Policy & Law

Progressive Water Conservation Fee introduced in revised Guidelines for Ground Water Extraction wet Effective From 1st June 2019

revised guidelines for Ground Water Extraction Notified

In order to comply with various directions of the NGT and to address various shortcomings in the existing guidelines of ground water extraction, the Central Ground Water Authority, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation on 12th December 2018 notified revised guidelines for ground water extraction vide notification S.O. No. 6140 (E), which will be effective from 1st June 2019. ...

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Reserve Bank of India imposes ₹10 million monetary penalty on Indian Bank

Reserve Bank of India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed, by an order dated November 30, 2018, a monetary penalty of ₹10 million on Indian Bank (the bank) for contravention of Circular on Cyber Security Framework in banks dated June 02, 2016 and Master Directions on Frauds- Classification and Reporting by Commercial Banks dated July 01, 2016 issued by RBI. As per ...

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WCD Ministry to formulate guidelines for Children’s Hostels, child-care institutions (CCIs), Day Care Homes, Creches

Safety of children

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is formulating guidelines for  children’s hostels, prescribing the minimum standards of care that should be provided to children. This comes in the wake of institutions, housing children on the request of parents who are unable to take care of them and their education or due to other circumstances which force parents to keep ...

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Policy of Direct Transfer not subject to any change for transferring subsidy to domestic LPG consumers

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

Apparently to end the rumour mill surrounded another attack of fake news- Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas issued an clarification inviting attention to some press reports on change in Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of LPG subsidy Scheme wherein it has been reported that Government may revert back to earlier system of supplying subsidized refills to domestic LPG consumers in place ...

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National Suicide Prevention Strategy is the need of the hour: Vice President @ 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry

Depression and Mental Illness a global threat

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for putting in place a National Suicide Prevention Strategy to curb the tendency of youngsters and others to end their lives due to depression and frustration. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP), in Hyderabad on 30th November 2018. ...

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Indian Constitution can serve for all times to come:President Kovind @ Constitution day 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind at the inauguration of the Constitution Day Celebrations, organised by the Supreme Court of India, in New Delhi on November 26, 2018.
The Chief Justice of India, Shri Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and other dignitaries are also seen.

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Constitution Day 2018 celebrations, organised by the Supreme Court, to mark the anniversary of the adoption of our Constitution on November 26, 1949, today (November 26, 2018) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the Constitution is the modern scripture of independent India. It is our suprema lex. However, it is ...

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NCST concern seeks report over incident involving US National in A&N Islands

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has expressed serious concern over the news report regarding one US National feared killed by protected tribe in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Calling this incident as unfortunate, the Commission has sought immediate report from Ministry of Home Affairs as well as Andaman and Nicobar Administration. On 13th July, 2018 based on the complaint received ...

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MWCD ropes in State and Private sector to create awareness and speedy redressal of complaints of Sexual Harassment at Workplace

India Inc + Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has linked SHe-Box, the online portal to report complaints of Sexual Harassment at Workplace, to all the Central Ministries, Departments and 653 districts across 33 States/Union Territories. For prompt disposal of complaints on SHe-Box, each case goes directly to the central/ state authority concerned having jurisdiction to take action in the matter. Cases ...

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Price ceiling on Coronary Stents benefited over a million heart patients: Mansukh Mandaviya

initiative of ensuring ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All

Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Mansukh L. Mandaviya informed in a statement on 20 November 2018 that patients across the country have saved around Rs. 15,000 crores under Government’s initiative of ensuring ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All’, as per estimates of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing authority (NPPA). Following the vision of Prime Minister of India, Narendra ...

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Reforms needed in WTO to Support A Better Global Trade order: Suresh Prabhu

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, said that India will work along with other member countries to reform the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to ensure that it remains an engine for global trade. Speaking at a conference on Strategic Alliance for WTO and Trade Remedies in New Delhi on 19 November 2018, he said that ...

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Indian intellectual property regime is with built-in safeguards to balance between rights and obligations

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu lighting the lamp to inaugurate the International Conference “Asian Patent Attorneys Association”, in New Delhi on November 18, 2018. 
The Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Commerce &Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Innovation is for the betterment of mankind and India is encouraging the spirit of innovation among the educated enterprising youth. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the International Conference ‘Asian Patent Attorneys Association’, on 18 November 2018. The Minister for Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister ...

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Indian Railways tightens grip on E-Ticket Touts

RPF's Nation Wide Raid

On 2nd November’ 2018, simultaneous raids against e-ticket touting were conducted in more than 100 cities throughout the Indian Railways on ‘All India’ basis. Acting on various sources, a detailed analysis of booking pattern of railway reserved e-tickets was done by the Security Directorate, Railway Board. RPF examined minutely various modus operandi being used by touting element to procure and sell e-tickets unauthorisedly through Personal User ...

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