Landmark Judgment delivered by Supreme Court in 2018

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Authorized Officer, State Bank of Travancore v. Mathew KC. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 55In financial matters, the courts should be cautious in granting ex-parte interim orders.
Sampurna Behura v. Union of India. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 106The Supreme Court urged that the Chief Justice of each High Court should consider establishing child friendly courts and vulnerable witness courts in their states.
Shafin Jahan v. Asokan K.M 2018 SCC OnLine SC 201Hadiya’s Marriage Case
Common Cause v. Union of India, (2018) 5 SCC 1.Passive Euthanasia is permissible and every human being have a fundamental right to die with dignity.   5-judge Constitution Bench of Dipak Misra, CJ and AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, Dr. DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, JJ 
Indian Farmers Fertilizer Co-Operative Limited v. Bhadra Products 2018 SCC OnLine SC 38SC asked Parliament to amend S. 34 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.
National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Labour v. Union of India. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 236.Supreme Court issues various directions for  welfare of construction workers  
Bar Council of India v. A.K. Balaji 2018 SCC OnLine SC 214.Regarding entry of Foreign firm in India
Mohd. Akhtar v. State of Jammu and Kashmir 2018 SCC OnLine SC 386Kathua Rape case
Lok Prahari v. Union of India 2018 SCC OnLine SC 379Supreme Court refused to scrap the pension & other benefits to ex-MPs.
Asok Pandey v. Supreme Court of India 2018 SCC OnLine SC 361CJI is master of roster.
State of Meghalaya v. Phikirba Khariah 2018 SCC OnLine SC 336Process for selection to the public posts in exams conducted by various public service commissions must be videographed.
Dr Subhash Kashinath Mahajan v. State of Maharashtra. (SC/ST Judgement) 2018 SCC OnLine SC 243.Mere allegation not enough for arrest under SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 as is not an instrument to blackmail innocents
Asian Resurfacing of Road Agency Pvt. Ltd. v. Central Bureau of Investigation 2018 SCC OnLine SC 310Civil/criminal pending cases cannot be stayed for more than 6 months and extension can be granted only by speaking order.
Shakti Vahini v. Union of India 2018 SCC OnLine SC 275Khap Panchayats have no authority to order honour killings.
Board of Cricket Control of India v. Kochi Cricket Pvt. Ltd. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 232Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 is prospective in nature.
State of Gujarat v. Utility User’s Welfare Association. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 368Regarding qualification of members in State Electricity Commissions.
Lok Prahari v. State of Uttar Pradesh 2018 SCC OnLine SC 379Former Chief Ministers are not entitled to Govt. Accommodation.
Nandakumar v. State of Kerala 2018 SCC OnLine SC 492Live-in Relationship Explained.  
Sarika v. Administrator, Shri Mahakaleshwar Mandir Committee. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 490Regarding Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlingam Erosion: The Court  cannot restrain religious offerings and Temple Committee should prepare a plan to prevent further erosion.
Roger Mathew v. South Indian Bank Limited 2018 SCC OnLine SC 500SC constitutes a committee for appointments in Tribunals and said that Tribunals shouldn’t be heaven for retired persons and proper recruitment process should be followed for appointment to such post.
Kalpana Mehta v. Union of India. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 512Regarding Parliamentary Committee Report. The Court said that such reports can be taken judicial notice of but it’s validity can’t be questioned.
Rupinder Singh Sandhu v. State of Punjab. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 526Cricketer-turned-Politician Navjot Singh Sidhu cannot be held guilty for the death of one Gurnam Singh.
U.P. Public Service Commission v. Rahul Singh. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 609Regarding the answer key in UPPSC 2018 exam.  
Tehseen S. Poonawalla v. Union of India. (2018) 6 SCC 72Direction issued for prevention of Cow Vigilantism and Mob Lynching.
Om Prakash Singh v. State of Bihar. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 684Second Complaint in criminal cases is maintainable if based on discovery of new facts in the same matter.
Lalit Yadav v. State of Chhattisgarh. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 680Regarding disclosure of Rape victim’s identity.
Shanti Bhushan v. Supreme Court of India 2018 SCC OnLine SC 669CJI is the Master of Roster.
Government of NCT of Delhi v. Union of India 2018 SCC OnLine SC 661LG is bound by aid and advice of the Council of Ministers of the Delhi Government
Joseph Shine v. Union of India 2018 SCC OnLine SC 783Adultery(S.497 IPC)  unconstitutional   5-Judge Constitution Bench comprising of CJ Dipak Misra and Rohinton Fali Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, Dr DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, JJ.
Surinder Kumar Khanna v. Directorate of Revenue Intelligence 2018 SCC OnLine SC 757Confession of an accused is not a substantive evidence against other co-accused.  
Commr. of Customs v. Dilip Kumar and Co. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 747Ambiguity in tax exemption provisions to be interpreted in favour of the revenue.   5 Judge Bench Decision by Ranjan Gogoi, N.V. Ramana, R. Banumathi, M.M. Shantanagoudar and S. Abdul Nazeer, JJ.
