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Ordinance passed by UP to suspend labour laws

On May 7, 2020, the Uttar Pradesh Government passed an ordinance to suspend labour laws in the state for three years. The ordinance is being passed to boost industrial investment and also help the migrants who have returned back to the state. Around 7 lakh migrant workers from all over the country have returned back ..

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ECI to conduct biennial election to Maharashtra Legislative Council

On May 1, 2020, the Election Commission of India announced that it is to conduct biennial election for 9 vacant seats for the members of Legislative Council of the Maharashtra State Legislature. Highlights On April 24, 2020, 9 seats became vacant in the Maharashtra Legislative Council. Hence, the Election Commission of India has issued orders ..

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SC on anti-narcotics law: Quantity will determine punishment not Purity

On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of India pronounced that it is the quantity of the banned drug mixture that will decide the punishment of the offender and not the purity. The clarification was given by the apex court under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Highlights In order to determine whether the ..

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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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