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,...

Benami Transactions Act Comes Into Effect

The Income Tax department has notified that the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 (BTP Amendment Act), will come into force from 1st November...

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,...

Mandatory Vehicle Emission and Noise Data

Come 1st of April 2017, manufacturers of all kinds of motor vehicles as also E-rickshaws and E-carts will have to give detailed declaration about...

HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to introduce official amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014. The HIV and AIDS...

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...

Admiralty (Maritime Claims) Bill 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal of Ministry of Shipping to enact Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Enemy Property Ordinance in News

The Centre has for the fourth time promulgated an ordinance to amend nearly 50-year-old Enemy Property law. President has approved 'The Enemy Property (Amendment and...

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...

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...

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016". The Bill will regulate surrogacy in India by establishing National...

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...

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...

Flag Code of India 2002

The Indian flag code is a set of laws that govern the usage of the Flag of India. The Bureau of Indian Standards is the...

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...

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...

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...

Model Shops And Establishments Bill

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...

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...

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...

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...

Geospatial Bill: India Rejects Pakistan’s Move

The discussion around the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, turned into a diplomatic war of words when India “firmly” rejected Pakistan’s objections to the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

UP Lokayukta Bill Referred to President

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik referred to the President "The Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta, UP-lokayukta (Amendment) Bill 2015" which seeks to end the role of...

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...

Real Estate Act 2016 Comes to Force

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 comes into force from May 1, 2016 setting in motion the process of making necessary operational...

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...

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...

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...

Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015

The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was passed by the Parliament in the just concluded Winter Session of the Parliament. The Payment of Bonus...

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...

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...

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Bill, 2015

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, 2015 are to: (i) enhance the existing limit for investment in plant and machinery...

UP Lokayukta Appointment Challenged in SC

The appointment of Virendra Singh as Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta was deferred after his appointment was challenged in Supreme Court. Events started when a writ petition...

Impeachment Move Against Judge

A group of 58 Rajya Sabha MPs moved an impeachment notice against Justice J.B. Pardiwala of the Gujarat High Court for his “objectionable remarks...

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...

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...

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...

Lok Sabha Passes ‘Atomic Energy Bill 2015’

The Lok Sabha has passed the landmark "Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015". It will now be referred to Rajya Sabha for ratification. The Bill seeks...

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...

Measures For Speedy Disposal of Consumer Cases

The steps being taken for speedy disposal of consumer cases, pending before the Consumer Fora are as under:- • State Governments have been requested from...

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...

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...

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...

Govt Asks SC to Make Collegium System Transparent

Government has told the Supreme Court that collegium should not act without recording reasons why a particular individual was appointed a judge. During a hearing...

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...

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...

Bombay HC Direction on Online Sale of Medicines

The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to take steps to regulate the online sale of medicines, until a specific law or...

Delhi High Court Act Amended

The Ministry of Law & Justice has notified that the Delhi High Court Amendment Act, 2015, which received the assent of the President on...

President Promulgates Two Ordinances

President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the ordinances to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act and bring into force the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and...

Income Tax Act Amended

The Income-tax Act, 1961 is the charging Statute of Income Tax in India. It provides for levy, administration, collection and recovery of Income Tax....

Supreme Court Strucks Down NJAC

A five-judge Constitutional bench has declared as "unconstitutional" the law that created a National Judicial Appointments Commission of six people including three non-judicial members....

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...

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...