Delhi High Court Current Affairs, GK & News

Plea to declare PM CARES fund a ‘State’

Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to respond to a plea that seeks to declare “Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund a State under the Constitution. Key Points Petition was filed by a lawyer, Samyak Gangwal. Hearing was posted by a bench comprising of Chief Justice D.N. Patel ..

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PayPal To Stop Domestic Payment Services

The American Digital payment solutions provider PayPal announced that it will stop offering the domestic payment services within India beginning from April 1, 2021. Highlights The PayPal has further said that it will now focus on enabling more international sales for the Indian businesses. It highlighted that; it had processed USD 1.4 billion international sales ..

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Railways propose to Decriminalise Begging

The Ministry of Railways has proposed to decriminalise begging on trains or railway premises as part of an exercise to decriminalise or rationalise penalties under the provisions of the Railway Act, 1989. It also compounds the offence of smoking by levying spot fine and dropping all charges or action against the person involved. Key provisions ..

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K K Venugopal appointed as Attorney General of India

On June 30, 2020, K K Venugopal was re-appointed as Attorney General of India. He has been appointed for a year. Highlights K K Venugopal, a senior advocate was re-appointed as attorney General of India. Also, Tushar Mehta was re-appointed as the Solicitor General for a period of three year. Mr Chetan Sharma, a senior ..

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Nirbhaya Case Convicts Hanged to Death in Tihar Jail

On March 20, 2020, four convicts of the Nirbhaya Gang Rape were hanged to death in Tihar Jail. Highlights In September 2013, a fast track court convicted them with death sentence. Several curative and mercy petitions were filed by them at the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court. In 2017, the Supreme Court upheld death ..

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