Legal News Compilation of the January Month

  • On January 1, 2021, A special committee has submitted report to the Supreme Court on reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).
  • Central Government has postponed the first phase of the census and collection of details for updating the National Population Register (NPR) at least till September, 2022.
  • Ministry of Civil Aviation released the draft “National Air Sports Policy (NASP)” on January 3, 2021 for public feedback.
  • The Delhi Teachers University Bill was passed by Delhi Assembly on January 4, 2022.
  • On January 5, 2022, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change shared the draft notification for regulations on “extended producer responsibility (EPR) for waste tyres”.
  • On January 6, 2021, The Union Cabinet gave nod to several proposals including Phase 2 of Green Energy Corridor and MoU with Nepal for constructing bridge over Mahakali River.
  • On January 7, 2022, the Supreme Court of India allowed the commencement of counselling process for NEET-PG and NEET-UG for academic year 2021-22 admissions, based on the existing quota system. Court has upheld the constitutionality of 27% OBC reservation.
  • The Bombay High Court recently pronounced that whether to announce public holiday or not is government decision. And public holiday is not a fundamental right.
  • Election Commission of India (ECI) has enhanced election expenditure ceiling for candidates in assembly constituencies, ahead of assembly elections across five states.
  • Union Food Processing Ministry has created a dedicated grievance cell, for maintaining uninterrupted supplies of food-related essentials.
  • On January 10, 2022, Ministry of home affairs (MHA) has released advisory on transgender persons in prisons.
  • On January 12, 2022, the Supreme Court appointed an inquiry committee headed by former judge Justice Indu Malhotra to probe the Prime Minister Narendra Modi security breach in Punjab on January 5.
  • Union government has started the process of making six airbags mandatory from October 1, 2022. Airbags will be made mandatory for all cars being sold in India.
  • The United States Government has recently proposed a bill to end China’s “chokehold” on rare – earth metal supplies.
  • The Department of Telecom, DoT has recently amended the telecom licenses. Through these amendments, the service providers will now roll out machine-to-machine communication. This communication is the major part of 5G technology.
  • The Government of India recently proposed to change the rules of appointing IAS officers.
  • The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently launched “Star Rating System”. The system provides environmental clearance in short duration.
  • The Union Cabinet recently extended the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis for three more years.
  • On January 20, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled that, Reservation should not be seen as being at odds with merit for NEET.
  • On January 21, 2021, the Supreme Court asked the Centre whether it was planning a dedicated Indian Environment Service in India’s bureaucratic set-up.
  • In a significant verdict Supreme Court recently declared that; daughters will be entitled to inherit the properties of the father.
  • Union government has changed spending norms for Contingency Fund of India. It has allowed 40 per cent of total corpus to be placed at disposal of expenditure secretary.
  • Kerala government has decided to bring an ordinance for amending the “Kerala Lokayukta Act”, so that it would have the powers of rejecting report of anti-corruption body.
  • The Lok Sabha secretariat launched a new app titled “Digital Sansad” on January 27, 2022.
  • The recently legislated America Competes Act of 2022 to open new doors for the talented experts from all over the world. COMPETES means Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre – Eminence in technology and Economic strength Act. The main aim of the act is to make the supply chains stronger.
  • Recently, the Supreme Court of India refused to lay down any yardstick to grant reservation in promotion in government jobs to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).
  • CBSE Class XII : Supreme Court Asks School Result Committee To Examine Students’ Grievances Over Valuation


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