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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Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020

Context Parliament has passed the Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020 with the Rajya Sabha approving it. Key Details The bill provides a legal framework for bilateral netting…

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Employees’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme, 2020

Context The Union Ministry of Labour & Employment has informed about the total enrollments under EPS. About Employees Pension Scheme (EPS) EPS is a social security scheme that was launched…

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Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, 2020

Context Recently the Union Cabinet has approved the Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, 2020 to monitor medical procedures used to assist people to achieve pregnancy. What is ART? Assisted reproductive…

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The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (PEMSR) Act

Context The Maharashtra government has directed all civic bodies in the state to set up Emergency Response Sanitation Units (ERSUs) to ensure safeguards for sanitation workers who clean manholes and…

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Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019

Context In a recent report, a Select Committee of Parliament has recommended that the contentious clause limiting surrogacy only to “close relatives” be removed from the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019,…

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