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  • European Union Data Act Published

    90 days ago
    On February 23, 2022, the EU Commission published its draft Data Act, after much anticipation. Highlights European Commission sets a raft of the latest rules for data sharing. It forms a part of the European Union’s strategy to form the bloc a pacesetter in a data-agile economy. The proposed legislation is aimed toward making data sharing ....

    New Regulations Set For Kids On Two-wheelers

    97 days ago
    The Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has notified replacement rules. Children under the age of 4 must wear a helmet and safety vest when riding a two-wheeled vehicle. Highlights According to the new rules, the speed of motorcycles carrying children under the age of 4 has been limited to 40 km / h. Children should also wear ....

    Integrated Plant Nutrition Management Bill

    98 days ago
    The central government has proposed a law to empower it to repair fertilizers' maximum asking price and control their quality and distribution. Highlights: All stakeholders have been asked to comment on the Department of Fertilizers' proposed Integrated Plant Nutrition Management Bill, 2022. It is the convenient public interest that ....

    National Air Sports Policy 2022 - Draft

    100 days ago
    The government has prepared a draft National Air Sports Policy (NASP 2022) to promote air sports in India. Highlights The government has received the feedback. It examines the comments on the draft National Air Sports Policy. Under the policy, domestic design, development & manufacturing of air sporting goods will be promoted in line ....

    State Employment Of Local Candidates Act - Haryana

    129 days ago
    In 2020, the State Employment Of Local Candidates Act was passed. The act ensures that 75% of jobs are reserved for state citizens. Highlights: Haryana's in-migration has been on the rise recently. These migrants are primarily vying for low-wage jobs. Haryana's net in-migration between 2002 and 2011 was eight lakhs, according to ....

    Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules

    149 days ago
    The Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules, 2021, have been published by the Central Government. Highlights: Direct selling entities and direct sellers are prohibited from Promoting a Pyramid Scheme or enlisting anyone in these schemes under the notified rules. Participating in a money-transfer scheme State governments have been given ....

    Public University Act, 2016 (Third Amendment) Bill

    149 days ago
    The Maharashtra Legislative Council passed the "Maharashtra Public University Act, 2016 (Third Amendment) Bill" on 28 December. Highlights: The act is being opposed because it calls for LGBTQIA community members to be included on university boards. A provision for a "Board of Equal Opportunity" is included in the amended ....

    Karnataka: Protection Of Right To Freedom Of Religion Bill, 2021

    153 days ago
    The "Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021" was passed by the Assembly on December 23, 2021. The bill is commonly referred to as the anti-conversion bill. Highlights: The bill has been labeled "anti-people," "inhumane," "unconstitutional," "anti-poor," and "draconian" ....

    Anti-Doping Bill Introduced By Sports Minister

    155 days ago
    On December 17, 2021, Anurag Thakur, the Sports Minister, introduced the "Anti-Doping Bill" in the Lok Sabha. Highlights: The law aims to establish a legal basis for the National Anti-Doping Agency's operations (NADA). The bill gives NADA the authority to conduct raids and boost drug-abuse prevention initiatives in Indian communities. It ....

    Election Laws (Amendment) Bill

    157 days ago
    To Link Adhaar with the Electoral roll, The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, will be introduced in Lok Sabha. Highlights: When the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021 is approved, electoral registration officers will ask for the Aadhaar number of persons who want to register as voters. To verify your identification, they will want your ....

    Parliament Passes Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 Only Indian Couples Legally Married For Five Years

    159 days ago
    On 17 Dec 2021, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, was passed by the Lok Sabha with a voice vote, despite opposition lawmakers requesting that Ajay Mishra be removed as a Union minister in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri riots. Highlights: ♦The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha last week after revisions, and it was returned to the ....

    Pharmaceutical Education Bill Launched By Rajya Sabha

    166 days ago
    The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021, was passed By Rajya Sabha on December 9. Highlights: Under this Bill, six more institutes of pharmaceutical education and research, aside from an institute at Mohali, will be accorded the status of institute of national importance. These institutes will ....

    Art And Surrogacy Bill Passed In Rajya Sabha

    168 days ago
    On December 8, 2021, the Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha. Highlights: The Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill was recently passed in the RAJYA Sabha which intends to regulate ART but then referred the bill to a standing committee. ART covers all methods that are used to get pregnant. The procedures shall ....

    Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011 Amended

    175 days ago
    The Government of India has amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, to protect the interests of the consumers in the country. Highlights The unit sale price of the products should imperatively be displayed on the package. This allows the consumers to make knowledgeable decisions irrespective of the volume and size ....

    Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill

    175 days ago
    Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill was recently passed in the lok sabha which intends to regulate ART. Highlights: ART covers all methods that are used to get pregnant. The procedures shall incorporate handling oocytes (immature eggs) or sperms outside the body. It shall also involve giving the embryo into the woman’s body. The ....

