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The Supreme Court of India is the apex supreme judicial body, which has the power of judicial review. It consists of a maximum of 34 judges and the Chief Justice of India is the head and chief judge of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court settles disputes between various government authorities as well as the central government vs state governments. Also, being the advisory court, the apex court hears matters which may specifically be referred to it under the constitution by the President of India. On January 28, 1950, the Supreme Court replaced both the Federal Court of India and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, which were then at the apex of the Indian court system. The Supreme Court moved to its present premises in 1958 and the first Chief Justice of India was H J Kania. It was constituted as per Chapter IV of the Part V of Constitution of India. Former President Dr Rajendra Prasad laid the foundation stone of the Supreme Court's building on October 29, 1954. Designed in an Indo-British style by the chief architect Ganesh Bhikaji Deolalikar, the Supreme Court has a 27.6 metre high dome and a spacious colonnaded verandah. Apart from this, two new wings – the East Wing and the West Wing – were added to the complex in 1979. Also, a black bronze sculpture of 210 cm height was installed in the lawn of the complex in 1980, portraying Mother India in the form of the figure of a lady. This sculpture is just behind the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. According to Article 124 of the Constitution, a citizen of India not exceeding 65 years of age can be a judge if he or she has served as a judge of one high court or more for over 5 years or been an advocate for at least 10 years. Since February 5, 2018, the Supreme Court has decided to follow a new roster system for allocation of matters to judges. The current incumbent Chief Justice of India is NV Ramana who took office on April 24, 2021. More

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  • LIC IPO | Supreme Court refuses to interfere in the IPO process, rejects interim relief May 12, 2022 12:19 PM IST

    LIC IPO | Supreme Court refuses to interfere in the IPO process, rejects interim relief

    The SC issued notice on petitions challenging passage of Finance Act 2021 as money bill and amendments made to LIC Act accordingly. The court referred the question of money bill to a larger bench.

  • Sedition Law | Supreme Court asks Centre, states to keep Sec 124A in abeyance till reconsideration May 11, 2022 11:49 AM IST

    Sedition Law | Supreme Court asks Centre, states to keep Sec 124A in abeyance till reconsideration

    The Supreme Court has asked the government to refrain from registering cases under existing sedition law until the time the government's recosnideration of the law is in process.

  • Sedition law| SC asks govt plan on existing pending cases under law during reconsideration May 10, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    Sedition law| SC asks govt plan on existing pending cases under law during reconsideration

    The government in its affidavit informed the Supreme Court that it has decided to re-examine and reconsider the law on sedition and urged the court to defer hearing the case on sedition law's validity.

  • Supreme Court upholds Bombay HC order quashing MIHAN India's annulment of bid for Nagpur airport May 09, 2022 09:51 PM IST

    Supreme Court upholds Bombay HC order quashing MIHAN India's annulment of bid for Nagpur airport

    The Supreme Court had earlier refused to stay the Bombay High Court's order and has upheld the same in its today's order.

  • Decided to re-examine sedition law, Centre tells Supreme Court May 09, 2022 03:47 PM IST

    Decided to re-examine sedition law, Centre tells Supreme Court

    Earlier this month, the government had said that the law on sedition was well settled and did not need a relook by the Supreme Court.

  • Anti-Encroachment Drive | Can't entertain plea at behest of political party: SC on plea against demolition in Shaheen Bagh May 09, 2022 03:30 PM IST

    Anti-Encroachment Drive | Can't entertain plea at behest of political party: SC on plea against demolition in Shaheen Bagh

    A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai asked the party to approach the Delhi High Court.

  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Meru's appeal in Ola 'predatory pricing' case May 09, 2022 12:36 PM IST

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Meru's appeal in Ola 'predatory pricing' case

    NCLAT had in January upheld CCI's finding which said Ola was not in a dominant position to abuse its position in Bengaluru as claimed by Meru

  • Centre defends sedition law in SC, says past judgment that upheld its validity withstood 'test of time' May 07, 2022 10:45 PM IST

    Centre defends sedition law in SC, says past judgment that upheld its validity withstood 'test of time'

    The top court, in 1962, had upheld the validity of the sedition law while attempting to restrict its scope for misuse.

  • Delimitation Commission on J&K signs final order, recommends hike in number of assembly seats May 05, 2022 02:38 PM IST

    Delimitation Commission on J&K signs final order, recommends hike in number of assembly seats

    The panel has proposed six additional seats for Jammu and one for Kashmir. As of now, the Kashmir division has 46 seats and Jammu division 37.

  • Litigant issues public apology to Azim Premji after SC order, withdraws all cases May 05, 2022 09:47 AM IST

    Litigant issues public apology to Azim Premji after SC order, withdraws all cases

    Subramanian and the Indian Awake for Transparency, the NGO supported by him, ran into a legal wrangle with Premji over alleged illegality in the transfer of assets from three companies to a private trust and a newly-formed company.

