India to aid Afghanistan security forces

Context India has agreed to enrich the existing assistance to Afghan security forces, including in capacity building and training of Afghan soldiers in India, during a Partnership Council meeting on Monday, even as Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister suggested a larger role for India in regional diplomacy. What is the current situation in Afghanistan? The country is… Continue reading India to aid Afghanistan security forces

B. N. Srikrishna Committee on BIT dispute management strategy

Context: Recently, Justice B.N. Srikrishna committee was constituted to prepare a road map to make India a hub of international arbitration. Introduction: The report has recommended many changes in Indian arbitration law. The recommendations are largely on the issue of managing and resolving bilateral investment treaty (BIT) disputes. The recommendation on BIT assumes importance as… Continue reading B. N. Srikrishna Committee on BIT dispute management strategy

Overworked tracks make train travel unsafe

Context: The recent rail accident near Khatauli station(UP) is a reminder of the dangers of the excessive over-utilisation of the lines. Introduction: Among the most affordable transport systems in the world, India’s railway network carries millions of people every day, linking the remotest destinations. According to the latest data, utilization exceeds the capacity on 65… Continue reading Overworked tracks make train travel unsafe

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and State Laws

 Context The Apex court has ruled that the IBC, being a central statute shall prevail over the state laws that are objectionable to it. Provisions of all state enactments which obstruct the country’s new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code shall be declared void What is Insolvency and Bankruptcy code? The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) is the… Continue reading Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and State Laws