Answer & Explanation
A) Indu Malhotra
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 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.