14 Nov, 2019

  • Office of Chief Justice of India comes under RTI - Indian Polity
  • SC upholds the disqualification of MLAs in Karnataka - Indian Polity
  • Amended Finance Act: SC strikes down rules on Tribunals- - Indian Polity
  • Divergence between WPI and CPI - Indian Economy
  • Mangroves and Sunderbans Wetlands - Environment
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    SC UPHOLDS DISQUALIFICATION OF 17 KARNATAKA MLAS BY SPEAKER

    The Anti-Defection provisions were used by the Karnataka speaker to disqualify legislators from the assembly. The MLAs were also barred from contesting elections until the tenure of the current

    Assembly gets over.

    • Supreme Court decision
    • Important constitutional provisions (10th schedule)

     

    ‘OFFICE OF CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA COMES UNDER RTI ACT’

    In a landmark judgment the SC held that the office of CJI forms a part of ‘public authority’ under RTI.

    • Timeline of the issue
    • Key Highlights of the Judgment
    • Some issues with the judgment

     

    MANGROVES AND THEIR BENEFITS

    Recent Bulbul cyclone has again demonstrated the effectiveness of Mangroves against such disasters. By increasing the resistance, they slow down the disasters and hence minimize their destructive potential.

    • Ecological adaptations
    • About Sunderbans Wetlands

     

    AMENDED FINANCE ACT 2017: SC STRIKES DOWN RULES ON TRIBUNAL POSTINGS

    The SC has recently upheld Section 184 of the Finance Bill, 2017 as constitutional. However, it has referred the passage of Finance Bill 2017 as money bill to a larger constitutional bench.

    • Questions before the Court
    • Court’s Observation

     

    DIVERGENCE BETWEEN WPI & CPI

    Retail inflation climbed to a 16-month high of 4.62% in October, driven by food inflation, which hit its highest level since August 2016.

    • Differences between WPI and CPI
    • Reasons for the divergence between WPI and CPI
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