Mobile calls, net surfing while flying now allowed: TRAI

On January 19, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) allowed air travellers in India and also those flying over the country to have access mobile and internet services on-board flight, thereby allowing In-Flight Connectivity (IFC). In order for the airlines to make use of this allowance, and offer it to its customers, they must […]

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New CEC, Om Prakash Rawat appointed by President

On January 22, the Union Law Ministry stated that the next Chief Election Commissioner elected is Om Prakash Rawat, just a day before the current incumbent Achal Kumar Joti quits charge. In place of Om Prakash Rawat, Former Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was appointed as an Election Commissioner to that would have arisen in the […]

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Online platform for sale of NPAs to be set up: RBI

In a suggestion made at the inauguration of ‘Assocham Arcon 2018 – ARCs: Emerging avatar in new distressed landscape’, Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya implied that asset reconstruction companies, banks and other credit rating agencies could come together to set-up an online platform for sale of NPAs (Non-Performing Assets) in India. […]

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Rules for in-flight connectivity to be set: TRAI

Suggestions on allowing the use of Wi-Fi services during flights will be issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). A broad framework of rules for in flight connectivity, which is currently restricted within Indian air space and domestic airlines, will be set by TRAI along with future plans to give its view for […]

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20 AAP Lawmakers To Be Disqualified, Move High Court

On January 19, the 20 MLA’s of AAP, who were disqualified by the Election Commission (EC) on the same day for holding ‘office of profit’, moved the Delhi High Court against the Election Commission’s (EC) recommendation to the President. The EC said by being parliamentary secretaries, they held office of profit and were liable to […]

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Builder to pay more for breaking rules: NGT

Amending its previous order, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has increased the fine amount imposed on the Goel Ganga Developers India Private Limited from Rs 100 crore to Rs 190 crore. The decision was taken after the builder was found guilty for an illegal construction at an integrated housing project at Vadgaon Budruk off Sinhagad […]

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Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 notified: Govt

In order to make the Insolvency process more effective, the Centre on January 03, 2018, has notified the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017. The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017 passed by both houses of the Parliament, has also received President’s nod to become the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017. With the new amendments, the government is trying to […]

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Two Gujarat chemists associations fined: CCI

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a total penalty of over Rs 12 lakh on two Gujarat- based chemists groupings, Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda (CDAB) and Federation of Gujarat State Chemists & Druggists Association, putting a stop on the unfair trade practices in pharma business. Efforts to sensitize the public on […]

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Complaints against banks for not accepting coins received: RBI

On January 2, the government said there have been complaints against banks that they do not accept coins for transactions at their branches. “The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that it has been receiving general complaints from the public against banks for non-accepting coins,” Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said […]

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Appointment of 103 Law Officers to Madras HC: Govt

The Madras High Court through an order dated January 4, 2018 received the notification of the appointment of 103 law officers from the government of Tamil Nadu. The order has notified that, “Under Rule 5(6) of Law Officers of High Court of Madras and its bench at Madurai (Appointment) Rules, 2017, the Government appoint the […]

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