The Defense Ministry on August 3, 2020, unveiled a new draft Defense Production and Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP 2020). Notably, the policy comes in the wake of the recent call for "Atma Nirbhar Bharat" as pronounced...
The Bar Council of Delhi is advocating for the inclusion of representatives; from Bar Council of India and State Bar Councils in the Central Committee for Reforms in Criminal Law.  Advocate K.C. Mittal, Chairman Bar Council...
The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy; or other wise known as the Ministry of AYUSH; has the objective to develop education, conduct research and spread awareness about alternative medicine systems in India. The Ministry was formed on 9th of...
The RBI's announcement on March 29 has become a bone of contention for many, with some filing petitions in the Apex Court. The RBI had announced an extension in the period of moratorium - a provision for all borrowers...
A telephonic conversation took place between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and His Excellency Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; on June 16, 2020. The leaders informed each other about the prevailing situation due to COVID-19 in their respective countries. Additionally,...
On Monday 15th June, Dr. Aman Sharma filed a PIL before the Madhya Pradesh High Court demanding the postponement of elections in the three vacancies of the state in Rajya Sabha; and about the vacancies in the State Legislative...
On his two day visit to Bishkek, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Kyrgyz capital for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. It was his first multilateral engagement, post his re-election where he met Chinese President Xi Jinping and...
A Public Interest Litigation is filed in the Supreme Court asking the Centre; to transfer all the donations from the PM CARES Fund to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) filed the plea....
On June 12th,2020, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a phone conversation with Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi recalled his July 2016 visit to Dar-es-Salaam and highlighted...
K.K. Venugopal has accepted the Central Government's request to remain the Attorney General for another year. The AG's current term was set to expire on 30th June, which has now been extended another year. The Man Behind the Veil K.K. Venugopal...
The Centre informed the Karnataka High Court that it is not mandatory for a passenger; to install the Aarogya Setu application on mobile phone. That its use is voluntary. After filling a self-declaration form, passenger can undertake Air or...
A team of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) visited the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital (LNJP) in Delhi; for an on the spot assessment of the facilities for COVID care.  The NHRC team made the visit after allegations that...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of Israel. Firstly, he conveyed his warm wishes for Prime Minister Netanyahu's recent assumption of office; and expressed confidence that the India-Israel partnership would continue to...
On June 9th, 2020, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a telephonic conversation with President of the Philippines, His Excellency Rodrigo Duterte. Explicitly, the leaders discussed the steps taken by the two Governments to address the challenges arising out...
Amid Covid-19 lockdown, Punjab and Haryana High Court approved restrictions on religious places. Meanwhile, the bench comprising of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Ajay Tewari dismissed the petition challenging these restrictions. The bench noticed that the imposition of restrictions on...
On June 5th, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar launched a brochure; outlining India’s priorities for its approaching campaign to secure an elected seat on the United Nations Security Council. Notably, India’s global objective in the United Nations Security...
"Human Rights are not a privilege conferred by the government. They are every human being's entitlement by the virtue of their humanity."~Mother Teresa Human Rights, Law, and Justice are the pillars on which the entire edifice of the society is...
The Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA), in its affidavit before the Supreme Court, has clarified that no further CBI probe is required in the Nizamuddin Markaz case. From 13th-15th March, a large number of worshippers gathered for a religious event...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone with President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, of Mozambique. The two leaders discussed the challenges posed in both countries by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Modi conveyed India's willingness to support Mozambique's efforts...
On June 5, 2020, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held India-Australia Virtual Summit with Prime Minister Mr. Scott Morrison. Notably, Scott Morrison's visit to India had been finalized, but the visit could not take place. Thus, Morrison agreed to...
On 2nd June 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged views regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with United States President Donald Trump in a telephonic conversation. Notably, they also reviewed the US Presidency of Group of Seven i.e. G-7. President Trump...
The Bombay High Court has asked the Centre in a petition about the number of passengers evacuated by Air India from foreign countries, under the Vande Bharat Mission; those who tested positive for COVID-19 after landing in India, and...
The National Green Tribunal declined to consider a petition; seeking implementation of the Centre’s contingency plan to combat the impending locust attack. “The applicants acknowledge that there is a contingency plan. There is nothing to show that the concerned...
Earlier today Indian Ministry of External Affairs apprehended two officials of the High Commission of Pakistan by Indian law enforcement authorities for indulging in espionage activities in New Delhi. The Government declared both these officials persona non grata (unacceptable);...
The Gujarat High Court while taking suo moto cognizance has impleaded the Indian Council of Medical Research. The ICMR has to explain the rationale behind the COVID-19 testing policy. The Bench comprised of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice...
There is an extension to the nationwide lockdown till June 30. The Centre issued new guidelines for re-opening of all activities in phases outside containment zones. The guidelines will come into effect from June 1 and will be effective...
There has been an outburst of opinions regarding the constitutional validity of the PM CARES Fund since its establishment. On April 1st, 2020, one of the many concerned citizens, Harsha Landukuri filed an RTI application seeking information about the...
European Parliament while taking a dig at the Modi Government slams the Union Home Minister Amit Shah; for the systematic violation of human rights and misuse of anti-terror laws like UAPA. Maria Arena, Head of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee...
On May 5, a disturbance broke out between Indian and Chinese troops; at the Pangong Tso Lake in the Himalayan region of Ladakh. The army personnel from India and China clashed with iron rods, sticks, and even resorted to...
National Human Rights Commission takes suo moto cognizance of the media reports airing that the trains ferrying the migrant labourers are starting late. Moreover, they are taking additional days to reach their destination. The reports alleged that many labourers...