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29 Apr 2020

The Finance Ministry has announced some reliefs in the form of date extensions for businesses to cope up with the difficult times of COVID-19.

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24 Apr 2020

In line with the order of the MHA, the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM) initially issued a Public Notice stating that all the Offices under their administrative control shall remain closed for a period of 21 days with effect from March 25, 2020, which is now further extended to May 03, 2020.

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23 Apr 2020

The sudden outbreak of the pandemic and the nation‐wide lock‐down has put a heavy constraint on individuals as well as the economy. To minimise the impact of the pandemic on the general public as well as business establishments and ensure minimum disruption in the supply chain, many amendments, advisories and announcements have been introduced which would ideally subsist during the containment period but could have long-term implications

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13 Apr 2020

‘Force Majeure’ is a French term which literally means “superior force” and the term is defined in the Collins English Dictionary as an “irresistible force or compulsion such as will excuse a party from performing his or her part of a contract”. It commonly refers to a provision in commercial contracts to mitigate accountability for unforeseen natural and uncontrollable calamities that disrupt the usual flow of events and impede the parties from fulfilling contractual obligations.

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02 Apr 2020

The Black’s Law Dictionary defines ‘Force Majeure’ as ‘an event or effect that can be neither anticipated nor controlled’. It is to be noted that, under Indian law, a ‘Force Majeure’ clause must be expressly provided under the contract and protection afforded will depend on the language of the clause.

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01 Apr 2020

The sudden outbreak of the pandemic and the nation‐wide lock‐down has put a heavy constraint on individuals as well as the economy. To minimize the impact of the pandemic on the general public as well as business establishments and ensure minimum disruption in the supply chain, many amendments, advisories and announcements have been introduced which would ideally subsist during the containment period but could have long-term implications.

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24 Apr 2014

Sexual harassment is categorized as a serious criminal offence and violation of fundamental rights which can destroy human dignity and freedom. In an effort to promote the well being of women employees at the work place, every employer should now mandatorily have strict guidelines against sexual harassment. President Pranab Mukherjee has accorded his assent to the bill under which, cases of sexual harassment at workplace will have to be dealt and disposed off by an in-house committees within 90 days failing which a penalty will be imposed.

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