Collegium Recommendations For Judicial Appointments : Supreme Court

Collegium Recommendations For Judicial Appointments: The Supreme Court (SC) questioned the government about the delay in clearing Collegium recommendations for judicial appointments to various High Courts (HC). Collegium System: It is the system of appointment and transfer of judges that has evolved through judgments of the SC, and not by an Act of Parliament or […]

Recent Supreme Court decision on mercy petition of AG Perarivalan

Rajiv Gandhi Case Convict: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has told the Supreme Court that a decision on the mercy petition of AG Perarivalan- a convict serving a life sentence for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, will be taken within four weeks. The petition has been pending with the Governor since December […]

Budget Session: Question Hour | Types of Questions

Question Hour: Question Hour, which had been suspended by the government during the monsoon session, will resume when Parliament meets for the budget session. The suspension was done in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The government had also canceled the winter session of Parliament citing a rising number of Covid cases. Question Hour : The […]

Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance, 2020

Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance, 2020: Karnataka government has given an undertaking to the High Court that no coercive action will be initiated for transporting cattle in breach of the Cattle Ordinance, 2020 till the relevant rules are brought into force based on the draft rules notified recently. The court is […]

Supreme Court Dismissed Aadhaar Review Petitions

Supreme Court Dismissed Aadhaar Review Petitions: The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed petitions seeking a review of its 2018 judgment upholding the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act (2016). In 2018, the SC upheld the country’s biometric identity system and also cleared mandatory Aadhaar enrolment of recipients of government welfare benefits. The court, in its […]

Supreme Court Directive on Quota in Promotions

Supreme Court Directive on Quota in Promotions The Supreme Court asked the Attorney General to compile the various issues being raised by States with regard to the application of a Constitution Bench judgment of 2006 in the M. Nagaraj case. The directive is based on a plea by the Centre to refer to a seven-judge […]