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Rajya Sabha passes Vivad se Vishwas Bill

Vivad se Vishwas Bill Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The Parliament has approved the Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill after it was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha. It was earlier approved by Lok Sabha. The Bill will provide a small window to taxpayers to end pending disputes by paying the …

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How does Indian law define ‘anti-govt’ activities for foreigners?

‘Anti-govt’ activities for foreigners Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests have erupted across the country, with some foreigners also taking part in it. In response, the Ministry of Home Affairs has been quite active in filtering out foreigners among the protesters. As reported by the Bureau of Immigration, five …

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Governance Bytes: Supreme Court upholds changes to SC/ST atrocities law

The (SC/ST) Atrocities Act Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act of 2018 enacted to nullify the effects of the March 20, 2018 judgment of the court which had diluted the provisions of the Act. News …

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Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill: How govt aims to reduce direct tax litigation

The Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill, 2020 Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The finance minister has introduced The Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill, 2020 in the Lok Sabha to give effect to the Budget announcement to resolve direct tax disputes. The scheme is modelled on a similar scheme (Sabka Vishwas Scheme) …

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Section 124A: Sedition law

Sedition law Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: A sessions court in Mumbai has rejected the anticipatory bail application of a student booked under Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The court, while rejecting the application, said the offences registered against the accused were “serious” and that the court is required …

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