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On 1 November 2017 the Ministry of Civil Aviation released the draft norms / civil aviation requirements (CARs) for permitting operation of civil remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, commonly known as ‘drones'.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (hereinafter referred to as the 'MCA') issued a press release1 on November 5, 2017, wherein it stated that it has struck down around 2.24 lakh companies...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Ministry of Home Affairs (hereinafter referred to as the "MHA") has amended the Arms Rules, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as the "Parent Rules) vide notification G.S.R. 1342(E) dated October 27, 2017, ...
Tuli & Co
The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017 (Bill), which has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee of both the Houses (Joint Committee) in early October 2017, has recently attracted much attention.
TMF Group
TMF Group, a leading provider of high-value business services to clients operating and investing globally, has agreed to acquire Nyaasa, a 33-strong Indian business process outsourcing firm.
Since 2012 the book authored by Singh had been published by the company's key publishing house and sold and marketed by the company.
Dhir & Dhir Associates
The object of introducing Section 138 in the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (hereinafter referred to as "NI Act") is to enhance the acceptability of cheques in the settlement of liabilities.
Link Legal India Law Services
The Supreme Court in Ms. Duro Felguera, S.A v. M/s Gangavaram Port Limited held that there cannot be a "composite reference" to an arbitration of disputes arising out of multiple agreements...
Financial method and business method patents seemingly refer to the same subject matter of inventions in patent law.
The filing of patents to obtain the exclusive rights includes numerous aspects for the validity of the application, apart from the patentability criteria.
Litmus Legal
Under Section 48 of Copyrights Act, registration of a Copyright shows that it is prima facie valid. This is a rebuttable presumption and it can be proved otherwise. However, the burden to show invalidity of the registration rests on the person asserting it.
Litmus Legal
As part of due diligence, online platforms require vendors on their portal to provide particulars of trade mark registration or application. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) also requires applicants to provide particulars of trade mark registration or application.
Khaitan & Co
The Union Cabinet's approval for constitution of the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) is indicative of the shifting focus of the Government to ensure that the benefits of Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates are passed on to end consumers. Anti-Profiteering Measures Under GST Activated
The PPI Master Directions have introduced certain key amendments, which we highlight below.
Khaitan & Co
The Bangalore bench of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal has held that payments made by Google India to Google Ireland in the form of fees for rights of distribution and marketing of Google Ireland's ‘Adwords Program' to advertisers in India were in the nature of ‘royalty'.
The Master Directions issued by the RBI on Issuance and Operation of Prepaid Payment Instruments have brought in significant changes to the regulatory regime that will impact the growth...
LexCounsel Law Offices
One of the key purposes of introducing the Master Directions has been to provide for harmonisation and interoperability of PPIs in a phased manner.
Singhania & Partners LLP, Solicitors and Advocates
The National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 ("NJAC Act") has been notified in the official gazette on the 13th of April, 2014.
The IPR policy launched by the Indian government in 2016 under Start-up India program has seen considerable success, with several start-ups filing patent applications under SIPP scheme...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Ministry of Finance imposed anti-dumping duty on import of Sodium Chlorate from Canada, People's Republic of China and European Union vide Notification1 No. 53/2017-Customs (ADD), ...
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The Principal Act provides for the mandatory annual payment of bonus to eligible employees of establishments which employ 20 or more persons.
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The MB Amendment Act regulates paid maternity leave entitlement and other related benefits for women employed in factories, mines and shops or commercial establishments employing 10 or more employees.
Khaitan & Co
The Government introduced a new GST Rule 120A vide Notification No. 34/2017- Central Tax dated 15 September 2017 (‘Notification').
On 31 December 2015 the President gave his assent to certain amendments to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965. The amendments have increased the wage threshold for determining applicability of the Act from INR 10,000 to INR 21,000 per month.
Starting 1 January 2017, employers will need to make contributions under the ESI Act for a larger pool of employees since the wage ceiling for applicability of this statute has been increased...
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code passed by the Parliament is a welcome overhaul of the existing framework dealing with insolvency of corporates, individuals, partnerships and other entities.
Singh & Associates
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs ("MCA") vide Notification1 dated 26.12.2016 notified Section 248 to 252 of the Companies Act, 2013 ("Act") and revised the process of striking off the name of the company...
Singhania & Partners LLP, Solicitors and Advocates
The central legislature of India had promulgated a legislation Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 ("CL Act") to regulate the child labour practices in India.
Phoenix Legal
The (Indian) Companies Act, 2013 (2013 Act) which replaced the (Indian) Companies Act, 1956 (1956 Act) brought significant changes for private limited companies.
ALMT Legal
The latest amendment to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 ("Principal Act") has come into effect through the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 ("Amendment").
Khaitan & Co
Historically, the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (HSA), did not confer any rights on a daughter to the ancestral property of her father.
Singh & Associates
Section 232 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 ("Act"), enumerates of three issues, i.e. consideration for the agreement, the object of the agreement and the agreement per se.
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