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Know About Judicial Impact Assessment & India

New Delhi (ABC Live): Judicial Impact Assessment : Legislative proposals typically affect court workload either operationally, or through substantively. A third effect can happen through judicial interpretation, but that is clubbed with the second – in substantive law change. The former involves legislation that would directly affect court procedures (e.g., adding or modifying procedures for bringing a person to trial, …

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SC Rules No Insurance without Valid Pollution Certificate

New Delhi (ABC Live): Valid Pollution Certificate :The Supreme Court of India today ruled that from now on vehicle owners not having a valid pollution certificate will not be able to renew the insurance of their vehicles On Thursday a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur issued a direction to all insurance companies to ensure polluting vehicles stay off …

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India Needs National Water Framework Bill 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live); National Water Framework Bill 2016 :A Committee constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Revejunation on 28.12.2015 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Mihir Shah suggested a draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 which inter-alia, contains provisions for an overarching national legal framework with principles for protection, conservation, regulation and management of water …

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Know Inter-State River Water Disputes Act

New Delhi (ABC Live):Inter-State River Water Disputes Act : On the complaint made by the State Governments, the Central Government has, so far, set up 08 tribunals to settle water disputes among the States under the Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956. Government of Bihar sent a request on 27.11.2013 under provision of ISRWD Act, 1956 to this Ministry …

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Central Road Fund Act Provides Funds for State Roads

New Delhi (ABC Live): Central Road Fund Act: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways allocates funds to the States/ Union Territories (UTs) for development of State Roads (non Rural Roads) and Roads of Economic Importance and Inter State Connectivity (EI&ISC) as per the provisions of the Central Road Fund Act, 2000 amended by the Finance Act from time to …

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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights is Everyone’s Rights:UN

New York (ABC Live):Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Ten years after the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, progress in several countries has been made in formally recognizing indigenous peoples, but overwhelmingly they continue to face discrimination, marginalization and major challenges in enjoying their basic rights. “While indigenous peoples have made significant advancements in advocating for their rights in …

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Indo Bhutanese Friendship Treaty Validates India Stand on Doklam

New Delhi (ABC Live) : Indo Bhutanese Friendship Treaty : India and the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan have been traditionally close relations a ‘special relationship making Bhutan a protected state, but not a protectorate, of India. Doklam is a disputed territory claimed by both Bhutan and China. Doklam is situated roughly 15 kilometers southeast of the Nathu La pass that connects India and Tibet and about 30 kilometers …

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OHCHR Alerts Mauritania Constitutional Referendum

New York (ABC Live):Mauritania Constitutional Referendum :The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern about the ongoing unrest in Mauritania, ahead of the Mauritania Constitutional Referendum scheduled for Saturday, particularly the apparent suppression of dissenting voices and the reported use of excessive force by the authorities against protest leaders. “Protests have been taking place daily since 21 July, led …

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CCI Rules CTOCC Association Violates Competition Act

New Delhi (ABC Live): Competition Act :The Competition Commission of India(‘Commission’) has found Container Trailer Owners Coordination Committee (CTOCC) and its four participating associations, namely Cochin Container Carrier Owners Welfare Association (CCCOWA), Vallarpadam Trailer Owners Association (VTOA), Kerala Container Carrier Owners Association (KCCOA) and Island Container Carrier Owners Association (ICCOA), to be in contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 (‘the Act’). In …

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Rajya Sabha Passes IIT Privatization Bill 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): IIT Privatization Bill 2017 : Rajya Sabha today passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill 2017. The bill has already been passed in Lok Sabha. Today in Rajya Sabha Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State (HRD) told that this bill is required to grant degrees to the students IIITs set up in PPP …

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