The Union Cabinet has approved the Gaganyaan project to send a three-member crew to space for at least seven days. The proposed mission is expected to cost around Rs 10,000 crore. The Gaganyaan project was first announced by PrimeMinister NarendraModi in his Independence Day speech this year. He had said the mission would be undertaken … Continued
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New changes to POCSO Act to protect all children under 12 approved by Cabinet The government approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, to bring punishments for sexual assaults on boys on a par with those against girls. These include the provision of death penalty when the child is … Continued
In a column written in The Washington Post on May 21, Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident Saudi journalist, slammed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for cracking down on the kingdom’s social reform campaigners. “We are being asked to abandon any hope of political freedom, and to keep quiet about arrests and travel bans that impact not … Continued
What is the problem? After the recent Assembly elections, the new governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh announced farm loan waivers, a key promise. Last year, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu announced waivers as farmers were in distress. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Haryana are likely to announce sops ahead of elections. According … Continued
What is it? Sporting feats are difficult to imagine from match records and statistics — numbers alone can leave one in the dark about what transpired on the field. The tale of India’s economy in the year gone by is not too dissimilar. One could be fooled into believing little happened if one simply looked … Continued
The new clarification issued by the government regarding FDI in e-commerce has created a furore among firms in the sector and their vendors alike. Here is a lowdown on the new rules: What happened? The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion issued a clarification to the existing rules pertaining to Foreign Direct Investment in e-commerce … Continued
IS style group The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested 10 alleged members of an Islamic State(IS)-inspired module and detained six suspects in a joint operation with the Delhi police’s Special Cell and the Anti-Terrorist Squad of Uttar Pradesh. The accused persons, from whom a huge stash of bomb-making material, weapons and a country-made rocket launcher … Continued
What are the new rules, and what do they means for companies, vendors and customers? The government Wednesday announced new e-commerce rules restricting players from selling the products of companies in which they have a stake, and capping the percentage of inventory that a vendor can sell through a marketplace entity (IT platform of an … Continued
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 was put to vote in LokSabha. With 250 members attending the House, 50 members oppose it. The bill was passed. Provisions of the bill 1. The Bill allows only the affected woman or her family to file a case. 2. There are provisions for reconciliation. … Continued
What does the new e-commerce rules say? The govt. has barred online retailers such as Flipkart and Amazon from selling products of companies in which they own stakes. New rules also disallow them from entering into exclusive deals for merchandise.These new rules will change the way India’s $18 billion e-commerce industry works. Big worries for … Continued