OK, OK, we’ve all heard of the absurd French laws that make the viral rounds every now and again. Yes, you can marry dead people but you can't name your pig Napoleon, nor kiss someone on a train platform. Officially at least. But those laws aren’t particularly relevant for the average Joe. Instead, here’s a collection of laws in France that you really should know, laws that are typically a little different to the rest of the world, and that you might benefit from knowing. You have to assist someone in need Did you know you have a “duty to rescue” someone in danger in France? And did you know that if you deliberately fail to help someone in danger, you risk five years in prison and a fine of €75,000? The law - non-assistance à personne en danger - made headlines in 1997 after Princess Diana’s fatal car crash in Paris. There was an investigation into whether the nine photographers at the scene had a duty to help … [Read more...] about The French laws you need to know about if you are in France
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CHANDIGARH: Anxiety is running high as students are going to take the NEET test on May 6. In order to perform well in the exam, experts have advised to read up the list of prohibited items to avoid undue harassment, besides concentrating on revision. For last-minute preparation, focus only on NCERT books of class XI and XII and during the exam, analyse each option well before selecting an answer. According to Biology expert Dr Arvind Goyal, at this stage, students should go through everything especially diagrams, names, dates etc. "Biology needs repetition, so do revise the examples of morphology, anatomy and kingdoms on the last day. Though the Biology section is based mostly on NCERT books, the questions require analytic abilities and it is easy to make the wrong choice if all the options are not read and analysed carefully. Even if the question seems basic, read them all carefully and go through all the options before marking the choice. Experts suggested that during the exam, … [Read more...] about NEET 2018: Last-minute preparation tips to make the cut
Traveler confusion and concern about REAL ID Chris McGinnis Updated 12:28 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2018 Photo: Courtesy DMV Notice the golden bear with a star on this facsimile of California's Real ID driver license? That's how you know it is compliant Notice the golden bear with a star on this facsimile of... I knew there was a problem when Barkley, my frequent flying partner, came home last week with a shiny new California Drivers license that did not bear the bear. What? Since January, the California DMV has been offering drivers the option of a regular license or an enhanced "REAL ID" license that can be used at airport security and other federal installations. REAL ID licenses have a golden bear with a white star in the upper right corner. Regular licenses do not. (See above or see this for more details) TravelSkills with Chris McGinnis sponsored by I wrote a very popular post about this back in January, … [Read more...] about Is your California drivers license okay for air travel?
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Congratulations - you've found out you're expecting a new addition in Germany! In many ways, this is a fantastic country to go through pregnancy and birth, due to high standards for prenatal and postpartum care and excellent health insurance coverage. Pregnancy: first trimester Once you have found out you are pregnant, there's a few things you should probably do as soon as possible. First and foremost, check your health insurance and see what is covered throughout pregnancy and birth. Most public insurances in Germany are extremely thorough in coverage. In Germany you are entitled to the services of both a Frauenarzt (gynecologist) and a Hebamme (midwife) during your pregnancy. The Frauenarzt attends to most of your exams and blood tests and often is the one providing your ultrasounds, though some doctors will send you to a separate ultrasound clinic. The Hebamme generally comes to … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about having a baby in Germany
The privacy of public servant is becoming a highly contentious issue since the advent of Right to Information Act, 2005 enabling citizen to seek information about public authorities and their officers. An employee of the state is legally defined as public servant and every citizen will be a virtual employer in electoral democracy. Can privacy hamper the regime of transparency and scrutiny of public conduct of the public servant? If government employees privacy is limited, to what extent? The conflict between right to privacy and need for transparency is the centre of controversy in many cases before the information Commissions and Constitutional courts, more so in Girish Ramachandra Deshpandy case, which travelled from second appeal in CIC to SLP before Supreme Court has set a controversial standard for ‘personal’ information causing serious damage to right to information. The apex court’s order of dismissing SLP in Girish Ramachandra Deshpande is … [Read more...] about Scope Of Privacy Of ‘Public’ Servant: An Analysis Of Girish R Deshpande Vis-A-Vis Other Binding Precedents