Bar ‘shocked’ by Collegium decision

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  • February 20, 2020
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Bar ‘shocked’ by Collegium decision

In News:

  • The Collegium, led by Chief Justice of India recommended the transfer of Justice S. Muralidhar, who is third in the order of seniority in the Delhi High Court, along with two other transfer recommendations of judges.

From Prelims point of view:

Collegium System

  • A system under which appointments/elevation of judges/lawyers to Supreme Court and transfers of judges of High Courts and Apex Court are decided by a forum of the Chief Justice of India and the four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court.
  • There is no mention of the Collegium either in the original Constitution of India or in successive amendments.
  • The recommendations of the Collegium are binding on the Central Government; if the Collegium sends the names of the judges/lawyers to the government for the second time.

Serum Institute hopes to offer COVID-19 vaccine

  • Serum Institute of India, Pune, may begin the human trials for a vaccine for COVID-19

From Prelims point of view:

  • World Health Organisation (WHO) has named the new coronavirus disease as ‘Covid-19’.
  • Taken from the words “corona”, “virus” and “disease”, with 2019
  • The latest strain has been designated ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

Source : WHO

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 20th February 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 20th February 2020

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