Dam Safety Bill, 2018

Context: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in the Parliament. Benefits: 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 Read More …

Menstruation Benefit Bill

Context: The Menstruation Benefit Bill tabled by a Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh earlier this year triggered widespread debate on the need for India to put in place a system of paid leave for all working women every month. Bill in other countries & In India: Several countries have Read More …

Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018

Context: Instances of people losing their hard-earned money to Ponzi schemes keep coming to light. The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 was approved by the Union Cabinet to provide comprehensive legislation to deal with illicit deposit schemes in the country. About the Bill: The Bill imposes complete prohibition of unregulated Read More …

Policy on biofuels: Green push?

Context: At a time when rising oil prices are putting increasing pressure on the economy, even small steps to encourage the use of biofuels are welcome. More about the National Policy on Biofuels,: It encourages the generation and use of biofuels such as ethanol. It primarily tries to address supply-side Read More …

What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016?

What does the Bill aim for? With The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the government plans to change the definition of illegal migrants. The Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 15, 2016, seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to provide citizenship to illegal migrants, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Read More …

The National Digital Communications Policy, 2018

Context: The National Digital Communications Policy, 2018 seeks to unlock the transformative power of digital communications networks to achieve the goal of digital empowerment and well-being of the people of India; and towards this end, attempts to outline a set of goals, initiatives, strategies and intended policy outcomes. The National Communications Policy Read More …

Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018

Context: The Union Cabinet approved the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018, in order to protect and promote better human rights in India.  About the Bill: The Bill intends to give the NHRC teeth as well as claws to act against human rights violations. The Bill makes many proposals; Read More …

Model Contract Farming Act, 2018

Context: With a view to integrate farmers with bulk purchasers including exporters, agro- industries etc. for better price realization through mitigation of market and price risks to the farmers and ensuring smooth agro raw material supply to the agro industries, Union Finance Minister in the budget for 2017-18 announced preparation Read More …