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OTT Regulation & Draft Indian Telecommunications Bill

OTT Regulation and the Draft Indian Telecommunications Bill The Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022, has become available to the public. Major Points Background: OTT platforms do not currently require a licence to provide services, but telecom firms do. The Department of Telecommunications suggested regulating over-the-top (OTT) platforms' voice, video, and data communication services as telecom services. Consolidation of 3 Acts governing Telecom Sector: The I

The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022 The Competition Act, 2002 Amendment Bill was just ultimately introduced in the Lok Sabha. Need to Bring these Amendments New Age Market: Changes were required to maintain and foster market competition as the market's characteristics changed quickly as a result of technological breakthroughs, artificial intelligence, and the growing importance of factors other than price. Issue of Acquisition: Section 5 of the act states that parties engagi

WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION BILL

WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION BILL Parliament has passed the Weapon of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill 2022. The Bill seeks to amend the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, 2005. Highlight of bill The 2005 Act prohibits unlawful activities such as manufacturing, transport, or even the transfer related to weapons of mass destruction and their means of deliv

INDIA ANTARCTIC BILL 2022

INDIA ANTARCTIC BILL 2022 The Indian Antarctic bill 2022 was cleared by the Lok Sabha which seeks to extend the jurisdiction of Indian courts to the icy continent. It aimed at having India’s own national measures for protecting the Antarctic environment and dependent and associated ecosystem. It also provides a harmonious policy and regulatory framework for India’s Antarctic activities through a well-established legal mechanism. Key Points of the bill

Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021

Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021 Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021, which aims to replace over 90-year-old Lighthouse Act 1927, to incorporate the global best practices, technological developments and India's International obligations in the field of Marine Aids to Navigation, to fulfill the vision of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, to make the legislative framework user-friendly and to promote ease of doing business. This initiative is part of the proactive approach ado

Assam's Prevention of Cattle Bill- Provisions & Critical Analysis

Assam's Prevention of Cattle Bill- Provisions & Critical Analysis The Assam government introduced the Assam Cattle Preservation Bill 2021 to bring in more stringent measures to check the slaughter of cattle in the state. Assam already has existing cow protection laws. The Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 1951 (Later amended to Assam Cattle Preservation (Amendment) Act, 1962) lays down provisions for bulls, bullocks, cows, calves, male and female buffaloes, and buffalo calves The n

FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act), 2010

FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act), 2010 The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 and rules framed under it (the “FCRA” or “Act”) regulate the receipt and usage of foreign contribution by non-governmental organisations (“NGOs”) in India. Since the Act is internal security legislation, despite being a law related to financial legislation, it falls into the purview of Home Ministry and not the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It is imple

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 and rules framed under it (the “FCRA” or “Act”) regulate the receipt and usage of foreign contribution by non-governmental organisations (“NGOs”) in India. Since the Act is internal security legislation, despite being a law related to financial legislation, it falls into the purview of Home Ministry and not the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It is implemented by

Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021

Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021 The Bill has increased the scope of the nature of offenses of trafficking as well as the kind of victims of these offenses, with stringent penalties including life imprisonment, and even the death penalty in cases of an extreme nature. The law, once enacted, will extend to all citizens inside as well as outside India, persons on any ship or aircraft registered in India wherever it may be or carrying Indian citizens w

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 and rules framed under it (the “FCRA” or “Act”) regulate the receipt and usage of foreign contribution by non-governmental organisations (“NGOs”) in India. Since the Act is internal security legislation, despite being a law related to financial legislation, it falls into the purview of Home Ministry and not the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It is implemented by

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