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First Amendment to the Indian Constitution

The Supreme Court of India agreed to examine the plea challenging the expansion of restrictions to right to freedom of speech and expression that was put in place by the First Amendment to the Indian Constitution. The petitioner challenged that this amendment damages the basic structure doctrine. About the first amendment to the Indian Constitution ..

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Livestreaming of Constitutional Bench Proceedings

For the first time, India’s apex court livestreamed the three separate constitutional bench proceedings simultaneously in YouTube. Key facts More than 8 lakh people viewed the proceedings before the three Constitution Benches. The livestreaming was closely monitored by technical support teams of the court to ensure the smooth proceedings. The cases heard by these benches ..

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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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Madhya Pradesh to introduce reservation of state Government jobs for local people

In a historic decision, the Madhya Pradesh government announced its intention to reserve the seat of all state government jobs for the people of the state. If this happens, Madhya Pradesh will become the first state of India to reserve seats for all state government jobs for the domicile population. Will it violate the Constitutional ..

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Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated throughout the country

On April 14, 2020, India celebrated the 129th birth anniversary of Bhimarao Ramji Ambedkar. Amidst the lock down, his birth anniversary is being celebrated digitally by the whole of India. The Indian Constitution was prepared under the leadership of Ambedkar. About Ambedkar Ambedkar was born in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. It was a small cantonment in ..

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Sahitya Akademi Award 2019

The Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honour, which is conferred by India’s National Academy of Letters, Sahitya Akademi annually to writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the 24 listed languages(22 languages as listed under the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution and 2 other languages recognized by ..

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