Policy & Law

India mulls Dam Safety Bill 2018 and a National Dam Safety Authority

Dam Safety Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in the Parliament. It will help all the States and Union Territories of India to adopt uniform dam safety procedures which shall ensure safety of dams and safeguard benefits from such dams. This shall also help in safeguarding human ...

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NITI Aayog Composite Water Management Index warns India of looming water crisis; aims to incentivise states on efficient water management through competitive federalism

Aimes at inspiring states and UT's undertake most efficient water management policies- Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (WR,RD&GR) shall be releasing the NITI Aayog's Composite Water Index during a press conference soon!

The objective of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas can be fully achieved once the benefits of the interventions reach the last mile. As a step beyond measurement of outcomes, NITI Aayog has come out with various indices that not only fulfills its mandate of cooperative and competitive federalism but also challenges States and Union Territories (UTs) them to meet the aspirations of the ...

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MCA to launch public awareness campaign as Task Force on Shell Companies readies 2nd action drive in FY18-19

During Financial Year 2017-18 ROCs identified and removed from the register of companies the names of 2,26,166 companies; 3,09,619 directors disqualified. Now, Task Force on Shell Companies is ready for 2nd drive in FY18-19

The existence of black money creates imbalances in the economy, finances terror and crimes like money laundering etc., puts the honest at a disadvantage, deprives the State of the much needed revenues and ultimately adversely affects the poor of the country. The Modi Government has launched a sustained campaign in the last 4 years against black money and has taken ...

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Railways, NCPR unveils a joint campaign on protection of Children

The Chairman, Railway Board, Ashwani Lohani along with the Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Stuti Kacker flagging off a rally, at the launch of an awareness campaign for Protection of Children in Contact with Railways, in New Delhi on June 07, 2018.	
The General Manager, Northern Railway, Shri Vishwesh Chaube and senior officials are also seen.

In an endeavour to spread awareness about large number of vulnerable children coming in contact with Railways as passengers or abandoned, trafficked, run away children separated from their family, Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, along with Stuti Kacker, Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on 7 June 2018 launched an awareness campaign on Protection of children in contact ...

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Government institutes group of eminent industry leaders to study SEZ Policy

Baba Kalyani heads group to study SEZ Policy

  Government of India has constituted a group of eminent persons to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy of India. The SEZ Policy was implemented from 01st April, 2000. Subsequently the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 was passed by Parliament in May, 2005 and received Presidential assent on the 23rd of June, 2005 and the Special Economic ZoneAct was enacted. ...

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Election Commission Of India Launches its online RTI Portal

Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat, Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa on 6 June 2018 at launch of the online RTI Portal of Election Commission of India

Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat, Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa on 6 June 2018 launched the online RTI Portal of Election Commission of India, which will facilitate applicants seeking information under the Right to Information Act. The portal can be accessed by general public on the Home Page of the Commission’s website by clicking on `Online RTI’.  There is also online payment gateway ...

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Digital India mulls Centralised Authority under the aegis of National Commission of Women (NCW) and widen ambit of IRWA

Reformulated Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act (IRWA) proposes new Centralised Authority under the aegis of National Commission of Women (NCW)

Based on the observations made by Parliamentary Standing Committee and recommendation made by the National Commission for Women on the basis of consultation with civil society groups and likeminded individuals, WCD has proposed amendments in IRWA keeping in mind the recent technological advancement in the field of communications such as social media platforms, over the top services etc. The Government ...

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India encourages whistle blowers to join forces against black money, tax evasion, benami assets; Informants can win rewards upto Rs5crore

Benami Transactions Informants Reward Scheme, 2018

With the objective of obtaining people’s participation in the Income Tax Department’s efforts to unearth black money and reduce tax evasion, a new reward scheme titled “Income Tax Informants Reward Scheme, 2018” has been issued by the Income Tax Department, superseding the earlier reward scheme issued in 2007. Under the revised scheme, a person can get reward up to Rs. ...

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Digital India deploys online analytical tools to monitor foreign contributions under FCRA

Sworn on India First pledge -Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman calling on the Union Home Minister,  Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on June 01, 2018.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched an Online Analytical Tool to facilitate closer monitoring of the flow and utilisation of foreign contributions received by various organisations registered or permitted under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 on 1 June 2018. This web-based tool enables decision-makers in various Departments of Government to scrutinise source of foreign funds and their actual use in ...

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India to tighten its grip against perpetrators of crime against women with advanced forensic labs in Chandigarh Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati, Pune and Bhopal

Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi visiting the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, in Chandigarh on June 01, 2018.

Forensic science plays a vital role in the criminal justice delivery system by providing investigators with scientifically based information through the analysis of physical evidence. With increasing reports of crime against women such as sexual assault, foeticide, homicide etc. there is an increasing demand for better scientific analysis of physical evidence. Scrutiny by courts demands more admissible, accurate and powerful ...

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Sports In North East gets a boost with National Sports University Ordinance, 2018

TransformingNorthEast DoNERwithU

National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 has come into force as the President of India has given his assent to the Union Cabinet’s decision to promulgate the said Ordinance. Earlier, the Union Cabinet, in its meeting held on 23rd May, 2018, had decided to approve the proposal of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to promulgate the National Sports University ...

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India spearheads International Conference on the TRIPS CBD Linkage in Geneva to create roadmap to address bio-piracy

India is optimistic that during the forthcoming international conference on TRIPs CBD issues the proponents will agree on a clear roadmap for pursuing this issue at the WTO. Seen in picture is the Palais des Nations houses the European headquarters of the United Nations, and is the largest. Pic For representation purposes only.

India has taken the lead in seeking to revive WTO discussions on issues related to preventing theft of traditional knowledge. Government of India, along with the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and the South Centre (an inter-governmental organisation based in Geneva), are organising an International Conference on TRIPS- CBD Linkage in Geneva on 7-8 June 2018. ...

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