20 Oct, 2019

  • PM's economic advisory council - Economy
  • IMF - Quota issues - Economy
  • Definition of forest - Environment
  • RCEP - India's concerns - International relations
  • Land acquisition law 2013 - Issues - Polity
  • Practice questions

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    IMF QUOTA REFORMS

    The members of the International Monetary and Finance Committee (IMFC) have recently decided to increase the non-permanent sources of IMF funds i.e. New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB) and Bilateral borrowings from other countries.

    • About International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    • About International Monetary and Finance Committee (IMFC)
    • About Quota
    • How does the Quota review works?
    • About Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)
    • What are the sources of the IMF's Funds?
    • Recent decision of the IMFC

     

    ABOUT PMEAC

    The Government has recently appointed three part-time members to the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC).

    • About PMEAC

    RCEP NEGOTIATIONS

    This article discusses various concerns with respect to RCEP Negotiations.

    • What is the RCEP?
    • What are India’s issues with RCEP?

    ABOUT CONTROVERSY IN LAND ACQUISITION LAW

    The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013 (2013 Act) has come under controversy mainly because of 2 reasons. Firstly, there is a legal issue over interpretation of a provision in the new land acquisition law of 2013. Secondly, there is a question of possible judicial bias warranting the withdrawal of a judge from the proceedings

    • What is the provision and why does it need interpretation?
    • What was the interpretation of the Supreme Court on this provision?
    • Present Controversy

     

    CLARIFICATION ON DEFINITION OF FOREST 

    The Forest Advisory Committee has clarified that States need not take central government’s approval to define unclassified land as forest.

    • About recent changes in the Definition of Forests.
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