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Order of the High Court of Delhi in W.P.(C) 6444/2021 in the matter of Ratiram Ahirwar & Others Vs Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board & Others dated 13/07/2021.

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi in exercise of his power under Section 22 of the Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service), Act, 1996 had directed payment of Covid-19 ex-gratia amount to registered construction workers in Delhi. The matter related to grant of Covid-19 ex-gratia relief to registered construction workers in Delhi.

Report filed by the Telangana State Pollution Control Board with the National Green Tribunal regarding state pollution control boards in south of India not complying with the direction given by the Supreme Court (Parayavaran Suraksha Samithi Vs Union of India) - wherein the states where directed to make provision for online, real time, continuous monitoring system to display emission levels in public domain on the public portal of the concerned SPCB.

Order of the Madras High Court dated 07/06/2021 in the matter of Suo Motu Vs Archaeological Survey of India & Others regarding safeguarding of archaeological monuments in Tamil Nadu.

The Madras High Court, June 7, 2021 in a slew of measures directed the concerned authorities to establish Mamallapuram World Heritage Area Management Authority to manage and safeguard all the monuments and the same to be notified within a period of eight weeks.

Order of the High Court of Judicature at Patna in the matter of Shivai Kaushik & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/05/2021. The matter related to steps taken by the government of Bihar to address COVID-19.

Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding 'In Re: Distribution of essential supplies and services during pandemic' dated 30/04/2021.

Order of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Balaji Medical and Research Center & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/04/2021. The matter related to shortage of oxygen cylinders in Delhi.

The Government of India has notified Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021 vide Gazette notification under reference G.S.R. 225(E) dated 30th March, 2021. In India, the copyright regime is governed by the Copyright Act, 1957 and the Copyright Rules, 2013. The Copyright Rules, 2013 were last amended in the year 2016.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sridevi Datla Vs Union of India & Others dated 02/03/2021. The matter related to the environmental clearance  granted for the construction of the Greenfield International Airport, Bhogapuram, Vishakapatnam.

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