- Gopal Subramaniam is an Indian lawyer senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India, who was appointed as the Solicitor General of India, the second most important law officer of the country after the attorney general, in 2009 at the age of 51.
- Recent Supreme Court judgments on black money in which the court directed constitution of a special investigation team and the one declaring appointment of Special Police Officers (Salwa Judum) as unconstitutional were seen as a last straw for the exit of Mr. Subramaniam. Subramanium had resigned to protest the government's decision to field a private lawyer in a case involving Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, who has been accused of bending rules to favour Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications.
- On July 27, 2011, The Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India appointed Rohinton Fali Nariman, the son of distinguished jurist Fali Nariman as the Solicitor General of India for a period of three years.
Youth of North-East India: Demographics and Readership (Highlights) Union Human Resource Development Minister Dr M M Pallam Raju , will release a report Youth of North-East India: Demographics and Readership in New Delhi tomorrow, 20 th November, 2012. Ministers of State for HRD, Sh Jitin Prasada and Dr Shashi Tharoor would also be present on the occasion. This focused Report attempts to give an analytical and detailed account of the reading habits of the literate youth in the north-eastern states and their exposure to different forms of media, and how diverse socio-economic and motivational factors impact their reading habit. The reading of ‘leisure or non-text books’ among the literate youth is the special focus of the study. The Report is a follow-up study of the National Youth Readership Survey (2009-10) assigned to National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) by the NBT under the National Action Plan for the Readership Development amon