Legal One Liners


  • The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 which is aimed at securing the interest of home-buyers by ensuring transparency, came into effect on 1-5-2017.
  • Under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, the Regulatory Bodies have to dispose of the complaint of home buyers within 60 days.
  • First state to pass law on Goods and Service Tax is Assam.
  • First state in India to hold e-cabinet i.e. paperless cabinet meeting was Andhra Pradesh.
  • Ovais Sarmad, an Indian, has been appointed as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).
  • Web portal called as Tarang Sanchar developed by the Department of Telecommunications allows the tracking of radiation emitted from mobile towers within locality.
  • It is the first time that a sitting Calcutta High Court Judge Justice C.S. Karnan has been sentenced for a period of six months by the seven-judge Bench of the Supreme Court on charges of contempt.
  • National Technological Day is celebrated on 11th May every year.
  • Talaq ul biddat is known as Triple Talaq. Under this, a Muslim married man has the power to dissolve the marriage by pronouncing the word Talaq three times at one sitting.
  • The Supreme Court in Aveek Sarkar v. State of West Bengal (2014) laid down the community standard test thereby overruling the Hicklin Test for obscenity.
  • Retd. Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice, Mukul Mudgal has been appointed as the Chairman of the FIFA Governance Committee.
  • Second Indian Judge appointed to the US Circuit Court of Appeals is Amul Thapar.
  • Total number of members in the State Legislative Council shall not be less than Forty.
  • The question with regard to the age of a Judge shall be adjudicated by the President of India.
  • Acting Chief Justice of the High Court is appointed by the President of India.
  • Parliament may, by law, extend the jurisdiction of the High Courts of the States to the Union Territories.
  • Appointments of District Judges shall be made by the Governor.
  • Subordinate Courts in the State are controlled by the concerned High Court.
  • Parliament may, by law, constitute a High Court for Union Territories under Article 241.
  • Burden of Proof in a criminal case lies on the Prosecution.
  • Offences which affect the whole community are known as Public Offences.

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