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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Vivaad se Vishwas Bill 2020

Context: Recently Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced in the Lok Sabha the much-awaited ‘Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas’ Bill 2020 to provide for resolution of disputed direct taxes. About the…

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Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Context  Earlier this week, the Union Cabinet cleared a long-pending change to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 that raises the legally permissible limit for an abortion to 24 weeks from…

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International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019

Context The International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019 is likely to be taken up by Parliament for discussion next week. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the Bill in Lok Sabha on November…

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