Laws Current Affairs, GK & News

Laws  Current Affairs, GK & News

Motor Vehicles Act: 10% reduction of road accidents in 5 months

On March 16, 2020, the Minister of Transport Nithin Gadkari informed Rajya Sabha that there has been 10% decrease in road accidents since the passage of Motors Vehicles Act. Highlights During the Question Hour, the minister replied that India has pledged to reduce 50% of accidents in 5 years. Also, India signed the World Safety ..

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Corona Virus: GoI brings hand sanitizers and masks under Essential Commodities Act

The Government of India recently brought hand sanitizers and masks under Essential Commodities Act. Till 30th June, 2020, these products are to remain under Essential Commodities Act. The GoI has brought these commodities under the act by amending Schedule of Essential Commodities Act, 1955. Essential Commodities Act According to the act, an essential commodity is ..

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Sindh becomes first Pakistan province to adopt Hindu Marriage Bill

Sindh became the first Pakistan province to adopt landmark Hindu Marriage Bill, 2015 in order to allow the minority community to register their marriages. This is for the first such a law is being passed since formation of Pakistan in 1947 to safeguard rights of Hindus, a second largest religious minority community in the country. ..

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Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 has come into force on January 15, 2016. It replaces the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000. Background The first proper intervention by the government of India in justice for children was via the National Children’s Act, 1960. This act was replaced later with Juvenile Justice Act, ..

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National Anthem and Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act 1971

In December 2016, the Supreme Court has ordered cinema halls to mandatorily play the national anthem before every screening and all those present in cinema halls have to “stand up to show respect.” This judgement says that such practice would instil a feeling of committed patriotism and nationalism; and should be seen as an opportunity ..

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