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National Medical Commission: Country’s apex regulator of medical education comes into existence

On September 25, 2020, the National Medical Commission began its operation. The Commission has replaced Medical Council of India. It is now the apex regulator of medical education and profession. Highlights The MCI was replaced with the NMC based on the recommendation made by NITI Aayog. Earlier, the planning commission had also made similar recommendations. ..

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Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020

The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 was recently passed in Lok Sabha. The bill aims to regulate, operate and plan major ports in India. It seeks to provide greater autonomy to ports in the country. It will replace Major Ports Act, 1963. Key Features of the bill The bill applies to major ports such as ..

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Parliament passes Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain provisions) bill

On September 23, 2020, Parliament passed the Taxation and other laws (Relaxation and Amendment of certain provisions) bill, 2020. It replaces an ordinance and will make few changes to direct and indirect tax laws. It was cleared in Rajya Sabha through voice vote. The bill was passed in Lok Sabha earlier. Key Features The bill ..

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Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) bill passed in Lok Sabha

On September 21, 2020, Lok Sabha passed Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2020. It was first introduced in Rajya Sabha. The bill amends the Epidemic Diseases act 1897. Highlights The act is being amended to protect Health Care personnel combating in the front line against pandemic and epidemic. The bill replaces the epidemic diseases (amendment) Ordinance ..

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No Confidence Resolution in Rajya Sabha: Constitutional Provisions, voice vote, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

On September 21, 2020, 12 opposition parties moved No-confidence resolution against the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. The resolution was moved over the passage of the controversial farm bills by voice vote. What is Voice Vote? The speaker or the chairman of the house asks the house to put forward their opinion in the form ..

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GoI to amend FCRA: Bill Introduced in Lok Sabha

A bill was recently introduced in Lok Sabha to amend the FCRA act, 2010. FCRA act is Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.  The bill proposed to include public corporations owned and controlled by the Government of India under the list of entities that are not eligible to receive foreign funding. The bill also proposed to include public ..

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