Welcome once again, to Law Biriyani, our fortnightly quiz. The first person to answer all six questions in the comments will receive a discount of Rs. 8000/- on any course or certification they want to do on myLaw.net. The quiz will be open up to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 24. Make sure you leave your email address along with your answers.
Q 1. This has happened only twice in India’s history relating to judges. The first time was in relation to Tamil Nadu in 1997 and the second instance was in relation to Kerala this year. What?
Q 2. A recent event, said to have had economic and emotional consequences, is depicted in the New Yorker cartoon below. Which event?
Q 3. Two Supreme Court lawyers, Kirti Mishra and Arvind Sharma, recently challenged in the Delhi High Court, a government notification allowing for the introduction of something across India from October 1, 2014, on the grounds that it is unsafe. The Delhi High Court refused to stay the Union government’s notification. What is the government trying to introduce?
Q 4. Recently, Justice S. Tamilvanan of the Madras High Court granted a stay against the release of a movie by Varsha Productions. The petitioner, S. R. Gaikwad, did not want Varsha Productions to use a name in the title of their movie. What name?
Q 5. After working as a social worker and crime reporter, Thokozile Matilda Masipa (pictured below in an image from The Independent) turned to law and was made a judge in 1998. She became the second black woman to be appointed a judge in the High Court of the country she is from. In 2013, she sentenced a serial rapist and robber known as the “Axeman” to over 250 years in prison. Why is she in the news?
Q 6. Mr. Ralph Nader coined this term some time in the 1970s and he advocated for its usage so that terms such as fink, stool pigeon, and squealer, among others would not have to be used. However the term originally is attributed to the practice of English “bobbies” who would perform a certain act when they noticed the commission of a crime. One of the first laws dealing with this entity was the 1863 United States False Claims Act (revised in 1986), which tried to combat fraud by suppliers of the United States government during the Civil War. What term, currently in the Indian spotlight, are we talking about?
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