Supreme Court Current Affairs - 2019

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Governments Prerogative to Frame Schemes: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has censured the Uttarakhand High Court for framing a scheme to regularise hundreds of casual workers engaged by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under the Ministry of Defence in the construction of roads for Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage. What was the Issue? A case was filed in the Uttarakhand High Court by Read More…

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Contempt Order against Shillong Times Editor, Publisher Put on Hold

The Supreme Court has put on hold the Meghalaya High Court’s judgment holding The Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim and publisher Shobha Chaudhuri guilty of contempt and fining them Rs 2 lakh each. What was the Case? The Shillong Times has published an article titled “When judges judge for themselves” in pursuant to a high Read More…

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Exclusion from draft Assam NRC will not affect voting rights: ECI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has stated before the Supreme Court that exclusion of names of persons from draft National Registry of Citizens (NRC) in Assam will not affect their voting rights in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls provided their names feature in the electoral rolls. Petition before the Supreme Court Petition filed by Read More…

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SC Proposes Mediation Panel for Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Land Dispute Case

The Supreme Court has proposed a court-monitored mediation in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case to arrive at a permanent solution to the politically and religiously sensitive issue. The mediation panel consists of three members. Justice Kalifullah, Retired judge of the Supreme Court will chair the court-appointed and monitored mediation process and the other Read More…

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Madhya Pradesh to increase the OBC quota and implement EWS

The government of Madhya Pradesh has announced the increase of the reservation quotas for the OBCs and has stated that it would also implement 10 per cent quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the general category. The government has proposed to increase the reservation for OBCs from the current 14% to 27%. Madhya Read More…

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Rajasthan Assembly Passes Bill to Scrap Minimum Education Qualification for Civic Polls

The Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan passed the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and the Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to end the minimum education criterion for panchayat and civic polls candidates. What was the education criterion proposed? As per the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Amendment Bill 2015, Candidates were: Required to have passed Class X Read More…

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Linking Of PAN Card with Aadhaar Mandatory for Filing IT returns : SC

The Supreme Court has upheld the section 139AA of the Income Tax Act and said that linking of PAN with Aadhaar is mandatory for the filing of Income Tax returns. The Supreme Court made these observations while hearing an appeal filed by the Centre against a Delhi High Court order allowing two people, Shreya Sen and Read More…

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