New Debt Recovery Bill 2016

The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debt Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary It seeks...

Rajasthan Makes Helmets Compulsory

Rajasthan government made helmet mandatory for two-wheeler riders across the state with immediate effect. In major cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur,Kota and Ajmer, the helmet...

‘AMASR Act’ of India in News

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act (or AMASR Act) is an act of parliament of the government of India that provides...

Model Shops And Establishments Bill 2016

The Union Cabinet has considered the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016. The Bill will now be sent...

Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill

Union Cabinet of India has cleared the law for making Triple Talaq illegal. The Supreme Court, in August made the practice of instant talaq...

Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Ordinance

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal of the Finance Ministry to promulgate an ordinance to suitably amend the Goods and...

Cabinet Clears Real Estate Bill 2015

Real Estate Bill 2015: The Union Cabinet approved the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015 which will now be taken up for consideration...

Enemy Property Bill Passed by Parliament

The Lok Sabha passed the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, which provides power to the government to seize properties left behind by...

New Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules

In May 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified new rules on Prevention of cruelty to animals and banned the trade...

Service Charges in Restaurants Not Mandatory

There were number of complaints that hotels and restaurants are following the practice of charging "service charge" in the range of 5-20 per cent,...

Amendment in Customs and Excise Act Approved

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the following proposals: i. Amendment to the Customs Act, 1962; ii. Amendments to the Customs...

Bill to Fast Track Recovery Of Bad Loans

In a move to expedite the process of resolving the debt issues burdening the creditors including banks and financial institutions, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...

FATCA Deadline Extended

The government has extended the deadline for closure of accounts that are non-compliant under the US’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). For providing immediate...

New Adoption Regulations Becomes Operational

Adoption Regulations, 2017 framed by ‘Central Adoption Resource Authority’ (CARA) as mandated under section 68 (c) of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children)...

Footwear Design and Development Institute Bill

Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha to declare the FDDI...

Supreme Court Orders UP To Appoint Lokayukta

Current Affairs: The Supreme Court orders the Uttar Pradesh government to appoint a new anti-corruption ombudsman or Lokayukta in next two days. The Supreme Court...

Uttar Pradesh Government Introduces 2 Bills

With Supreme Court directing eviction of former chief ministers from state bungalows within two months, the Uttar Pradesh government introduced two bills to facilitate...

Life Imprisonment For Food Adulteration Recommended

The Law Commission of India, in its Report No. 264, has recommended life imprisonment for those convicted of manufacturing and selling adulterated food. “After...

Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Law in India

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 (FRDI Bill), introduced in the Lok Sabha on August 11, 2017, is under consideration of the...

National Council for River Ganga Constituted

The Union Cabinet has approval the River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016. The Order lays down a new institutional structure for policy...

Supreme Court Concedes Error in Its Verdict

The Supreme Court conceded that there was an apparent error in a judgment pronounced a year ago by which it was held that benefits...

New Real Estate Regulation Act Comes Into Force

Regulation of real estate sector involving over 76,000 companies across the county becomes a reality from May 1, 2017 with the Real Estate (Regulation...

Rules to Prevent Cruelty of Animals Notified

The Government has issued the notification for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2016. These rules are meant to regulate pet shops....

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board Notifies Rules

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India ('IBBI') was established under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 ('Code'). IBBI has notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board...

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance

President Pranab Mukherjee has given assent to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Ordinance 2017. It has now cleared the way for resuming...

Law Commission Submits Report on Hate Speech

Law Commission of India has submitted its 267th report on ‘hate speech’.  According to the Commission, "hate speech generally is an incitement to hatred...

List of Bills Passed During Recent Parliament Session

The Budget Session 2017 of Parliament commenced on 31st January, 2017 has been adjourned sine die on 12th April, 2017. Three main highlights of...

Lok Sabha Passes Bill On Commercial Courts

Current Affairs: The Lok Sabha passed the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Bill, 2015, by a voice vote. The...

Human DNA Profiling Bill in India

Human DNA Profiling Bill is a proposed legislation in India. The bill will allow the government to establish a National DNA Data Bank and...

Cheque Bounce Bill Passed

Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 defines bills of exchange, promissory notes, cheques and creates penalties for issues such as bouncing of cheques. It also specifies...

Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act 1971

The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 is an Act of the Parliament of India which prohibits desecration of or insult to...

Minority Institutions Right under Article 30(1) is Absolute

The Supreme Court Bench comprising Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice R. Banumathi held that minority educational institutions have absolute right to appoint qualified persons...

GST Council Approves GST Bill

The Goods and Services Tax GST) Council, in its meeting in New Delhi has approved the draft CGST Bill and the draft IGST Bill....

