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Published on December 13, 2022 by Just Prep Raj |
Last Updated on April 6, 2023 by Just Prep Raj

NATIONAL NEWS | Justice Datta | 13 DEC | RAS | PRE | MAINS

National News

  1. Justice Dipankar Datta takes oath as Supreme Court Judge.
  • The Number of Judge in the apex Court has now increased to 28.

The sanctioned strength of the Supreme Court is 34 including CJI. (1+33)

  • Justice Datta, will have a tenure till February 8, 2030.
  1. Person in News – Sulochana Chavan
  • Veteran Lavani singer Sulochana Chavan passed away at 92, in Mumbai.
  • She was known as ‘Lavani Samradnyi (Queen of Lavani)’ for her singing contribution to the Art.
  • She was Awarded the Padma Shri in March 2022
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award – 2012
  • Lata Mangeshkar Award in MH – 2010
  1. Indian origin, Nihar Malaviya has been named interim CEO of international Publishing group Penguin Random House and will assume the role from January 1, 2023.



  • Viktor Axelsen has won his eighth title for Men’s single BWF World Tour Finals 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Women’s singles winner – Tai Tzu Ying
  • World No.3 Sukant Kadam won a gold Medal at the Peru Para-Badminton International Championship in Lima.
  • Three Medicinal Plant species (Meizotropis Pellita, Fritilloria Cirrhosa, Dactylorhiza hatagirea) have been listed in the IUCN Red list.
  • These species are found in the Himalayan Region spread across Nepal, India, China, Sikkim.
  1. Meizotropis – ‘criticallly endangered’
  2. Fritilloria cirrhosa – ‘vulnerable’
  3. Dactylorhiza hatagiarea – ‘endangered’
  4. Meghalaya Awarded for TB Control Programme.
  5. 27th Edition of the International Film Festival – Kerela
  6. Japan’s space launches World’s First Commercial Moon lander, HAKUTO-R.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q.01 Who is the current judge of Supreme Court?

Ans: Who is serving the Office of Chief Justice Of India (CJI) currently? Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of India on 9th November 2022.

Q.02 How many judges are in Supreme Court?

Ans: The Supreme Court of India comprises the Chief Justice and 33 other Judges appointed by the President of India.

Q.03 Who names the Supreme Court judges?

Ans: Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the Constitution grants plenary power to the President of the United States to nominate, and with the advice and consent of the United States Senate, appoint justices to the Supreme Court; justices have life tenure.

Q.04 Who is the first Chief Justice of India?

Ans: The correct answer is H. J. Kania. H. J. Kania was the first Chief Justice of India. H. J. Kania served as the first Chief Justice of India from the year of 1950 to 1951.

Q.05 Which is the 25th High Court in India?

Ans: The Andhra Pradesh High Court is the 25th High Court in India. It is established on 1st January 2019, under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014

Q.06 Who was the first justice of the Supreme Court?

Ans: As stipulated by the Judiciary Act of 1789, there was one Chief Justice, John Jay, and five Associate Justices: James Wilson, William Cushing, John Blair, John Rutledge and James Iredell.

Q.07 Who controls Supreme Court of India?

Ans: It is the final court of appeal for all civil and criminal cases. It also has the power of judicial review. The Chief Justice of India is the Head of the Supreme Court, which consists of a maximum of 34 judges, and has extensive powers in the form of original, appellate and advisory jurisdictions.

Q.08 Who named the Supreme Court?

Ans:  President George Washington named six Supreme Court justices who were approved within two days by Congress. The date of February 1, 1790 was set for the Court’s first meeting.

Q.09 Who is higher than Supreme Court judge?

Ans: The Supreme Court of India (SC of India), is at the top of the judicial hierarchy and the final court of appeal set up by the Indian Constitution. It followed by the High Court (HC), which is the apex judicial forum at the state and union territory level.

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