Consumer Protection Direct Selling Rules 2021

Context Recently, the Government had notified the Consumer Protection Direct Selling Rules 2021, that prohibits all direct selling entities such as Amway, Tupperware, Oriflame and Modicare, from promoting pyramid schemes…

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Biological Diversity Amendment Bill 2021

Context Recently, the Indian government referred the Biological Diversity Amendment Bill 2021 to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC). About Biological Diversity Amendment Bill 2021 The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 was enacted for the…

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Amendments to marriage age contradict other laws

Amendments to marriage age contradict other laws Context The Prohibition of Child Marriage Amendment Bill 2021, which seeks to raise the age of marriage for women to 21 years, amends the definition…

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Prohibition of Child Marriage Amendment Bill 2021

Context Recently, Prohibition of Child Marriage Amendment Bill 2021 was introduced in Lok Sabha. The Bill amends the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 to increase the minimum age of marriage…

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Election Laws Amendment Bill 2021

Context Recently, both Houses of Parliament have passed Election Laws Amendment Bill 2021, that seeks to amend the law relating to elections. It amends both The Representation of the People…

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NDPS Amendment Bill 2021 passed by Loksabha

Context Recently, the NDPS Amendment Bill 2021 i.e. the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Amendment Bill 2021 was passed by Lok Sabha. The unusual amendment — essentially just a…

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Amendment to Forest Conservation Act (FCA) 1980

Amendment to Forest Conservation Act 1980 What is the Forest Conservation Act? The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, came into force to address deforestation. Though the Indian Forest Act has been…

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India notifies Drone Rules 2021

Context In March 2021, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) published the UAS Rules, 2021.  They were perceived by academia, Startups, end-users and other stakeholders as being restrictive in nature…

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The Tribunals Reforms Bill 2021

Context The Supreme Court recently expressed its discontentment over Tribunals Reforms Bill 2021 and the functioning of tribunals in the country, given that several of these important quasi-judicial bodies are…

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Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill 2021

Context Recently, the Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill 2021, was passed in the Rajya Sabha. The bill seeks to amend the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015. Background The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children)…

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