Brazil’s Pantanal Wetland Is Burning Out Of Control

News: Pantanal Wetland is currently suffering its worst fires in more than two decades with nearly 12% of its vegetation reportedly already lost. Facts: Pantanal Wetland: It is a natural region encompassing the world’s largest tropical wetland area and the world’s largest flooded grasslands.  Location: It is located mostly within Brazil but it extends into… Continue reading Brazil’s Pantanal Wetland Is Burning Out Of Control

Cabinet approves Agreement on Social Security between India and Brazil

News:The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing the Agreement on Social Security between India and Brazil. Facts: About Social Security agreement: Social Security agreement allows exemption from double contribution to the social security system in both the countries. This means that the workers of both the countries are exempted from making social security… Continue reading Cabinet approves Agreement on Social Security between India and Brazil

Brazil seeks WTO to set up dispute panel in case against India on sugar subsidy

Brazil,Australia and Guatemala’s has requested World Trade Organization (WTO) to set up a Dispute settlement panel(DSB) against India’s sugar subsidies. The countries have said that most subsidies to sugar producers in India violate WTO rules.Several subsidies such as the State-level export subsidies for sugar,Central assistance and export incentives were inconsistent with the WTO rules. The… Continue reading Brazil seeks WTO to set up dispute panel in case against India on sugar subsidy

Explained: Why employers fear Brazil’s slavery ‘dirty list’

Brazil’s dirty list is under scrutiny as major firms have been found to have used legal means to avoid being put on it. Dirty list is a registry of employers that have been found by the Brazil Government to have engaged in slave labour.It gives transparency to a decision already reached by the Brazilian state.… Continue reading Explained: Why employers fear Brazil’s slavery ‘dirty list’