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  • Marine Aids to Navigation Bill

    60 days ago
    The Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021 has been passed by Parliament. It aims to replace the more than 90-year-old Lighthouse Act of 1927 by incorporating global best practises, technological advancements, and India's international obligations in the field of marine aids to navigation. Highlights: ♦ The new Act will make it easier to ....

    National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship & Management Bill

    60 days ago
    The National Food Technology, Entrepreneurship & Management Act of 2021, was passed by the Parliament Highlights: ♦ The Bill has been passed by both houses and will become act once the President gives his assent. ♦ Through this bill, 2 educational institutions under the Food Processing and Industry Ministry became National Important ....

    New Rules Notified Under the Insurance Act

    126 days ago
    According to the new rules notified under the Insurance Act, Indian promoters of insurance joint ventures with foreign partners will no longer be able to nominate a majority of the board members. Highlights: ♦ This follows recent amendments that increased the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the insurance sector from 49 percent to ....

    The Jharkhand State Employment Of Local Candidates Bill

    179 days ago
    The government of Jharkhand announced that it will retain 75% of private sector positions and provide locals with salaries of up to 30,000 rupees Highlights: ♦ The bill will deal with shops, institutions, mines, businesses, industries, companies, associations, trusts, Limited Liability Partnership firms, and anyone who employs ten or more ....

    MMDR Amendment Bill Propesed In Lok Sabha

    192 days ago
    The 2021 "Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Amendment Bill", proposed in Lok Sabha. MMDR bill amended the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act of 1957. Highlights: ♦ Removal of restrictions on mineral end-uses: The Bill stipulates that no mines may be reserved for specific end-uses. ♦ Sale of minerals ....

    RS Passed The NIFTEM Bill

    193 days ago
    Rajya Sabha passed the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) Bill in 2019. Highlights: ♦ The bill declares that food technology, entrepreneurship and management agencies as institutions of national importance. ♦ The institutes are - (1) National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and ....

    The Cabinet Pays Tribute To Bill And Asks To Establish DFI

    193 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved a bill to establish a Development Finance Institution (DFI). Highlights: ♦ Development financial institutions or development financial companies organizations owned by the government or charitable institutions that provide funds for low-capital projects or borrowers cannot obtain funds from commercial lenders. ♦ ....

    Rajya Sabha Passes MTP Bill

    193 days ago
    Rajya Sabha passed the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill (MTP) of 2020. The bill was passed in Lok Sabha in March 2020. The original bill was enacted in 1971. According to the Indian Penal Code of 1860, voluntary termination of pregnancy is a criminal offence. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971 allows doctors (with specific ....

    Bill Defining The Transfer Of Powers Of Delhi L-G To LS

    194 days ago
    The bill defining the powers of the Delhi Lieutenant-Governor was introduced by Lok Sabha. Highlights: ♦ According to the bill proposed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the "government" in the National Capital Territory of Delhi refers to the Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi. ♦ Even when the Delhi Legislative Assembly has ....

    Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2021 Passed on 12th February

    224 days ago
    Lok Sabha passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act 2021. The bill was passed by voice vote on February 12, 2021. Highlights: ♦ Minister of Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the bill in Lok Sabha on February 4, 2021, but the terms of the bill have passed a decree issued on November 4, 2020. ♦ The Minister of Law emphasized ....

    RS Passes J and K Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill

    230 days ago
    Rajya Sabha passed the " Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Amendment) Act 2021" on February 8, 2021 by voice vote. Highlights: ♦ The bill seeks to replace the decree to merge the cadres of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and the civil servants of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, and Mizoram Confederate Territories (AGMUT). ♦ The bill ....

    International Financial Services Centres Authority Act Was Established

    286 days ago
    In the 2020 Union Budget, the Union Minister of Finance announced the establishment of an International Bullion Exchange at the International Financial Service Centre in GIFT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Highlights: ♦ The International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA) stated that it had notified the bullion exchange regulations, paving ....

    Centre issued draft Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020

    304 days ago
    The Centre has issued a draft Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020 for public consultation. The proposed legislation aims to repeal and replace the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958. The primary aim is to promote the growth of the Indian shipping industry by incorporating the best practices adopted by other advanced countries like the US, Japan, the UK, Singapore, ....

