems. Of these over 2,600 sought aid with regard to domestic violence.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP is United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build better life. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries with increasing emphasis on assistance to least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations. It is headquartered in New York City, US.