16 Nov, 2019

  • BRICS 2019 Summit - Editorial - International Relations
  • Crossed Wires - SC rulings on AGR - Editorial - Economy
  • Centre drops plan to bring changes in Indian Forest Act, 1927 - Environment
  • Treating education as public good - Lead Article - Social Issues
  • Essar Verdict of Supreme Court - Financial Creditors - Economy
  • Saving sparrows in Godavari
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    ARCELORMITTAL’S TAKEOVER OF ESSAR CLEARED BY SC

    The Supreme Court has recently delivered a landmark verdict which enables the World's largest steel maker, ArcelorMittal to take over Essar Steel under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).

    • Basic Details about Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)
    • Understanding the Background to the Supreme Court Verdict
    • What is the Verdict of the Supreme Court on this issue?

     

    BRICS SUMMIT

    Considering slowing down of world economy, problems in trade negotiations and legitimacy of WTO being questioned, 11th BRICS Summit of 2019 in Brasilia has come at an opportune time.

    • About BRICS
    • Importance for India
    • Certain concerns

     

    CENTRE DROPS PLAN TO BRING IN CHANGES TO THE FOREST ACT OF 1927

    The Union Environment Ministry has withdrawn a draft amendment that proposed updates to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 as the draft was opposed by various sections of the society.

    • About Forest Act 1927
    • Government’s Proposal

     

    TREATING EDUCATION AS A PUBLIC GOOD

    This article provides a critique of Draft National Education Policy.

    • Positives of NEP
    • Negatives of NEP
    • Way forward

     

    SC VERDICT ON AGR OF THE TELECOM SECTOR

    This article discusses the impact of the SC Judgement on the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) of the telecom sector.

    • Telecom Companies in Financial Stress
    • What is AGR?
    • Concerns of telecom operators
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