Yearly Archives: 2023

Y20 SUMMIT

For the next 8 months, there will be Pre summits on the five Y20(Youth 20) themes along with various discussions and seminars at different Universities across states in India in a run up to the final Youth-20 Summit India’s key focus is to bring young leaders from all across the …

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TAMING INFLATION OF SOUTH ASIAN NATIONS

Taming inflation is the top priority for South Asian countries as risks to growth and investment outlook could rise if price pressures persist at high levels, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Friday. Speaking at an event organised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the RBI …

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FRAMEWORK TO ENSURE ROAD SAFETY

The Supreme Court on Friday directed its committee led by a former apex court judge, Justice A.M. Sapre, to meet with the Road Transport Secretary within two weeks and work out a framework to mould State-specific guidelines for the electronic monitoring and enforcement of road safety. The court acknowledged that …

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TIMELINES FIXED BY SC FOR JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS

Attorney-General R. Venkataramani told the Supreme Court on Friday that the Union government will adhere to the timelines fixed by the court to process recommendations for judicial appointments. The government’s statement seems to be a step down from its earlier view that it was not a “post office” to clear …

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CRISIS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW

In an influential essay written more than two decades ago, Professor Hilary Charlesworth, who is now a judge at the International Court of Justice, described international law as “a discipline of crisis”. Not much has changed since then. Just when the world was recovering from the pain induced by COVID-19, …

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KERALA’S COFFEE AND ORGANIC FARMING

The traditional coffee farmers of Anchunad at Marayur in Kerala’s Idukki are reaping the benefits of organic farming, with a kg of berry (coffee fruit) fetching over ₹50 this year. Tribespeople and other farmers traditionally follow organic coffee farming in the Anchunad valley. Coffee is mainly cultivated at Kanthalloor, Keezhanthoor, …

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BOOSTING ‘MAKE IN INDIA’

The Union government has flagged over a dozen “restrictive and discriminatory” conditions which prevented local suppliers from participating in bidding processes initiated by its various departments and Ministries. The conditions were in violation of the Public Procurement-Preference to Make in India (PPP-MII) Order, 2017, issued to protect the interests of …

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KUKI-CHIN REFUGEES FROM BANGLADESH

As another round of refugee crisis brews on the Mizoram-Bangladesh border, several members of the Kuki-Chin community were “pushed back” by the Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday, according to K. Vanlalvena, a Rajya Sabha member from Mizoram. He said not allowing the “ethnic Mizo” from Bangladesh to enter India …

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