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Legal Affairs For The Month Of February 2021



  • The Rajya Sabha Chairman, M. Venkaiah Naidu, recently warned MPs against using mobile phones to record the proceedings of the House. The chairman said that. unauthorized recordings and their circulation on social media are a breach of Parliamentary privilege and it will be considered as contempt of the House.

  • Andhra Pradesh has become the second state to implement the power sector reforms that were put forward by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

  • The American Digital payment solutions provider PayPal announced that it will stop offering domestic payment services within India beginning from April 1, 2021.

  • The Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Sanjay Dhotre, highlighted in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha that; more than 2.9 lakh digital banking cybersecurity incidents were reported in the year 2020.

  • The NITI Aayog has ordered the Jaipur-based research organization Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International to study the “economic impact” of judgments delivered by Supreme Court (SC), high courts (HCs), and quasi-judicial bodies like the National Green Tribunal (NGT). It has also asked to study the “judicial activism” of such courts and tribunals.

  • The Rajya Sabha has cleared The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by voice vote on February 8, 2021.


  • As per data submitted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in the Parliament, the number of beneficiaries under the government’s Anganwadi program has declined in the number of by nearly two crores.

  • The “Major Ports Authorities Bill, 2020” was passed in the Rajya Sabha on February 10, 2021. The bill was passed using the ballot votes. 84 votes were in favor while 44 votes were against it. The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha in September 2020.

  • The Supreme Court has put a stay on the dismantling of the INS Viraat that was decommissioned recently. This decision was taken in the backdrop to restore the everlasting glory of this legendary warship of the Indian Navy.

  • The government of India has set up a Nodal Authority in order to frame the Approved Standardised Deep-Sea Fishing Vessels Design and Specifications (ASDDS). It would help the fisheries departments of states to implement the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).

  • The Indian Government on February 11, 2021, have categorically warned the Social Media platforms from the Rajya Sabha. The government said it will take action against Social Media platforms, like Twitter and Facebook, if fake news and violence are spread through it.

  • Goa has become the 6th State in the country that has successfully completed the Urban Local Bodies reforms.


  • The Union Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office and Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh, stated on February 12, 2021, that the upper ceiling for family pension has been increased from Rs 45,000 to Rs 1,25,000 per month.

  • The Lok Sabha gave has passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2021. The bill was passed on February 12, 2021, by voice vote.

  • The Supreme Court of India in a recent judgment said that the educated youngsters are showing a way forward to reduce caste and community tensions across India by involving in Inter-caste marriage.

  • The Rajasthan government has amended the Rajasthan Prison Rules, 1951 recently. The move was aimed to do away with the caste-based assignment of labor.

  • The Ministry of Earth Sciences has asked for suggestions on the Draft Blue Economy Policy for India.

  • The government of India has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) norms for the telecom sector on February 17, 2021.

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection of Children Act, 2015 on February 17, 2021.

  • The chairman of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Bhagwan Lal Sahni, said that the NCBC is in favor of four subcategories of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs). This move complies with the recommendation of the Justice Rohini Commission. Justice Rohini Commission was constituted on October 2, 2017.

  • The Uttarakhand government has put forward an ordinance providing the co-ownership rights to women in the ancestral property of their husbands.

  • The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has announced to rename the Hoshangabad city of MP as Narmadapuram.

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to impose President’s Rule in Puducherry. This proposal was approved days after the Congress-led government in the union territory lost power after a vote of confidence.

  • The Central government has notified the new guidelines on social media regulations on February 25, 2021. It is being called “Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021”.

  • Madhya Pradesh Cabinet has approved the “Penal Law (Madhya Pradesh Amendment) Bill, 2021” on February 26, 2021. This bill was approved in order to give life imprisonment to food adulterers in states.


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