Must Read News Articles I 17th December 2019

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RTI abuse led to fear among officials: CJI

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.

Citizenship Act rules get ready

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 Widening fissures in India’s Rule of Law

The relationship between the individual and state is still marked by a deep, pervasive imbalance of power.

Climate of inaction: On UN Climate Change Conference

The COP 25 meet in Madrid has ended without any significant outcome.

Navigating the Indo Pacific

India must negotiate growing Chinese presence in the region. Its relationship with Japan, the Quad, will also remain central to Act East policy.

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Future revenues critical for finance panel: 15th Finance panel

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.

Unfulfilled promise: On Personal Data Protection Bill

India’s efforts to protect the personal data of its citizens fall short of privacy requirements

If India has to grow faster, states have to grow faster

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.

‘India should focus on bank cleanup, labour reforms to address slowdown’

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.

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