Transparency of Pollution Control Boards

Non-Transparent Pollution Control Boards: A new report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has revealed that most of the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) and Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) in India remain non-transparent entities when it comes to sharing information with the public. CSE is a public interest research and advocacy NGO based […]

New Development Bank

New Development Bank: During BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) meet, India proposed that NDB’s (New Development Bank) scope be expanded to strengthen Social Infrastructure besides promoting industry. Social Infrastructure includes the construction and maintenance of facilities that support social services such as healthcare, education, and housing. India is the chair of the […]

Supreme Court on Tribunal Reforms Bill, 2021

Tribunal Reforms Bill Of 2021: The Supreme Court of India (SC) has challenged the government to produce material showing its reasons for introducing the Tribunal Reforms Bill of 2021. The Bill replaces the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 which was quashed by the Supreme Court. Issues Raised by SC: Unconstitutional Legislative […]

UNITE Aware

UN Peacekeepers: External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar has announced the rollout of a technological platform in partnership with the UN — ‘UNITE Aware’ — to help enhance the safety of UN peacekeepers. The platform has been used in four UN missions. This was announced during the recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) open debate on […]

Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021 : Anti-Conversion Law

Gujarat Anti-Conversion Law: Gujarat Government has defended its new anti-conversion law in High Court saying marriages cannot be tool for “forceful conversion”. The HC is hearing two petitions that have challenged the newly enacted amendment in the law, which deals with forcible religious conversion through marriages. During the hearing, the Court observed that the amended […]

Nuclear Fusion Technology

Breakthrough In Nuclear Fusion Research: The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced that an experiment carried out in its National Ignition Facility has made a breakthrough in nuclear fusion research. In the experiment, lasers were used to heat a small target or fuel pellets. These pellets containing deuterium and tritium fused and produced more […]