TA Interview: Swachh Survekshan 2019 only promoted visible cleanliness!

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) recently launched the results for Swachh Survekshan 2019. This time Swachh Survekshan was conducted in all the cities and towns of India becoming one of the world’s largest cleanliness survey. However, experts have raised concerns over the fourth edition of this survey. New Delhi based environmental think tank, […]

Explained: The Model Code of Conduct

The Election Commission of India, yesterday (10 March 2019) announced the dates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections and with this announcement kicks in the Model Code of Conduct, but what is it, really? How does it operate? What is its legal validity? Let’s check out! Introduction The Election Commission’s Model Code of Conduct is a […]

Explained: The concept of Most Favored Nation (MFN) status

In the wake of the heinous terrorist attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February 2019, Government of India (GoI) announced that it would revoke the most favored nation (MFN) status given to Pakistan. Following this announcement, India, under the Customs Tariff Act, increased customs duty to 200 percent on all Pakistani imports to India. […]

Understanding Data Localisation: A Legal Outlook

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 is based on the Justice Sri Krishna Committee Report on Data Protection. This piece elaborates upon three key points before proposing an alternative approach to data localisation. Firstly, the meaning of data localisation and the provisions of the bill pertaining to data localisation. Secondly, if it is feasible to […]

With rat hole mining still rampant in Megahalya, what’s ahead?

The Tragedy A month ago in quest of livelihood to extract the valuable natural resource, coal, 15 miners were unfortunately trapped in an illegal ‘Rat hole mine’ of 370-feet-deep shaft in East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya. The rescue team failed awfully and human life was ridiculed yet again since no major breakthrough was achieved […]

Panchayati Raj System : Improving the third layer of governance in India

Gandhism and Local Governance Gandhism, local governance and panchayati raj system form a part of the same thread which endeavors to extend the government to your doorsteps. Gandhian philosophy has played a major role in charting out the role of village panchayats in our democratic setup. Fundamentally a channel of decentralizing the power, it emphasizes on the creation of […]

Is OALP Another Shot at Bad Policy: Foreign Oil Companies Remain Unimpressed

The much hyped Open Acreage Licensing Policy (“OALP”) recently witnessed its first round in January, 2018. Touted as a complete reform aimed at revolutionizing the upstream sector after a failed New Exploration and Licensing Policy (“NELP”) saga, the bidding saw absolutely no participation of the foreign oil companies (“FOCs”). Except for a few new domestic […]

Trade war is here to hurt the developing economies!

  The Trump administration in its protectionist measure to provide the American companies level field with Chinese counterparts which he has long said have an unfair advantage, imposed a whopping $50 billion tariff on import of Chinese products to USA. The Chinese government in economic vengeance retaliated the very next day imposing tariff of equal […]

What can Arvind Kejriwal learn from history of CNG in Delhi?

  Delhi has never failed to amaze us. It has always been in the headlines. Being the centre of power politics, stories originating from here have always been worth reading and writing for. Recently concluded Arvind Kejriwal’s dharna, at the office of LG is another good example to look after and comment upon.  But, why so? With […]