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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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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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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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Human Rights is part of Indian DNA: Vice President Addresses Human Rights Day 2017

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu lighting the lamp at an event to celebrate the Human Rights Day, organised by the National Human Rights Commission, in New Delhi on December 10, 2017.
The Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission, Justice H.L. Dattu is also seen.

Justice has and must continue to remain the first principle of social and political institutions, said Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu at the Human Rights Day 2017 on 10 December 2017 in presence of the Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission, Justice H.L. Dattu and other dignitaries present on the occasion. The Vice President said that the Human Rights Day observed on 10 December every year ...

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Date for linking of Aadhaar with PAN extended till March 2018

Under 139AA of the Income-tax Act its required to link Aadhar to PAN

Under the provisions of recently introduced section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act), with effect from 01.07.2017, all taxpayers having Aadhaar Number or Enrolment Number are required to link the same with Permanent Account Number (PAN). In view of the difficulties faced by some of the taxpayers in the process, the date for linking of Aadhaar with PAN ...

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AAP government adopts zero tolerance stance on medical negligence, cancels Max Super Speciality Hospital permit on prima facie gross medical negligence

Arvind Kejriwal on zero tolerance against medical negligence

In quest for ensuring affordable and quality healthcare services, Chief Minister of NCT, Arvind Kejriwal reacting on the cancellation of the license of Max Super Speciality Hospital Shalimar Bagh on 8 December 2017 said that the AAP Government gives top priority to education and health sector for people of India and the government will not tolerate any entity causing harm ...

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