Supreme Court Current Affairs - 2019

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SC directs EC to raise random matching of VVPAT slips

The Supreme Court has directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to increase the random matching of paper trail machine slips with EVM results from one to five polling booths in each assembly segment for the multiphase Lok Sabha polls. The Supreme Court has said that the move will bring more “credibility” and “integrity” to Read More…

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RBI Cuts Key Interest Rate

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has slashed the key interest rate, repo rate by 25 basis points or 0.25 per cent to 6 per cent and has decided to maintain the neutral policy stance. Financial Statement of the RBI RBI projected GDP growth at 7.2 per cent for the financial year 2019-20. Reverse repo Read More…

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Supreme Court quashes RBI’s circular Mandating Insolvency Proceedings

The Supreme Court has struck down a February 2018 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) circular which gave lender banks six months to resolve their stressed assets or move under the Insolvency Code against private entities who have defaulted in loans worth over Rs 2000 crore. The RBI had defended the circular by citing public interest Read More…

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EPCA comes out with parking management plan for Delhi

As per the directions issued by the Supreme Court to prepare a parking plan for the capital the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA). Assessment of the Problem Some Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) have demarcated parking lots and are levying extra charges for keeping a second or third car. Hence free parking on public Read More…

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Government Proposes Committees to decide on complaints against CIC and ICs

The government has proposed setting up bureaucrat-led committees that would sit and decide on complaints against the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners (ICs). The government has proposed setting up of two committees: One to receive and decide on complaints against the CIC. The committee would include the Cabinet Secretary; Secretary, DoPT; and a Read More…

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Election Commission of India on Electoral Bonds

In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, the Election Commission of India has made the following observations: Electoral bonds, contrary to government claims, wreck transparency in political funding. Electoral bonds coupled with the removal of the cap on foreign funding invites foreign corporate powers to impact Indian politics. Electoral bonds would cause a “serious Read More…

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Cabinet approves additional posts in NCLAT

The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of six additional posts in the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). The proposal involves the creation of three additional posts each for judicial members and technical members in the NCLAT. The creation of additional posts will help meet the mandate provided to NCLAT by the Finance Act Read More…

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