Supreme Court Current Affairs - 2019

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Supreme Court creates a ‘Third Gender’ for transgenders

Hijras or Transgenders are no longer forced to write male or female against their name as the Supreme Court has given them the status of the “third gender”. This is for the first time that the third gender has got a formal recognition. The apex court passed the judgment on a PIL filed by National Legal Read More…

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Will not take immediate decision on Lokpal: Centre to Supreme Court

The Central Government has communicated to the Supreme Court that it will not take any immediate decision on the appointment of chairperson and members of the Lokpal. Thus, the Central Government has nearly signalled that a decision in this regard might be left to the new government which is formed after the 2014 general elections. Solicitor General Mohan Read More…

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Justice G Rohini appointed as the first ever woman Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court

President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the nomination of Justice G Rohini (59), the most senior judge of the Andhra Pradesh high court, as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. Prior to Justice Rohini’s appointment, the Delhi high court had a strength of 40, out of which 9 were women. She will be the 10th woman judge Read More…

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Supreme Court: CAG can audit accounts of private telecom companies

The Supreme Court bench of Justice K S Radhakrishnan and Justice Vikramjit Sen ruled that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in his capacity can inspect the accounts of private telecom companies. The court held that such an inspection was essential in order to make certain that the government, which has granted the private companies Read More…

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Justice R.M. Lodha appointed as the next Chief Justice of India

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha  (64) as the next Chief Justice of India. President Pranab Mukherjee with exercise of his powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India,  appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, Judge of the Supreme Court, to be the next Chief Justice of India with effect from April 27, 2014. Justice Read More…

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Death penalty of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar commuted to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court

On grounds of delay in deciding mercy plea and medical condition, the Supreme Court of India commuted the death penalty of 1993 Delhi bomb blast case convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar  to life imprisonment. The Chief Justice P Sathasivam bench granted life to Bhullar on the grounds of inordinate delay in deciding his mercy petition and his suffering from Schizophrenia. Some key Read More…

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SC awarded compensation for sewer deaths since 1993

The Supreme Court of India awarded a compensation of Rs.10 lakh each for the families of all the manual scavengers who have died in sewerage work since 1993 and also criminalized entering sewer lines without safety gear. The Chief Justice P. Sathasivam bench stated that Sewer deaths—entering sewer lines without safety gear should be made Read More…

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