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Supreme Court of India: Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed 49th CJI

According to the law ministry notification, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has been appointed 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI). He will assume charge on August 27 after incumbent NV Ramana demits office on August 26. He will have a brief tenure as the head of India’s judiciary and will demit office on 8 November after […]

Supreme Court Remarks On Freebie Culture

The Supreme court in its judgment said that, Distribution of freebies of any kind, undoubtedly, influences all people and helps in the electoral politics. Buy Prime Test Series for all Banking, SSC, Insurance & other exams ECI Response with regards to this: The Election Commission of India(ECI) said that, it can neither stops the political […]

Senior-most judge of Supreme Court U U Lalit, in line to become next CJI

Senior-most judge of the Supreme Court of India, Justice U U Lalit, who is in line to become the next Chief Justice of India (CJI). He has been part of several landmark judgements including the one which held the practice of divorce through instant ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims illegal and unconstitutional. Justice Lalit is in […]

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on US Supreme Court

The United States made history as Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. The 51-year-old’s appointment by Democratic President Joe Biden means white men are not in the majority on the nation’s highest court for the first time in 233 years. Four of the justices […]

Supreme Court has ordered the release of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination suspect

The Supreme Court used Article 142 of the Constitution to grant AG Perarivalan, a convict in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, extraordinary powers to “do complete justice in any cause or matter pending before it.” Perarivalan was released free by a bench of justices led by L.N. Rao and B.R. Gavai, who […]

Supreme Court gets 2 new judges to regain full strength of 34

The Union government of India has notified the appointment of Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, the chief justice of Gauhati High Court, and Justice Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala, a judge of the Gujarat High Court, as judges of the Supreme Court. The Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana had recommended their names for appointment on […]

Supreme Court reconstitutes expert committee for Delhi-Dehradun Corridor project

The Supreme Court of India has reconstituted the expert committee to monitor the compensatory afforestation and other mitigation measures for the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor Expressway project. The independent 12-member expert committee was formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to be headed by Sukhbir Singh Sandhu Chief Secretary, Uttarakhand. Buy Prime Test Series for all Banking, […]

Chairman of Supreme Court panel on Char Dham project Ravi Chopra resigns

Veteran environmentalist Ravi Chopra has resigned as chairman of the Supreme Court’s High Powered Committee (HPC) on the Char Dham project. His belief that the HPC could protect this fragile (Himalayan) ecology has been shattered. The Supreme Court on December 14 allowed double-lane widening of roads for the project in view of “security concerns.” Buy […]

Supreme Court appoints 5-member panel headed by former judge Indu Malhotra

The Supreme Court of India has constituted a five-member committee to probe the security breach during the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Punjab. The committee will be headed by former apex court judge Justice Indu Malhotra. Other members of the panel include the Inspector General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the […]

Justice Ayesha Malik to be Pakistan’s first woman Supreme Court judge

Pakistan has moved closer to appointing the first woman judge of the Supreme Court, after a high-power panel approved the elevation of Lahore High Court judge Ayesha Malik to the apex court. The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP), headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, approved Malik’s elevation by a majority of five votes against four. […]