    Haryana State Govt. passed Right to Recall Panchayat Member Bill

    319 days ago
    The Haryana State Assembly passed a Right to Recall Panchayat Member Bill. The Haryana Panchayati Raj (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020 was tabled by Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala. With this Bill, the people in rural areas will get the right to remove a sarpanch or members of the two bodies even before their tenure is over. Provisions of the ....

    Shipping Ministry introduces Draft Coastal Shipping Bill

    328 days ago
    The Shipping Ministry has formed a Coastal Shipping Bill in lieu of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958. The bill is in accordance with the PM's vision for augmenting people's participation and transparency in governance. Highlights: ♦ The coastal shipping and coastal waters definition has been expanded, and it is planned to do away with ....

    Patents Amendment Rules came into effect

    332 days ago
    The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020, came into effect on October 19, 2020. And now Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020 have further streamlined for the better usage. Highlights: ♦ The amendments relate to the requirements associated with the filing of Form 27 and the submission of verified English translation of priority documents; those are not ....

    IFSCA Authority Board approves two Regulations

    334 days ago
    A meeting of the IFSCA - International Financial Services Centres Authority was held on October 27, 2020. The Board, after detailed discussion, approved the following regulations - International Financial Services Centres Authority (Bullion Exchange) Regulations, 2020 and International Financial Services Centres Authority (Global In-House Centres) Regulations, ....

    Monsoon Session 2020 of Parliament Concluded

    368 days ago
    Monsson Session 2020 of Parliament commenced on 14th September 2020. The session was scheduled to culminate on 1 October 2020, but due to COVID-19 pandemic risks, the session was adjourned sine-die on 23 September 2020. During the Session, 22 Bills (6 in Rajya Sabha and 16 in Lok Sabha, were introduced. The Lower House and the Upper House individually ....

    Parliament passed three Labour Codes to pave way for enactment of Labour Laws

    369 days ago
    Rajya Sabha passed three labour codes namely, (i) Industrial Relations Code, 2020 (ii) Code on Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions Code, 2020 (iii) Social Security Code, 2020. Highlights: ♦ These Labour Codes seeks to enhance the welfare of the workers in the country. ♦ The Social Security Code provides a framework ....

    Rajya Sabha passed 2020 Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws Amendment Bill

    370 days ago
    Rajya Sabha passed Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in New Delhi on 22 September. The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act of 2014 and the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Act, 2017 are the unique initiatives of the Government of India. The aim is to impart knowledge ....

    Parliament passed the 2020 Essential Commodities Amendment Bill

    370 days ago
    Rajya Sabha passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 on 22 September. The bill was introduced by the Minister of State (MoS) for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Danve Raosaheb Dadarao on 14th September 2020 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill will replace ordinances promulgated on 5th June 2020. The bill was passed by the lower ....

    RS passed Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill 2020 to protect healthcare workers

    373 days ago
    Rajya Sabha, the Upper House, passed the Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill, 2020 on 19 September 2020. The Bill aims to punish the individuals who attack health workers or doctors who are fighting the covid-19 outbreak or during any situation similar to the current pandemic. Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill, 2020: ♦ The Bill seeks to make ....

    Lok Sabha passed two Farm reform Bills

    374 days ago
    Lok Sabha passed the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020. The Bills were aimed to transform agriculture in the country and raising farmers’ income. The Bills were introduced in Lok Sabha by Union Minister ....

    Parliament passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill

    375 days ago
    Rajya Sabha passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020 on 16th September 2020. The Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on 19 March 2020. The Bill will establish a state-of-the-art Ayurvedic institution called the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) at Jamnagar, Gujarat. The Bill also confers the status of Institution ....

    Banking Regulation Amendment Bill, 2020 Introduced in Parliament

    376 days ago
    The new Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, is tabled on the first day of the Parliament's Monsoon Session. The Bill was introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ans was withdrawn in March 2020, before the Covid-19 pandemic. Teh amendment comes as the 277 urban cooperative banks have reported losses during the COvid-19 pandemic. Provisions ....

