Current Affairs - Judiciary

SC Freezes Sedition Law

On 11th May 2022, the Supreme Court of India freezed a colonial era sedition law until its re-examination.

  • The Supreme said, “We hope and expect that the State and Central Governments will restrain from registering any FIR, continuing any investigation or taking any coercive measures by invoking Section 124A of IPC while the aforesaid provision of law is under consideration.”

Second National Judicial Pay Commission

  • Recently, the Second National Judicial Pay Commission submitted its final report on proposals to revise the pay, pension, and allowances of judicial officers across the country.

SC Orders UP Govt. To Release Jailed Journalist

Why is it in News?

The SC on 11 June 2019 ordered release of the journalist Prashant Kanojia on bail who has been jailed by the UP government.

Karnataka Reservation Act, 2018

Why is it in News?

  • The SC on 10th May backed the constitutional validity of the Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (to the Posts in the Civil Services of the State) Act, 2018.

Mediation Of Ayodhya Dispute

Why is it in News?

  • Constitution bench of the Supreme Court has extended the time given to the Ayodhya mediation panel to complete the process till August 15. The SC decided to extend the time in order to enable the committee to complete the task assigned to it.

Appointment Of SC Judges

Why it is in the News?

  • The Supreme Court collegium recommended the names of two judges and rejected the government

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