Judiciary

IASGateAdmin | 12, May 2020

SC ON RIGHT TO…

Why in News? A Nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court declared that Superior Courts enjoy untrammelled power to take up…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, May 2020

PLEA CHALLENGING APPOINTMENT OF…

Why in News? The Supreme Court rejected a petition filed by a district judge challenging the appointment of a ‘junior’…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Apr 2020

BASIC STRUCTURE AND THE…

Why in News? The concept of ‘basic structure’ came into existence in the landmark judgment in Kesavananda Bharati vs State…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Apr 2020

ARTICLE 164(4) OF THE…

Why in News? Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray may end up losing his seat if he is not elected to the…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Apr 2020

TUSSLE BETWEEN CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS…

Why in News? Tensions between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar reached a flashpoint, after the…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2020

Prelim Snippets – 08.04.2020

1.Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Why in News? Recently, the Supreme Court extended by three months the tenure…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Apr 2020

DISPUTE BETWEEN KARNATAKA AND…

Why in News? Karnataka has refused to lift the blockade despite the Supreme Court (SC) has asked the governments of…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Mar 2020

SUPREME COURT INVOKES SPECIAL…

Why in News? Recently, the Supreme Court invoked its special powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to remove a…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Mar 2020

ROLE OF L-G AND…

Why in News? Madras High Court has set aside its own order restraining the L-G from interfering in the day-to-day…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Mar 2020

CENTRE CANNOT BRAND ORGANISATIONS…

Why in News? The Supreme Court recently held that the central government cannot brand an organisation political and deprive it…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Mar 2020

RIGHT OF AN ACCUSED…

Why in News? Recently, the Karnataka High Court observed that it is unethical and illegal for lawyers to pass resolutions…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Mar 2020

Prelim Snippets- 06.03.2020

1. The Freedom in the World 2020 Why in News? Recently, the Freedom in the World 2020 report ranks India…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Mar 2020

CURATIVE PETITION

Why in News? Curative petition is the last to last resort in the line of due justice being given and…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Feb 2020

ALL FORM OF AGITATIONS…

Why in News? The Kerala High Court has ruled recently that strikes, rallies and gheraos (prevent employers from leaving a…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Feb 2020

JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE

Why in News? One of the Supreme Court Judge’s public praise of the Prime Minister at a public forum recently…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Feb 2020

VOTING RIGHTS OF PRISONERS

Why in News? The Delhi High Court has recently rejected a petition seeking voting rights for the prisoners. Who can…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Feb 2020

GRAM NYAYALAYAS ACT, 2008

Why in News? The Supreme Court has directed the states, which are yet to come out with notifications for establishing…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jan 2020

TIME LIMIT ON ADVANCE…

Why in News? The SC in its recent judgement has held that the protection of anticipatory or pre-arrest bail cannot…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Jan 2020

SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING IS…

Why in News? The High Court of Tripura ordered the police to refrain from prosecuting a man who was earlier…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets- 27-12-2019

1. Solar Eclipse Why in News? The Annual Solar Eclipse was recently observed in parts of India. About: The Solar…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 19-12-2019

1. National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) Why in News? Recently, NCLAT has reinstated Cyrus Palonji Mistry as Executive Chairman…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Nov 2019

CANCELLATION OF TELANGANA MLA’S…

Why in News? The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday cancelled the citizenship of TRS MLA from Vemulawada in…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 14-11-2019

1.CPI Inflation Why in News? Retail inflation rose to a sixteen-month high of 4.62 per cent in October due to…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Nov 2019

CJI’S OFFICE COMES UNDER…

Why in News? The office of the Chief Justice of India is a public authority and falls under the ambit…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 12-11-2019

1.India Internet 2019 Why in News? Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has recently released the report “India Internet…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Nov 2019

MAHARASHTRA TOPS IN JUSTICE…

Why in News? According to the India Justice Report 2019, Maharashtra has topped the list in the overall first-ever ranking…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 30-10-2019

1.Specie in News: NelloptodesGretae NelloptodesGretae: Between 1964 and 1965, an entomologist called William Brock collected samples of soil from around…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Oct 2019

APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF JUSTICE

Why in News? Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi Thursday in a letter to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Sep 2019

NEW FAST-TRACK COURTS TO…

Why in News? India will soon have 1,023 new fast-track special courts for speedy trial of over 1.66 lakh pending…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Sep 2019

HIGH COURT JUDGES TRANSFER

Context: Supreme Court collegium consisting of five senior-most judges recommended the transfer of Madras High Court Chief Justice VK Tahilramani…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Jul 2019

WITNESS PROTECTION SCHEME

Launched by Odisha government Aims to provide security to witnesses facing threat during the course of a legal battle. Features:…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, May 2019

For A Full Bench:…

Why in News: The government and the Supreme Court collegiums disagree on recommendations for judicial appointments. Details: The latest concerns…

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IASGateway sudharson | 25, Apr 2019

SC constitutes three-judge panel…

CONTEXT: The Supreme Court on April 23, 2019 constituted a three-judge panel headed by Justice SA Bobde, the senior-most judge…

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IASGateway sudharson | 09, Apr 2019

Justice Nandrajog sworn in…

CONTEXT: Justice Pradeep Nandrajog was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on 7 April 2019. He…

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IASGateway sudharson | 06, Apr 2019

New Chief Justice of…

CONTEXT: Justice T B N Radhakrishnan was sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on 4 April…

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