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Husband is not the master of wife, says SC while striking down 158-year-old adultery law

Sep 27, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has struck down a 158-year-old penal provision in the Indian Penal Code that made adultery a criminal offence. The top court said that Adultery can be a civil wrong and a ground for divorce but it cannot be a criminal offence.

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Government hikes custom duty on 19 items including ACs, refrigerators

Sep 27, 2018
The Union Government has hiked customs duties 19 items, including jet fuel, ACs and refrigerators to curb imports of non-essential goods. The government doubled the import duty on ACs, Household refrigerators and washing machines less than ten kilograms to 20 per cent.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 26 September 2018

Sep 26, 2018
The Union Cabinet has approved increasing of Government ownership in Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) and change in the existing structure with a transitional plan.

Aadhaar Verdict: Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act; allows Aadhaar-PAN Linking

Sep 26, 2018
The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by CJI Dipak Misra upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act, 2016. The bench struck down the Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act that allows private entities to use Aadhaar for verification purpose.

Union Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy 2018

Sep 26, 2018
At present, the world is witnessing an era of modern technological advancements in the Telecom Sector such as 5G, Internet of Things (loT), Machine to machine (M2M) communication, etc. Considering this transformation, the government felt a need to introduce a policy for the Indian Telecom Sector which can form the main pillar of Digital India by addressing emerging opportunities.

Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings

Sep 26, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has allowed live streaming and video recording of court proceedings across the country. The top court stated that live streaming of court proceedings will bring accountability and transparency into the judicial system and serve the public interest.

Nagraj Case: No need to collect quantifiable data of backwardness to give reservation for SC/STs: SC

Sep 26, 2018
Justice Nariman clarified that there is no requirement to collect quantifiable data of backwardness of SC/STs to provide reservation in promotions, saying it was contrary to the decision in Indira Sawhney case. Moreover, it was held that the case need not be referred for consideration of larger Bench of 7 judges.

MPs, MLAs cannot be restricted from practicing law: Supreme Court

Sep 25, 2018
In December 2017, petitioner Upadhyay had addressed a letter to Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman of Bar Council of India, seeking banning of MPs and MLAs from practicing law. The letter reiterated the decision rendered by the Supreme Court in the case of Dr. Haniraj L. Chulani v. Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, 1996, wherein it was held that a person qualified to be an Advocate, would not be admitted if he is in full-time or part-time service.

Political candidates cannot be disqualified on basis of criminal charges: Supreme Court

Sep 25, 2018
The Supreme Court has ruled that candidates cannot be disqualified from contesting elections merely because charges have been framed against them in a criminal case. The court also directed the legislature to consider framing a law to ensure decriminalisation of politics.

India has only 19 judges per 10 lakh people: Law Ministry

Sep 25, 2018
The Union Law Ministry had prepared a document in March 2018, as per which India has 19 judges per 10 lakh people on an average. The document reveals that while the subordinate courts have a shortage of 5748 judicial officers, the 24 high courts face 406 vacancies.

High-Level Committee recommends completion of stalled housing projects in Noida, Greater Noida

Sep 24, 2018
A high-level committee of the Uttar Pradesh Government has come out with recommendations that are aimed at providing a solution to the completion of homes in the stalled projects of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway.

Government inaugurates National Orientation workshop on National e-Vidhan Application

Sep 24, 2018
NeVA is a member-centric, decentralised digital application that makes information available on digital platform about day to day functioning of Legislative Houses covering. NeVA, a Rs 739 Crore project, aims to bring legislatures on digital platform, covering all Houses.

PM Modi inaugurates Jharsuguda Airport; flags off UDAN flight between Jharsuguda-Raipur sector

Sep 24, 2018
Jharsuguda Airport has been developed by the Airports Authority of India in collaboration with Odisha Government at an estimated cost of Rs 210 Crores with a contribution of Rs 75 Crores from the State.

PM Modi launches Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana: All you need to know

Sep 24, 2018
Launched with an aim to help the poor and the economically deprived, the scheme will be available for 10.74 crore beneficiary families and about 50 crore Indian citizens. This scheme will strengthen the healthcare services in India. Around 13000 hospitals in the country have been coordinated for the implementation of the scheme.

Health Ministry ties-up with Dell, Tata Trusts to provide technology solution for NSD programme

Sep 21, 2018
To bring healthcare technology transformation in Comprehensive Primary Health Care NCD programme under the Ayushman Bharat, the Health Ministry is working with Dell as technology partner and the Tata Trusts as deployment partner. Dell developed the technology platform, while the Tata Trusts provided the implementation support of the NCD programme.

Ministry of Home Affairs, ISRO sign MoU to modernise Emergency Response

Sep 21, 2018
The Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response will address strategic level monitoring, situation awareness, command and control, preparedness and response in the diverse internal security situation and disaster related emergencies.

Union Government launches India’s first National Registry of Sexual Offenders

Sep 20, 2018
India has launched a National Registry of Sexual Offenders, which will have the profiles of first time offenders as well as repeat offenders. The database would include names, photographs, residential address, DNA samples, fingerprints, Aadhaar and PAN numbers of convicted sexual offenders.

President Ram Nath Kovind signs Ordinance banning Instant Triple Talaq practice

Sep 20, 2018
Now, the ordinance will be placed before the Parliament and the bill would still need to be passed by the Rajya Sabha as the Supreme Court had held that "re-promulgation of ordinances is a fraud on the constitution" and hence not allowed. It cannot become a "parallel source of legislation”.

Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna launched for unemployed insured persons

Sep 20, 2018
The Employee's State Insurance has approved a scheme named ‘Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna’ for Insured Persons covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948. The decision was taken by the ESI Corporation during its 175th meeting, which was held in New Delhi.

Assam NRC: Supreme Court orders resumption of filing of claims from September 25

Sep 19, 2018
A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi amd R F Nariman said the process of filing claims and objections by the people who have been left out will commence on September 25, 2018 and will remain open for the next 60 days. The apex court granted this second opportunity to the citizens keeping in mind the "magnitude" of the issue.