RBI-Government Tussle

The tussle between RBI and government officials came in public limelight when government sought to transfer the surplus 3.6 lakh crore reserves of central bank. Finance Ministry alleged that existing economic capital framework- which governs the RBI’s capital requirements and terms for transfer of its reserves to the government - is based on a very conservative assessment of risk by the central bank.

Indian Federalism Amidst COVID 19

COVID 19 pandemic is testing the resilience and administrative capabilities of both developed and developing nations.

The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Lok Sabha on 31 July, 2019.

The Right To Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019: Dilution Or Strengthening?

On 22nd July, 2019, Lok Sabha passed The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which aims to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005.

For Better Protection Of Human Rights: Protection Of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2019

The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed, on July 22, 2019, which amended the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 that provides for a National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), State Human Rights Commissions (SHRC), as well as Human Rights Courts.

New Traffic Rules And Penalties: The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed on July 23, 2019 to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

Questionable Remedy: National Medical Commission Act, 2019

The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 received the assent of the President on the 8th August, 2019 and it seeks to replace the Medical Council of India Act, 1956.

CSO & NSSO Merger: Reforming Statistical Institutions

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation passed an order on 23 May, 2019 to merge the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) into the National Statistical Office (NSO).

One Nation One Ration Card: Ensuring Food Security For All

On June 27, Food Minister announced plans to move towards a system of ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ (ONORC).

Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018

Data is considered the new oil of 21st century. So for India to tap the full potential of data driven innovation and entrepreneurship, a comprehensive data protection regime for digital communications and appropriate institutional mechanism needs to be established. It is this light that Personal Data Protection Bill 2018, was released to safeguard the privacy, autonomy and choice of individuals and secure digital communications, infrastructure and services.

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