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Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Union government is likely to introduce ‘The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021’ in Lok Sabha, in order to link Aadhaar with electoral roll. About the bill Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021 will allow electoral registration officers to ask for Aadhaar number of people who want to register as voters, once passed. They will ask for ..

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Union Cabinet approves to raise Women’s Marriage age to 21

On December 15, 2021, the Union Cabinet approved the proposal of increasing marriage age for women from 18 years to 21 years. Background This proposal was approved a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced this in August 2020, during the Independence Day address. Present age for marriage Currently, the minimum age of marriage for ..

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Telangana’s New rules on child labour

Telangana Government has issued a revised guidelines for curbing child labour menace, in line with the rules formulated by Centre. Key facts State government seeks to take strict action against those who employ or force children below 14 years to work. As per revised norms, if anyone attempts to employ children aged below 14 years, ..

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Supreme Court: Issue Aadhaar, voter cards to sex workers

On December 14, 2021, Supreme Court observed that fundamental rights are guaranteed to every citizen irrespective of vocation and directed the central government to start the process of issuing voter ID, Aadhaar and ration cards to sex workers. Key Points Supreme court also directed centre to keep providing dry ration to sex workers. The bench ..

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NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2021

On December 13, 2021, Lok Sabha passed the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021. It was a unusual amendment on just a sentence which alters numbering of the provisions. About the 2021 Amendment 2021 Bill amends the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. It seeks to rectify a drafting anomaly, which was ..

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