Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicMotor Vehicles Act

Topic: Motor Vehicles Act

SC wants insurance firms to develop app for accident claims — what it is & how it’ll help

SC asks General Insurance Council to develop a mobile app for settlement of claims in road accident cases. ThePrint explains how it will speed up the disposal of compensation cases.

What’s the new vehicle scrappage policy that will create 35,000 jobs & help ‘circular economy’

The Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme was unveiled in March. It has now been launched with an aim to remove unfit and polluting vehicles off India’s roads.

Govt extends validity of driving licence, other motor vehicle documents till 30 September

Documents like registration certificates and permits whose validity has expired since 1 Feb 2020 are covered under the extension.

Vehicle scrapping policy at odds with 2018 SC order, govt wants legal opinion on next step

Legal conundrum arises after road transport minister Nitin Gadkari announced details of the voluntary vehicle scrapping policy Thursday, which is in variance with 2018 Supreme Court order.

Road ministry says govt vehicles that are 15 yrs by 2022 won’t have registration renewed

The road ministry draft paves way for implementation of the voluntary vehicle scrappage policy announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the budget.

Govt to launch vehicle scrappage policy in phases, commercial vehicles likely to go first

Road transport ministry is planning to incentivise owners when they go to buy a new vehicle after getting the old one scrapped. Renewal fee to see a steep increase.

States can levy special fees for fancy vehicle registration numbers, Supreme Court rules

Supreme Court sets aside 2008 MP High Court order that said the right to prescribe a fee for registration of vehicles rested solely with the Centre.

Doesn’t violate Motor Vehicles Act — HC directs registration of Ambassador car with artwork

Chandigarh-based lawyer Ranjit Malhotra sought directions from the HC to register an Ambassador Grand Harit-C-1800 (BSIII) in his name after the transport department refused to do so.

Road fatalities see drop after enforcement of new Motor Vehicles Act, says govt

Chandigarh (by 75%) and Puducherry (by 30.7%) recorded the most significant drop in accidents among seven states and two union territories.

New motor vehicle law won’t change, states can decide penalty amounts: Nitin Gadkari

In interview to ThePrint, Nitin Gadkari says new law not aimed at generating revenue, but to check road accidents and deaths caused due to violation of traffic rules.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.