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Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Amendment) Bill

On August 1, 2022 “Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Amendment) Bill 2022” was passed by Parliament. The bill seeks to ban funding of weapons of mass destruction. Bill has been directed by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. It was passed in Rajya Sabha through a voice vote. It was approved in Lok ..

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Kerala tops in Assembly sittings in 2021

Kerala has been ranked at top slot, in terms of holding State Assembly Session in 2021. In 2020, amid the first wave of covid-19 pandemic, state had slipped to 8th position. There were House sitting for 61 days in Kerala in 2021. The rankings were provided by PRS Legislative Research, in its study on function ..

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New health warning on Tobacco Product Packages

According to Union Health Ministry, a new display image, with a warning written as “Tobacco causes painful death” will be printed on tobacco products manufactured, imported, or packaged on or after December 1, 2022. Existing specified health warning will continue till November 30, 2022. About the New Health Warning: The norm related to the new ..

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National Anti-Doping Bill, 2021

On July 27, 2022, the National Anti-Doping Bill, 2022 was passed in the Lok Sabha. Bill was passed considering that, legislative powers would put brake on doping. Bill was introduced in December 2021 by Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur. Important provisions of the bill include; Bill would help in establishing National Board of Anti-Doping in ..

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Family Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022

Family Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was passed in Lok Sabha on July 26, 2022. The bill granted statutory status to family courts set up in Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland. Bill has also validated all the actions taken by these courts. Provisions of the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill 2022 includes; Bill seeks to add a provision ..

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Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill 2019: What are the key features?

Union government brought the “Anti-Maritime Privacy Bill 2019”, in line with India’s commitment with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), 1982. India had ratified the UNCLOS in 1995. Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill 2019 was introduced in the aftermath of kidnapping of 18 Indians aboard a crude oil carrier, off the coast ..

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