IBBI (Grievance and Complaint Handling ) Regulations

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has notified the IBBI (Grievance and Complaint Handling Procedure) Regulations, 2017 in the Gazette of India...

Rights of Persons With Disabilities Bill

Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 is the principal Act for the empowerment of Persons with disabilities....

Lok Sabha Passes Aadhaar Bill 2016

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha. The...

Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill Passed

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill replaces the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, that was passed in May...

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Implementation

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has recently recognised two Insolvency Professional Entities (IPEs) as under: 1. IRR Insolvency Professionals Private Limited Company 2....

Anti-Discrimination And Equality Bill Introduced

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has introduced the Anti-Discrimination and Equality Bill in Parliament on March 10, 2017. This bill aims to make the constitutional rights of...

Section 126 of Representation of People Act 1951

The Commission had notified on 27-01-17 the period during which conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicizing by means of print or electronic...

Latest IRDAI (Health Insurance) Regulations

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has introduced several regulatory changes to health insurance. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India...

Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill: Provisions

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Arun Jaitley on August 10,...

Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Arun Jaitley on August 10,...

West Bengal Clinical Establishments Act Passed

The Legislative Assembly of West Bengal passed the West Bengal Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill, 2017. The legislation repealed the West Bengal Clinical Establishments...

Draft Bill on Delhi Statehood Released

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government released a draft bill seeking full statehood for the Capital. Citizens can review and suggest amendments to the said...

Parliament Passes Juvenile Justice Bill 2015

The Rajya Sabha passed the landmark Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2015 on 22 December 2015. With this, the Juvenile Justice Bill...

Three Legal Aid and Empowerment Initiatives Launched

Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the three key legal aid and empowerment initiatives of the Department...

Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017

The Union Cabinet it its latest meeting has approved the proposal to introduce a Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017. The Bill would provide for...

Bankruptcy Board Notifies Two Regulations

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), in exercise of its powers conferred under section 240 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016,...

Aadhaar Now Mandatory for Subsidised Foodgrains

The Food Ministry has Aadhaar made mandatory as subsidised foodgrains under the public distribution system and cash transfer of food subsidy with effect from...

Wage Payments Goes Cashless

The Union Cabinet gave its nod for taking the ordinance route to amend the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, allowing business/industrial establishments to pay...

What Pranab Mukherjee Said on ‘Ordinance’?

Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee during his farewell speech on his last day in office has cautioned the governments in using the 'Ordinance...

Amendment to Institutes Of Technology Act 1961

The Union Cabinet granted ex-post facto approval to the Amendment to The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 for incorporation of six new IITs at...

Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced a Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017 in parliament to replace the non-performing assets ordinance, which came into effect earlier...

Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 has come into force from today and repeals the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection...

Enforcement of Security and Recovery of Debt Bill 2016

In a move to expedite the process of resolving the debt issues burdening the creditors including banks and financial institutions, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...

SC Uphold Haryana Panchayati Raj Act

The Supreme Court upheld the validity of recent amendments in a Haryana law which fixes various criteria including minimum educational qualification for candidates contesting...

Model Agricultural Land Leasing Act 2016

The union government has rolled out a model Agricultural Land Leasing Act, 2016 that would legalize leasing of land in India; a move that...

Persons in Destitution Model Bill 2016

Mr.Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment chaired a Pre-legislative Consultation Meeting on 'The Persons in Destitution (Protection, Care and Rehabilitation) Model Bill,...

Central Port Authorities Act 2016

The Ministry of Shipping has prepared a draft bill ‘The Central Port Authorities Act’ 2016 ’ to replace the ‘Major Port Trust Act, 1963’. This...

Bank Notes Act Comes into Force

The union government has notified 'The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act  2017'. With the law coming into force, possession of more than 10...

Reva Khetrapal Becomes Delhi’s Lokayukta

Former Delhi High Court judge Reva Khetrapal took oath as Lokayukta of Delhi. Lt Governor Najeeb Jung administered the oath to Khetrapal as Lokayukta...

Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill 2016

Following the Cabinet approving the amendment made to the Maternity Benefit Act, which aims to raise maternity leave for women from 12 to 26...

Mineral Auction Rules in India: Latest Amendments

Recently, the consensus emerged that the Mineral Auction Rules need to be amended to make the process more pragmatic without sacrificing the checks on...

Scheduled Castes and Tribes Amendment Bill 2018

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill 2018 which was passed by the Lok Sabha on 6th August 2018,...

Ordinance to Penalise Persons with Old Notes

The President of India has approved the promulgation of the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016 on 30th December, 2016. The Ordinance is...

