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Triple Talaq bill sails through Rajya Sabha

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, better known as the Triple Talaq Bill, was passed in the Rajya Sabha

Too much quota may impact right to equal opportunity: SC

The Supreme Court orally remarked that excessive quota may impact the right to equal opportunity guaranteed under the Constitution.

Bill against lynching, honor killings introduced in Rajasthan

Rajasthan government tabled two separate Bills against mob lynching and honour killing in the Rajasthan Assembly

Padding up for the next UNSC innings

India must give exceptional weightage to how all Security Council issues have an impact on the subcontinent

Focussing on the critical years of a child’s life

What the draft National Education Policy omits in its chapter on early childhood care and education

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Govt did not try out GST system before rollout: CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its first ever audit of the Goods and Services Tax, has said the government had failed to try out the system before its rollout, leading to inadequate compliance mechanisms, and lower tax revenues

Efforts on to help Vembanad lake breathe

A group of fishermen have been conducting plastic collection drive every year since 2011 to get Vembanad Lake, a designated Ramsar site and one of the most polluted waterbodies in the world, rid of plastic waste.

Lok Sabha passes consumer protection bill 2019

The Lok Sabha passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019, which promises to strengthen the rights of consumers and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defects in goods and deficiency in services.

Lok Sabha passes code on wages bill

Lok Sabha passed the Code on Wages Bill, 2019, which amends and consolidates laws relating to wages/bonus and universalises the provisions of minimum wages and timely payment of wages to all employees irrespective of the sector and wage ceiling.

End use norms for external commercial borrowings eased

The RBI has decided to relax norms for end-use of funds raised via the external commercial borrowing (ECB) route by companies and non-banking finance companies

India’s large cities staring at water crisis: Water Stress Index

The sub-national Water Stress Index, formulated by London-based risk analytics firm Verisk Maplecroft, lists India as the 46th highest risk country in the world.

The makings of a digital kleptocracy

When data is monetised, as the Economic Survey advocates, it becomes toxic and harms public interest

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