POCSO Act - Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was enacted in 2012 especially to protect children (aged less than 18) from sexual assault.
Section 7 of the POCSO Act, inter alia, says that whoever with sexual intent touches the breast of the child is said to commit sexual assault.
Whereas Section 8 of the Act provides minimum imprisonment of three years for sexual assault
Section 354 of the
Social media companies are prohibited from hosting or publishing any unlawful information.
These information are “in relation to the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, public order, friendly relations with foreign countries, etc.
If such information is hosted or published the government can take down such information within 24 hours.
The user will be given a notice before his/her content is taken down.
The government can direct messaging platforms to tie t
Following are the provisions proposed under the draft Act:
Setting up of State land authority: Under the proposal, each state is to set up a land authority that will have a title registration officer (TRO) who will prepare a title record based on document-based claims from the presumptive owners and any claimants.
Draft list of presumptive ownership: The authority will then publish a draft list of the presumptive ownership of every plot (on which it has rece
Tackling harmful content such as hate speech, rumours, inflammatory and provocative messages and child pornography need cooperation between technology services companies and law enforcement agencies.
Information Technology Act, 2000, as amended from time to time, governs all activities related to the use of computer resources.
Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000
It covers all ‘intermediaries’ who play a role in the use of computer resources and electronic reco
Essential Commodities Act
Part of: GS-II- Governance and recent act (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST)
In news recently: Government puts masks and hand sanitisers under Essential Commodities Act.
ECA enacted by Parliament in 1955 provides for the regulation and control of production, distribution and pricing of commodities which are declared as essential.
Aim: Maintaining/increasing supplies/securing equitable distribution and availability of these commodi