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K K Venugopal appointed as Attorney General of India

On June 30, 2020, K K Venugopal was re-appointed as Attorney General of India. He has been appointed for a year. Highlights K K Venugopal, a senior advocate was re-appointed as attorney General of India. Also, Tushar Mehta was re-appointed as the Solicitor General for a period of three year. Mr Chetan Sharma, a senior ..

Apex court upholds SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2018

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989 was legislated to protect the scheduled communities from harassment and atrocities. In March 2018, the Supreme court gave a judgement diluting the original act and it even granted anticipatory bail for those booked in the atrocity case. After huge protest, the government ..

Yudvir Singh Malik appointed as CMD of Unitech

Retired IAS Officer Yudvir Singh Malik has been recently appointed as the Chairman and Managing director (CMD) of crisis-hit realty firm Unitech as per the terms of the order of the Supreme Court of India. He assumed office on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. A few days back, the Supreme Court directed the Centre to take ..

Delhi gets its first ‘Smog Tower’

In view of the alarming pollution levels in the capital city of India, in November 2019, the Supreme Court of India to combat air pollution has directed the Central Government along with the Delhi Government for the installation of Smog Towers across the National Capital Region (NCR). On Thursday, 2nd January 2, 2020, the first ..

Justice SA Bobde takes oath as 47th CJI

On 18 Nov, Justice SA Bobde administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind. He is appointed as 47th  Chief Justice of India. Mr Bobde’s tenure in the Supreme Court witnessed some of the most controversial moments in the past of the higher judiciary such as sexual harassment charges against his predecessor. He ..

Apex Court discusses ‘voluntary code of conduct’ for Cabinet Ministers

The Supreme Court is examining if additional restriction should be put on public functionaries’ right to freedom of speech and expression. The apex court’s discussion of arguments on whether Cabinet Ministers at both the Central and State levels should have a “voluntary mode code of conduct”  was made before the five-judge Bench led by Justice ..

CJI office under RTI ambit, says SC

  On 13 Nov, the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogai said that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a ‘public authority ‘under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005. The court decision dismissed the earlier three appeals filed by ..

Supreme Court strikes down rules in amended Finance Act 2017

On 13 Nov, the Supreme Court bench headed by  Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi  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 bench directed the Ministry of law to conduct impact study and submit report to the apex court. The ..