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CJI has said that the unbridled use of the Right to Information Act has created a sense of ‘paralysis of fear’ in the government and norms were needed to filter the requests.
The centre is preparing Citizenship Act Rules. Citizenship Amendment Act has been passed by Parliament and has received Presidential Assent. It Amends Citizenship Act 1955.
The relationship between the individual and state is still marked by a deep, pervasive imbalance of power.
The COP 25 meet in Madrid has ended without any significant outcome.
India must negotiate growing Chinese presence in the region. Its relationship with Japan, the Quad, will also remain central to Act East policy.
15th Finance Commission chairperson N K Singh has said that there is need to consider an incentive structure for states in order to encourage increased tax collections. Also, future revenues are the most critical issue for the 15th Finance Commission.
India’s efforts to protect the personal data of its citizens fall short of privacy requirements
In an interview, Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to PM has said that to present the economic slowdown as a binary of structural vs cyclical or demand side driven vs supply side driven factors is completely unwarranted.
IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath has said that the government should undertake structural reforms such as bank clean-up and labour reforms to address the slowdown in domestic demand.