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  • Apr 14, 2020
  • 1 DNA Regulation Bill [ Bills ]

    Cleared by the Cabinet. DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018. Re-introduction in Parliament.

    Needs and Provisions

    • Creation of a regulatory framework for obtaining, storing and testing of DNA samples of human beings (Purpose of criminal investigations) .
    • To brin…

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  • 2 HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act and Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018 [ Health, Bills ]

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Prevention and Control Act

    Evolution

    • India- third largest HIV-infected population with an estimated 2 million people.
    • Aim is to decrease new infections by 75 % between 2010 and 2020 and eliminate AIDS by 2030.
    • A signat…

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  • 3 Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2019 [ Bills ]

    Health workforce would be more productive. Occurrence of fewer accidents and mishaps at work would be economically beneficial. For well-being of the workers, safety, health, welfare and improved working conditions are pre-requisite.

    • The Code repeals and replaces 13 labour laws rel…

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  • Apr 11, 2020
  • 1 Code on Wages Bill, 2019 [ Bills ]

    The New Code on Wages bill, 2019. Cleared by the Union Cabinet.

    Current System

    • Mentions 13 most vulnerable categories of employment.
    • The minimum wages are fixed by both the state governments and the Centre.
    • Variance of rates in terms of skill sets, sectors and location.

    Changes Made

    • Mi…

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  • 2 The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019 [ Bills ]

    Seeks to amend the Chit Funds Act, 1982. Introduced in the Lok Sabha recently.

    The 1982 Act

    • Regulates chit funds.
    • Prohibits a fund from being created without the prior sanction of the state government.
    • Chit fund- People agree to pay a certain amount from time to time into a fund.
    • One …

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  • 3 Road Safety Bill - Motor Vehicle Bill 2017, 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill (2017)

    To better the quality of roads and improve safety standards. The bill has failed to make any progress in the Rajya Sabha since last year. Re-introduction in Parliament.

    Challenges

    • Potholes have become a major challenge for accidental deaths.
    • Sta…

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  • Apr 10, 2020
  • 1 Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill and MSME Bill 2018 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    Fugitive Economic Offender՚s Bill 2018

    Approved by the Lok Sabha. Definition-The fugitive economic offender as an individual who has committed a scheduled offence or offences involving an amount of ₹ 100 crore or more. Absconded from India. Refused to come back to India to avoid f…

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  • 2 Vulnerable Sections and Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    JJ Act 2000 was amended in 2015 with a provision allowing for Children in Conflict with Law (CCL) . To be tried as adults under certain circumstances. Defines a child as someone who is under age 18. As per the amended Act, children in the age group 16 - 18 as a category which can…

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  • Apr 9, 2020
  • 1 Gender Issues Muslim Women Bill, SDG, Global Gender Gap [ Bills ]

    Muslim Women Bill, 2017

    The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017. Passed both In the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

    Key Changes

    • All declaration of talaq including in written or electronic form to be void.
    • Talaq-e-biddat.
    • Any other similar form of talaq pronounced…

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  • 2 Central Educational Institutions Bill and Higher Education Commission of India Bill [ Bills, Education ]

    Central Educational Institutions (Reservations in Teachers ′ Cadre) Bill-2019

    Central Educational Institutions (Reservations in Teachers ′ Cadre) Bill-2019 was passed by the Parliament. Reservations in teaching positions in central institutions for persons belonging to Scheduled C…

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  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 1 Amendments to RTE Act 2019 - Rationale and Limitations [ Education, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    An amendment to the Right to Education (RTE) Act has been approved by the Lok Sabha. No student could be held back/failed in a class until the end of elementary education i.e.. Standard 8th Regular examination in classes V and VIII. To give a child additional opportunity to take …

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  • Mar 31, 2020
  • 1 Citizenship Procedures in India and Its Neighborhood [ Bills ]

    By birth in India, By descent, Through registration, By naturalization (extended residence in India) , By incorporation of territory into India.

    An Illegal Migrant

    • Without valid travel documents (visa and passport) .
    • Stays beyond the permitted time period.
    • Illegal migrant can be pros…

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  • 2 US Bans Tik-Tok [ Bills ]

    US Navy has banned Tik-Tok related to government-issued mobile devices. Tik-Tok became the most downloaded social networking application globally in the first quarter of 2019 overtaking Facebook.

    Reasons for the Ban

    • Tik-Tok tends to censor videos on issues that do not please China …

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  • Mar 3, 2020
  • 1 Need for a New Antique Law and Anomaly Amendment to the Sports Broadcasting Signals Act [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    • Material culture- Groups such as littérateurs, historians, anthropologists and curators.
    • Laws have been framed with the agenda to preserve India՚s material culture.
    • Rationality at the time of India՚s Independence- doesn՚t fit with the country՚s requirements.

