Policy & Law

POCSO Act does not provide for any period of limitation for reporting the child sexual offences: WCD Ministry

POSCO Act 2012

The Ministry of Women and Child Development had recently consulted Ministry of Law in view of the overriding provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act over other criminal laws and provisions of mandatory reporting of such offences. The Ministry of Law after examining the provisions of POCSO Act vis-à-vis provisions of CrPC has advised that there ...

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Indian Industrial policy to create global leader in Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies: Suresh Prabhu

Indian Industrial Policy

The New Industrial Policy framed by the Ministry of Commerce in consultation with all Ministries of Government of India, State Governments, Industry and all stakeholders embodies the Government’s intention to align India with the emerging technologies of drones, artificial intelligence and block chain. This was stated by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, at the ...

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Modified Land Pooling Policy for building smart and sustainable neighbourhoods in NCT

Hardeep Singh Puri

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs vide Notification S.O. 5220(E) dated 11.10.2018, has notified the modified land policy. The policy would be applicable in the urbanisable areas of urban extensions in 95 villages of Delhi. The policy replaces the earlier policy notified in the year 2013.  It  aims at developing smart and sustainable neighbourhoods, sectors and zones, planned and ...

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RTI is larger narrative of strengthening Indian democracy: President Kovind @ 13th CIC Annual Convention

RTI in India

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 13th Annual Convention of the Central Information Commission (CIC) on 12 October 2018. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that free flow of information is the essence of democracy. And for the people of a free and free-spirited country, information is power. They have a right to know how they are being ...

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New India wows for best International Arbitration practices to help World Resolve in India

Training-cum-Brainstorming Workshop on Best Practices in International Arbitration

The NITI Aayog and ICC International Court of Arbitration organised the inaugural Training-cum-Brainstorming Workshop on Best Practices in International Arbitration in New Delhi on 10 October 2018. Moving towards a New India in 2022, ensuring legal reform is a key and critical priority. Complementing ‘Make in India’ vision with ‘Resolve in India’, strong alternate dispute resolution mechanisms are important levers in ...

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GI Tag for Alphonso from Konkan

The king of mangoes, Alphonso, better known as ‘Hapus

Alphonso from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra, is registered as Geographical Indication (GI).  A Geographical Indication or a GI is an indication used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. Such a name conveys an assurance of quality and distinctiveness which is essentially ...

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Facial Recognition common standard being adopted world over: Jayant Sinha

Press Conference on DigiYatra

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu on 4th October 2018 released the policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports called “Digi Yatra” at a press-conference. Addressing the media, he said that the Ministry has taken the initiative to develop standards for digital processing of passengers at airport to ensure uniform implementation and passenger experience ...

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Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India

The President, Ram Nath Kovind administering the oath of office to Justice Ranjan Gogoi, as Chief Justice of India, at a swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on October 03, 2018.

At a ceremony held on October 3, 2018 in the Durbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India.  He took and subscribed to the oath of office before the President.

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Ministry of Labour & Employment rolls out Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna; enables provisions for Super Specialty Treatment

ESIC Conditions for Availing Super Specialty Treatment

The ESI Corporation during its 175th Meeting held on 18 September 2018 in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of  Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment(I/C) has taken some very important decisions towards improvements in its services and benefits being provided to Insured Persons and their dependants. Considering the change in employment pattern and the current scenario of ...

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CCI penalises Sugar Mills, Associations for rigging bids regarding procurement of Ethanol for blending with Petrol

Joint Tender floated by Oil Marketing Companies

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed penalties upon 18 sugar mills and 2 Associations (Indian Sugar Mills Association and Ethanol Manufacturers Association of India) for rigging the bids in respect of a Joint Tender floated by Oil Marketing Companies (HPCL/ BPCL/ IOCL) on 02.01.2013 for procurement of ethanol for blending with petrol. The Final Order was passed by ...

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India commences first-ever three-way bank amalgamation process and yield India’s third largest bank

three banks Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank

 The Alternative Mechanism comprising of its Chairperson, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Cabinet Ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman met on 17 September 2018 in New Delhi and decided that Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank may consider amalgamation of the three banks. The envisaged amalgamation will be the First-ever three-way consolidation of banks in India, with a ...

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India puts out draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) @World Ozone Day2018

Theme of 24th World Ozone Day

 Stressing upon the need to strengthen active collaboration between the government, industries, industry associations and all stakeholders, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan has said that the World Ozone Day offers an opportunity to focus global attention and action on the vital environmental issue of protection of the ozone Layer.  Vardhan added that this is a ...

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