    Punjab passed a resolution against Farm Ordinances

    394 days ago
    Punjab State Government passed a resolution against the Centre’s farm ordinances. The resolution was tabled by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The resolution termed these ordinances as anti-farmer and against the Minimum Support Price (MSP) regime. Highlights: ♦The ordinances were against the federal structure and the rights of the farmers. ♦The ....

    President promulgates Banking Regulation Amendment Ordinance 2020 to ensure safety

    457 days ago
    President Ram Nath Kovind promulgated the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020. It is in pursuance with the commitment to ensure the safety of depositors across banks. The Ordinance will amend the Banking Regulation Act 1949 as applicable to Cooperative Banks. Highlights: ♦ The Ordinance will seek to protect the interests of depositors ....

    UP passed an ordinance to suspend most labour laws for 3 years

    507 days ago
    Uttar Pradesh State government passed an ordinance 'Uttar Pradesh Temporary Exemption from Certain Labour Laws Ordinance, 2020' to suspend labour laws for the next three years. The move is aimed to boost industrial investment and employ the large number of migrant workers that have come back to their native villages in the state. The Ordinance ....

    RS passed 2020 JK Appropriation Bills

    552 days ago
    The Rajya Sabha approved the Jammu and Kashmir Appropriation Bills 2020 for the budget of Rs. 1 lakh crore for the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir for 2020-21. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 19 March. Bill: ♦ As per the Jammu & Kashmir Appropriation Bills 2020, only 10% of the funds should be spent for security purposes ....

    Lok Sabha passed 2020 Finance Bill without discussion

    552 days ago
    Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill 2020 on 23 March. So far, more than 40 amendments were introduced by the government to the Finance Bill, which was moved for consideration and passing by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Bill was passed by voice vote and without discussion. Bill provisions: ♦ The Bill was introduced by the Finance ....

    Lok Sabha passed 2020 Aircraft Amendment Bill

    557 days ago
    Lok Sabha passed the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020, on 17 March. The Bill was moved by the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri. The Bill aims to amend the Aircraft Act, 1934. Bill provision: ♦ The Bill aims to convert three existing bodies under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, namely the Directorate General of Civil Aviation ....

    Lok Sabha to discuss 2020 Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill

    557 days ago
    Lok Sabha is to take up the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020, for consideration on 19 March. Bill provisions: ♦ The bill aims to provide for the establishment of an Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda by merging three Ayurveda institutes. It seeks to declare the institution as an institution of national ....

    Ministry of Culture to revisit 1958 Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act

    560 days ago
    Ministry of Culture has announced that it is to revisit the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958. The Act regulates construction around centrally-protected monuments and classify them based on their historical significance. Policy: ♦ Currently, the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, ....

    UP promulgates 2020 UP Recovery of Damage to Public and Private Property Ordinance

    560 days ago
    The Uttar Pradesh state government promulgated Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damage to Public and Private Property Ordinance, 2020 law on 15 March. The ordinance was approved by the State Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. UP Recovery of Damage to Public and Private Property Ordinance, 2020: ♦ Under the new law ....

    Parliament passed the Vivad Se Vishwas Bill for settlement of Direct Tax disputes

    562 days ago
    Parliament passed the Vivad Se Vishwas Bill for settlement of Direct Tax disputes on 13 March 2020. The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha (the lower house) by the Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman on 5 February 2020. Lok Sabha passed it on 4 March 2020. Aim: The Bill aims to extend the scope to cover litigation pending in various debt recovery ....

    Government passed the 2020 Mineral Laws Amendment Bill

    563 days ago
    Parliament passed the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020, on 12 March. The Bill will replace the ordinance passed for the amendment of the Mines & Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. The Bill was already passed by Lok Sabha on 6 March 2020. The Bill was introduced by the Union Minister ....

    Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 introduced in Lok Sabha

    564 days ago
    The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 12 March. The Bill was introduced by the Union Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020: ♦ The Bill will provide for the regulation, operation, and planning of major ports in India and to provide greater autonomy and flexibility in decision-making. ....

    Parliament passed amendments to IBC Amendment Bill

    564 days ago
    Parliament passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2020, on 12 March 2020. It was earlier passed in Lok Sabha on 6 March. The Bill will now replace an ordinance passed in 2019. Bill Provision: ♦ The amendments will introduce a mechanism to incorporate viable changes in the legislation. ♦ The Bill will remove bottlenecks ....

