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  • RBI tells lenders to re-consider ties with crypto exchanges, traders May 13, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    RBI tells lenders to re-consider ties with crypto exchanges, traders

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 2018 had forbidden banks from dealing in all transactions related to bitcoin and other such assets.

  • SC announces new app for journalists to access court proceedings during COVID-19 pandemic May 13, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    SC announces new app for journalists to access court proceedings during COVID-19 pandemic

    The SC is also considering a proposal to broadcast live proceedings of court on a trial basis.

  • Plea in Supreme Court seeks public disclosure of COVID-19 vaccines clinical trials data May 13, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    Plea in Supreme Court seeks public disclosure of COVID-19 vaccines clinical trials data

    The plea has sought to make public the segregated data of the clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines granted Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) in India

  • Justice DY Chandrachud tested positive for COVID-19 May 12, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    Justice DY Chandrachud tested positive for COVID-19

    A staff member of the judge had tested coronavirus positive earlier.

  • States must ensure special teams to mercilessly clamp down on black marketing of drugs: Centre to SC May 10, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    States must ensure special teams to mercilessly clamp down on black marketing of drugs: Centre to SC

    In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the Centre has said the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had communicated to all state drugs controllers (SDCs) that there should be zero tolerance to any kind of hoarding or black marketing of drugs and also to instruct their enforcement staff to keep strict vigil and take stringent action.

  • Hospitals directed no COVID-19 patient be refused admission for lack of valid ID, Centre tells SC May 10, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    Hospitals directed no COVID-19 patient be refused admission for lack of valid ID, Centre tells SC

    In an affidavit on the points raised by the top court, the Centre submitted that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has intimated all state governments regarding the policy of setting up three-tier Health infrastructure for appropriate management of suspect/ confirmed COVID-19 cases.

  • Maratha reservation: Maharashtra to form committee to study Supreme Court verdict May 09, 2021 09:32 AM IST

    Maratha reservation: Maharashtra to form committee to study Supreme Court verdict

    Ashok Chavan said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is likely to ask the Centre to provide quota to the community if the state does not have the right to do so.

  • Supreme Court constitutes National Task Force to streamline medical oxygen allocation May 08, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    Supreme Court constitutes National Task Force to streamline medical oxygen allocation

    The move comes amid a grave oxygen crisis currently unfolding in the country.

  • SC orders release of prisoners to decongest jails amid COVID-19 second wave May 08, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    SC orders release of prisoners to decongest jails amid COVID-19 second wave

    A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices L Nageswara Rao and Surya Kant said that all those prisoners who were allowed to go out on bail in March last year by the high-powered committees of states and Union Territories (UTs), set up following the apex court's order, be granted the same relief without reconsideration by HPCs to avoid delay.

  • Disband phase-III vaccine policy, direct 100% procurement of doses by Centre: WB to SC May 07, 2021 09:08 PM IST

    Disband phase-III vaccine policy, direct 100% procurement of doses by Centre: WB to SC

    The state government also sought setting aside of the differential pricing mechanism for COVID-19 vaccines and capping the price for COVID-19 vaccines at a uniform price of Rs 150 per dose.

  • West Bengal moves Supreme Court, wants current COVID-19 vaccination policy disbanded, calls for uniform pricing May 07, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    West Bengal moves Supreme Court, wants current COVID-19 vaccination policy disbanded, calls for uniform pricing

    The phase 3 vaccination drive was rolled out on May 1, with all citizens aged 18 and above turning eligible for the anti-COVID shots. A number of states have, however, marked their protest over the shortage of doses and the 'differential pricing mechanism'.

  • Election Commission's SC panel counsel resigns, says 'values not in consonance with current functioning of ECI' May 07, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    Election Commission's SC panel counsel resigns, says 'values not in consonance with current functioning of ECI'

    "I have found that my values are not in consonance with the current functioning of the ECI; and hence I withdraw myself from the responsibilities of its panel counsel," advocate Mohit D Ram reportedly stated in his resignation letter.

  • COVID-19 Second Wave | Supreme Court asks Centre to supply 700 MT oxygen to Delhi every day May 07, 2021 12:04 PM IST

    COVID-19 Second Wave | Supreme Court asks Centre to supply 700 MT oxygen to Delhi every day

    The Centre had on May 5 moved the Supreme Court against a show-cause notice issued by the Delhi High Court over oxygen shortage in the national capital.

