It begs the question- Begging is a matter of survival, not choice. Invisibilising destitute solve nothing-

Source – Times of India Relevance – SC has ruled against the criminalization of begging. Synopsis – The Supreme Court refuses to ban begging amid pandemics. Introduction- The Supreme Court turned down a petition demanding to restrain vagabonds and the homeless from begging at traffic lights, markets, and public places, to prevent the spread of… Continue reading It begs the question- Begging is a matter of survival, not choice. Invisibilising destitute solve nothing-

SC refuses to ban begging, says ‘no one would like to beg if not for poverty’

Source – Times Now News What is the news? The SC said that they won’t take an elitist stance plea to ban begging at public places amid COVID-19. It observed that no one would like to beg if not for poverty. Introduction- The Supreme Court turned down a petition to restrain begging at traffic lights,… Continue reading SC refuses to ban begging, says ‘no one would like to beg if not for poverty’

Significant improvement in India’s score in United Nation’s Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation

Source- PIb What is the news? India has made substantial progress in UNESCAP’s Global Survey on Digital & Sustainable Trade Facilitation with a 90.32 percent score. Introduction – India has made significant progress in the ease of cross-border trade as per the latest UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation. As per the… Continue reading Significant improvement in India’s score in United Nation’s Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation

Implication of EU’s new GHG emissions law for Indian industry

Source – The Indian Express Relevance: EU’s emission law will have implications for India as well. Synopsis – Key features and advantages of EU’s new carbon emission law and its implication on India and its industries. Introduction – Fit To 55 – Recently, The European Commission adopted the Fit for 55 Package of proposals. It… Continue reading Implication of EU’s new GHG emissions law for Indian industry

Getting all Indian tap water may be desirable. But what’s really needed is safe drinking water

Source – The Indian Express Relevance – Clean drinking water is a basic human necessity. It must be ensured by resolving all the challenges. Synopsis – Clean and safe drinking water situation in India and possible solutions to improve water stressed situation. About Jal Jeevan Mission [National Rural Drinking Water Mission] Announced on August 15,… Continue reading Getting all Indian tap water may be desirable. But what’s really needed is safe drinking water

Legislature won’t act against criminalisation of politics: SC

Source – Times of India Synopsis – According to the Supreme Court, the legislature has no power to prevent criminal from entering into politics. Introduction  Recently, the Supreme Court stated that no political party was interested in enacting legislation to decriminalize politics by prohibiting candidates against whom grave charges have been framed by the courts.… Continue reading Legislature won’t act against criminalisation of politics: SC

Ministry of Defence (MoD) tenders for six more submarines at $1 billion each

Source – The Business Standard What is the news? The Ministry of Defence has request for proposals for the establishment of an eco-system in India for the indigenization and incentivization of critical submarine technology. Introduction  The MoD issued the formal tender under project 75(I) to domestically build six conventional submarines for the Navy at a… Continue reading Ministry of Defence (MoD) tenders for six more submarines at $1 billion each

India improves score in ease of cross-border trade

Source – Live Mint Synopsis – India has improved its ease of cross border trade ranking, the overall score is higher than many OECD nations and the average of the EU. Introduction  India has made significant progress in the ease of cross-border trade as per the latest UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade… Continue reading India improves score in ease of cross-border trade

MoEF to table Bill for panel on NCR air pollution; Bill on air quality commission drops clause on jail term.

Source – The Indian Express Introduction – During the Monsoon Session, MoEF [Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change ] plans to introduce the Commission for Air Quality Management in the NCR and Adjoining Areas Bill in Parliament. MoEF had earlier brought in an ordinance regarding the Commission twice, first in October 2020 and again in… Continue reading MoEF to table Bill for panel on NCR air pollution; Bill on air quality commission drops clause on jail term.

Why the Amazon forests are no longer acting as a carbon sink

Source – The Indian Express Relevance – It can be major development because Amazon is the biggest rainforest and should have been the biggest source of oxygen as well. Synopsis – The Amazon forest goes from absorbing carbon dioxide to emitting it. The emissions are produced by fires, higher temperatures, and climate change, resulting in… Continue reading Why the Amazon forests are no longer acting as a carbon sink