SC Current Affairs - 2019

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Retd. Justice Madan Lokur Appointed Judge of Supreme Court of Fiji

The Retired judge of Indian Supreme Court Justice Madan B Lokur has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji. About The Appointment Justice Lokur is appointed as a judge of Supreme Court of Fiji’s non-resident panel. He will assume charge of his new role on 15 August 2019. Tenure: He has been appointed in Read More…

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Justice Dattu sworn-in as the new CJI

President Pranab Mukherjee has administered the oath of office on Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu as the Chief Justice of India. 63-year-old Justice Dattu took oath at a brief ceremony held at the chandeliered Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Prominent figures like Vice President Hamid Ansari, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien, Union ministers Read More…

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SC cancels licences of 214 coal blocks

SC in a landmark judgement has cancelled 214 coal blocks issued since 1993 to bring in more transparency in the system. The apex court has granted a 6-month window to companies involved in the businesses to wind up their operations. In addition the companies will be required to pay Rs. 295 per tonne of coal Read More…

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Supreme Court advisory: No tainted ministers

In a subtle yet strong worded document, the highest court of appeal in India, has gone ahead to advise the PM and CMs of various states not to include any tainted ministers in the cabinet against whom serious charges have been framed in both civil and criminal cases. Resting its advice on the principle of Read More…

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SC declares all coal allocations between 1993-2010 illegal

The Supreme Court of India, has given a new turn to the infamous coalgate scam which surfaced during the UPA tenure and involved some of the ministers of the then ruling government too. The Court has declared all coal block allocations done in the pre-auction era, between the years 1993-2010 as illegal as they were Read More…

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What is the buzz about Leader of Opposition?

Opposition is an essential organ of the democratic setup as it is said to keep suitable checks on the governmental policies and directions. The person who heads the party who is next in majority to the ruling party technically gets the post of Leader of Opposition. The party is apparently in a minority and may Read More…

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