Supreme Court of India Current Affairs, GK & News

Supreme Court of India  Current Affairs, GK & News

Is ‘Disaster Management Act’ related to Extension of Loan Moratorium?

The Supreme Court of India asked the central government to clarify its position on the issue of interest being charged on the installment of loan repayments amid the lockdown. Earlier, by mentioning the power of the center under the Disaster Management Act, the apex court had asked the same to review the issue of charging ..

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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 ..

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Supreme Court rejects Curative Petitions filed over Nirbhaya Case: What are Curative Petitions?

On March 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of India rejected the curative petitions filed over Nirbhaya case. A Brief outlook In September 2013, a fast track court of Delhi found the defendants guilty and pronounced death penalty to those accused of rape and murder of a 23-year old female. Since then the accused were appealing ..

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Supreme Court CJI rules out limited shut down of the court

On February 15, 2020, the Chief Justice of India Bobde announced that total shutdown of Supreme Court and other courts are not possible. The SC on the other hand is to launch virtual courts. The SC Court commences on March 16, 2020 after Holi holidays Legislation Article 145 of the Constitution empowers Supreme Court to ..

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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 ..

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