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RTI Amendment bill passed in Rajya Sabh amid protests

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed in the Rajya Sabha

EC sets up teams to prove VVPAT mismatch in LS election

After reports of mismatches between the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips and the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) count in eight cases during the Lok Sabha election, the Election Commission has set up teams to probe seven of the cases.

100 pending cases? setup a POSCO court

The SC has directed the setting up of special courts in each district across the country that had over a 100 cases of child abuse and sexual assault pending trial under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The terrorist tag: on the latest amendments to the NIA Act

India needs tough laws to combat terror, but the proposed amendments to NIA Act could be misused.

How to make the Surrogacy Bill more inclusive?

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha earlier this month with the intent of facilitating altruistic surrogacy in the country.

Making national legislatures more gender-balanced

The Global Gender Gap report for 2018 said that the widest gender disparity is in the field of political empowerment. To cite the Inter-Parliamentary Union 2018 report, women legislators account for barely 24% of all MPs across the world.

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GSLV MKIII helps reduce orbit raising manouvers

In its maiden operational flight, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle – Mark III-M1 (GSLV Mark III-M1) vehicle used for launching Chandrayaan-2 had successfully placed the satellite in the Earth Parking Orbit (EPO)

PMO asks FinMin to study overseas bond issue

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked the Finance Ministry to conduct a detailed study on the issuance of overseas sovereign bonds

Earth is warming at faster pace than in last 2000 years

World temperatures rose faster in the late 20th century than at any other time in the last 2,000 years, according to a study

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