22 Oct, 2019

  • A fix for growth - Corporate Tax reduction (Article)
  • National Milk Survey and Aflatoxins (Article)
  • Ecological Flow norms for Ganga
  • Criminal Justice reform (Article)
  • China at the UN (Article)
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    COUNTERING ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN

    In response to the present Economic slowdown, the Government has recently announced corporate tax reduction in order to boost private sector Investment. In this regard, the article discusses as to whether the corporate tax reduction is sufficient enough to boost the GDP growth.

    • Benefits of the Corporate Tax reduction
    • Is the Corporate tax reduction sufficient enough to boost GDP?
    • What should be done in order to promote GDP Growth?

     

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS

    The government aims to revamp Indian Penal Code which was drafted by the British. Home Minister has recently asked Bureau of Police Research and Development to work on a proposal to amend various sections of the IPC and the Code of Criminal Procedure after seeking suggestions from people across the country.

    • Need for reform in criminal justice system
    • Way Forward
    • Recommendations by Malimath Committee

     

    CHINA’S GROWING CLOUT AT THE UN

    This article discusses about China’s growing clout at the UN.

    • China’s Engagement with the UN

     

    MINIMUM ECOLOGICAL FLOW IN HYDROPOWER PROJECTS

    This article highlights that Hydropower projects that do not comply with the Centre’s ecological flow notification, which mandates that project developers ensure a minimum supply of water all through the year, could face closure

    • Recent guidelines of the government for Minimum Ecological Flow

     

    ABOUT AFLATOXINS

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recently tested different types of milk samples under the National Milk Safety and Quality Survey 2018.

    • About Aflatoxin-M1
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