- "Centre plans NRC exercise all over the country: Amit Shah (TH) Home Minister says there will be no bias, and survey will be repeated in Assam.
- Senseless (TH) A nationwide extension of NRC is bizarre, and a repeat of it in Assam illogical
- "Nod for Industrial Relations Code Bill (TH) The bill provides for vesting of powers with the government officers for adjudication of disputes involving penalty as fines thereby lessening the burden on tribunal
- Cabinet approves proposal forenactment of Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 and accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (PIB) The proposed Bill restricts and prohibits the use or installation of hazardous material, which applies irrespective of whether a ship is meant for recycling or not.
GS2: International Relations
- U.S. Senate passes Hong Kong rights Bill (TH) It mandates action against Chinese officials who commit rights abuses; Beijing vows countermeasures
- "Govt. to sell off its entire stake in BPCL, 4 other PSUs (TH) The government will sell its 53.29% stake in BPCL after taking out Numaligarh refinery from its portfolio.
- Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of CPSEs. (PIB)" Strategic disinvestment of Government of India shareholding of 53.29% in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (except its equity shareholding of 61.65% in Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and management control thereon) along with transfer of management control to a strategic buyer.
- Cabinet approves the Patent Prosecution Highway programme (PIB) PPH programme would lead to the following benefits for the Indian IP office: Reduction in time to dispose patent applications.
- Sebi tightens norms on default disclosure (Mint) Regulator moves to tighten norms on loan defaults, rights issues and portfolio management
- Cabinet approves initiatives to revive the Construction Sector These approved measures would help in ensuring that the remedies of challenge/appeal are resorted to in a prudent and judicious manner, and in furthering the objective of infusion of liquidity into the construction sector.
- Cabinet approves introduction of International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha, after withdrawal from Rajya Sabha (PIB) Currently the banking, capital markets and insurance sectors in IFSC are regulated by multiple regulators i.e. RBI, SEBI and IRDAI. The dynamic nature of business in the IFSCs necessitates a high degree of inter-regulatory coordination. It also requires clarifications and frequent amendments in the existing regulations governing financial activities in IFSCs.