Yearly Archives: 2021

‘Move Health to Concurrent List’

Health should be shifted to the Concurrent list under the Constitution, and a developmental finance institution (DFI) dedicated to healthcare investments set up, Fifteenth Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh said recently. Enhancing spending: Making a case for enhancing government spending on health to 2.5% of GDP by 2025, Mr. Singh …

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40% of Rti Rejections Did Not Cite Valid Reason, Says Analysis

The Centre has only rejected 4.3% of all Right to Information (RTI) requests in 2019-20, the lowest ever rate, according to the Central Information Commission’s annual report. However, almost 40% of these rejections did not include any valid reason, as they did not invoke one of the permissible exemption clauses …

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India and the United States have agreed to work constructively to resolve key outstanding bilateral trade issues and to take a comprehensive look at ways to expand the trade relationship, the Biden administration has said. United States Trade Representative discussed the important trade and investment relationship between the two countries …

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New Subatomic Particles

Going beyond the understanding of the nucleus composition of an atom in terms of neutrons and protons, the theory of tiny (sub atomic) particles making the protons and neutrons is still looks not to be completed and search & findings in this field are always giving new excitement and insight …

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Mission Innovation

India has established the partnerships with the key countries and is playing a key role through knowledge generation and innovations in the areas of Biotechnology and allied disciplines including, energy, water, health, which are global challenges. Hence, India has emerged as a key mover of global S&T partnerships in critical …

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Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has decided to introduce new requirements for business sustainability reporting by listed entities. This new report will be called the Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR) and will replace the existing Business Responsibility Report (BRR). Important points: SEBI, in 2012, mandated the …

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National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021

Recently, the Rajya Sabha cleared the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NBFID) Bill, 2021. The Bill seeks to establish the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NBFID) as the principal Development Financial Institution (DFIs) for infrastructure financing. NBFID was announced in the Budget 2021. Development Financial Institution …

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Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020

The Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020 are mandatory and are not advisories. Apply to all e-commerce retailers, whether registered in India or abroad, offering goods and services to Indian consumers. E-commerce entities need to appoint a nodal person, resident in India to ensure compliance with the provisions of the act …

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