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Important Bills

National Capital Territory of Delhi Amendment Bill, 2021

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) moved the NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to the Lok Sabha where it proposed that “government” in Delhi means the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. Key Provisions: Delhi’s present status is a Union Territory with a Legislative Assembly - an outcome of the 69th Amendment Act. The act introduced Articles 239AA and 239BB in the Constitution. They have created the Union Territory of Delhi with a legislative assembl

01 April, 2021 Important Bills

National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021

Rajya Sabha has recently cleared National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021 About National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NBFID) Bill, 2021 : The Bill seeks to establish the NBFID as the principal development financial institution(DFIs) for infrastructure financing. DFIs are set up for providing long-term finance for segments involving risk beyond the acceptable limits of commercial banks and other ordinary financial institutions.

27 March, 2021 Important Bills

National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2021

National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2021 The Bill seeks to regulate and standardise the education and practice of allied and healthcare professionals. Key features of the Bill include: Allied health professional: The Bill defines ‘allied health professional’ as an associate, technician, or technologist trained to support the diagnosis and treatment of any illness, disease, injury, or impairment. Such a professional sho

25 March, 2021 Important Bills

Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, 2020

Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, 2020 India has one of the highest growths in the number ART centres and ART cycles performed every year. India has become one of the major centres of this global fertility industry, with reproductive medical tourism becoming a significant activity. This has also introduced a plethora of legal, ethical and social issues; yet, there is no standardisation of protocols and reporting is still very inadequate. Key features of the B

21 March, 2021 Important Bills

Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020

The Bill aims at decentralizing decision making and to infuse professionalism in governance of major ports. It will empower the Major Ports to modernize and expand port infrastructure, and facilitate trade and commerce. Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP) can now fix tariff, which will act as a reference tariff for purposes of bidding for PPP projects. An Adjudicatory Board has been proposed to look into disputes between ports and PPP concessionaires, etc. A simplif

12 February, 2021 Important Bills

Juvenile Justice Bill, 2021

The Union Cabinet approved amendments to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015. As per the amendment, the district magistrates (DM) and additional district magistrates (ADM) will monitor the functioning of various agencies responsible for implementation of the JJ Act in every district. The DM can independently evaluate juvenile police unit, specialised Child Welfare Committees (CWC) and registered Child Care Institution (CCI). The district child protection unit

19 February, 2021 Important Bills

Data Protection Bill, 2019

Data Protection Bill, 2019 What is the issue? Recently, Facebook India’s policy head has appeared before the 30-member Joint Committee of Parliament which is examining the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. However, Amazon has declined to appear on the ground of risky travel amidst the pandemic. Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, Google and Paytm are among the companies from whom the committee has sought views on data security and protection amid concerns that the privacy

26 October, 2020 Important Bills

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019/2020

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019/2020 Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II-Bills Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha. The Bill aims to prohibit commercial surrogacy in India. Commercial surrogacy, a practice also known as 'Rent a Womb', was legalised in India in the year 2002, in order to promote medical tourism. And soon, India became the hub of surrogacy. Driven by factors like low cost and the absence of a s

04 April, 2020 Important Bills

Cabinet Clears Bill to restore the provisions of SC/ST Act:

National and Political Issues 1) Cabinet Clears Bill to restore the provisions of SC/ST Act: Theme: SC/ST Act (GS-II) The Supreme court had introduced the provision of anticipatory bail by reading down the Section 18 of Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 in march 20, 2018 to protect people against arbitrary arrests. SC also issued other guidelines to protect people against arbitrary arrests under the Act. They are: public servants

02 July, 2019 Important Bills

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