The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2017 gets stuck again

Context The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill was again not taken up by the Rajya Sabha on Monday when it passed two Bills on jurisdiction and settlement of maritime claims and the Footwear Design and Development Institute. The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims), Bill, 2017, passed by the Lok Sabha in March, seeks to… Continue reading The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2017 gets stuck again

The need to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988

Definition There is a dire need to look at corruption through the lens of law, economics and psychology. The design of corruption control mechanisms is important. Introduction The Prevention of Corruption Act came into force in September 1988. It consolidated the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947, some sections of the Indian Penal… Continue reading The need to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988

Government’s new Hydrocarbon policy

Context Brand new oil and gas block licensing policy is introduced this Wednesday which will open up 2.8 million square kilometers of sedimentary basins for exploration and production activities. Why government has come up with such policy? The lack of seismic sedimentary basin data had been hampering the oil and gas exploration and production sector… Continue reading Government’s new Hydrocarbon policy

Pan-Aadhaar Linkage

To read more on Aadhaar : Click Here Context Linking Aadhaar card to one’s Permanent Account Number (PAN) card is no longer a choice. Details According to the Supreme Court’s judgement passed on 9th June 2017, anyone who holds an Aadhaar card has to link it to his/her PANs and mention the same in the… Continue reading Pan-Aadhaar Linkage

Aadhaar Project

What is Aadhaar? The Aadhaar is the brand name of the Unique Identification Number that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issues to every resident of India. It is a twelve digit number which is linked the resident’s demographic and biometric information Each number relates to a set of information stored in a centralized… Continue reading Aadhaar Project