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George Floyd: Ex-policeman found guilty of murder

On April 20, 2020, the former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of manslaughter and murder in George Floyd case. He has now found guilty (arrested for proven charges of murder). The George Floyd’s case created worldwide protests and violence. It led to re-examination of racism and policing in the United States. What is George ..

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Drugs and Cosmetics Act: New Regulatory Regime for eight medical items

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently notified eight items to be regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. According to the ministry, this had come into effect on April 1, 2021 under the Medical Devices Rules, 2017 that was enacted in 2017. What are the new eight medical items? The new eight medical ..

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Ecocide Bill of France

The French National Assembly recently approved the bill that makes “Ecocide” an offence. Key Features Under the law, the transgressors are liable up to ten years in prison and a fine of 4.5 million Euros (that is 5.4 million USD). Transgressor is person who violates a rule or law or has done something unacceptable. The ..

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Tribunal Reforms Ordinance, 2021

The President of India recently promulgated “The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and conditions of Service)” Ordinance, 2021. It dissolved appellate authorities under nine acts and transferred their functions to high courts. Amendments The ordinance dissolved appellate tribunals under nine acts as follows: Cinematograph Act, 1952 Copyrights Act, 1957 Trade Marks Act, 1999 Customs Act, 1962 Airports ..

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Right to Privacy, Reputation extinguishes after death: Madras High Court

The Madras High court recently pronounced that the Right to Privacy of a deceased person cannot be inherited. What is the issue? J Deepa, niece of former Chief Minister J Jayalalitha filed a plea in the High Court to stop the release of a biopic “Thalaivi”. The movie is based on the life of the ..

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