Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed as 49th Chief Justice of India: Min. of Law & Justice

Min. of Law & Justice:

In exercise of the power conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President has appointed Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge of the Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of India.

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will take over as the 49th Chief Justice of India on 27th August 2022.

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on August 2014 from the Bar.

Justice Lalit will become the second Chief Justice of India to be directly elevated to the Supreme Court from the Bar, after Justice S.M. Sikri, who served as the 13 th CJI in 1971.

Justice Lalit has served as a Member of Supreme Court Legal Services Committee for two terms.

Justice U.U. Lalit has to his credit several landmark judgments.

Born on 9th November, 1957 at Solapur, Maharashtra, Justice Lalit was enrolled as an Advocate by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in June, 1983. He practised in the High Court of Bombay till December, 1985 before shifting his practice to Delhi in January, 1986.

He worked in the chambers of Shri Soli J. Sorabjee from October 1986 till 1992 and was on the panel of lawyers for Union of India during the period Shri Soli J. Sorabjee was Attomey General for India. From 1992 till 2002 he practised as Advocate on Record and was designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in April 2004.

He was also appointed Amicus Curiae in many important issues, including Forest matters, Vehicular Pollution, Pollution of Yamuna etc. He was appointed as Special Public Prosecutor for CBI under the orders of the Supreme Court to conduct trial in all 2G matters.

The just-concluded 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai witnessed encouraging performances by the Indian contingent: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

The just-concluded 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai witnessed encouraging performances by the Indian contingent.

I congratulate the India B team (Men’s) and India A team (Women’s) for winning the Bronze Medal.

This augurs well for the future of Chess in India.

I congratulate D Gukesh, Nihal Sarin, Arjun Erigaisi, Praggnanandhaa, Vaishali, Tania Sachdev and Divya Deshmukh from our contingent who won board medals.

These are outstanding players who have shown remarkable grit and tenacity.

Best wishes for their future endeavours.

India plans to restore the only large carnivore, the Cheetah, that has become extinct in independent India: Min. of Env. & Forest

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change:

India plans to restore the only large carnivore, the Cheetah, that has become extinct in independent India.

This endeavor will achieve the following goals and objectives:

 Goal

Establish viable cheetah metapopulation in India that allows the cheetah to perform its functional role as a top predator and provide space for the expansion of the cheetah within its historical range thereby contributing to its global conservation efforts.

The introduction of the cheetah is not only a species recovery program but an effort to restore ecosystems with a lost element that has played a significant role in their evolutionary history, allow ecosystems to provide services to their full potential, and use the cheetah as an umbrella species for conserving the biodiversity of grasslands, savanna and open forest systems.

The word Cheetah is of Sanskrit origin and the cheetah finds mention in the ancient texts such as the Vedas and Puranas; it is indeed ironical that the species is currently extinct in India.

The original threats that resulted in the extinction of the cheetah have been abated and India now has the technical and financial ability to bring back its lost Natural Heritage for ethical, ecological, and economic considerations.

Successful conservation introductions are a blend of best science, technology, sociological aspects and commitment of financial resources. These aspects are integrated in this Action Plan based on the modern scientific approach recommended by the latest International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) guidelines for reintroduction and other conservation translocations, provides the framework for bringing back the charismatic cheetah to India.

I hope the odious reputation acquired by the law that “process is the punishment” will be erased very soon… : P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:

It is a great relief that the Supreme Court has granted bail to the poet, Varavara Rao, in the Bhima Koregaon case

This is a time to remember the others who are still in prison in the case.

Among them are professors, writers, lawyers and social activists.

I hope the odious reputation acquired by the law that “process is the punishment” will be erased very soon

In the next few years, more than 75 percent of the households in the country will get piped gas: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister’s Office:

PM dedicates 2G Ethanol Plant in Panipat

“Biofuel is synonymous to protecting nature – Biofuel for us is green and environment-saving fuel”

“Political selfishness and politics of short cuts can never solve the problems permanently”

“Selfish announcements of freebies will prevent the country from becoming self-reliant, increase burden on honest taxpayers and prevent investment in new technologies”

“In the next few years, more than 75 percent of the households in the country will get piped gas”

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Sri Sri at Sunrise

One thing you must know is that Life moves in the direction of the best. On the way you may find rough roads, but it is towards the better :
Sri Sri

Pic Credit : Sri Sri