Thank you for your enthusiastic participation in the fourth Law Biriyani, our fortnightly law quiz. Between 10:30 am yesterday and 11 am today, we received many entries where all the answers to our six questions were correct. The first person to correctly answer all six questions was K.V.S. Lokesh, a student in his second year at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Lokesh enjoys quizzing and the travel and company that accompanies it. Recently, he has acquired a taste for cricket-related fiction. He wins Rs. 8000/- worth of discounts to do any course or certification on myLaw.net.
The answers to the sixth Law Biriyani are below.
A1. V.R. Krishna Iyer, who passed away on December 4.
A2. Bharti Shroff, the single largest holder of shares at the law firm of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.
A3. Ricks Club’s dancers or “strippers” were awarded USD 10.8 million in damages, as the court considered them to be employees and not independent contractors.
A4. Shamnad Basheer was awarded the Infosys Prize for his contributions to the analysis of a range of legal issues, including pharmaceutical patent injunctions and enforcement. Amartya Sen said that Basheer “has also linked up the practice of law with the theory of it in a totally remarkable and convincing way”. The prize consists of a purse of Rs. 55 lakhs, a 22 karat gold medallion, and a citation certificate for each category.
A5. Abhishek Manu Singhvi. The Income Tax Settlement Commission has levied a penalty of nearly Rs 57 crore after the Rajya Sabha MP and senior advocate failed to furnish documents supporting his claims of expenditure for running his office. Singhvi could not produce the vouchers for this period arguing that termites, which attacked his chartered accountant Mayank Gupta’s office, had chomped off the records.
A6. The practice in the Indian film industry that bars women from being classified as make-up artists. The Supreme Court bench consisting of Justices Deepak Mishra and U.U. Lalit struck down Cine Costume Make-up Artists and Hair Dressers Association (CCMAA) rules which barred women from practising as make-up artists, stating that it would not allow this “constitutionally impermissible discrimination” to continue.