Schools in Punjab.

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Punjab Govt Amends Punjabi Learning Act; Makes Punjabi Compulsory

The Punjab Cabinet on November 7 approved an amendment in the 'Punjab Learning of Punjabi and other Languages Act, 2008' which makes Punjabi a compulsory subject for students of first to tenth class in Punjab. The amendment also increased the penalties under the act. Reportedly, authorities will impose a fine of Rs 50,000 on the first mistake, and Rs 1 and 2 lakh on the second and third mistakes.  

Sun, 07 Nov 2021 - 08:20 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Punjabi, Amendment, penalty, School, punjab cabinet

Courtesy: Zee News

University Grants Commission.

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UGC Removes PhD Qualification To Apply For Assistant Professor Jobs

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Grants Commission (UGC) the apex body of Higher Education in India, has allowed the candidates to apply for Assistant Professor jobs without having a PhD till July 2023. UGC removed the mandatory requirement that came into effect in 2018 through an amendment. However, candidates having a postgraduate degree must have cleared the National Eligibility Test to apply for the post. 

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 09:30 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: PhD, UGC, assistant professor, Amendment

Courtesy: Zee News

President Ram Nath Kovind

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OBC Bill Gets Green Light From President Ram Nath Kovind

Royal assent was granted to the Constitution (105th Amendment) Act, 2021, on August 18 by President Ram Nath Kovind after it was passed in Parliament on August 11. The act directs states to recognize Socially and Economically Backward classes. According to it, states and union territories have the right, by law, "to make a list of the SEBC which may differ from the Centre list".

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 - 09:40 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: President Ram Nath Kovind, parliament, Amendment, obc constitution bill, SEBC

Courtesy: The Times of India

Odisha's CM Naveen Patnaik

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Odisha Likely To Conduct Seprate ULB Polls, Issues Referendum

The Odisha government is likely to conduct direct elections for the post of Mayor of Municipal Corporations and Chairperson of Municipalities as it issued a referendum to the public, on August 13. The move to amend the existing rules of 1994 will help the government to decide on the reservation for SC, ST, and OBC candidates in ULB polls. Also, the statute will be called, Odisha Municipal Amendment Rules, 2021.  

Sat, 14 Aug 2021 - 05:23 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Odisha, municipal corporation, Referendum, mayor, Amendment

Courtesy: Newsd

Facade of Parliament building.

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Parliament Passes Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill 2021

In an attempt to increase the jurisdiction of the district magistrate and additional district magistrate related to child care and adoption, the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill of the same Act of 2015 was passed by Rajya Sabha on July 28. Notably, Lok Sabha has already passed the bill in March. The amendment mandates a minimum sentence of seven years in any ''serious offenses'' under the act. 

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 - 07:04 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Juvenile Justice, Amendment, children, parliament, child care

Courtesy: Business Standard

Union Government proposes changes in Cinematograph Act

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Union Government Proposes Changes To The Cinematograph Act

Mentioning Section 6 in the Amendment Bill, Central Government proposed changes in the Cinematograph Act. The provision gives powers to the Centre to order re-examination of films without justifying the reasons, giving makers the chance to explain their deeds. Attempting to withdraw the order of Karnataka High Court and Supreme Court upon Section 6(1), the Union government has not given any justification for changes in Cinematograph Act.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 - 05:15 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: cinemas, Amendment, Union government, Karnataka High Court

Courtesy: The Quint

Electric scooters

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Government Subsidies Electric Two-Wheelers To Attract Customers

In an attempt to increase adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles in India, the government has increased subsidies on electric two-wheelers under the FAME II scheme. According to a notification issued by the Department of Heavy Industry, the amendment has increased the incentive from ₹10,000 per kWh to ₹15,000 per kWh. The notification further states that the incentive will be 40% of the total two-wheeler cost.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 - 09:58 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Electric Scooter, Department of Heavy Industry, FAME II Policy, Amendment

Courtesy: Cars and Bikes

Gujarat Assembly

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Gujarat Passes Bill to Prevent Land Grabbing; Introduces Jail Term Of 10 Years

Gujarat Assembly on September 24 unanimously passed a bill that prohibits land grabbing in the state. Under The Gujarat Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Bill, 2020, land grabbers will incur a jail term of minimum ten years, which may extend up to 14 years. Besides, the accused will bear the burden of proving not guilty. Bill also proposes to set up a special court for fast trials of such cases.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 - 09:36 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Gujarat, monsoon session, Amendment, Land Grabbers

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Gujarat Assembly

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Gujarat Assembly Passes Bill To Increase Fine On People Employing Children

Gujarat Assembly on September 23 passed the 'Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Bill, 2020. With this, people employing children will now be fined Rs 1,00,000. The bill has also removed the need for the District Magistrate to intervene, and have vested powers to Municipal Commissioners to take appropriate actions. While accepting the bill, the opposition pointed out that mere increase in fine would not solve the problem… read-more

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 08:42 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Gujarat, monsoon session, Amendment, child labour

Courtesy: The Indian Express


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Monsoon Session: 23 New Bills to be Introduced in Parliament

Union Government announced 23 new bills which will be introduced in the upcoming monsoon session. The announcement included 11 bills which seek to replace ordinances. Important bills such as violence against health workers, Jammu and Kashmir official language bill, Multi-state co-operative societies bill are also listed for introduction. The monsoon session will begin on September 14 with the Rajyasabha spokesperson election.

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 05:33 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: parliament, monsoon session, Bills, Amendment

Courtesy: Deccan Herald