Freight Smart Cities

Freight Smart Cities: Commerce Ministry’s Logistics Division unveils plans for ‘Freight Smart Cities’ to improve the efficiency of urban freight and create an opportunity for reduction in the logistics costs. Under the Freight Smart Cities initiative, city-level logistics committees would be formed. These committees would have related government departments and agencies at the local level, […]

15th Finance Commission Report

15th Finance Commission Report: The Supreme Court directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to frame guidelines for payment of ex-gratia compensation to family members of persons who succumbed to COVID-19, while considering the recommendations in the 15th Finance Commission Report. Key recommendations in the Report of the 15th Finance Commission for 2021-26: The share […]

Trafficking In Persons Report 2021

Trafficking In Persons Report 2021: According to the Trafficking in Persons report 2021, released by the US State Department, the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in vulnerability to human trafficking and interrupted existing anti-traffic efforts. Human trafficking, also called trafficking in persons, form of modern-day slavery involving the illegal transport of individuals by […]

Istanbul Convention On Violence Against Women

Istanbul Convention On Violence Against Women: Turkey’s controversial exit from Istanbul Convention on Violence Against Women on July 1 has received severe criticism from various quarters and has led to protests across the country. The Council of Europe established the Istanbul Convention, a human rights treaty, with the aim to prevent and prosecute all forms […]