Bills and Amendments Current Affairs - 2020

Parliament passes Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Parliament passed Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 after it was approved by Rajya Sabha. The Bill seeks to amend Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951 to change provisions related to composition of Trustees of memorial and termination of trustee. It was earlier passed in Lok Sabha in August 2019. Features of Bill It Read More…

Parliament passes Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019

Parliament has passed Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 to empower Central Government to designate an individual as a “terrorist”. It was first passed by Lok Sabha on 24 July 2019 and later by Rajya Sabha on 2 August 2019. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 It seeks to empower Central Government to designate an Read More…

Lok Sabha passes Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Lok Sabha has passed Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 amidst strong objection from Opposition with 218 members voting in its favour and 79 against it. Summary: The bill seeks to amend certain provisions of landmark transparency law- Right to Information Act, 2005 so as to empower central government on deciding terms of Chief Information Read More…

Cabinet approves 4 New National Institutes Of Design

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved proposal for introduction of Bill in Parliament for amendment of National Institutes of Design (NID) Act, 2014  for establishing four new NIDs across the country. These four new NIDs are National Institute of Design, Amaravati/Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. National Institute of Design, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. National Read More…

Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018

Parliament has passed Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to bring relief to home buyers and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The Bill replaces ordinance promulgated in this regard and amends  Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. Key Features of Bill The Bill recognises home buyers as financial creditors in the real estate project Read More…