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GoI brings in ordinance making attack on doctors punishable up to 7 years

On April 22, 2020, the Government of India brought in ordinance to end violence against doctors and health care workers. Highlights According to the ordinance, persons attacking health personnel are to be sentenced to jail for 6 months to 7 years. In non-serious cases, the workers are liable to pay penalty of Rs 50,000 and ..

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Revised draft of Electricity (Amendment) bill, 2020 launched

The Ministry of Power has made changes to the Electricity (Amendment) bill, 2020. This is being done to promote electricity generation from renewable sources. Key Features of the bill Electricity Contract enforcement Authority is to be created Launch of National Renewable Energy Policy Payment security has been made necessary to schedule distribution of electricity and ..

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Spitting an offence: Section 51 of Disaster Management Act

The Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for Lock Down 2.0 that was extended till May 3, 2020. According to the new guidelines, spitting in the public was made offensive under National Disaster Management Act. Highlights The guidelines also had made wearing masks in public places mandatory. Spitting has been made punishable under Section 51 ..

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Government launches surveillance apps to tackle COVID-19

The government has launched the Aarogya Sethu mobile app to help with the fight against COVID-19. Earlier, it had launched the Corona Kavach app. Aarogya Sethu App The Aarogya Sethu app was launched by the Ministry of Electronics and IT. The mobile app allows its users to check whether they had been in contact with ..

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Punjab Village and Small Towns Act invoked in Panchkula

A British era law was recently invoked in Panchkula to help with enforcing the quarantining and social distancing measures. About the Act The Punjab Village and Small Towns Act was enacted during the British colonial period in India in 1918. It was enacted to make provisions for ‘the performance of nightly patrol duty by the ..

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