Indian Judiciary Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Elevation of Union Law Secretary as HC Judge

In October 2019, Anoop Kumar Mendiratta became the first serving judge to be appointed as Union Law Secretary, among 60 candidates. On February 25, 2022, he became the first Union Law Secretary to be appointed as a judge in High Court. Key Facts The former district and sessions judge at the Karkardooma courts will now ..

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Virtual Courts in India Should Stay: Panel

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice recommended to continue the virtual courts for some specific categories of cases even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The panel underlined that ‘Digital Justice’ is cheap, fast and citizen friendly. It increases the accessibility. It also addresses locational and economic challenges that public ..

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Strengthening the Indian Judiciary and Fast Track Courts

The Ministry for Women and Child Development has proposed to set up 1,023 fast-track courts to clear the cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Few weeks before even the Supreme Court had issued directions, stating that districts with more than 100 cases pending under the POCSO Act need to set ..

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