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National Capital Territory Second (Amendment) Bill, 2021

National Capital Territory Bill: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2021. It seeks to regularise unauthorized colonies that existed in the National Capital Territory of Delhi as of June 1, 2014 and had seen development up to 50% as of January 1, 2015. […]

Disha Bill, 2020 : Key Features

Disha (Special Courts for Specified Offences against Women and Children) Bill: The Union government informed the Lok Sabha that an inter-ministerial consultation for the Andhra Pradesh Disha (Special Courts for Specified Offences against Women and Children) Bill, 2020, had been initiated. The Bill paves the way for awarding the death penalty for rape and gang […]

Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act in 2019 : Latest Data

Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act in 2019: There has been an over a 72% increase in the number of persons arrested under the UAPA (Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act) in 2019 compared to the year 2015, data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in the Lok Sabha show. As many as 1,948 persons were arrested […]

National Food Security Act, 2013 Revisions Recommended by NITI Aayog

Revising National Food Security Act, 2013: NITI Aayog: NITI Aayog, through a discussion paper, has recommended reducing the rural and urban coverage under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, to 60% and 40%, respectively. It has also proposed a revision of beneficiaries as per the latest population which is currently being done through Census- […]

MP Jairam Ramesh Petition on RTI : Recent Development

Amendments Made To The Right To Information Act: The Supreme Court has criticized the Union government for having not filed a reply to a petition by parliamentarian Jairam Ramesh challenging the amendments made to the Right to Information Act for over a year. The petitioner argues that the amendments gave the Centre unparalleled powers to […]

Amendments To The Juvenile Justice Act 2015 : Highlights

Amendments To The Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 : The Union Cabinet has approved the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection of Children Act, 2015 on February 17, 2021. The amendment proposes that the DMs, ADMs will monitor the functioning of agencies that are implementing this activity in each district. After this amendment, the […]

Arbitration And Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2021 : Highlights

Arbitration And Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2021: Lok Sabha today gave its nod to Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2021 The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was introduced in Lok Sabha on February 4, 2021. It seeks to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The Act contains provisions to deal with domestic and international […]

Major Ports Authorities Bill, 2020 – Significance | Provisions

Major Ports Authorities Bill – 2020: The “Major Ports Authorities Bill, 2020” was passed in the Rajya Sabha on February 10, 2020. The bill was passed using the ballot votes. Significance of the Bill: The Union minister of state for ports, shipping, and waterways, Mansukh Mandaviya, highlighted that the bill will encourage good competition within […]

DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2019 : Concerns

DNA Bill, 2019: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change has recommended that the government should address the concerns raised over the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019, including over creation of a national databank of crime scene DNA profiles and fears of communities being targeted. While […]