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Last updated: Jul 17 2019 22:04 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Selected areas for SEZs 17.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
There were 7 Central Government Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and 12 State/Private Sector SEZs prior to the enactment of the SEZ Act, 2005.  In addition, 416 proposals for setting up of SEZs in the country have been accorded formal approval under the SEZ Act, 2005.
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National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 unanimously passed by Rajya Sabha 17.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was unanimously passed by Rajya Sabha today. After being passed by both the Houses, the NIA now would receive the powers to investigate terror crimes relating to Indians and Indian interests abroad.
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Setting Up of Industries on Agricultural Land 17.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Land and its management falls under the legislative and administrative jurisdiction of the States (as provided in Entry No. 18 of List II (State List) of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution). Setting up of industries on agricultural land is done by the concerned State Governments/UT Administrations.
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Financial assistance being provided to released bonded labourers for rehabilitation 17.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Government is aware of the low conviction rate under the Bonded Labour (Abolition) Act, 1976. Possible reasons for low conviction, as discussed in different forums are as under: (i)   General social bias.
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Seeding of Bank Account and Linking with Aadhaar 16.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has apprised that “The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019” has been passed by the Parliament.  The bill, inter-alia, has the  provision for allowing the use of Aadhaar authentication on voluntary basis as acceptable Know Your Customer (KYC) document, by inserting Section 11A under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.
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Lok Sabha approves the demands for grants under Road Transport and Highways for 2019-20 16.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Lok Sabha passed the demands for grants under Road Transport and Highways for 2019-20 by voice vote today. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari has assured the Parliament that his ministry, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi,  will continue giving a thrust to buiilding world class transport infrastructure in the country.
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Recovery under SARFAESI Act 15.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Central Government administers the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI Act) which allows banks and financial institutions to recover their dues exceeding one lakh rupees by proceeding against secured assets of the borrower/guarantor without the intervention of the court/tribunals.
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Revival of Cooperative Societies 15.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Cooperative Societies is a State Subject under Entry 32 of the State List of Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has informed that the functioning of Cooperative Banks is guided by the Cooperative Societies Act of the respective States.
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National Investigative Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by Lok Sabha following appeal from Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah 15.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The National Investigative Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Lok Sabha today, after a detailed discussion and a spirited defense by Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah. While replying to the debate on the Bill to give powers to NIA to investigate the terror crimes relating to Indians and Indian interests abroad, today in Lok Sabha, the Home Minister backed a strong NIA to strengthen the legal framework against terrorism.
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Fast Track Special Courts 12.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Government of India enacted “The Criminal (Law) Amendment Act, 2018” through which amendments were effected in the Indian Penal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code, the Indian Evidence Act and The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 for bringing in stringent provisions for expeditious trial and disposal of cases exclusively pertaining to sexual offences involving girls and women.
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Legislation for Medical Devices 12.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Bill including separate legislative provisions for medical devices called as the Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 29.08.2013 which was referred to the Standing Committee of Parliament.
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Re-Registration of Medical Professionals 12.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
As on date, the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 does not provide for re-registration of doctors. Medical Council of India (MCI), with the previous approval of the Central Government, has notified Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, which, inter-alia, prescribe that a Physician should participate in professional meetings as a part of Continuing Medical Education (CME).
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Exemption to Handloom Sector From GST 11.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Turnover of most of the weavers does not exceed Rs 20 Lakh and therefore they do not require registration under GST. Moreover, GST is implemented through an Act of Parliament with States as equal partners in GST Council with Government of India.
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Crime against Children 11.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Amendment Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha on 08.01.2019 and the Bill stands lapsed on dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.   Section 43 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act) provides that the Central Government and every State Government shall take all measures to give wide publicity to the provisions of the Act. The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), has taken various steps from time to time to create awareness of the provisions of the POCSO Act through electronic and print media, consultations, workshops and training programmes with stakeholders concerned.
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Measures for Safety of Women at Workplace 11.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Since The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 is comprehensive, Government of India is currently not proposing any amendment. Safety and security of women in the country is of utmost priority for the Government.
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Cabinet approves the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 10.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019.  It will replace the banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019.
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Cabinet approves Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019 10.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
In the spirit of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’ and ‘Sabka Vishwas’, the NDA Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been continuously working for the benefit of people from various walks of life.
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Resolving Inter-State Water Disputes efficiently & at faster pace 10.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved theInter-State River Water disputes(Amendment) Bill, 2019for adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers and river valley thereof.
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Minimum KYC Wallets for Low Value Transactions 9.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
                                                     As apprised by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has initiated incentive schemes such as BHIM cash-back scheme for individuals, BHIM incentive scheme for merchants, BHIM Aadhaar merchant incentive scheme for promotion and wider adoption of digital payment.
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Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) Bill 9.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Articles 15(6) and 16(6) have been inserted in the Constitution, vide the Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019.  This enables the State to provide the benefits of reservation on preferential basis to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in civil posts and services in the Government of India and admission in Educational Institutions.
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