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Jawad Rahim appointed as new acting chairperson of National Green Tribunal (NGT)

The Supreme Court has appointed Justice Jawad Rahim as the new acting chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The new acting chairperson will discharge his duties until a regular appointment is made and will take part in selection process of other members of the NGT. However, the Chief Justice Dipak Misra bench made it ..

Gita Mittal becomes first Indian woman from field of law and justice to be conferred ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’

Gita Mittal, the Delhi High Court Acting Chief Justice, has become the first woman from the field of law and justice to be conferred the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’, India’s highest civilian honour for women. Justice Mittal, who took over as Acting Chief Justice after the retirement of Justice G Rohini in April 2017, has introduced ..

Indu Malhotra is first woman lawyer to be directly promoted as a judge of Supreme Court

The Supreme Court collegium, headed by CJI Dipak Misra, has created history by selecting Indu Malhotra as the first woman lawyer to be directly promoted as a judge of the Supreme Court (SC). She will be the 7th woman judge in the Supreme Court, since it was established 67 years ago, if her appointment goes ..

BN Srikrishna committee constituted by Union Government to identify key data protection issues in India

The Union Government has recently told Supreme Court that an expert committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of former apex court judge Justice BN Srikrishna to identify key data protection issues in India and recommend methods to address them. The government told the apex court that after the committee’s report is submitted, there is ..

Dipak Misra sworn-in as new Chief Justice of India (CJI)

Justice Dipak Misra has been sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of India (CJI) and will have tenure of nearly 13 months. He succeeded Chief Justice J S Khehar. Justice Misra was enrolled as an Advocate in 1977 and practiced in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal, Revenue, Service and Sales Tax matters in the Orissa High Court ..

The constitution bench of Supreme Court declared right to privacy as Fundamental right under constitution

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has declared right to privacy a fundamental right under the constitution on August 24, 2017. A nine-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar ruled that right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty under Article 21 and entire Part III ..

B N Srikrishna committee constituted by Union Government to identify key data protection issues

The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has recently constituted a committee of experts under the chairmanship of a former Judge of Supreme Court Justice B N Srikrishna to study and identify key data protection issues and recommend methods for addressing them. The purpose to form the committee is to recognize the importance ..

Justice J S Khehar is the next CJI

Jagdish Singh Khehar, has been appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of India. He will be the first Chief Justice from the Sikh community to become the CJI. He will take the oath of office on January 4 and will hold the tenure for over seven months until August 2017. Justice Khehar led the constitution ..