Amendments in Arms Act, 1959 and Arms Rules, 2016 notified

Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs made Amendments in the Arms Act, 1959, and Arms Rules, 2016 notified. An increase in a number of Firearms and Ammunition allowed for Shooters. Need for amendment Shooting is an important Olympic sport in India. The Indian shooters have excelled in international competitions. Keeping this in mind, the Ministry […]

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‘A Future for the World’s Children’ report

 A future for the world’s children is the first comprehensive, independent report to reposition every aspect of child health through the lens of our rapidly changing climate and other existential threats. The launch of a major new report on child health and well-being is done by an independent WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission.  About the report The report, ‘A […]

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SC urged to set up an independent tribunal to decide the merit of Anti-Defection Law

Parliament: functioning & privileges and issues arising out of these Context: Recently, the Supreme Court asked Parliament to “seriously consider amending the Constitution” so that an independent tribunal headed by a former judge could replace the Speaker as arbiter when it comes to deciding on disqualification of lawmakers under the anti-defection law. What is the […]

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NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR GENE THERAPY

Policies and guidelines related to healthcare With an aim to ensure better treatment options for ‘rare diseases’ or inherited genetic diseases the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has come up with the national guidelines for gene therapy product development and clinical trials. The idea is to promote gene therapies in India and ensure clinical […]

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