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May 18, 2024

Daily Legal Current Affairs for PCS (J) Judiciary 18 May 24 : Cheating by Personation- IPC section 419

Why in News ? Two complaints have been filed against 46-year-old Independent candidate in the fray for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. The 29-year-old shiva Kumar from Rajasthan, had filed the nomination as an Independent candidate. He has been charged under IPC sections 419 (punishment for cheating by personation), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery […]

May 17, 2024

Specific Performance under the Special Relief Act, 1963

The concept of Specific Performance refers to a legal remedy provided by the Indian courts under the Special Relief Act, 1963. It essentially compels a party to a contract to fulfill their obligations exactly as agreed upon, rather than awarding monetary compensation for breach of contract. Circumstances for Granting Specific Performance: The court will generally […]

May 17, 2024

What are Affirmative Easements and Negative Easements.

Easements grant specific rights to use another person’s property. But these rights can be structured in two main ways: affirmative easements and negative easements. Affirmative Easement: Definition: An affirmative easement grants the right to do something specific on another’s property. This allows the easement holder to actively use a portion of the land. Example: Imagine […]

May 17, 2024

Difference in Easement vs. License: 

Easement: An easement is a legal right granted by one landowner (the grantor) to another landowner (the grantee) to use a specific portion of the grantor’s property for a specific purpose. This right attaches to the land itself, not the individual owner. Illustration: Imagine a landlocked property (no direct road access). The owner can obtain […]

May 17, 2024

Grounds for Divorce under the Special Marriage Act, 1954

The Special Marriage Act, 1954 (SMA) lays out specific grounds on which either spouse can petition for divorce. Here’s a breakdown with relevant case laws: Grounds for Divorce: Adultery (Section 27(1)(a)) Case Law: Y.D. Chavan vs. Mrs. Sushila Chavan (AIR 2010 SC 1993): The Supreme Court clarified that a one-night stand can constitute adultery if […]

May 17, 2024

Maintenance under Section 125 of CrPC

Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC) is a crucial provision in India, aiming to ensure financial support for wives, children, and parents from those legally obligated to maintain them. However, the section has its limitations, and the judiciary has played a significant role in interpreting it to better address the needs […]

May 17, 2024

Guardianship under the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956

The Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956 (HMGA) establishes the legal framework for guardianship of minor children in India. It defines a guardian as an individual responsible for the care, welfare, and property of a minor (someone below 18 years old) until they reach adulthood. Types of Guardians: The HMGA recognizes three main types of […]

May 16, 2024

Daily Legal Current Affairs for PCS (J) Judiciary 16 May 24 : Dowry Prohibition Officers; Dowry Prohibition Acts

Why in News ? The Allahabad HC directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file an affidavit on whether Dowry Prohibition Officers have been appointed to oversee that the provisions of the Dowry Prohibition Act are complied with. The court passed the order while hearing a petition filed by one Ankit Singh and others. It is […]

May 15, 2024

Daily Legal Current Affairs for PCS (J) Judiciary 15 May 24 ;Delhi High Court’s ‘Virtual Touch’ judgment

·It introduces the concept of “virtual touch”, drawing parallels between digital interactions and physical contact. · It also suggests that this idea be introduced to young minds as part of the “good touch/bad touch” exercise, a common intervention that teaches children to discern between appropriate and inappropriate contact. Virtual touch can refer to two different […]

May 14, 2024

Daily Legal Current Affairs for PCS (J) Judiciary-14 May 24 : Section 132 in the Representation of the People Act, 19511

Why in News ? The BJP candidate in Hyderabad, Madhavi Latha, was recently seen in asking niqab-wearing women voters to remove their face coverings so she could verify their identities. Hyderabad Police registered an FIR against Latha under IPC sections pertaining to undue influence at an election (171C), obstructing a public servant (186), and intent […]

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