Delhi HC bans online sale of medicines across India

The Delhi High Court on December 12, 2018 ordered a ban on the sale of online medicines by e-pharmacists across the country. The court directed both Central and state government to ensure immediate implementation of the order.

The high court stated that the employer must realise the physical difficulties that a woman would face in performing her duties at the workplace while carrying a baby in her womb or looking after the child after birth.

#MeToo movement: Editors Guild of India suspends MJ Akbar, TarunTejpal over sexual harassment allegations

The Editors Guild of India (EGI) on December 12, 2018 suspended the membership of journalist-turned-politician MJ Akbar and former Tehelka editor TarunTejpal over allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Executive Committee of the EGI also decided to seek a formal response from journalist GautamAdhikari on the charges against him. Image result for #MeToo movement: Editors Guild of India suspends MJ Akbar, TarunTejpal over sexual harassment allegations

Government authorises 10 central agencies to monitor any computer

The Union Government has authorised ten central intelligence, security and tax agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt all the data contained in “any” computer system. The order was issued on December 20, 2018 by the ‘cyber and information security’ division of the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) under the authority of Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba.

Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill, 2018

The Lok Sabha on December 20, 2018 passed the Consumer Protection Bill 2018. The bill calls for strict punishment, including jail terms and hefty fines for misleading advertisements and food adulteration.

The bill will now go to the Rajya Sabha for discussion. The bill seeks to replace the 2015 Consumer Protection Bill that was introduced to repeal the 30-year-old Consumer Protection Act, 1986. It was originally introduced in the Lok Sabha in January 2018.

President’s rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

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President’s rule came into force in Jammu Kashmir from the midnight of December 20, 2018, following the expiry of the six-month-long governor’s rule.President Ram NathKovind signed the proclamation paving the way for imposition of central rule in the state, which was placed under the Governor’s rule on June 20 after the BJP withdrew support to the PDP government led by Mehbooba Mufti.