    Dam Safety Bill

    176 days ago
    The Dam Safety Bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha, which aims to inspect, survey, maintain and operate dams in the country which are 100 years old. Highlights The bill establishes two national bodies- National Committee on Dam Safety and National Dam Safety Authority. The National Committee on Dam Safety will develop policies and support ....

    Judges Bill In Lok Sabha

    176 days ago
    The Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju introduced the Judges Bill in Lok Sabha, which amends the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Condition of Service) Act and the High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act. Highlights The bill attempts to explain whether the SC and HC judges can get additional pensions on attaining a certain ....

    Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act

    176 days ago
    The Uttarakhand Government withdrew the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act due to priests and other stakeholders of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the significant shrines. Highlights The Uttarakhand State Assembly passed the Char Dham Shrine Management Act in 2019. The act created a board was named Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Board. The ....

    Parliaments Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021

    177 days ago
    Parliament passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill on 29 November in the first winter session. Highlights: ♦ The three farm laws of the centre have been revoked by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, following a year-long protest by farmers. ♦ Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 was delayed by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha. ♦ ....

    The NBFID Will Begin Operations

    181 days ago
    The National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NBFID) plans to begin lending operations with 190-200 large infrastructure projects in the road, rail, and energy sectors. Highlights: ♦ K V Kamath, the newly appointed Chairman of NBFID, made the announcement. The central government announced the selection of K V Kamath as ....

    Personal data Bill adopted by JPC

    183 days ago
    Under the leadership of MP PP Chaudhary, the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the "Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019" convened recently. Highlights: ♦ The meeting's main agenda item was to evaluate and accept the JPC's draught report on the 2019 Personal Data Protection Bill. ♦ The bill is concerned with the ....

    Chhattisgarh Panchayat Provisions Rules - Schedule Extension

    184 days ago
    Under the PESA Act of 1996, the government of Chhattisgarh has drafted draught regulations titled "Chhattisgarh Panchayat Provisions (Extension of the Scheduled) Rules, 2021." Highlights: ♦ "PESA " is the acronym for "Panchayat (Extension of the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996." ♦ The Central government passed ....

    Ordinance Extending The Terms Of The CBI And ED Chiefs

    191 days ago
    The Indian government has passed two laws that will allow the directors of the CBI and ED to serve for up to five years. Highlights: ♦ The chiefs of both agencies are currently given a two-year term. ♦ On November 14, 2021, the government issued the "Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021" as well as the ....

    Draft Mediation Bill

    200 days ago
    The Indian government has released a draft mediation bill for public comment, which aims to protect petitioners' rights to approach competent adjudicatory forums. Highlights: ♦ Pre-litigation mediation is included in the Draft Mediation Bill. ♦ The bill protects litigants' rights to seek urgent remedy from competent adjudicatory ....

    Wildlife Action Plan 2021-30 Passed By Maharashtra

    209 days ago
    The government of Maharashtra approved its own Wildlife Action Plan 2021-2030. Highlights ♦ The Wildlife Action Plan was passed during the 17th meeting of the State Board for Wildlife (SBWL). ♦ Wildlife Action Plan (2021-2030) will be implemented over the next 10 years. ♦ Maharashtra became India's first state to pass its ....

    Indian Telegraph Right of Way (Amendment) Rules

    212 days ago
    Indian Telegraph Right of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021, was Notified by the Indian government on October 22, 2021, for incorporating provisions associated with a low one-time payment. Highlights ♦ The rules also attempt to include “uniform procedure for establishing an overground telegraph line in Indian Telegraph Right of Way Rules, ....

    New Rules Notified By Power Ministry To Ensure Sustainability

    214 days ago
    Power ministry announced new rules to ensure sustainability in the economic viability of the power sector. Highlights: ♦ New rules will reduce the financial stress of various stakeholders. ♦ It will also assure timely recovery of costs incurred in electricity generation. ♦ It will support clean energy for ensuring suitability ....

    New Concessions Under The Vehicle Scrapping Policy

    232 days ago
    Road Transport and Highways Ministry issued a GSR notification on 5 October on The Vehicle Scrapping Policy. Highlights: ♦ The vehicle scrapping policy has a system of incentives to nudge vehicle owners to discard old and polluting vehicles, which have higher maintenance and fuel consumption costs. ♦ This Vehicle Scrapping Policy ....

    Amendments To Be Made In Forest Conservation Act

    232 days ago
    An Amendment has been proposed in the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). Highlights: ♦ The forest Ministry has sent the following amendments to all states, asking their suggestions and objections in 15 days. ♦ After taking suggestions from states, the draft proposals ....

    Marine Aids to Navigation Bill

    301 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

    302 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

    367 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

    420 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

    434 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

    435 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

    435 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

    435 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

    435 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

    466 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

    472 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

    527 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

    545 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

    560 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

    569 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

    574 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

    576 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

    609 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

    610 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

    611 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

    611 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 ....

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