  • No individual can be forced to get vaccinated: Supreme Court May 02, 2022 11:25 AM IST

    No individual can be forced to get vaccinated: Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court also directed the Centre to publish reports on adverse events of vaccines from people and doctors on a publicly accessible system, without compromising data of the individuals reporting them.

  • India has court backlog of 40 million cases, Chief Justice NV Ramana says Apr 30, 2022 04:46 PM IST

    India has court backlog of 40 million cases, Chief Justice NV Ramana says

    "We have 20 judges per million population, which is highly inadequate to deal with the rising trend of litigation," Chief Justice Ramana said.

  • Supreme Court raises the bar for proof in insider trading cases Apr 28, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    Supreme Court raises the bar for proof in insider trading cases

    A recent Supreme Court decision where it reversed SEBI’s order of disgorgement of about Rs 8.30 crore of alleged insider trading profits and penalty raises disturbing questions

  • Unitech case: SC gives opportunity to senior citizens, persons in urgent need of funds due to medical urgency to seek refund Apr 27, 2022 09:49 PM IST

    Unitech case: SC gives opportunity to senior citizens, persons in urgent need of funds due to medical urgency to seek refund

    The Unitech board of management also informed the Supreme Court that subject to statutory approvals and availability of funds, it will be able to deliver 1000 to 1500 flats in nine to 12 months starting from August

  • SC seeks opinion of Centre, states on plea to make sports fundamental right Apr 26, 2022 07:35 PM IST

    SC seeks opinion of Centre, states on plea to make sports fundamental right

    Stressing the importance of physical activities, the bench said on Monday that involving children in sports will be useful as otherwise they will end up spending more time on screen.

  • Amrapali case: Consortium of banks will release Rs 280 crore to ASPIRE, Supreme Court told Apr 25, 2022 10:01 PM IST

    Amrapali case: Consortium of banks will release Rs 280 crore to ASPIRE, Supreme Court told

    Cricketer MS Dhoni, who was the brand ambassador of the erstwhile Amrapali group, moves the top court seeking direction in the ongoing arbitral proceedings.

  • SC stays proposed demolition of jhuggis at Sarojini Nagar, asks Centre to deal humanly Apr 25, 2022 08:58 PM IST

    SC stays proposed demolition of jhuggis at Sarojini Nagar, asks Centre to deal humanly

    The law officer, who wanted the protection against demolition to be confined to the two petitioners who have come to the court, assured the bench that no coercive steps would be taken against all the residents till the next date of hearing.

  • Mushrooming of illegal colonies across country is menace to urban development: SC Apr 25, 2022 04:50 PM IST

    Mushrooming of illegal colonies across country is menace to urban development: SC

    A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai appointed senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan as amicus curiae in the matter and asked him to suggest what can be done by the government to stop illegal colonies.

  • Legal Matters | New tax rules for charities will have them living in a state of perpetual trauma Apr 25, 2022 03:45 PM IST

    Legal Matters | New tax rules for charities will have them living in a state of perpetual trauma

    There is merit in the argument that NGOs need to be reined in. However, these new rules lead to over-regulation of the non-profit sector and give arbitrary powers to the government 

  • SC agrees to list after summer vacation pleas against abrogation of Article 370 Apr 25, 2022 11:46 AM IST

    SC agrees to list after summer vacation pleas against abrogation of Article 370

    A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Hima Kohli took note of the submissions of senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for one of the petitioners, that the plea needed urgent hearing in view of the delimitation exercise being carried out in the state.

  • SC to hear plea against proposed demolition of 200 jhuggis at Delhi's Sarojini Nagar Apr 24, 2022 09:41 PM IST

    SC to hear plea against proposed demolition of 200 jhuggis at Delhi's Sarojini Nagar

    A bench of justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy will hear the plea filed by a minor, Vaishali, a jhuggi resident whose 10th board examinations are starting on April 26, that homes in the area not be demolished for the time being.

  • Union minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish surrenders in Lakhimpur court Apr 24, 2022 05:09 PM IST

    Union minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish surrenders in Lakhimpur court

    The Supreme Court had cancelled the bail granted to Ashish Mishra and asked him to surrender in a week.

  • SC rejects bail plea of Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik in money laundering case Apr 22, 2022 11:51 AM IST

    SC rejects bail plea of Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik in money laundering case

    A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said that it will not interfere with the Bombay High Court order of March 15 but Malik can avail the remedy available under the law before the trial court.

  • SC upholds Maharashtra's decision to attach 63 Moons assets under depositor protection Act Apr 22, 2022 11:07 AM IST

    SC upholds Maharashtra's decision to attach 63 Moons assets under depositor protection Act

    Sets aside the judgment of the Bombay High Court that had quashed the notifications by the state government against 63 Moons

  • SC directs status quo on Bombay HC order for cab aggregators to comply with 2020 guidelines Apr 21, 2022 04:14 PM IST

    SC directs status quo on Bombay HC order for cab aggregators to comply with 2020 guidelines

    In March this year, the Bombay High Court asked Ola, Uber, and other similar platforms to apply for licenses under the 2020 guidelines by March 16 for being able to continue with their operations in the state of Maharashtra.

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