Lok Sabha Passes Bill to Amend Arbitration Law; UAPA Bill in Rajya Sabha Tomorrow

Parliament of India
Parliament of India

New Delhi, Aug 1 : The Lok Sabha Thursday passed the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill, which has already been passed in Rajya Sabha, defines child pornography.

The Lower House also passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill seeks to amend the original Bill presented in 2016 which provides a time-bound process for resolving insolvency in companies and among individuals. The House will also discuss the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

Rajya Sabha takes up UAPA Bill 2019. The Bill has already been passed in the Lower House. Home Minister Amit Shah is presented the Bill in Rajya Sabha.
The Rajya Sabha today passed the National Medical Commission Bill 2019 which seeks to replace the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The Bill has already been passed in Lok Sabha.

The Bill talks of a uniform NEET exam for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate super-specialty medical education. The NMC will have 25 members, all appointed by the Central government on recommendation of a search committee comprising the Cabinet Secretary and five experts nominated by the Centre.

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill will be taken up for discussion in the Rajya Sabha on Friday, with the BJP having issued a whip ordering all its MPs to attend the House.
A bill seeking to provide death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children and greater punishments for other crimes against minors was approved by Parliament after it was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Congress MP K Suresh and two other party MPs give Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over “accident of Unnao rape victim, showing absolute lawlessness of Uttar Pradesh government and the observation of Chief Justice of India on the issue”. (ANI)

TMC MP Saugata Roy said, “This House cannot function on the government’s whims and fancies. They are deliberately not giving us sufficient time to read up on key bills.”

Healthcare services at several government hospitals, including AIIMS and RML in New Delhi, have been disrupted as resident doctors have gone on a strike and withdrawn all services including that at the emergency department to protest a key legislation that seeks to regulate the medical education sector.
Resident doctors have threatened to continue the strike for an indefinite period if the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill is tabled and passed in Rajya Sabha today. Reports

The government has indicated to BJP MPs that it may consider extending Parliament’s ongoing session till August 9 if there is any business left, Hindustan Times has reported citing two persons familiar with the matter.

Congress party issues a three-line whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs, asking them to be present in the House from 11 am till the adjournment of the House from August 1-7.

President gives assent to triple talaq bill

President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the triple talaq bill passed by Parliament, making it a law, a government notification said.
The bill, which prescribes up to three years imprisonment for Muslim men giving instant triple talaq to their wives, was passed by Parliament on July 29.

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