Supreme Court Current Affairs - 2019

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SC clears Chardham highway project connecting 4 holy places in Uttarakhand

Supreme Court has cleared decks for Chardham highway project, which will connect four holy places of Uttarakhand through 900 km all-weather roads. The apex court had also directed Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) to form high-powered committee by 22 August 2019 so as to look into environmental concerns. High-Powered Committee A Supreme Court Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Cabinet approves increasing strength of Supreme Court Judges

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved increasing the number of judges in Supreme Court from the present 31 to 34 (i.e. by 10%), including Chief Justice of India (CJI). In this regard it has approved bill to amend Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1956. At present, the full sanctioned strength Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & Law

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Maratha quota valid but should be reduced: Bombay HC

Bombay High Court (HC) upheld the reservation for Maratha community in government jobs and education constitutional valid but suggested to reduce the quota percentage from present 16% to 12-13%. Key Highlights of Judgment The reduced quota limit suggested by Bombay HC is as recommended by State Backward Classes Commission. Legislative Competence: As per HC, state Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & LawStates

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Justice PR Ramachandra Menon sworn in as Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh

Justice PR Ramachandra Menon was sworn in as Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court. He now becomes 13th Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh HC. His oath of office and secrecy was administered by state Governor Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhawan, Raipur. Key Facts The Chhattisgarh High Court is located at Bodri District in Bilaspur, Chattisgarh. The Read More…

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Nileena M. S authored Article ‘Coalgate 2.0’ wins Asian College of Journalism’s Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018

Article titled ‘Coalgate 2.0’, authored by Nileena M. S. and published in March 2018 issue of ‘The Caravan’ magazine, won Asian College of Journalism’s Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018. ‘Coalgate 2.0’ The article investigates allotment of ‘captive coal blocks’ in Parba East and Kanta Basan regions of Chhattisgarh. It explores deforestation, re locations of people, Read More…

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Plea for Lifting Ban on Muslim Women’s Entry into Mosques in SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday admitted for consideration a plea by a couple to lift the ban on Muslim women’s entry into mosques across the country. Based on the plea by a Pune-based Muslim couple the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre, the Waqf  Board and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & Law

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SC directs political parties to furnish receipts of electoral bonds in to EC

The Supreme Court has directed all political parties to furnish details about the receipts of electoral bonds in a sealed cover to the Election Commission. Electoral Bond Scheme The government had notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 on January 2, 2018. As per provisions of the Electoral Bond scheme, electoral bonds may be purchased by Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & ProjectsUPSC

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