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Scotland Bans Parents From Spanking Their Children [Read Bill]

Scotland on October 3, 2019, became the first country in the United Kingdom to outlaw spanking and other physical punishment for children. The Scottish Parliament has passed a bill, titled as Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill criminalizing physical punishment to children. John Finnie, a member of the Scottish Parliament who introduced the bill […]

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Pay Hefty Fines For Traffic Violations From September 1, Govt Notifies New Motor Vehicles Act

Pay Hefty Fines For Traffic Violations From September 1, Govt Notifies New Motor Vehicles Act

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on August 28, 2019, has notified the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019, that will be applicable with effect from September 1, 2019. Important among the provisions are the provisions for enhanced penalties. For these provisions no further amendments are required in the Central Motor Vehicles […]

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India’s lawmakers will now get tutorials

MPs To Get Tutorials On Laws By Experts Before They Vote On Them

In a significant move, India’s lawmakers will now get tutorials on proposed laws before they vote on them, the Print reported. As per the report, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has decided to involve domain experts to explain the provisions of proposed legislations to Members of Parliament (MPs) before they vote on them this would […]

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Supreme Court To Now Have 34 Judges

Supreme Court To Now Have 34 Judges As President Assents To Bill To Increase Strength [Read Notification]

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind on August 9, 2019, has signed off on the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2019, to increase the sanctioned strength of the apex court judges from the existing 31 to 34 including the Chief Justice of India. The Bill presented for consideration by the UnionLaw Minister Ravi Shankar […]

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Consumer Protection Bill, 2019

Rs 50 Lakh Fine, 5 Years Jail For Celebs Endorsing False Ads Under New Consumer Protection Bill [Read Bill]

The new Consumer Protection Bill, 2019, passed by the Rajya Sabha on August 6, 2019, proposes stiff penalties for manufacturers and celebrities endorsing a false or misleading advertisement. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on July 30, 2019, after it was tabled by Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. Introducing […]

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