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  • Aug 27, 2018
  • 1 Government Frames Rules to Blacklist Fake News [ Bills ]

    Information & Broadcasting Ministry amended Guidelines for Journalists’ Accreditation stating that if journalist is found to have “created & propagated” fake news, journalist’s accreditation will be suspended or permanently cancelled.

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  • Aug 23, 2018
  • 1 POSCO Act: Male Child Victims of Sexual Abuse/UTs Victim Compensation Scheme/Fund [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Ethics ]

    Union Minister of Women & Child Development, urged States & UTs to issue necessary directions to concerned departments for including male child victims of sexual abuse in Victim Compensation Schemes or Funds on 30th May, 2018.

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  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is SC/ST Act and Controversies in April 2018 (Important) [ Bills ]

    Scheduled Castes & Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, or SC/ST Act protects marginalised communities against discrimination & atrocities. Govt. filed review petition in matter. Turning down govt. ‘s appeal to freeze earlier verdict, top court’s aim is to protect innocen

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  • 2 🌟 Promulgation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 (Important) [ Economy, Bills ]

    President promulgated Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 providing significant relief to home buyers by recognising them as financial creditors. Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will now be exempted from all conditions. As per Section 29 of IBC Act,

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  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1 🌟 University Grants Commission Approved UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018 (Important) [ Education, Bills ]

    University Grants Commission (UGC) approved new regulations for online courses by universities on 24th May, 2018. Commission decided that higher educational institutions & universities will be able to offer graduate, postgraduate & diploma programmes online from upcoming academic

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  • Aug 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 WCD Proposes to Widen the Scope of Indecent Representation of Women Act (IRWA), 1986 (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    WCD proposed amendments in IRWA keeping in mind recent technological advancement in field of communications such as social media platforms, over top services etc. Amendments are based on observations made by Parliamentary Standing Committee & recommendation made by National Commi

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  • Aug 13, 2018
  • 1 Govt Releases First Draft of Passengers Charter [ Bills ]

    Union Ministry of Civil Aviation notified Draft Passenger Charter defining rights for air passengers for public consultation on 22nd May, 2018. Draft Passenger Charter lays down benefits that passengers will be entitled to enjoy, if airline is found to be at fault. Charter will e

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  • Aug 8, 2018
  • 1 IBBI Liquidation Process Amendment: IBBI Amendments: Insolvency Resolutions Get a Boost [ Economy, Bills ]

    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India has amended the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2018 to fix a time frame for identifying resolution applicants.

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  • Jul 27, 2018
  • 1 🌟 The Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill,2018 - Based on Justice B. H. Srikrishna (Important) [ Bills ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament. It is a part of the efforts of the Government to encourage institutional arbitration for settlement of disputes and make India a centre of robust Alternative

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division & High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018 [ Bills ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament.

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  • Jul 25, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Anti-Trafficking Bill Draft [ Bills ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection, and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament, which also proposes a punishment of life imprisonment for repeat offenders.

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  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 1 2017 - Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill [ Economy, Bills ]

    The Union Cabinet approved the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017 that seeks to protect the interest of lenders left high and dry by absconding corporate defaulters. Once voted into law, the new legislation will empower investigating agencies to confiscate, and vest with them

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  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 1 Initiatives to Prevent Rape Cases: Death Penalty for Rape of Children Below 12 Years [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    Union Cabinet approved ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. Number of measures put in place for speedy investigation & trial of rape cases.

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  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 1 Parliament Passes Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill [ Bills ]

    In move that will benefit millions of workers of private & public sector companies, Rajya Sabha passed Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Features of the New Bill - Enhance ceiling of tax-free gratuity to Rs. 20 lakh from existing Rs. 10 lakh for employees under Payment

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  • Jul 13, 2018
  • 1 Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2018 [ Economy, Bills ]

    Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on 15th March 2018 & by Rajya Sabha on 22nd March 2018. It was brought in force on 29th March 2018. Bill will ensure harmony amongst employees in pvt. sector & in Public Sector & in Public sector Undertaking/Autonomous

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  • Jul 6, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Limited Insolvency Examination? Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India (Important) [ Education, Bills ]

    Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code) provides Insolvency Professionals (IP) for class of regulated professionals. IP constitute one of four key pillars of insolvency regime. Other 3 are being Adjudicating Authority, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India & Information Utilit

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  • Jul 3, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 (Important) [ Bills ]

    New Amendment Bill of 2018 for Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 was approved on 4thApril 2018. It is aimed at protection & promotion of human rights in India. It proposes to amend term of office of Chairperson & Members of NHRC & SHRC in consonance w/terms of Chairperson & Me

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  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Lok Sabha Passes Gratuity Bill (Important) [ Bills ]

    The Lok Sabha passed the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) bill which seeks to empower the government to fix period of maternity leave and tax-free gratuity amount with an executive order.

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  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 1 Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India & RBI Ink an MoU for Effective Implementation [ Economy, Bills ]

    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for increased cooperation in effective implementation of insolvency law. The MoU was singed at time when authorities are working on ways to address huge a

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  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 1 Consultation on Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 [ Health, Bills ]

    The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare conducted extensive consultative process (initiated in 2006) with experts, with the objective of proposing suitable amendments to Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.

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  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Amendments to the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India Regulations, 2016 (Important) [ Economy, Bills ]

    Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has evolved transparent & consultative process for making regulations. IBBI effectively engages stakeholders in regulation making process to factor in ground reality, secure ownership of regulations & make regulations robust & precise

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  • Jun 15, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 - (Important) [ Bills ]

    Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 ensures harmony amongst employees in private sector & Public Sector Undertakings Organizations under Govt. Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha & lok Sabha on 15th March, 2018. Present upper ceiling on gratuity amount under Act is Rs. 10 Lakh.

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill - (Important) [ Health, Bills ]

    Amendment to National Medical Commission Bill is being referred to Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee (DRPSC). NMC Bill seeks to replace Medical Council of India w/National Medical Commission as top regulator of medical education in India.

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  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 23) [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Delimitation: The constitution was amended to freeze the delimitation till 2026, This led to a situation where many states have representation in parliament that is disproportionate to their population.

    • Delimitation literally means the act of fixing the boundaries of constitue

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 24) [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    FoSCoRIS – FSSAI launches online platform: To bring in transparency in food safety inspection and sampling, food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has put in place a nationwide online platform called ‘FoSCoRIS’.

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  • Jun 7, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules for Protection of Human Health (Important) [ Environment/Ecology, Bills ]

    Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 was amended by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. Amendment Rules shall come into force Bio-Medical Waste management Rules, 2018.

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Official Amendments in “Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill,2016 (Important) [ Bills ]

    Official amendments in the “Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 were approved to regulate surrogacy in India thru establishing National Surrogacy Board, State Surrogacy Boards & Appropriate Authorities in States & UTs.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    DOKLAM Pact. BRICS Summit. MoU between various nations. UAE became first country. which will participate in India’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves Program – Zakum. Nagoya Protocol. “Shared Future in a Fractured World” in Davos Summit 2018.

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 - Provide for regular auditing: To verify the claims made by builders regarding used funds. Developers have also been mandated to upload information about the project.

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  • 4 📹 Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies - 2018 (Part - 3) [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 - A new draft law for resolution of financial firms has recently released for public consultation by the Ministry of Finance, government of India.

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    Expected Questions on Bills, Acts, Policies 2018 (In Engli

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