General Awareness Questions
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
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 Courtâ€™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.