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Supreme Court Directs Law Commission of India to Revisit the Provisions Relating to Regulation of Disciplinary Control Over Lawyers Under the Advocates Act

Supreme Court Directs Law Commission of India to Revisit the Provisions Relating to Regulation of Disciplinary Control Over Lawyers Under the Advocates Act The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Mahipal Singh Rana v. State of UP, AIR 2016 SC 3302, directed the Law Commission of India to revisit the provisions relating to regulation of disciplinary ... Read More »

Allocation to Family Planning

Allocation to Family Planning Under National Health Mission (NHM), family planning is one of the major activities like other activities. The funds are approved activity-wise but are allocated/released to States pools-wise under NHM. Hence, a statement indicating SPIP (State Programme Implementation Plan) Approval and Expenditure towards the activity family planning under NHM State-wise during the previous year and current financial ... Read More »

Sex Determination Tests

Sex Determination Tests Inspections are conducted regularly by the Appropriate authorities in the States/UTs. As per the quarterly progress report (QPR) received from States/ UTs, a total of 2316 court cases have been filed by the District Appropriate Authorities for violating the provisions of the PC&PNDT Act, out of which 294 cases have been filed against unregistered diagnostic centres and ... Read More »

Setting up of National Cancer Research Institutes

Setting up of National Cancer Research Institutes/Hospitals National Cancer Institute at Jhajjar and second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata are being set up at a cost of Rs. 2035 crore and Rs. 534 crore respectively. The implementation of the projects is at initial stage. These institutes will be apex institutes for activities related to cancer including research and ... Read More »

Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016

Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016 Though the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 has been on the statute book since more than 28 years, the same could not be made operational because of certain inherent defects. With a view to providing effective regime for prohibition of benami transactions, the said Act was amended through the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, ... Read More »

Steps taken by Railways for Security and Safety

Steps taken by Railways for Security and Safety Policing on Railways being a State subject, prevention of crime, registration of cases, their investigation and maintenance of law & order in Railway premises as well as on running trains and security of railway tracks, tunnels & bridges are the statutory responsibility of the State Governments, which they discharge through Government Railway ... Read More »

3355 cases of missing/sighted children closed on the Khoya-Paya Portal till date

3355 cases of missing/sighted children closed on the Khoya-Paya Portal till date The Ministry of Women and Child Development has developed web portals “TrackChild” and “Khoya-Paya” to track the missing and found children. The Khoya-Paya has been integrated as a citizen corner on TrackChild portal. The Ministry has been implementing these web portals in association with various stakeholders including Ministry ... Read More »

Hallmarking of Gold & Silver items

Hallmarking of Gold & Silver items The Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 has enabling provisions for making hallmarking of precious metal articles mandatory by the Central Government. Hallmark on the precious metal article ensures marked purity on the article. Under BIS hallmarking scheme, the purity of the precious metal article is marked on the article only after testing by ... Read More »

More than 50,000 children enrolled under programme ‘Homoeopathy for healthy child’: AYUSH Minister

More than 50,000 children enrolled under programme ‘Homeopathy for healthy child’: AYUSH Minister The Ministry of AYUSH has implemented a programme ‘Homeopathy for Healthy Child’ (HHC) through Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), an autonomous organization under Ministry of AYUSH. The programme has been undertaken on pilot basis in ten blocks of six districts in five states of the ... Read More »

Extract of speech of President of India on the occasion of inauguration of ‘International Conference on Bihar Jharkhand: shared history to shared vision’

Extract of speech of President of India on the occasion of inauguration of ‘International Conference on Bihar Jharkhand: shared history to shared vision’   The enormous gap between the potential and reality of development in Bihar and Jharkhand, the former having plenty of fertile land and the latter endowed with abundant mineral resources, has attracted the attention of many scholars. ... Read More »

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