Law: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

MCA proposes decriminalisation of compoundable offences under LLP Act

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has proposed to decriminalise certain compoundable offences under the Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Act. These offences include minor, procedural or technical violations. This is to enhance ease of doing business in India to law abiding LLPs. The ministry listed 20 sections of the LLP Act in a public draft ..

Supreme Court strikes down amended Finance Act rules

On 13 Nov, the Supreme Court struck down rules in the amended Finance Act 2017 on tribunals and directed the government to reformulate fresh norms with respect to appointment of tribunal members.  The apex court directed that appointment in tribunals should be in accordance with respective statutes. The apex court’s decision was based on a ..

West Bengal government to construct ‘Safe Houses’for foreign ex-convicts in jail

The West Bengal Government has decided to construct two Safe Houses for foreign prisoners, whose period of punishment have been completed and waiting for extradition . These houseswill come up at Bongaon and New Town in North 24 Paraganas District for stayingof foreign prisoners after completion of punishments in Indian jails. Accordingto National Crime Records Bureau ..

Anoop Kumar Mendiratta appointed as new Union Law Secretary

Anoop Kumar Mendiratta has been appointed as the new Law Secretary (Secretary, Legal Affairs) in the Union Law Ministry on contractual basis till March 30, 2023. He  is at present the District and Sessions Judge (North East) of the Delhi’s Karkardooma Courts.  As per officials, it is the first time a sitting judge has been ..

Kerala high court rules that right to access Internet is part of fundamental Right to Education (RTE) & Right to Privacy

The Kerala High Court has recently ruled that the right to have access to the Internet is part of the fundamental Right to Education (RTE) & also the Right to Privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution. The verdict came on a petition filed by a Kozhikode college student challenging her expulsion for not adhering ..