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Draft National Pharmacy Commission Bill

Context: The Union Ministry of Health welcomed public and stakeholder input regarding the National Pharmacy Commission Bill 2023. The ministry put up the draft bill on its website on November 14 seeking comments from the public. About National Pharmacy Commission Bill 2023 Salient Provisions […]

Net Neutrality

Context: Net neutrality in India has been a subject of discussion, regulatory action, and public concern for several years. Content and service providers in India, including major technology companies, have been vocal supporters of net neutrality. On the other hand, Telecom Companies have been […]

Fill vacancies in CIC SICs, top court tells Centre, States

Context: The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and State governments to take immediate steps to fill up vacancies in CIC and SICs before the commissions become “defunct” and render the citizen’s right to know a dead letter. About RTI Act 2005 Benefits of […]

Master of Roster; Chief Justice of India

Context: Supreme Court while underlining the importance of the roster has said that Judges have to follow discipline and ought not to take up any case unless it is specifically assigned by the Chief Justice. Chief Justice of India as Master of Roster    Chief […]

Ethics committee of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

Context: Recently, Mahua Moitra’s (MP, Lok Sabha) matter has been referred to Lok Sabha Ethics committee. She has been accused of accepting money to ask questions in the house. Background:  Purpose behind setting up of Ethics committees Comparison between Ethics committee of Rajya Sabha […]

Cannot legalise same-sex marriage: SC

Context: A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) refused to grant legal status to same-sex marriages.  Four key issues:  The judgement revolved around the four key questions:  Evolution of Rights for Homo-sexuals: Some key milestones: Key […]

CDSCO Report Uncovers Alarming Levels of Contaminants in Indian Cough Syrups

Context: According to a report released by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), the nation’s top drug regulator, at least five batches of cough and allergic rhinitis syrups from two Indian manufacturers have been found to contain higher than permissible levels of contaminants […]

Zero FIR

Context: In Manipur, “Zero First Information Reports” have been made about alleged rape, murder, kidnapping, and sexual harassment. Zero FIR (ZFR) When a police station receives a complaint regarding an alleged offence that has been committed in the jurisdiction of another police station, it […]

Rajasthan’s Minimum Income bill

Context: Rajasthan government tabled Minimum Guaranteed Income Bill, 2023 to cover the entire adult population of the state with guaranteed wages or pension. Major Provisions of the Bill: Analysis of the Bill: Benefits: Issues associated with Minimum Guarantee Income: Roadmap for future Job creation: […]

Issue of Reservation in Promotion for PwD

Context: A case of reservation in promotion for Persons with a disability is pending in the Supreme Court of India for many years which is equated with denial of justice. Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, or […]

Jharkhand Governor sets his sights on Tribes Advisory Council

Context: Jharkhand has seen tensions escalate between the Governor and the State government over the TAC on the question of Governor’s power of constituting and making rules for the Tribal Advisory Council (TAC) under the Fifth Schedule being discretionary.  Constitutional Provision Art 244(1) of […]

SC asks ED chief to quit, but upholds amendments

Context: In a recent development, the Supreme Court has asked Sanjay Kumar Mishra, the Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), to resign four months before his third extension, which was originally scheduled to end in November. Directorate of Enforcement: The Directorate of Enforcement or […]

Cabinet gives nod to Data Protection Bill

Context: The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, a draft of which was floated in November, is expected to be tabled in Parliament’s Monsoon Session that begins on July 20. The Union Cabinet approved the draft Bill on Wednesday. Data Protection  Data protection is […]

Data Protection Bill

Context: The revised version of India’s much-anticipated data protection law has received the Cabinet’s approval and is now poised to be presented to Parliament. More about the Bill Significance of a privacy law Penalty Concerns related to the draft bill The Bill has largely […]

Karnataka High Court Judgement on Twitter

Context: On June 30, 2023, the Karnataka High Court dismissed Twitter’s challenge to the issuance of blocking orders by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) concerning the taking down of Twitter accounts and specific tweets. The High Court admonished Twitter for not […]

National Research Foundation

Context: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, approved the introduction of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Bill, 2023 in the Parliament. The approved Bill will pave the way to establish NRF that will seed, grow and promote Research and […]

NOTTO warns against online promotion of organ trade

Context: The National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) has issued a warning against private websites and social media posts promoting and offering organs for trade. Status of organ trade in India The National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) National Human Organ and […]

Registration of birth, death by Aadhaar authentication allowed

Context: According to the notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs’, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has allowed the office of Registrar General and Census Commissioner established under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 to perform Aadhaar authentication for […]

e-KYC Through Facial Authentication Under PM-Kisan Scheme

Context: Recently  “The PM-Kisan scheme has become the first scheme of the government to do e-KYC through facial authentication mobile app. This app is very useful for the aged farmers and their mobile number is not linked with their Aadhaar.” Issues with the existing […]

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