Supreme court Current Affairs, GK & News

SC dismissed Centre’s plea to postpone Women’s entry into NDA

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea by Central Government to postpone the entry of women into National Defence Academy (NDA) till May 2022. Key Points Bench led by Justice SK Kaul told Additional Solicitor General, Aishwarya Bhati that, it is difficult to postpone everything by a year. It refused to modify August 18 interim ..

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SC orders Railways to pay compensation if trains run late

The Supreme Court has ruled that, Indian Railways must pay compensation to passengers if trains run late. Highlights Supreme Court slammed Indian Railways for delayed running of trains and ordered to pay a compensation of Rs 30,000 to a man who missed his flight because of the delay. Man was put through much inconvenience because ..

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What is Noida Supertech Twin Tower case?

The Supreme Court of India recently directed demolition of two 40-storey towers, comprising of 850 flats, of Supertech Ltd Group in Noida. Highlights Supreme Court issued this direction after it found that Supertech has flouted regulations regarding the distance to be maintained between buildings and of fire safety. According to court, these towers were constructed ..

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SC gives time to fill vacancies in Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions

Supreme Court of India directed Union and State governments to fill vacancies in the consumer disputes redressal commission within eight weeks. Key Points There are around 800 vacancies in consumer courts across the country. Bench has ordered to fill all the vacancies in consumer courts at national, state and district levels and has also notified ..

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Governors can pardon prisoners: Supreme Court

Supreme Court of India on August 3, 2021 held that, Governor of state can pardon prisoners, including in the death sentence cases. Key Points Governor can pardon the prisoners even before they have completed minimum 14 years of prison sentence. Bench also held that, Governor’s power to pardon overrides a provision given under Section 433A ..

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