Policy & Law

India mulls ‘Inter Country Parental Child Removal Disputes Resolution Authority’

Stressing upon the need for mediation as the first step and  and the best interest of the Child- India is to look at setting up of ‘Inter Country Parental Child Removal Disputes Resolution Authority’. Pic Courtesy: Missing Children Europe

The Committee headed by Justice Rajesh Bindal, Judge, High Court of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh, submitted its report on legal issues related to inter country removal & retention of children, and recommends on addressing the problems of parents and children involved in such issues. The Ministry of Women and Child Development had appointed the Committee. After detailed deliberation and examinations ...

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Environment Ministry notifies Plastic Waste Management (amendment) rules 2018

Its important to make judicious use of plastics for a green and sustainable planet. Seen in 2017 Picture is dedicated Blue and Green coloured dustbins being placed at various places in the premises of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), on the concluding day of the Swachhta Pakhwada, in New Delhi on June 30, 2017.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2018.  The amended Rules lay down that the phasing out of Multilayered Plastic (MLP) is now applicable to MLP, which are “non-recyclable, or non-energy recoverable, or with no alternate use.” The amended Rules also prescribe a central registration system for the registration of the ...

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Law Commission extents window for public response on Uniform Civil Code till 6th May 2018

Law Commission gives 30 more days for response on Uniform Civil Code

The Law Commission of India is examining the subject matter of Uniform Civil Code. The Commission requested the individuals / organisations (governmental and non-governmental) to send their submissions in the form of consultation / discussion / working papers on any of the issues pertaining to Uniform Civil Code (except the issue relating to Triple Talaq, which is pending before parliament) ...

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India gets stern with Health Warning on Tobacco Products packs; launches QUIT (Tobacco Products) helpline- 1800-11-2356

new warning images for tobacco items in india

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has notified new sets of specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs by making an amendment in the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules, 2008 vide GSR 331(E) dated 3rd April 2018 “Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Second Amendment Rules, 2018”. The amended ...

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Cabinet approves the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018

Cabinet approves the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 for better protection and promotion of human rights in the country. It proposes to include “National Commission for Protection of Child Rights” as deemed Member of the Commission and add a woman Member in the composition of the Commission. The amendment ...

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Minimum Government – Maximum Governance gets Competition Commission of India shed three members post

Competition-Commission-India will now have One Chairperson and Three Members (totalling four)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for rightsizing the Competition Commission of India (CCI) from One Chairperson and Six Members (totalling seven) to One Chairperson and Three Members (totalling four) by not filling the existing vacancies of two Members and one more additional vacancy, which is expected in September, 2018 when one of ...

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India embarks on e-way Bill System for Inter-State movement of goods

Roads to Wealth! Chambal Expressway connecting Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to boost real estate prices in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Also- India has recently  embarked on a phased e-way Bill System for Inter-State movement of goods from 1st April 2018, which promises transporters  host of new enabling provision for the logistics players.

The e-way Bill System for Inter-State movement of goods across the country is being introduced from 01st April 2018. To make the smooth the adoption of new modalities ministry of finance has issued clarifications pertaining to few expected conditions. Few clarifications regarding the new e-way bill system are as follows: Situation: -Consider a situation where a consignor is required to ...

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Digital India amends Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules; brings in tech and GPS for strict adherence to new BMW rules 2018

India Amends its Bio-medical Waste Management Rules Amended to Protect Human Health: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

 Underlining the effort to protect the environment and human health from infectious bio-medical waste, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan has said that Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 Rules have been amended to improve compliance and strengthen the implementation of environmentally sound management of biomedical waste in India. Harsh Vardhan pointed out that the amended rules ...

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IPRs is crucial to creativity and innovation

The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu addressing at the inauguration of the National Conference on Counterfeiting & Role of Enforcement Agencies, in New Delhi on March 13, 2018.

Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, delivering key note address at the National Conference on Counterfeiting and Role of Enforcement Agencies in New Delhi Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, inaugurated a 2 days National Conference on Counterfeiting and Role of Enforcement Agencies in New Delhi on 13 March 2018. Delivering the ...

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Centre Constitutes Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

Hirakud Dam on the river Mahanadi - the longest dam in the world and the largest dam made of earth. Pic Courtesy: Odisha Tourism

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has issued a notification on 12 March 2018 and  constituted the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal. The Tribunal will have its headquarters at Delhi and will have the following members nominated by the Chief Justice of India, which includes Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Judge, Supreme Court of India as Chairman; Justice Ravi Ranjan, ...

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India’s new stringent law reinstate its leadership position among South Asian countries to combat trafficking

Cabinet has approved the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 to protect rights of women and children. Pic Courtesy- Unicef India

With promulgation of a new stringent law, India is all set to reinstate its leadership position among South Asian countries to combat trafficking. Trafficking in human beings is the third largest organised crime violating basic human rights. There is no specific law so far to deal with this crime. Accordingly, the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 has been prepared. ...

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Niti Aayog with Health Index spurs competitive spirit to better National Health Mission reach among states

Niti Aayog's annual Health Index , a check-up for the States' health sector will encourage preventive & promotive health policies across the country in line with the National Health Mission.

“Healthy States, Progressive India”: A comprehensive Health Index report was released by NITI Aayog released on 09 February 2018 at a function in the capital. The report ranks states and Union territories innovatively on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as, their overall performance with respect to each other. The report was released jointly by the CEO, NITI Aayog; ...

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