Functions of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

Author : VS Warrier The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was formed in Jan 1997 under the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 with a view to provide an effective regulatory framuework and adequate safeguards to ensure fair competition and protection of consumer interests. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act was amended in...

Patenting of Microorganisms

Author : Prashant R Dahat A patent is a bunch of exclusive rights granted by the state to an inventor or his assignee upon satisfying certain conditions. The inventor is given a monopoly right over the product for a fixed number of years in exchange for the public disclosure of certain details of a machine, method or composition of matter. The object of patent...

The Lok Pal Bill, 2011

The Lok Pal Bill, 2011 was introduced in Parliament on 4 August 2011. The Bill seeks to establish the office of the Lok Pal to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption. In this Brief we discuss the key features of the Bill, the powers of the Lok Pal and procedure for conducting investigation and prosecution under the Bill. We also analyse the scope...