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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Law Commission Submits Report on Advocate Act

New Delhi (ABC Live): Advocate Act : The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Mahipal Singh Rana v. State of UP, AIR 2016 SC 3302, directed the Law Commission of India to revisit the provisions relating to regulation of disciplinary control over lawyers under the Advocates Act and to recommend appropriate amendments so as to make ... Read More »

Actions Starts at the Benami Transactions Act 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live):Benami Transactions Act 2016 : Though the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 has been on the statute book since more than 28 years, the same could not be made operational because of certain inherent defects. With a view to providing effective regime for prohibition of benami transactions, the said Act was amended through the Benami Transactions Act ... Read More »

Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 Aims Make in India

New Delhi (ABC Live):Defence Procurement Procedure  2016, which has come into effect from April 2016, focuses on institutionalising, streamlining and simplifying defence procurement procedure to give a boost to “Make in India”  initiative of the Government of India, by promoting indigenous design, development and manufacturing of defence equipment, platforms, systems and sub-systems. The key features of revised DPP,  promoting ‘Make ... Read More »

IBBI Issues Draft Voluntary Liquidation Regulations

New Delhi (ABC Live): Voluntary Liquidation Regulations  : The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has invited public comments on the draft Voluntary Liquidation Regulations . Draft regulations were uploaded on the IBBI website ( inviting public comments by 08.03.2017. Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide order dated 22.07.2016 had set up four working groups to make recommendations on design ... Read More »

Human Influence Rises Earth Temperature: IPCC

New York (ABC Live):IPCC  :Speaking today at a United Nations forum to invigorate political momentum on climate change, the head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed. “[Research has] demonstrated the link between cumulative past, present and future carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and a given temperature rise,” Hoesung ... Read More »

WHO Sets Ethics Guidance on World Tuberculosis Day

24 March 2017  New York (ABC Live): World Tuberculosis Day: To mark World Tuberculosis Day, the United Nations health agency has launched a new set of ethics guidance to protect the rights of all people affected by the infectious disease, which claims 5,000 lives each day. New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched earlier this week by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims ... Read More »

Afghanistan Adopts Digital Tools to Tap Corruption

KABUL CITY  (ABC Live):The room is a little dark and every few seconds Mozhgan pulls out contracts to scan and save them on her computer’s hard drive. She saves the scanned documents using a special software and uploads them on the website of the National Procurement Authority (NPA). The scanner’s green light bounces off the floor while her colleague files other documents ... Read More »

World Meteorological Day 2017 Aims to Understand Clouds

New Delhi (ABC Live): Understanding Clouds is the theme of World Meteorological Day 2017 to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water. Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate change:  we need to better understand how clouds affect the climate and how a changing ... Read More »