Legal One Liners

Legal One Liners For Judicial Service Aspirants

  • Justice Leila Seth, the first woman to become the Chief Justice of a state High Court, recently passed away at the age of 86.
  • India, for the third time, has been unanimously elected as the President of the UN-Habitat (an organ of the UN which promotes sustainable human settlement across the world).
  • The book ‘Talking of Justice: People’s Rights in Modern India’ is written by Justice Leila Seth.
  • Recently, the Registrar of Geographical Indications Registry has conferred GI tag on Banganapalle Mango of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Bhilar, a small village in Satara district of Maharashtra is going to become India’s first ‘book village’.
  • Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar has been appointed as the Director General of Central Reserve Police Force.
  • Prafulla Samantra of India was one of the winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize.
  • April 24 is celebrated as National Panchayati Raj Divas.
  • April 21 is celebrated as Civil Services Day in India.
  • In Kalyan Dey Chowdhury v. Rita Dey Chowdhury Nee Nandy the Apex Court on 19th April, 2017 reaffirmed the law laid down by it in Kulbhushan Kumar v. Raj Kumari and Anr., (1970) 3 SCC 129, wherein it was held that 25% of the husband’s net salary would be just and proper to be awarded as maintenance to the wife.
  • Madhya Pradesh has become the first State in India to change its financial year from January to December.
  • India’s tallest flag pole is located at the Indo-Pak Attari Border and is at the height of 360 feet.
  • Justice Gita Mittal has been appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court.
  • United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bequeathed the UN Messenger of Peace upon youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
  • 123rd Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 relates to providing constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes.
  • Recently, a Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Judicial Sector Cooperation was signed between India and Bangladesh.
  • World’s first country to neutralise gender pay gap is Iceland.

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