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News Crackers - 10 March 2016

  • Aadhaar (Target Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 was passed in Lok Sabha by voice vote. The bill was introduced as a money bill and aimed at giving statutory backing for transferring government subsidies and benefits to targeted people by assigning them unique identity numbers.
     
  • Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Abul Gheit (73) has been appointed as Secretary General of the Arab League at its ministerial meeting held in Cairo, Egypt. The Arab League is a regional organization of 22 Arab countries .
     
  • The Union Government has appointed former Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan (66) as Chairman of the 21st Law Commission of India (LCI). The commission was constituted   for period of 3 years with effect from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2018.
     
  • The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015 was passed by Rajya Sabha to protect the interests of consumers and curb the malpractices in the real estate sector. The bill seeks to establish state level regulatory authorities called Real Estate Regulatory Authorities (RERAs) and tribunals called Real Estate Appellate Tribunals (REAT) to settle disputes.

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