High courts Current Affairs, GK & News

Draft Rules for Live-Streaming of Court Proceedings

Supreme Courts’ e-committee released Draft Model Rules for Live-Streaming and Recording of Court Proceedings. Aim of this move Draft Model rules were released with the aim of bringing greater transparency, inclusivity and access to justice. What are those rules? Draft rules excludes- matrimonial matters & transfer petitions arising thereunder, cases concerning sexual offences & proceedings ..

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What is “Collective Conscience” invoked by Indian Courts in Death Penalty cases?

Project 39A was conducted by a team of National Law University, Delhi. According to the project, the Indian Courts invoke “Collective Conscience” of the society in most of the death penalty cases. Project details The study chose three states and Union Territories namely Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Maharashtra. These states were chosen as they ranked ..

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International Judicial Conference held in New Delhi

The International Judicial Conference was held in New Delhi recently. The Conference was addressed by PM Modi. The following theme was introduced at the conference Theme: Gender Just World Highlights The Conference discussed the changes being introduced by the Government of India to bring Gender Equality in recruiting women in military services, selection process of ..

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Cabinet approves revised salaries and pension for Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts

The Union Cabinet approved revision in salaries, gratuity, allowances, pension etc. of Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts and retired Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. The decision follows implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Civil Servants. Key Facts The increase in salary and allowances will benefit 31 ..

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Justice G C Gupta sworn-in as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court

Justice G C Gupta has sworn-in as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. He was administered oath by West Bengal governor Kesari Nath Tripathi as per Article 219 of Constitution. He will have a short tenure as Chief Justice of the High Court as he is due to retire in December 2016. Prior to this ..

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