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The Parliament had passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 which aims to protect the rights of consumers by establishing authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumers’ dispute. The Bill will replace the more than three decades old Consumer Protection Act, 1986.The new legislation is expected to ease the overall process of consumer grievance redressal, provide a better mechanism to dispose consumer complaints in a speedy manner and will help in disposal of large number of pending cases in consumer courts across the nation.

The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 was recently passed by the Parliament. The Bill seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and reform the medical sector in the wake of corruption allegations against the Medical Council of India.  It also looks to regulate admission to medical colleges and provide for a medical education system which ensures:

Human Trafficking has emerged as a significant problem all across the world. It is a crime wherein victims are bought and sold for their exploitation. The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is observed every year on 30th July.

Demographic dividend as defined by the United Nations Population Fund means, “The economic growth potential that can result from shifts in a population’s age structure, mainly when the share of the working-age population is larger than the non-working-age share of the population.”

Introduction

Water is the most precious gift of nature of India. Its most beneficial use is a sine qua non i.e not only for the economic development but also for meeting the growing good requirements of the country.

India has vast surface water resources, but the same are very unevenly distributed over time and space. Some river basins have vast catchment areas and carry enormous quantities of water, while others have small catchment areas and carry small quantities of water. For example, Himalayan rivers like Indus, Ganga, Brahmaputra, etc, have very large catchment areas, while peninsular rivers are seasonal and are characterized by the non-perennial flow.

Introduction

  • Public administration is a continuous process and in this sense it is always undergoing reform. Thus in public administration, reform is a journey rather than a destination.
  • Reforms are an obvious response to the new challenges confronting the state institution managing public affairs, what lies at the root of such an exercise, is the effort enhancing administrative capability in the changed scenario.
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