Article 142

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The Supreme Court utilized its authority under Article 142 of the Constitution to nullify the outcome of the January 30 Chandigarh mayoral election due to deliberate invalidation of eight ballots by the presiding officer. It emphasized the need to uphold the sanctity of electoral democracy and cited …

Article 142

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times   Context: The Supreme Court of India, has ordered the release of a man sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping a minor girl whom he later married in 2014. The court invoked its powers under Article 142 of the Constitution due to the peculiar circumstances …

Article 142

Source: IE  Context: The Supreme Court of India has ruled that it can directly grant divorce to couples under Article 142 (1) of the Constitution, which allows it to do “complete justice” in any cause or matter.   What did SC say?  The court can waive the mandatory six-month waiting period for divorce under The …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 07 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Jallikattu:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Context: With a steep rise in the daily cases of COVID-19, the district administration in Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Ranipet and Tirupattur, have banned the conduct of Jallikattu events, ahead of Pongal festival, …

Plea in SC for uniform divorce, alimony rules

Topics Covered: Women related issues. Plea in SC for uniform divorce, alimony rules: Context: The Supreme Court has agreed to examine a plea to frame uniform guidelines on divorce, maintenance and alimony for all religions. Need for: A petition was filed in the court that argued divorce, maintenance and alimony laws in certain religions discriminated and …

What is Article 142?

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. What is Article 142? What to study? For Prelims: Overview and applicability of Article 142. For Mains: Need for and significance of these powers for the Supreme Court. Context: Invoking special powers under Article 142, the Supreme Court has deemed all …

Grounds for divorce under Hindu law.

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Grounds for divorce under Hindu law. What to study? For Prelims: What is “irretrievable breakdown of marriage”? Article 142. For Mains: Concerns and Issues surrounding, need for UCC. Context: Last week, the Supreme Court used extraordinary powers under Article 142 of the …