    Concerns

    • Understanding.
    • Ow…

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  • 2 Inter-State River Water Disputes Bill, 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    Was introduced in the Lok Sabha. Amends the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956. Provides for the adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-state rivers and river valleys. The central govt. may be requested by the state govt. to refer an inter-state river disput…

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  • 3 Grounds of Opposition: Primary Reasons, Tamil Nadu Opposing and Mullaperiyar Issue [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    Acting of the National Dam Safety Authority as the SDSO. Owned by One State and Located in Another. Extends over Multiple States

    Primary Reasons

    • Owned by a central public sector undertaking.
    • The state of Tamil Nadu argues that the Supreme Court in 2014 upheld the rights of Tamil Nad…

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  • Mar 2, 2020
  • 1 Dam Safety Bill 2018: Provisions and Bill to Address Issues Concerning Dam Safety Including [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Recently re-introduced in the Lok Sabha. 36 dam failures so far in the country. A lack of a uniform law and an administrative regime for dam safety.

    • Water is listed as a state subject.
    • Dam safety bill was first of all introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2010.

    Provisions

    • To help all states…

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  • Feb 24, 2020
  • 1 Crime Against Children [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Recently the POCSO Act has been amended to make it more effective. It has been made more proactive in dealing with crimes against children, child abuse in the country. Uttar Pradesh accounts for maximum number of crimes against children, whereas Nagaland constitutes the least amo…

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  • Jan 25, 2020
  • 1 Disha Act, 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    To protect the Women and Children against the sexual offense, new legislation bill has been passed by the state Government of Andhra Pradesh i.e.. , Disha Bill, 2019. Disha Bill was amended after the death of a veterinarian doctor in Hyderabad. Under the bill, justice will be del…

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  • Jan 2, 2020
  • 1 National Institute of Design Amendment Bill, 2019 (NIDAB) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Rajya Sabha by the Minister of Commerce and Industry on July 2019 to declare 4 National Institutes of Design as Institutions of National Importance. In the last 60 years, the parliament declared 141 institution…

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  • Sep 22, 2019
  • 1 Dam Safety Bill 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    The Jal Shakti Minister of India introduced the Dam Safety Bill 2019 in the Lok Sabha in August 2019. Various reasons have led to the establishment of a national authority to look into the institutional and legal safeguards as far as the management of dams is concerned.

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  • 2 National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Passed [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Minister of Commerce and Industry introduced the National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha on July 30,2019 following which the bill was successfully passed in the upper House. This bill will amend the National Institute of Design Act, 2014, which …

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  • Sep 20, 2019
  • 1 Amendments/Changes in the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    The Union Cabinet of India has intimated for the amendments/changes in the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019. The National Medical Commission Bill aimed towards improving the medical education system in the country by maintaining adequate and high-quality medical professiona…

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  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 1 Abrogation of Article 370 [ Policy/Governance, International Relations/Organizations, Bills ]

    The Union Minister for Home Affairs in India introduced two bills followed by two resolutions regarding Jammu and Kashmir in Lok Sabha on 6th August 2019. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is to be bifurcated into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir (with legislature) and Lada…

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Ethics ]

    The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 was formulated in order to effectively address sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. The Act ensures to put children first emphasizing child-friendly reporting, recording of evidence, investigation a…

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  • 2 The Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill 2019 [ Health, Bills, Down-to-Earth ]

    The Minister of Labour and Employment introduced The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2019 in Lok Sabha. All establishments employing at least 10 workers along with mines and docks comes under this Code Bill Policy. For certain types of establishments and …

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  • Sep 9, 2019
  • 1 The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    The Minister of Law and Justice introduced the Arbitration Bill 2019 in Lok Sabha on July 3,2019. This bill aims at establishing autonomous and independent institutions in India for better management and arbitration. The Bill aims at providing establishment of the NDIAC to conduc…

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  • Aug 26, 2019
  • 1 Approval of the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 [ Policy/Governance, Bills ]

    Cabinet has approved Aadhaar and other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to replace the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 so as to make it friendly to the people. As per the directions of the Supreme Court and recommendations of Justice B. N Srikrishna (Retd) Committee…

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  • Aug 22, 2019
  • 1 National Investigation Agency Amendment Bill 2019 Passed [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    National Investigation Agency Amendment Bill 2019 was first of all passed in the Lok Sabha on 15 July 2019 and later on in the Rajya Sabha on 17th July 2019. This bill will allow NIA to probe terrorist activities against India and Indian interests abroad.

    The cases of human traffi…

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  • 2 Instant Triple Talaq Bill Criminalised [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The Indian Parliament has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 criminalising triple talaq. The Lower House already had passed the bill on July 25,2019 later on the bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 31 July 2019. The bill will become the law af…

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