Current Affairs – March, 2015

Parliament passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Parliament has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015. It was passed by Rajya Sabha on 4 March and earlier by Lok Sabha on 2 March 2015. This bill will replace an ordinance promulgated in this regard and amend the Citizenship Act, 1955. Key provisions of the bill The Bill mergers of Person of Indian Origin Read More…

Lok Sabha passes Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015

Lok Sabha on 4 March 2015 passed the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015. This bill will replace the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) second ordinance, 2014. Key facts The bill has provisions for allocation of coal mines through a transparent bidding process i.e e-auction. The e-auction of coal blocks will ensure the continuity in coal Read More…

Lok Sabha passes Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Lok Sabha on 4 March 2015 passed the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015. It was passed by voice vote and replaces ordinance promulgated in this regard. The proposed amendments in the bill aim to bring improvements and revisions in the existing laws relating to insurance business in India. In this regard it seeks to remove Read More…

Airtel and China Mobile inks MoU for evolving technologies and equipment procurement

Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel and world’s largest telecom operator China Mobile have signed a partnership memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work jointly on evolving high technologies like 4G, 5G and procuring telecom devices and equipment. The MoU was signed by China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua and Bharti Airtel founder and Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal. Read More…

President gives assent to Maharashtra Animal Preservation Amendment Bill, 1995

Recently, President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995. It received assent nearly after 19 years it was passed by State Assembly in 1995. Key facts This bill amends Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act 1976 and bans slaughter of bulls and bullocks in the state. As per the provisions of Read More…