  • Supplied 730 MT oxygen to Delhi on May 5, Centre tells SC May 06, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    Supplied 730 MT oxygen to Delhi on May 5, Centre tells SC

    The apex court, while staying contempt proceedings initiated by Delhi High Court against central government officials for non-compliance of direction to supply 700 MT of oxygen to Delhi, had sought an answer from the Centre on Thursday morning.

  • SC lauds Mumbai's oxygen management, asks Centre, Delhi govt to talks with BMC May 05, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    SC lauds Mumbai's oxygen management, asks Centre, Delhi govt to talks with BMC

    A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud took note of the submissions of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that Mumbai managed with 275 MT of oxygen even when the active cases had crossed 92,000.

  • COVID-19 | Centre moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC's show cause notice over oxygen shortage May 05, 2021 03:05 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Centre moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC's show cause notice over oxygen shortage

    The Chief Justice NV Ramana-led Supreme Court bench directed that the Centre's plea be listed before another bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud.

  • COVID-19 | Delhi High Court pulls up Centre over oxygen shortage: Key highlights May 04, 2021 10:46 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Delhi High Court pulls up Centre over oxygen shortage: Key highlights

    The High Court also directed the central government to show cause as to why contempt not be initiated against it for failing to comply with order on supply of oxygen to Delhi.

  • SC says WB Housing Industry Regulation Act of 2017 ‘unconstitutional’, in conflict with Centre's RERA May 04, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    SC says WB Housing Industry Regulation Act of 2017 ‘unconstitutional’, in conflict with Centre's RERA

    The court said homebuyers who purchased properties under the state law before its verdict need not worry as their registration and other acts will remain valid

  • Supreme Court refuses to ban media from reporting oral observations of judges May 03, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    Supreme Court refuses to ban media from reporting oral observations of judges

    "The unfolding of the debate in the court of law is equally important and the media has a duty to report. It's not just our judgments that are significant," says Justice DY Chandrachud. A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah said that the reporting of the court discussion brings more accountability.

  • COVID-19: SC directs Centre to prepare buffer stock of oxygen for use in emergencies May 03, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    COVID-19: SC directs Centre to prepare buffer stock of oxygen for use in emergencies

    A three-judge bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud said the emergency stocks shall be created within the next four days and replenished on a day-to-day basis, in addition to the existing allocation of medical oxygen supply to the states.

  • Centre's COVID-19 vaccine policy seems 'detrimental to right to public health': SC May 03, 2021 12:01 AM IST

    Centre's COVID-19 vaccine policy seems 'detrimental to right to public health': SC

    The apex court bench also directed the central government to formulate a national policy on admissions to hospitals within two weeks, which shall be followed by all state governments.

  • EC moves Supreme Court against Madras HC over ‘murder charges' remark May 01, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    EC moves Supreme Court against Madras HC over ‘murder charges' remark

    The Madras HC had observed that the Election Commission “should be put on murder charges” for not taking action against political parties that flouted COVID-19 protocol while holding election rallies in poll-bound states at a time the country was seeing a surge in coronavirus cases.

  • 'Eye-opener' to see how Reliance Industries produced medical oxygen amid COVID-19 wave: Addl Secy Sumita Dawra tells SC Apr 30, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    'Eye-opener' to see how Reliance Industries produced medical oxygen amid COVID-19 wave: Addl Secy Sumita Dawra tells SC

    The RIL tweaked manufacturing at its oil refineries, based in Gujarat's Jamnagar, to produce over 700 tonnes a day of medical-grade oxygen which is being supplied to states severely hit by COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 Crisis | Supreme Court comes down hard on Centre: Key highlights Apr 30, 2021 03:59 PM IST

    COVID-19 Crisis | Supreme Court comes down hard on Centre: Key highlights

    A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud and comprising Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice S Ravindra Bhat took up suo moto cognizance of the harsh second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India.

  • COVID-19: Supreme Court asks Centre to procure licence for generic version of Remdesivir Apr 30, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    COVID-19: Supreme Court asks Centre to procure licence for generic version of Remdesivir

    The apex court suggested that India could obtain a licence from Bangladesh to produce a generic version of the drug locally.

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