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Sub-classification of castes can be made by States under SCs/STs says SC

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Share UsA five judge bench of the Supreme Court in the matter of The State of Punjab and Ors. v. Davinder Singh and Ors has held that states can have sub-groups among SC/STs in the central List to provide preferential treatment to the “weakest of the weak.” The bench dissented with the judgment delivered by …

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CLAT, 2020: Exam Rescheduled to 28th September

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Share UsIn its official notification dated 28.08.2020, the Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities postponed the entrance exam dates for admission to Under Graduate and Post Graduate Courses to 28th September 2020. The exams were scheduled to be held on 07th September 2020. In its notification, the Committee states that after considering …

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Understanding the National Education Policy 2020: Learning Coding, the exit option among others

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Share Us1ShareOn 29th July, 2020, the cabinet after a gap of 34 years replaced the Education Policy of 1986 with New Education Policy 2020. To understand in a better way it is not a law passed by parliament but is a policy implemented by NDA Government. As education is a subject of concurrent list, the …

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National Recruitment Agency for all government exams to be set up

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Share UsThe Union Cabinet on August 19, 2020, approved the creation of a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) for conducting a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for various government exams. The Cabinet had taken the “historic” decision at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to benefit crores of young people who apply for jobs every …

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CBI to probe Sushant’s case rules Supreme Court

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Share UsIn the matter of Rhea Chakraborty v. State of Bihar & Ors., a single bench of Supreme Court ruled CBI investigation into the high profile suicide case of Actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The Supreme Court found no illegality in the registration of FIR by Bihar Police and refused to transfer the investigation to Mumbai …

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PM CARES Fund a “Public Charitable Trust” hence no need to audit by CAG: SC

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Share UsIn the matter of Centre for Public Interest Litigation V. Union of India dated by a judgment 18.08.2020, a bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan of the Supreme Court dismissed the PIL filed by Centre for Public Interest Litigation by holding that PM CARES Fund a “public charitable trust” and “there is no occasion …

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The tussle for power between NCT Delhi and Lieutenant Governor: Who can make executive decisions?

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Share UsIn the matter of Government of NCT Delhi vs. Union of India(2018), the issue before the Supreme Court was the jurisdictional conflict between the government of NCT Delhi and the Union Government and its representative, the Lieutenant Governor. The judgment authored by Mr. Justice Ashok Bhushan runs into more than 1,000 pages enunciated very …

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Does allegations of corruption against judges amount contempt?

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Share Us1ShareThe Supreme Court is set to examine under which circumstances a person can make public allegations of corruption against the judiciary. A three-judge bench of Supreme Court would also hear arguments to decide on the procedure to be adopted in cases when such statements of corruption are made in public against sitting as well …

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Can arrest be made for disobedience to order by Public Servant under Section 188 of IPC?

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Share UsSince the commencement of nation-wide lockdown on March 24, 2020, over 1 lakh FIRs have been filed across the nation under Section 188 of Indian Penal Code apart from invoking of Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 by various states and Disaster Management Act, 2005 by Central Government. Let us understand what does Section 188 say …

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Right to Privacy is a fundamental right unanimously held by Supreme Court

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Share UsBy a judgment dated 24 August 2017, a nine-judge constitutional bench of Supreme Court unanimously held that the Right to Privacy is a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution. The Supreme court affirmed its decision in the matter of Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) v. Union of India,¬†Justice Chandrachud wrote the majority judgment …

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