S. Rajaseekaran v. Union of India 2018 SCC OnLine SC 736.No vehicle to be sold without mandatory third party insurance cover.
Ram Chandra Singh v. Rajaram. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 959Fake driving licence of the driver does not absolve insurer of liability to pay compensation.
Sampurna Behrua v. Union of India 2018 SCC OnLine SC 928SC issues directions for the protection of children in shelter homes
Shivaji v. United India Insurance Co 2018 SCC OnLine SC 877Insurer not entitled to raise defence of negligence by victim in a proceeding under Section 163A of Motor Vehicles Act   3 Judge Bench Decision by Dr D.Y. Chandrachud, CJ Deepak Misra and A.M. Khanwilkar, JJ.
N. Radhakrishnan v. Union of India (2018) 9 SCC 725Regarding Ban on Novel Meesha. Subjective perception of a book cannot be allowed to enter legal arena for censorship.   3 Judge Bench Decision by CJ Dipak Misra and A.M. Khanwilkar and Dr D.Y. Chandrachud, JJ. 
Indira Jaising v. Supreme Court. (2017) 9 SCC 766Live Streaming of Court proceedings  
Shailesh Manubhai Parmar v. Election Commission of India 2018 SCC OnLine SC 1041Regarding availability of the option of NOTA in the elections for Rajya Sabha. Court held that NOTA is not applicable to election of member to Rajya Sabha.   3 Judge Bench Decision by CJ Dipak Misra and A.M. Khanwilkar and Dr D.Y. Chandrachud
Jarnail Singh v. Lachhmi Narain Gupta 2018 SCC OnLine SC 1641Regarding application of creamy layer principle to SC/ST.   5 Judge Bench Decision by CJ Dipak Misra, Kurian Joseph, R.F. Nariman, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Indu Malhotra, JJ.
Public Interest Foundation v. Union of India. 2018 SCC OnLine SC 1617Regarding Criminal Antecedent of Political Candidates. Direction issued whether disqualification from membership of the legislature could be laid down b Court.   5-Judge Constitution Bench comprising of CJI Dipak Misra, R.F. Nariman, A.M. Khanwilkar, Dr D.Y. Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, JJ. 
Nivedita Jha v. State of Bihar 2018 SCC OnLine SC 1616Bihar Shelter Home Rape Case.
K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India 2018 SCC Online SC 1642Aadhaar Act, 2016 constitutional not violative of right to privacy; linking of Aadhaar with mobile phone number, bank account not mandatory.   5- Judge Bench Comprising of CJ Dipak Misra and A.K. Sikri, A.M. Khanwilkar, Dr D.Y. Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, JJ.
Social Action Forum for Manav Adhikar v. Union of India 2018 SCC OnLine SC 1501Directions regarding the registration of FIR, arrest and bail in cases under Section 498-A IPC reiterated and modified as given in a recent judgment in Rajesh Sharma v. State of U.P   3 Judge Bench decision by CJ Dipak Misra and A.M. Khanwilkar and Dr D.Y. Chandrachud, JJ
Ram Lal v. State of H.P 2018 SCC OnLine SC 1730Regarding evidentiary value of extra-judicial confession.
Indian Young Lawyers Assn. v. State of Kerala 2018 SCC OnLine Ker 5802Sabarimala Temple Case.   5 Judge Constitutional Bench comprising of  CJ Dipak Misra, A.M. Khanwilkar, R.F. Nariman ,  Dr D.Y. Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra (Dissenting)
Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India 2018 SCC OnLine SC 1667Live Streaming of proceedings  of cases of constitutional and  national importance.   3 Judge Constitutional Bench  comprising of CJ Dipak Misra and A.M. Khanwilkar and Dr D.Y. Chandrachud, JJ. 
Kamala v. M.R. Mohan Kumar 2018 SCC OnLine SC 2121Proceedings under Section 125 CrPC do not require strict standard proof of marriage
Alok Kumar Verma v. Union of India 2018 SCC OnLine SC 2249CBI Director Tussle Case
Prajwala Letter Dated 18.2.2015 Videos of Sexual Violence and Recommendations, In Re 2018 SCC OnLine SC 2111Direction issued regarding Child Pornography-Child Sexual Abuse Material available online.
Govindammal v. Vaidiyanathan 2018 SCC OnLine SC 2117Regarding principles for applicability of res judicata among co-defendants.
Manohar Lal Sharma v. Narendra Damodardas Modi 2018 SCC OnLine SC 2807Rafale Jet Controversy Case
Anand Kumar Mohatta v. State (NCT of Delhi) 2018 SCC OnLine SC 2447Regarding use of power of High Court under S. 482
Reena Hazarika v. State of Assam 2018 SCC OnLine SC 2281Section 313 CrPC can well be considered as a constitutional right under Article 21

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