The Code on Wages Bill 2017

The Code on Wages, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Labour, Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya on August 10, 2017. It seeks to...

Indian Institutes of Information Technology Bill

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment)...

Extension of Collection of Statistics Act to J&K

The Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi has approved a proposal to introduce a Bill in Parliament to extend the jurisdiction of the Collection...

Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill Passed

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha after the Rajya Sabha approved it. It has made India third on the...

Food Safety Act Completes 10 Years

Function was organised by FSSAI to commemorate 10 years of the enactment of Food Safety and Standard Act (FSSAI Act) in New Delhi. Commemorating a...

Himachal Passes Town and Country Planning Bill

Himachal Pradesh Governor gave assent to controversial HP Town and Country Planning (HPTCP) Amendment Bill 2016, paving way for regularisation of all illegal constructions...

Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites Act

Union Cabinet of India has approved the introduction of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament. To make way for certain...

Main Features of Surrogacy Bill 2016

Following are the main features of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016: Who can go for surrogacy: Only Indian couples, who are legally married The couple must be...

Maharashtra Prohibition of Social Boycott Bill

Maharashtra has become the first State in the country to enact a law against social boycott from caste panchayats. President Pranab Mukherjee has given his...

Enemy Property Ordinance in News

The President of India has promulgated the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Fifth Ordinance, 2016 (8 of 2016) on 22nd December, 2016. After the Indo-China...

President Signs Constitution Amendment Bill on GST

President Pranab Mukherjee gave assent to Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). The passage of the bill will pave the way for...

Daughters Cannot Inherit Ancestral Property if Father Died Before 2005: SC

Supreme Court has said that a daughter's right to ancestral property does not arise if the father died before the amendment to Hindu law...

Anti-Corruption Bill Referred To Select Committee

Current Affairs: Rajya Sabha referred a bill to amend the Anti-Corruption Act of 1988 to a Select Committee, which provides for enhancing penalty for...

GST Bill Ready for President Nod

The Odisha Assembly unanimously passed a resolution ratifying the Constitution Amendment Bill for Goods and Services Tax (GST) to pave the way for the...

Enemy Property Ordinance Promulgated

The President of India has promulgated the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2016 on January 07, 2016 to make amendments to the Enemy...

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016

The Lok Sabha passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016, which is seen as a “transformational” legislation that will help improve India’s ranking...

Constitution 123rd Amendment Bill 2017

The Union Cabinet has given: (I) Ex-post facto approval for introduction of (i) Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill 2017 and (ii) National Commission...

Parliament Passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Rajya Sabha has passed the major economic reform Bill moved by the Government i.e. ‘Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016’. This is considered as the...

New Safe Harbour Regime Notified by CBDT

In order to reduce transfer pricing disputes, to provide certainty to taxpayers, to align safe harbour margins with industry standards and to enlarge the...

Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill 2016

Evasion of taxes deprives the nation of critical resources which could enable the Government to undertake anti-poverty and development programmes. It also puts a...

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 to ensure more stringent provisions for prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled...

Amendments to NABARD Act Approved

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the following proposals: (a) Amendments to National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act,...

Trafficking of Persons (Prevention) Bill 2016

The Minister of Women & Child Development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi released the draft “Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016” in...

Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Bill 2016

Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Bill, 2016 was passed near unanimously by the Rajya Sabha which substantially amends the original Real Estate (Regulation and...

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill Passed

The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014 has been passed by both the houses of Parliament. The bill will will replace the Persons with...

Main Provisions of ‘Code on Wages Bill’

As part of labour law reforms, the Government has undertaken the exercise of rationalisation of the 38 Labour Acts by framing 4 labour codes...

Govt Moves GST Bill in Rajya Sabha

Narendra Modi Government finally managed to table the Constitution Amendment Bill for the Goods & Services Tax in the Rajya Sabha. Once passed by...

Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill 2018

The Union Cabinet has approved the Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018 for regulation and standardisation of education and services by allied and healthcare...

Bill on Potable Alcohol Passed in Lok Sabha

Current Affairs Dec 11: A bill providing for transfering from the central government to the states the control over industries engaged in the production...

Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill

Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2017 was passed unanimously in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to establish a legal framework for...

Regulations for Drones In India

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a Drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAVs are a component of an...

No Permit Required for E-Rickshaws

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a Gazette Notification that serves to free e rickshaws and e carts from permit requirements. According...

Public Premises Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants Act

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for amendment in Section 2 and Section 3 of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act,...

Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill: Main Provisions

Every year 5 lakh road accidents are reported in the country in which 1.5 lakh people lose their lives. Government aims to reduce the...