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Government Bills | Acts | Regulations in News

It is the duty of the Legislature and executive to provide a legal framework to different governance aspects of the country. For this purpose, the government every year formulate bills which becomes an act if it is passed by the legislature and notified by the government. Regulations are released by the executive to provide guidelines.


  • Why Sedition law needs a relook?
    Synopsis: Recent charges of sedition against individuals have brought back focus to seditions law. The oppression of dissenters is more dangerous for society. It creates more division in society compared to seditious acts.  Introduction  In Kedar Nath Singh v. State of Bihar (1962), the Supreme Court defended the constitutional validity of sedition. ...
  • Amendments proposed to the Juvenile Justice Act – Explained pointwise
    Table of contents: Who is Juvenile in India? Salient provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 What are the issues with the present Act? What are the Proposed amendments by the Ministry of WCD? Suggestions to improve the implementation of Act Recently Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to amend the ...
  • “Vishaka Guidelines” and “The Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act 2013”
    What is the News? A Delhi court has acquitted a former journalist in a defamation case filed by former Union minister. In this case, a journalist initially made allegations of sexual harassment against the former Union Minister. In turn, a criminal defamation case was filed in Delhi High Court against the journalist ...
  • Issues in Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020
    Source: The Hindu Syllabus: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Synopsis: The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020 (MTP Bill) does not confer women with rights over their own bodies. Background Recently termination of pregnancy was legalised up to the 14th week of pregnancy ...
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 – Explained
    Table of contents: What is the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971? Need for the Amendment Salient provisions of MTP Amendment Bill 2020 Advantages of the proposed Bill What are the challenges associated with the present Bill? Suggestions Recently Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020 is scheduled to be tabled in Rajya Sabha. The MTP ...
  • Low conviction rate under “Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act” (UAPA)
    What is the news? Union Home Ministry has informed Rajya Sabha about the cases registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Sedition(Section-124A). Cases under UAPA: Between 2016 and 2019, the total number of the persons arrested and convicted in the country under UAPA were 5,922 and 132 respectively. This means only 2.2 ...
  • Centre’s Powers under “Section 69A of IT Act”
    What is the News? The Government of India has asked Twitter to follow Indian laws. The government has also expressed disappointment over partial compliance with its orders. What was the issue? The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY) ordered Twitter to block several Twitter accounts for posing a threat to law and order. ...
  • law on draping National Flag over body of a deceased
    What is the News? Police in Uttar Pradesh has booked few persons under The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. They had allegedly draped the body of their relative in the national flag after his death. Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act,1971: This act penalises the desecration of or insults ...
  • DNA Technology Regulation Bill -Explained
    Recently the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) asked the government to pay “careful attention” to the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019. The PSC mentioned the DNA Technology Bill as very technical, complex and sensitive. But the PSC also mentioned the advantages of the Bill. All this raises the ...
  • Govt. releases new guidelines for banks under “Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act”Govt. releases new guidelines for banks under "Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act"
    What is the News? Union Home Ministry has announced new guidelines for banks, under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act. These guidelines are related to the donations received by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and associations. What are the new FCRA guidelines? The donations received in Indian rupees by the NGOs and associations from any foreign ...