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Jun 29, 2022

🌟 Protecting Vulnerable Witnesses 

The Supreme Court of India recently expanded the meaning of vulnerable witnesses to include among other sexual assault victims, with mental illness and people with speech or hearing impairment. The Supreme Court referring to its verdict in 1996 and then in 2004 and 2017 passed si…

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Jun 28, 2022

🌟 Open Data Week 

With an aim to encourage the adoption of open data and promote innovation across India՚s urban ecosystem, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) recently announced the initiation of the Open Data Week. It was conducted from third week of January i.e.. , from 17th Janua…

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Jun 22, 2022

🌟 Draft India Data Accessibility & Use Policy, 2022 

The central government of India has published a draft data policy recently. According to the policy, all data collected, maintained, and generated by government ministry and agency shall be shareable and open. The policy aims to radically transform India՚s ability to harness publ…

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🌟 National Policy for Synthetic Biology 

A Draft foresight paper on synthetic biology has been released recently by the Department of Biotechnology. The department has focused on the need for a national policy to consolidate India՚s stand on the issue. The document clearly states that India should avoid conflicting stan…

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May 25, 2022

🌟 Proposal to Amend the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 (October 2021) 

An amendment to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 was recently proposed by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to bring significant changes to forest governance in India. All areas which are recorded as ‘forest’ in any government record, irres…

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May 23, 2022

🌟 Khasi Inheritance of Property Bill, 2021 (November 2021) 

An announcement has been made recently by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) in Meghalaya regarding the introduction of the ‘Khasi Inheritance of Property Bill, 2021’ . This bill aims at “equitable distribution” of parental property among siblings of the Khasi co…

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🌟 Vanniakula Reservation Unconstitutional (November 2021) 

The Madras High Court has recently declared Vanniakula Reservation law as unconstitutional. This law was passed by the Tamil Nadu legislative Assembly. This law proposed 10.5 % internal reservation to Vanniakula Kshatriya community within the 20 % earmarked for Most Backward Clas…

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