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Electoral Trusts

Electoral Trusts: The recently released list of corporate contributors to political parties under electoral bonds is under examination, although many of these have been frequent donors, paying large sums to political parties through electoral trusts. Electoral Trusts are trusts set up by companies with the objective to distribute the contributions received from other companies and […]

Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970

Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970: The Supreme Court recently observed that the workers employed to perform perennial/permanent nature of work couldn’t be treated as contract workers under the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970 to deny them the benefit of regularization of a job. Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 has […]

Vocal For Local Initiative

Vocal For Local Initiative: The NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) launched the ‘Vocal for Local’ initiative under its Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP). Initiative aims to boost sustainable growth by showcasing indigenous products through ‘Aakanksha.’ A dedicated window on the GeM portal facilitates e-commerce for local products. As a part of this initiative, indigenous […]

Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recently notified the Citizenship Amendment Rules, 2024. Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019: The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) amends the Citizenship Act of 1955 to provide a path to Indian citizenship for Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, and Parsis who migrated from neighbouring Muslim-majority countries such as Pakistan, […]

Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions And Charitable Endowments (Amendment) Bill, 2024

Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions And Charitable Endowments (Amendment) Bill, 2024: The Karnataka Legislative Assembly passed the Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments (Amendment) Bill, 2024, after it was previously defeated in the Legislative Council by the BJP-JD(S) alliance. The bill proposes the creation of a Common Pool Fund under the Hindu Religious Institutions and […]

Press And Registration Of Periodicals Act (PRP Act), 2023 : Update

Press And Registration Of Periodicals Act (PRP Act), 2023: Update The registration of newspapers and other periodicals will be governed by the provisions of the Press and Registration of Periodicals Act, 2023, and its Rules, which came into effect recently. Press and Registration of Periodicals Act (PRP Act), 2023: It has replaced the colonial era […]