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Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021: The Rajya Sabha has passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The Bill amends the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950. Highlights of the Bill: The Bill removes the Abor tribe from the list of identified STs in Arunachal Pradesh. It replaces certain STs with other […]

Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021: With the passage in Rajya Sabha, Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021 got approval of both houses of Parliament. Earlier, on July 29, the Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha. It seeks to amend the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, […]

Judicial Disqualification Of Judges

Recusal Or Judicial Disqualification Of Judges: Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana has recused himself from hearing a petition filed by Andhra Pradesh accusing Telangana of depriving its people of their legitimate share of water for drinking and irrigation. The Chief Justice said he recused from hearing because he hailed from both Andhra Pradesh […]

Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021: The Bill seeks to amend the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 and provides for the following: To introduce the concept of “small limited liability partnership” in line with the concept of “small company” under the Companies Act, 2013; To amend certain sections of the Act so as to […]

Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021

Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021: The Lok Sabha passed the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021. The Bill replaces a similar Ordinance promulgated in April 2021. The Bill provides for: Uniform terms and conditions of service for Chairperson and Members of various tribunals, including the following, namely: Search-cum-Selection Committee for tribunals other than State Administrative Tribunals to be […]

Governor : Powers in Pardoning Prisoners – Death Sentence

Governor Of A State Can Pardon Prisoners: The Supreme Court held that the Governor of a State can pardon prisoners, including those on death row, even before they have served a minimum 14 years of prison sentence. Supreme court verdict: In fact, the Governor’s power to pardon overrides a provision in the Code of Criminal […]

Medical Termination Of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Act, 2021

Medical Termination Of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Act, 2021: The Delhi High Court has allowed the medical termination of pregnancy of a woman who had completed 22 weeks of gestation as the foetus was suffering from multiple abnormalities. Gestation is the foetal development period from the time of conception until birth. In India, the Medical Termination […]