Article 142 Current Affairs, GK & News

SC Recognises Sex Work as ‘Profession’

Recently, the Supreme Court passed an order recognizing sex work as a “profession” and said that its practitioners across the country are entitled to equal protection as well as dignity under the law of the nation. What judgments were passed by the Supreme Court regarding sex workers? Criminal Law: Under this law, the sex workers ..

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Perarivalan Case: What is ‘Article 142’ of the Constitution?

Exercising the powers conferred under Article 142 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court ordered to release of A.G. Perarivalan (former PM Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict). What are the factors considered by the Supreme Court while giving a release order? The convict’s prolonged period in jail, his satisfactory conduct, his educational qualifications acquired during his ..

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First Time: Supreme Court removed a state minister over Disqualification petition

On March 18, 2020, for the first time in its history, the Supreme Court removed the Manipur Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar Singh from the state cabinet. The apex court has also been restrained him from entering the Legislative assembly. What is the issue? Mr Shyamkumar won the 2017 assembly elections on Congress Ticket and switched over ..

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SC Verdict: Foreigners Tribunal decision will prevail over NRC

The Supreme Court of India has held that a Foreigner Tribunal’s order declaring a person as an illegal foreigner will be binding and will prevail over government decision to include or exclude name from National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. Key Highlights Argument: The SC bench constituted of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan ..

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SC approves Centre’s Witness Protection Scheme

Supreme Court has approved Witness Protection Scheme 2018 and directed Union and State Governments to enforce the same.  This scheme was framed by Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in response to PIL seeking protection for witnesses. Key Facts The apex court held that scheme will become law under Article 141/142 of Constitution till enactment ..

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Justice Sanjay Mishra appointed as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh

Justice Sanjay Mishra has been appointed as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh after his appointment was approved by the Supreme Court. In this regard, the apex court recalled its earlier order of appointing Justice Virendra Singh as Lokayukta of UP after objections were raised against Singh’s appointment. Background Earlier in December 2015, SC in its ruling ..

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