News and Updates Issue 35 Duration April 01-15, 2020

“To the wise, a word is sufficient.”

PRINCE JOHN LACKLAND, before the return of KING RICHARD

BILLS, ACTS AND RULES

  • The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 was promulgated on dated April 07, 2020.  It amends the Salary, Allowances, and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 ReadMore
  • The Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 was promulgated on dated April 09, 2020.  It amends the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers Act, 1952 ReadMore

BANKING AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a notification RBI/2019-20/206 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 27 dated April 01, 2020, in relation to Export of Goods and Services- Realisation and Repatriation of Export Proceeds-Relaxation ReadMore
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a notification RBI/2019-20/208 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 28 dated April 03, 2020, in relation to Rupee Drawing Arrangement – Remittance to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund ReadMore

LABOUR LAW

  • Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) issues revised instructions to Facilitate Provident Fund (PF) members to rectify their Birth Records [April 05, 2020] ReadMore
  • Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) puts in place Online Mechanism to credit Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS) Accounts of Subscribers as per PM Gareeb Kalyan Yojna [April 11, 2020] ReadMore
  • Subsistence Financial Package to Construction Workers announced by Government of Haryana [April 06, 2020] ReadMore

COMPETITION LAW

  • Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves formation of Joint Venture between Adani Green Energy Limited and Total S.A. in the business of power generation through solar energy in India [April 01, 2020] ReadMore
  • Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves the acquisition by JSW Energy Limited (“Acquirer”) of GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (“Target”), under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002, in its meeting held today through video conferencing [April 07, 2020] ReadMore
  • Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves proposed acquisition of 80.1% stake by Hitachi in the power grid business of ABB Limited, in its meeting held today through video conferencing [April 07, 2020] ReadMore
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and FCC Send Joint Letters to VoIP Service Providers Warning against ‘Routing and Transmitting’ Illegal Coronavirus-related Robocalls [April 03, 2020] ReadMore
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) launch New Online tools for sharing Data about International Scams [April 15, 2020] ReadMore

ENERGY

  • ONGC gas output drops 15 per cent as shut factories refuse to take supplies [April 13, 2020] ReadMore
  • Centre asks States not to stop payment of renewable energy generators [April 02, 2020] ReadMore
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) orders DISCOMS to continue payments as per earlier schedule [April 02, 2020] ReadMore
  • Covid-19: NLC India stops use of disinfection tunnels [April 15, 2020] ReadMore

NEWS

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announces more measures to deal with economic fallout of COVID-19 [April 01, 2020] ReadMore
  • Google to publish user location data to help Governments tackle virus [April 03, 2020] ReadMore
  • Supreme Court (HC) issues notice on unorganised labour payments [April 03, 2020] ReadMore
  • Supreme Court (SC) issues guidelines for courts to switch to videoconferencing during Covid-19 pandemic [April 06, 2020] ReadMore
  • Ministry Corporate of Affairs (MCA) allows companies to hold EGMs through video conferencing or other audio visual means [April 08, 2020] ReadMore
  • Department of Telecom (DoT) relaxes time for self-certification under mobile tower radiation norms [April 08, 2020] ReadMore
  • Apple, Google to create contact tracing technology to fight coronavirus spread [April 11, 2020] ReadMore
  • Government using telemedicine to reduce doctors’ exposure [April 13, 2020] ReadMore
  • Supreme Court (SC) tries out software for e-filing of cases [April 14, 2020] ReadMore
  • Ministry Corporate of Affairs (MCA) clarifies e-voting procedures for companies [April 14, 2020] ReadMore
  • Centre extends time for Renewal of Health, Third Party Motor Vehicle Insurance Policies till May 15 [April 15, 2020]ReadMore

Disclaimer “This information has been gathered from various sources. Nothing herein is or may be construed as legal advice”.