Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Red Lynx Confederation Vs Union of India dated 14/09/2020. The petitioner seeks certain directions to ensure prevention of attempts to commit suicide by persons by throwing themselves in the animal enclosures in Zoos. This act of attempt to commit suicide is an offence punishable under section 309 of the India Penal Code (IPC). However, Section 115 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, which creates a presumption, has an impact on section 309 IPC.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gopeshwar Nath Chaturvedi Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 03/09/2020. The question for consideration was compliance of the order of the Surpeme Court September 23, 2013 for shifting of industrial activities in residential areas in the State of Uttar Pradesh for protection of environment.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sarika Vs Administrator, Mahakaleshwar Mandir Committee, Ujjain & Others dated 01/09/2020.

The SC passed a slew of direction after taking into account the report submitted by the Experts Committee on January 19, 2019, the report of the Temple Committee as well as project report prepared by the Ujjain Smart City Ltd.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/08/2020. Aishwarya Bhati, Assistant Solicitor General (ASG) informed the apex court of a news item in Times of India - which stated that an entire Aravali hillock has been flattened to build an approach road for farmhouses being constructed in village Bandhwari, around 1.5 kms off the Gurgaon­ - Faridabad road. Anil Grover, Additional Advocate General appearing on behalf of the State of Haryana, has assured the SC that needful would be done to stop further damage.

The Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Centre for Public Interest Litigation Vs Union of India dated 18/08/2020.

The Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/08/2020.

The case related to the authority of the "Monitoring Committee to seal the residential premises on the private land” particularly when they are not being used for the “commercial purpose” in Delhi. Report No.149 dated April 2, 2019 submitted by the Monitoring Committee concerned specific unauthorized constructions allegedly carried out in the Vasant Kunj and Rajokari area. These constructions were not on public land. The respective persons owned the land.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Aegis Logistics Limited Vs Charudatt Pandurang Koli & Others dated 14/08/2020.

The present application in the SC is related to the National Green Tribunal order of June 30, 2020 in Original Application No. 40 of 2014.

Brief History of the Case: 

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/08/2020. The matter related to steps to control air pollution taken by the government of NCT of Delhi.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/08/2020. The matter related to steps taken by the state of Punjab to control air pollution.

An affidavit was filed in the SC on behalf of state of Punjab and with respect to it the court asked for clarification and submission of a report.

Some of the issues raised by the apex court are the following:

The Supreme Court on July 29, 2020 expressed shock at IIT Bombay''s backing out of the smog tower project at Anand Vihar in East Delhi and said this was "not expected of such institutions". The apex court said it was "not at all happy with the state of affairs" of the project for installing the smog tower -- structure designed as large-scale air purifier to reduce pollution -- and non-compliance with its order would be "taken seriously”.

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