Significance of climate resilience for India – Explained, pointwise

Introduction Climate change is altering the nature of each and every country. It’s like a pandemic, it doesn’t know political boundaries. Even the most advanced countries are not being spared by nature. India is one of the nations most vulnerable to the ravages of climate change. The solution to climate change lies in understanding the… Continue reading Significance of climate resilience for India – Explained, pointwise

Human trafficking in India and anti-trafficking bill – Explained, pointwise

Introduction Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) and various civil society groups have campaigned for decades for a strong law to end the menace of human trafficking. In 2017, thousands of trafficking survivors marched a Bharat Yatra alongside students, governments, the judiciary, multifaith leaders, businesses and civil society to demand such a law. COVID-19 has further intensified the need… Continue reading Human trafficking in India and anti-trafficking bill – Explained, pointwise

Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021 – Explained, pointwise

Introduction The Electricity (amendment) Bill 2021 will be introduced and is likely to be pushed for passage in the monsoon session of Parliament. The bill seeks to delicense distribution of electricity just like generation. The bill is being considered as a panacea for the power sector by many but a holistic approach is the need… Continue reading Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021 – Explained, pointwise

Floods in Europe and lessons for India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction Climate change and global warming will continue to cause extreme climatic events. Across the world, countries are being confronted with situations of either too little or too much water and droughts interspersed with floods. Rainfall has become unpredictable. The recent floods in Europe are a wake-up call for us to adopt the Dutch mantra,… Continue reading Floods in Europe and lessons for India – Explained, Pointwise

Assam Mizoram Border Dispute – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The violent clashes on the Assam-Mizoram border in Lailapur on July 26th are a result of the continuing confrontation between the two states. The clash came days after a meeting of the Union Home Minister with chief ministers of the Northeastern states, held in Shillong. In this meeting, it was reiterated that inter-state border… Continue reading Assam Mizoram Border Dispute – Explained, Pointwise

Periodic Labour Force Survey and Unemployment in India- Explained, pointwise

Introduction The unemployment rate in India is always a reason to worry. Just before the Covid crisis at the end of the 2019-20 financial year, India had around 403.5 million employed people. But, during the second wave alone, India lost around 23 million jobs across formal and informal sectors as states and Union territories imposed… Continue reading Periodic Labour Force Survey and Unemployment in India- Explained, pointwise

Food security in India and its challenges- Explained, pointwise

Introduction With a reduction in COVID-19 infections as the second wave weakens in India, it is important to focus on the pandemic’s disruptive impact on the food security and livelihoods of the poor and marginalized. There was a ‘dramatic worsening’ of world hunger in 2020, much of it likely related to the fallout of COVID-19.… Continue reading Food security in India and its challenges- Explained, pointwise

Significance of biocentric jurisprudence for nature – Explained, pointwise

Introduction In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court of India has sought to move away from an anthropocentric basis of law and stressed the importance of biocentrism. The anthropocentric perception is widespread and is considered to be responsible for severe environmental crises ranging from global warming, ozone depletion, and water scarcity to the loss of… Continue reading Significance of biocentric jurisprudence for nature – Explained, pointwise

EU’s carbon border tax – Explained, pointwise

Introduction In March 2021, the EU Parliament had adopted a resolution to implement a ‘Carbon Border Adjusted Mechanism’ (CBAM), pertaining to which proposed that goods entering the EU would be taxed at the borders. The E.U. proposal still needs to be negotiated among the 27 member countries and the European Parliament before becoming law. If… Continue reading EU’s carbon border tax – Explained, pointwise

How effective is the Ease of doing business index? – Explained, pointwise

Introduction India improved its global rank in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index (EoDB) 79 positions from 142nd in 2014 to 63rd in 2020. But despite this, India’s gross domestic product growth (GDP) rate fell more than 4 percent points between 2016 and 2019.  Similarly, private investment as a share of GDP also… Continue reading How effective is the Ease of doing business index? – Explained, pointwise