Lok Sabha passes the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016
The Lok Sabha on 10 April 2017 passed a draft legislation to amend the Motor Vehicles Act to impose stiffer penalties on traffic rules violations and to protect the Good Samaritans from legal harassment.

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SC seeks reply from 6 states on plea to ban cow vigilantes
The Supreme Court on 7 April 2017 sought response from six states, namely Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, on a plea seeking a ban on cow vigilante (‘Gau Raksha’) groups there.

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Rajya Sabha passed Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016
The Rajya Sabha on 22 March 2017 passed the Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The amendment bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on 9 August 2016, seeks to amend the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923.

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Lok Sabha passed Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016
The Lok Sabha on 10 March 2017 passed the Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016. The Bill seeks to establish a legal framework to consolidate the existing laws relating to admiralty jurisdiction of courts, admiralty pr More..





SC sets deadline for long-pending criminal cases in HC's & Trial Courts across country
The Supreme Court on 10 March 2017 fixed deadlines for deciding long-pending criminal cases in high courts and trial courts across the country.

The two-judge bench of the apex court comprising of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice U More..





Parliament passes Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016
Parliament on 9 March 2017 passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Bill seeks to amends the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.

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GST Council approves the CGST Bill and IGST Bill
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on 4 March 2017 approved the draft Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Bill and the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Bill.

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Lok Sabha passed Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Bill, 2017
The Lok Sabha in February 2017 passed the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Bill, 2017. The bill replaces the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016.

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Karnataka passed Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017
Legislative Assembly of Karnataka on 13 February 2017 passed the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017. The bill seeks to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, in its application to Karnataka.  
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Candidate's election could be annulled for declaring false educational qualifications: SC
Supreme Court on 1 November 2016 ruled that election of a candidate could be set aside for making false declaration on educational qualifications in the nomination paper. It held that the right to vote would be meaningless unless citizens were well-i More..





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