Govt. introduces Bill on insurance firms

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The Government of India has introduced the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021. Purpose of the Bill: The Bill introduces amendments to the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972 to enable the privatisation of public sector insurance companies. Key Features of the Bill: Reduces Shareholding Limit: The… Continue reading Govt. introduces Bill on insurance firms

Amendments to Act regulating major airports passed in LS

Source: Livemint What is the News? Lok Sabha has passed the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021. Purpose of the Bill: The Bill seeks to amend the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008. The 2008 Act established the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA). AERA regulates tariffs and other charges (such… Continue reading Amendments to Act regulating major airports passed in LS

Parliament Passes Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill 2021

Source: PIB What is the News? Parliament has passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021. About Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021: The Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill, 2021 seeks to amend the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015. Key Provisions of the Bill:           Category  Juvenile Justice Act,2015… Continue reading Parliament Passes Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill 2021

Distressing’ and ‘shocking’ that people are still tried under Section 66A of IT Act, says SC

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The Supreme Court has expressed shock at the practice of police registering FIRs under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. The act was struck down by the SC in the 2015 judgment in the Shreya Singhal case. What is the issue? A petition has been filed in… Continue reading Distressing’ and ‘shocking’ that people are still tried under Section 66A of IT Act, says SC

Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021

Present Status: Open for public suggestions till 14th Jul 2021 About Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021 Objectives: To prevent and counter trafficking in persons, especially women and children. To provide for care, protection, and rehabilitation to the victims, while respecting their rights To create a supportive legal, economic and social environment… Continue reading Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021

Juvenile Justice Act inadequate in dealing with juveniles under-16

Source: TOI What is the news? The Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that the present law (Juvenile Justice Act) dealing with children aged below 16 in heinous-crime cases as juvenile offenders is “totally inadequate and ill equipped”. Background Court made the observations on June 25 while dismissing a criminal revision… Continue reading Juvenile Justice Act inadequate in dealing with juveniles under-16

Repeal draft Cinematograph Bill: film fraternity writes to I&B ministry

Source: Indian Express  What is the News? The Film Fraternity has written a letter to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting(I&B) to withdraw the Draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021. About the Draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021. The Draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 makes an amendment to the Cinematograph Act,1952. The bill gives the union government… Continue reading Repeal draft Cinematograph Bill: film fraternity writes to I&B ministry

Indian Vessels Bill, 2021

Introduced: Lok Sabha (22nd Jul 2021) Passed in Lok Sabha on 29.07.2021 Present status: Forwarded to Rajya Sabha About Indian Vessels Bill, 2021: Indian Vessels Bill seeks to replace the Inland Vessels Act, 1917. The bill aims to regulate the safety, security and registration of inland vessels. Key Features of the Indian Vessels Bill, 2021:… Continue reading Indian Vessels Bill, 2021

“OFB Corporatisation” Approved by Cabinet

What is the News? The Union Government has approved a plan for Ordnance Factory Board(OFB) Corporatisation. About Ordnance Factory Board(OFB): Ordnance Factory Board(OFB) is an umbrella body of 41 Ordnance Factories. Origin: In 1775, British authorities accepted the establishment of the Board of Ordnance in Fort William, Kolkata. This marked the official beginning of the Army… Continue reading “OFB Corporatisation” Approved by Cabinet

Model Tenancy Act

Introduced: The Bill was introduced as a Government Bill (Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs) Present Status: Model Act is enacted and circulated to States Aim of the Act: To create a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive rental housing market in the country. It will address the issue of homelessness by creating adequate rental housing stock… Continue reading Model Tenancy Act