Important Acts amendments and bills For UPSC Prelims and Mains 2019

This article will help in covering the following topics of the syllabus

Prelims – Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.


Essay Paper-III

General studies II –

  • Indian Constitution-  amendments, significant provisions, and basic structure
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues, and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

As you know Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 will be conducted on 2nd June 2019, and mains will be starting from 20th September 2019 in which current affairs will play a crucial role.

So in this article, we will be updating all Important Acts & amendments between January 2018 to August 2019 on monthly basis. Bookmark this page in your browser so that you don’t miss any important event. The events are compiled from newspapers (The Hindu, TOI, IE & ET), magazines, and various online resources.

December 2018

  • Trai amends MNP regulations
  • Consumer protection bill Passed
  • Surrogacy Bill Passed
  • NITI Aayog pitches for NMC Bill enactment
  • Panel constitute on RBI reserves transfer
  • Amendment in POCSO Act 2012
  • India’s Second BUR to UNFCCC

November 2018

  • No update for November 2018

October 2018

  • Committee to review the Competition Act
  • Par panel for Ayushman Bharat
  • IBBI Regulations 2018 notified
  • Adjudicating authority for benami cases

September 2018

  • Successful Test of NAG
  • Instant Triple talaq is a criminal offence
  • Committee constitutes for jail reforms
  • Panel formed for Lokpal

August 2018

  • Seva Bhoj Yojna launched
  • Bill to give constitutional status to NCBC
  • President nod to fugitive Bill
  • NCBC Bill passed
  • Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill, 2018 introduced
  • Govt withdraws FRDI Bill from LS
  • Bill to restore original SC/ST atrocity law passed
  • SC to constitute panel on issues in jails
  • Bills to amend GST laws passed
  • Sports University Bill passed
  • LS passes arbitration bill
  • Draft on standards for medical devices
  • Regulations for Drones announced
  • Law panel to recommend the framework for simultaneous polls

July 2018

  • SC lashes out at Centre over welfare scheme
  • DNA Technology Regulation Bill 2018 approved
  • Copyright treaties get nod
  • IBBI amends the IBBI Regulations, 2016
  • Allow gambling as regulated activities
  • Labour ministry finalises IR Code
  • SC on Section 377
  • MRA signed in 2010 approved
  • Fugitive economic offenders bill passed
  • Govt drops FRDI Bill
  • A Bill to scrap ‘no detention’ rule passed
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018 approved
  • Amendments to the anti-corruption law passed
  • Proposes to change in Trade Unions Act
  • Nod to the panel for DNT, SNT and NT
  • Panel for mob violence
  • Bill to punish bribe-givers passed
  • Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 passed
  • Monuments amendment bill sent to select panel
  • Monitoring committee for the clean Yamuna
  • Human trafficking Bill passed
  • Panel recommendations on the Passport Act
  • The Criminal Law Amendment Bill passed
  • A Bill to revamp homoeopathy council passed
  • Committee set up on stressed power projects


June 2018

  • National Sports University Ordinance, 2018
  • Dam Safety Bill 2018 approved
  • Withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013
  • Internet telephony amended

May 2018

  • FFC constitutes an Advisory Council for ToR
  • Par panel to look into black money
  • Ordinance for amendments to the bankruptcy code
  • One-person commission for Thoothukudi violence
  • Deliberations on Punchhi panel recommendations


April 2018

  • Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 approved
  • Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 approved
  • Fugitive economic offenders Ordinance gets the nod
  • Fugitive economic offender’s ordinance promulgated
  • Ordinance promulgates.

March 2018

  • Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 approved
  • Anti-trafficking bill Cleared
  • Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill introduced
  • Bill to prevent scrutiny of foreign poll funds to parties
  • SC passes slew under SC/ST Act.
  • Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill 2018
  • Gratuity Act, 2018 brought in force

February 2018

  • Bill to amend PMLA through Finance Act 2018
  • The government makes Amendments in Small Savings Act
  • Committee set up to FDC drugs
  • Draft rules of Compensatory Afforestation Act
  • Cabinet nod to amend Chit Funds Act

January 2018

  • Centre on Brahmaputra studies set up
  • IBC Amendment Bill cleared
  • Heritage monuments bill passed
  • Par panel for the law on data privacy
  • New Consumer Protection Bill introduced
  • Don’t privatise Air India: Par panel
  • Amendments to Companies Act notified
  • Panel on National Anthem row
  • Cryptocurrencies panel submits the report
  • More amendments in insolvency law

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