Amendments to the Finance Bill, 2017

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Why in news? Lok Sabha made amendments to the Finance Bill 2017 and passed. What were the proposed amendments? Aadhaar mandatory - It has been mandatory for every person to quote their Aadhaar n…

March 24, 2017 0 106

Public Funded Patents

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What is the issue? CSIR-Tech, the commercial arm of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) shut down its operations due to lack of funds. One of the reasons is the excessive spen…

March 24, 2017 0 94

National Health Policy 2017

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Why in news? The National Health Policy, 2017, was approved by the Union Cabinet which will replace the previous policy adopted in 2002. What are the key highlights? The broad principles of the P…

March 24, 2017 0 137

Moral Policing - Anti-Romeo Squads

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Why in news? The setting up of “anti-Romeo squads” was one of the election promises in Uttar Pradesh. What is the purpose of these “squads”? They were meant to curtail eve…

March 24, 2017 0 147

Crackdown on Meat Processing Plants

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Why in news? UP ruling party’s election manifesto has promised to shut down all illegal slaughterhouses and place curbs on all mechanical abattoirs in the state. What does it mean? There is…

March 24, 2017 0 116

Corporate funding

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Why in news? Parliament recently approved the government’s proposal to relax conditions for contributions made by corporate entities. What is the current move? Till now, corporate ent…

March 23, 2017 0 259

Electronic Voting Machines

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Why EVMs were introduced? Illegal efforts to shape electoral outcomes are not uncommon. Electoral fraud not only undermines public trust in democratic institutions, but also adversely affects the …

March 22, 2017 0 261

SDMC’s Order

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Why in news? South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) made it mandatory for all hotels and restaurants in its jurisdiction to give full access to the general public to their toilet facilities. What …

March 22, 2017 0 318

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill

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What is Surrogacy? When an another woman carries and gives birth to a child for a couple who want to have a baby but are unable to do so, because of infertility or some other problem, it is called su…

March 19, 2017 0 422

Companies Amendment Bill

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Why in news? The Ministry of Corporate Affairs is making amendments to Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016 based on standing committee report before taking up for consideration in the Parliament. What …

March 18, 2017 0 429