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Q.  Who is the first woman lawyer to be appointed as Supreme court judge?

a. Indu Malhotra
b. Fathima Beevi
c. Ruma Pal
d. R. Banumathi

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Supreme Court collegium has selected senior advocate Indu Malhotra as the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed as a judge of the apex court.
Along with Malhotra, Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph has also been promoted as a Supreme Court justice.
Malhotra holds the distinction of being only the second woman in the Supreme Court’s history to be designated as a senior advocate in 2007.
In all, Malhotra is going to be the seventh woman judge since independence to make it to the Supreme Court.
At present, Justice R Banumathi is the lone woman judge in the apex court.


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