1. ‘Office of Chief Justice of India comes under RTI Act’(GS-2) & (GS-4)
Functioning of Judiciary; Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures
The office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a ‘public authority’ under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, a five-judge Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi declared on Wednesday.
Indian Polity; Anti-defection law : Health
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the disqualification of 17 dissident Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) legislators by then Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar under the Tenth Schedule (antidefection law) but held that their ouster was no bar to contesting repolls.
UPSC Syllabus : Economic growth; Inflation
UPSC Syllabus : Indian Polity
UPSC Syllabus : Economic growth .
What is the Purchasing Managers' Index?
Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is an indicator of business activity -- both in the manufacturing and services sectors. It consists of a diffusion index that summarizes whether market conditions, as viewed by purchasing managers, are expanding, staying the same, or contracting. The purpose of the PMI is to provide information about current and future business conditions to company decision makers, analysts, and investors.
In India, it is published by Markit Limited
7. A balancing act (GS-4)
UPSC Syllabus : Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures; RTI Act
The Supreme Court has decided to transfer to itself from several High Courts all the cases concerning the decryption of WhatsApp messages and the tracing of their original senders, along with the cases demanding the linkage of Aadhaar and social media profiles. The court acted on the plea of Facebook, the parent company of WhatsApp, that different High Courts could have contrarian views and therefore the Supreme Court should hear the cases. Facebook also argued that only the apex court could exercise jurisdiction with credibility on issues that may have a global impact.
UPSC Syllabus : Functioning of the judiciary
UPSC Syllabus : Anti-Defection Law
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