Legal One Liners

Legal One Liners For Judicial Service Aspirants

  • The Central Government accepted setting up of an independent rail regulator, Rail Development Authority (RDA). It will act within the ambit of the Railways Act, 1989 and only make recommendations to the Railways Ministry which will take a final call on passenger and freight fares of the Railways.
  • Audi Alteram Partem means “hear the other side”.
  • UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017 was awarded to Dawit Isaak.
  • United Nations’ agency dealing with labour issues is International labour organisation (ILO).
  • World’s first country which banned metal mining is El Salvador.
  • Goods and Service Tax was passed by the Parliament as Money Bill.
  • The Uttarakhand High Court in Naveen Chandra Pant v. State of Uttarakhand has held that
    there shall be complete ban on mining activities including in forest areas and streams in the state of Uttarakhand for next four months.
  • The Secretary General of the United Nations has appointed David Beaslay as the head of World food Programme which has its headquarters in Rome.
  • Recently, Montenegro became the 29th Member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
  • The Mental Health Care bill was passed by the Indian Parliament thereby decriminalising the offence of attempt to Suicide by mentally ill people.
  • 267th Report of the Law Commission of India relates to Hate Speech.
  • National Flag was approved and thereby accepted by the Constituent Assembly on 22nd July, 1947.
  • 61st Constitution Amendment reduced the voting age from 21 to 18 years for the elections to Lok Sabha and state legislatures.
  • Finance commission constituted under Article 280 of the Constitution has one Chairman and four other Members.
  • Election Commission consists of Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners.
  • Areas which are directly administered by the Central Government are referred to as Union Territories.
  • Ending of session of the houses of the Parliament is known as Prerogation.
  • Ex officio chairman of the Council of States is Vice President of India.
  • Chief Justice of India and other Judges of the Supreme Court hold office till they attain the age of 65 years.
  • State Emergency as envisaged under Article 356 of the Constitution of India can only be imposed on the ground of Failure of Constitutional machinery of the State.
  • Sale of Goods Act, 1930 is based upon the English Sales of Goods Act 1893.
  • The word property as defined under section 2(11) of the Sale of Goods Act means the general property in goods and not merely a specific property.

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