Supreme Court of India Current Affairs, GK & News

Supreme Court of India

On January 28, 1950, India’s Supreme Court succeeded the Federal Court of India which was established by Government of India Act 1935 and the Privy Council, which was highest judicial body in the country during British Era. The organisation, independence, jurisdiction, powers and functions of the Supreme Court are provided in articles 124 to 147 ..

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SC on Short Tenures of CECs

The Supreme Court of India recently called out the Central Government for the short tenure of the Chief Election Commissioners. The five-judge constitution bench was hearing a plea on insulating the office of chief election commissioner and election commissioners from political and executive interference. What did the Supreme Court say? The apex court held that ..

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First Amendment to the Indian Constitution

The Supreme Court of India agreed to examine the plea challenging the expansion of restrictions to right to freedom of speech and expression that was put in place by the First Amendment to the Indian Constitution. The petitioner challenged that this amendment damages the basic structure doctrine. About the first amendment to the Indian Constitution ..

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SC calls for ban on two-finger test

The Supreme Court of India had recently called for the ban on the two-finger test in rape cases. It had provided similar judgement nearly a decade ago. What did the SC Bench say? A bench having Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli recently made observations while overturning the acquittal of a rape accused in the ..

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Supreme Court: Employee can’t insist on transfer to particular place

Supreme Court has recently ruled that, an employee cannot insist on transfer to a particular place and only employer can shift the staff after considering requirement. Highlights Supreme court observed this while dismissing a petition by a lecturer who challenged the October 2017 order of the Allahabad High Court. Allahabad high court had dismissed the ..

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SC to implement system for Safe Digital Transmission of Bail Orders

Supreme Court of India announced on July 16, 2021, to implement a system for safe digital transmission of its bail orders to jails across India. Key Points With the implementation of ‘safe digital transmission of bail order’ scheme,  authorities will not be required to wait for authentic orders to release prisoners. Bench headed by Chief ..

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Supreme Court’s Suggestion on saving Great Indian Bustard

The Supreme Court of India has given its suggestion in the behalf of the critically endangered Great Indian Bustards after the number of birds falling dead due to collision with power lines is increasing over time. These power line run through the dwindling natural habitats of the Indian Bustards in the states of Gujarat and ..

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