Companies Act Current Affairs - 2019

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Government relaxes norms for shares with differential voting rights

Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has amended provisions relating to issue of shares with Differential Voting Rights (DVRs) provisions under Companies Act. This move is aimed at enabling promoters of Indian companies to retain control of their companies in their pursuit for growth and creation of long-term value for shareholders, even as they raise Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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IEPF Authority recovers Rs 1514 Cr of Depositors Money

The Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) Authority in a major success has recovered deposits worth Rs 1,514 crore from Kolkata-based Peerless General Finance and Investment Company. This money of depositors was pending with the company for the last 15 years. Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) was established Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & BankingUPSC

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Election Commission of India on Electoral Bonds

In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, the Election Commission of India has made the following observations: Electoral bonds, contrary to government claims, wreck transparency in political funding. Electoral bonds coupled with the removal of the cap on foreign funding invites foreign corporate powers to impact Indian politics. Electoral bonds would cause a “serious Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & LawUPSC

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Defence India Start-up Challenge

The Defence India Startup Challenge has been launched by the Defence Innovation Organisation to boost innovations under the Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) scheme. The initiative has been launched with support from the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Atal Innovation Mission and NITI Aayog. The Defence India Startup Challenge calls for proposals to address specific Read More…

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Government Promulgates Ordinance to amend Companies Act, 2013

Union Cabinet has approved proposal for promulgation ordinance to amend the Companies Act, 2013. The ordinance had received assent from President Ram Nath Kovind under Article 123 and has been promulgated. The amendments to the Act are aimed to promote ease of doing business as well as ensure better compliance levels. Key Facts The ordinance Read More…

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Government sets up Injeti Srinivas High Level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility

The Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has constituted High Level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility – 2018 (HLC-2018) under Chairmanship of Injeti Srinivas, Secretary, MCA. It will review existing framework and guide and formulate roadmap for coherent policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Committee’s Terms of Reference It will review existing CSR framework as Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Government makes demat mandatory for issue and transfer of shares

Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has mandatory for unlisted public companies to issue new shares or transfer of all shares in dematerialised or demat (i.e. in electronic form) form beginning October 2, 2018. With this, major benefits of dematerialisation of securities will now be available to unlisted Public companies. Key Facts The Companies Act Read More…

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