Supreme Court Current Affairs - 2020

SC Asks HC to form Special Benches to Hear criminal Cases Against legislators

The Supreme Court (SC) recently asked the Chief Justices of High Courts (HC) to form Special Benches and  hear the long-pending criminal cases against all those sitting and former legislators immediately.  The SC gave this direction in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that was seeking a ban on the convicted politicians from fighting Read More…

Government tells SC to Regulate Digital Media

The Union government have initiated in the Supreme Court (SC) that SC should first frame the guidelines to regulate the digital media. The government said that there is a need to draw the line between “freedom of journalism” and “responsible journalism” for digital media first instead of the electronic and print media. What Is the Read More…

Supreme Court: Held HC order against Andhra Government English Medium Move

On September 3, 2020, the Supreme Court refused to stay Andhra Pradesh High court Order to strike down the decision of making English the medium of education in Government Schools. The court quoted Section 29 of the Right to Education Act, 2009. According to the section, the medium of instruction should be in the child’s Read More…

Delimitation Panel to visit four NE states and Jammu and Kashmir

The Delimitation Panel that was set up to redraw constituencies of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir is to visit the states the Union Territory to prepare a broad framework of delimitation exercise. Highlights The Delimitation Panel will redraw the constituencies based on the 2011 census. It will also work on increasing Read More…

Supreme Court: “States can make sub categories in reserved categories”

On August 27, 2020, a five-judge constitutional bench of Supreme Court ruled that the states can sub classify list of Scheduled Caste, Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and Scheduled Tribes to provide preferential treatment to those that are deprived within. Highlights The bench disagreed with the 2004 judgement of Supreme Court in E V Chinnaiah Read More…