Types of bills in the Indian Parliament
Constitutional Developments

Types of bills in the Indian Parliament

A Bill is a proposal for the legislation which becomes an act or law when duly enacted. Every bill has to pass through stages in each House. The Bills introduced in the Parliament are of two kinds- private bills and public bills. Although all the bills are governed by the same procedure in the House, they can differ in various respects.

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10 Important Cases of 2021
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10 Important Cases of 2021

The most important thing for a law student is to be updated with the recent legal happenings and the recent important judgments. Just like 2020, this year as well the courts are hearing and deciding cases virtually after the 2nd wave that happened in India. In this article we will discuss the important judgments that took place till June 2021. Let us have a look at the most important cases decided this year-

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Laws Relating to Protection of Animal Rights in India
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Laws Relating to Protection of Animal Rights in India

Human beings often forget that the pain and feelings that the animals have are the same feelings that humans face when they are subjected to the same level of cruelty, abuse and torture. In India, animals are treated as a commodity. Every day, countless dogs, monkeys and other animals are burned, buried, cut open, poisoned, starved and drugged all over the country for economic reasons, convenience and other old habits. It is high time we ask ourselves- Do we have any right to imprison and harm other sentient beings?

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Landmark Judgments of 2020: Must Read for Law Students
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Landmark Judgments of 2020: Must Read for Law Students

The Supreme Court of India has once again proved to be the guardian of justice in the country during one of the most tragic and surprising year as it not only adopted to the online mode by enhancing e-courts programs but also ensured that justice was delivered on time regarding important issues of the country. Let us have a look at the most important cases decided in the year 2020-

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Do you lose the Right to Privacy when you Die?
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Do you lose the Right to Privacy when you Die?

From ‘Right to equality’ to ‘Right to Constitutional remedies’. The constitution has provided us with all the rights to safeguard us from the arbitrary actions of different organs of the state. These rights not only let us enjoy our lives thoroughly without any kind of interference, but also establish a stability in the society we live in. But there is one aspect of all these rights, that all of us often ignore, and that is, what all rights would remain with us when all of us would be dead. 

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High Courts in India- History, Jurisdiction, Composition
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High Courts in India- History, Jurisdiction, Composition

The High Courts of India are the highest judicial court in a every State and Union Territory. Articles 214 to 237 of the Constitution of India lay down the provisions of the High Courts. Article 214 deals with the establishment of High Courts in every state. High Courts have the power to exercise their original civil and criminal jurisdiction in any case, if the subordinate courts are not approved by the law to take up the matter due to the absence of financial or regional jurisdiction. There is a total of 25 High Courts in India.

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The Need for Women Judges in the Higher Judiciary
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The Need for Women Judges in the Higher Judiciary

It is high time that while appointing the judges of the High Courts and the Supreme Court, equal representation should be given to the women in the judiciary. The higher judiciary should have reservation policy for women. When we compare the higher and lower judiciary, we can see that while the lower judiciary has 27% of female judges, the high courts have only 10% and the Supreme Court is not even at one per cent. As we reach closer to the top of the judiciary pyramid, we see fewer women representations. 

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What is Public Interest Litigation?
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What is Public Interest Litigation?

The concept of “Public Interest Litigation” has been borrowed from the American Jurisprudence. In USA, it was designed in the 1960s, to provide legal representation to the previously unrepresented groups lie the minorities, people from the custody, migrant laborers, forced bonded laborers and other backward classes. It was established with the view that ordinary marketplace for legal services fail to provide fair services to these segments of the society.

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The year to end child labour
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The year to end child labour

When we think of our childhood, the memories are usually associated with learning, going to school and living a carefree life. But, in India, due to the high levels of unemployment and poverty, a significant number of kids are being forced to work in harsh conditions, which is sometimes a threat to their life. Even when child labour laws exist, they are often violated as many state governments allocate very few resources to enforce child labour laws.  

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How the British Empire’s Civil Services became the IAS
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How the British Empire’s Civil Services became the IAS

With the ever-increasing number of aspirants appearing for the civil services examination, it evidently demonstrates the craze of the UPSC examination among the Indian youth. But what is the history behind this most coveted examination? Let us understand in this article!

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What is the Constitutionality of Places of Worship Act?
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What is the Constitutionality of Places of Worship Act?

A plea challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 4 of The Places of Worship Act, 1991 has made it to the Apex Court, contending, the section bars the remedy of judicial review, thereby depriving Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains the right to move the court to get their places of worship, destroyed or encroached upon restored. 

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Legality of Online Betting and Gambling in India
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Legality of Online Betting and Gambling in India

Gambling has existed in India since times immemorial. With the advancement in technology and the evolution of the internet, the concept of online betting and gambling in India has become an extremely popular mode of entertainment. Online games and lotteries are the new additions to the otherwise offline community of the gambling and betting industry. 

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Difference between Act, Bill, Ordinances, Rules & Regulations
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Difference between Act, Bill, Ordinances, Rules & Regulations

Can we refer Specific Relief Act, Transfer of Property Act, Companies Act, Contract Act etc. etc.; a bill? Wait! Before refuting to this question, always remember that an Act was obviously a bill once, and as these legislations have been passed in both the Houses and assented by the President so, they will not be referred as a ‘bill’. Read this article to know more in detail.

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Nani Palkhivala: The Legendary Lawyer
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Nani Palkhivala: The Legendary Lawyer

“If a count were to be made of the ten topmost lawyers of the world, I have no doubt that Mr. Palkhivala’s name would find a prominent place therein” – H.R.Khanna

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COVID- 19 and Disaster Management Act, 2005
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COVID- 19 and Disaster Management Act, 2005

The entire world is badly hit by the second wave of COVID- 19 with a large population facing medical oxygen shortage! Read on to know how MHA invoked DMA to fight this oxygen crisis.

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Landmark Judgments of Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde
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Landmark Judgments of Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde

In 2018, the position of Chief Justice of India was referred to as the ‘First among Equals’ by a bench of the SC judges in a letter to the then CJI, Justice Arun Mishra. The CJI is a high constitutional functionary and is considered utmost important when it comes to deciding the landmark cases in India. The 47th Chief Justice of India, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde is set to retire on 23rd April, 2021. As we know ‘With Great Power comes Great Responsibility’ and in his tenure of 18th months, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has been a part of some of the most consequential and watershed judgments in the history. 

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What is Right to Information? How to file an RTI
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What is Right to Information? How to file an RTI

The Supreme Court once said that- ‘People are the masters, and the masters have a right to know how the government, meant to serve them, are functioning’. Right to information, as the name suggests, is a right given to every Indian citizen whereby they can secure access to information under the control of public authorities which will promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority. The RTI Act mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. 

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Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill, 2021
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Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill, 2021

Recently the Rajya Sabha has passed the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill, 2021. The bill seeks to amend the Medical Termination of pregnancy act, 1971. The bill amends various provisions that were vague, derogatory and based on replaced medical principles. The bill has initiated debates on human rights including women’s rights as to her womb. The bill has been brought after numerous PILs in Supreme Court and various High Courts, and after considering the demand from the various NGOs and civil societies who work for women and human rights.

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