    Maharashtra approves a bill on caste validity certificate

    564 days ago
    Maharashtra State Assembly approved a bill on caste validity certificate. The Bill was unanimously passed by the Maharashtra state assembly on 11 March 2020. Provision: ♦ The Bill will allow gram panchayat members to submit their caste validity certificates within a year of winning elections. ♦ The Bill will ensure that the aspiring ....

    US President Donald Trump signs USD 8.3B bill to fight coronavirus outbreak

    569 days ago
    US President Donald Trump signed an 8.3 billion US Dollars measure to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak killed 12 people in the US and infected more than 200. About Legislation: The legislation provides federal public health agencies with money for vaccines, tests, and potential treatments and helps state and local governments prepare and respond ....

    Lok Sabha passed 2020 Direct Tax Vivad Se Viswas Bill

    570 days ago
    Lok Sabha passed the amendment of the Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill, 2020, on 4 March. The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman on 5 February 2020. Aim: The amendment will extend the scope to cover litigation pending in various debt recovery tribunals (DRTs). It also provides an opportunity to settle ....

    Cabinet approves 2019 Companies Second Amendment Bill

    571 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Companies (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 on 4 March 2020. The Bill will amend the Companies Act, 2013. Bill Provisions: ♦ The Bill will make 72 changes in the Companies Act. ♦ The Bill will remove criminality under the Act in case of defaults which can be determined ....

    Cabinet approved the 2020 Surrogacy Regulation Bill

    578 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020, on 26 February. The Bill will allow widows and divorced women to be surrogate mothers. The Bill has incorporated all recommendations made by the Rajya Sabha Select Committee. The amended Bill is the reformed version of the draft legislation, which was passed by Lok Sabha in August 2019. Aim: The ....

    Cabinet approved 2020 Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill

    585 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2020 on 19 February 2020. The move comes after the introduction of the Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2020 in Parliament and the approval of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill 2020. Aim: The bill was aimed at the ....

    Odisha passed the Odisha State Backward Classes Amendment Bill

    587 days ago
    The Odisha assembly passed the Odisha State Backward Classes (Amendment) Bill on 17 Monday. The new Bill will amend the Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993. The amendment will empower the Backward Class Commission to conduct a survey to identify socially and economically backward classes in the state. It will conduct the survey on ....

    Cabinet approved amendment of the 2020 Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill

    592 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved the amendment of the Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill, 2020 on 12 February. The Bill was introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Union Budget 2020. The Bill seeks to provide resolution for disputed tax cases that involve Rs.9.32 lakh crore. Aim: The amendment will widen the scope to cover litigation pending ....

    Cabinet approves 2020 Pesticides Management Bill

    592 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved Pesticides Management Bill, 2020 on 12 February. The move comes as the pesticide business is regulated by 1968 rules which have become age-old and need immediate rewriting. Bill provision: ♦ The Bill aims to regulate the business of pesticides and compensate farmers in case of losses from the usage of spurious agro-chemicals. ♦ ....

    Cabinet approved the Major Ports Authority Bill to replace existing law

    592 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the "Major Ports Authority Bill" on 12 February. It will replace the existing 1963 law (Major Port Trusts Act, 1963) that governs the country's 12 major ports. The announcement was made by Union Minister Mansukh Lal Mandaviya. Provisions of the Bill: ♦ The proposed ....

    UP government approves 2020 Ground Water Act

    593 days ago
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath chaired a state cabinet approved the Ground Water Act, 2020. It aims to improve the falling groundwater level. Ground Water Act, 2020: ♦ Under the Ground Water Act, 2020, registration is mandatory to install submersible pumps. ♦ Online registration facility will also be available. ♦ ....

    Cabinet approved 2020 IIIT Laws Amendment Bill

    599 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The Bill will approve the formalization of IIITs at Agartala, Bhagalpur, Bhopal, Raichur, and Surat. The institutions will now be covered under the IIIT (PPP) Act, 2017. Provisions of the Bill: ♦ The Bill aims ....

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