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Types of Satellites Communication Satellites provide services to telecommunications, television broadcasting, satellite newsgathering, societal applications, weather forecasting, disaster warning and Search and Rescue operations. The Indian National Satellite (INSAT) series of satellites in GeostatiRead more
Types of Orbits There are many different satellite orbits that can be used depending upon the satellite‘s functions and the area it is to serve. The lower the satellites orbit the Earth, the stronger the gravitational pull, and this means that the satellite must travel faster to counteract this pullRead more
Industrial Relations Bill, 2015 What is the need for the bill? The Union labour ministry has drafted the new legislation to merge three central labour laws into one. The initiative assumes significance in the backdrop of the government’s bid to consolidate and reduce the number of central laws. It iRead more
The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Purpose of the bill: It seeks to amend four laws: (i) Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI), (ii) Recovery ofRead more
Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection, and Rehabilitation) Bill 2016 The women and child development ministry recently put up the draft of the TraffickingPersons (Prevention, Protection, and Rehabilitation) Bill 2016. Trafficking is the third-largest organized crime and time has now come toRead more
The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and proposed 2015 amendments Highlights: The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 amends the prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Certain amendments to the Bill were circulated by the government in 2015. The 1988 Act defines taking a bribRead more
DRAFT NATIONAL WATER FRAMEWORK BILL Background: National Water Framework Bill, 2016 aims to provide a uniform national legal framework to manage water in a better and efficient way. The comprehensive draft Bill proposes model law for all states. However, water being a State subject under VII SchedulRead more
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016 The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in LokSabha in August 2016 by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Mr. Nitin Gadkari. The Bill seeks to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Aim The government is committed to reducing accidentsRead more
Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016. The Union Cabinet has approved the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016. The Bill will now be sent to States/UTs to adopt the bill as it is or afterRead more
Medical Treatment of Terminally-Ill Patients Bill, 2016 What are advanced medical directives? An advance medical directive, also known as a living will, personal directive, advance directive, medical directive, or advance decision, is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions shouldRead more