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Uranium Enrichment: Iran

Uranium Enrichment : Iran Iran’s atomic agency said that its stockpile of 20% enriched uranium has reached over 210 kilograms. In April 2021, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran had begun the process of enriching uranium to 60% fissile purity at an above-ground nuclear plant at Natanz. Under the historic 2015 nuclear deal […]

Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs): RBI

Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs): RBI A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee has come out with a host of suggestions in a bid to streamline the functioning of Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs). The performance of the ARCs has so far remained lacklustre, both in ensuring recovery and in revival of businesses. Lenders could recover only […]

Khasi Inheritance Of Property Bill, 2021

Khasi Inheritance Of Property Bill, 2021: Last week, a district autonomous council in Meghalaya announced that it would introduce the ‘Khasi Inheritance of Property Bill, 2021. It is aimed at “equitable distribution” of parental property among siblings in the Khasi community. If implemented, the proposed Bill would modify an age-old customary practice of inheritance of […]

Cease-Fire Between Israel And The Palestinian

Cease-Fire Between Israel And The Palestinian Resistance Group Hamas In Gaza: Egypt is seeking to reach an agreement on a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian resistance group Hamas in Gaza. The Agreement includes Long-term cease-fire, a prisoner swap, humanitarian aid to Gaza and reconstruction. Hamas is a Palestinian Islamist political organization and militant group […]

Draft Mediation Bill For Public Consultation

Draft Mediation Bill For Public Consultation: The government has issued a Draft Mediation Bill for Public Consultation. The draft Bill proposes for pre-litigation mediation and at the same time safeguards the interest of the litigants to approach the competent adjudicatory forums and courts in case an urgent relief is sought. As per the draft Bill, […]

Leopard Extinction Due to Roadkill

Leopard Extinction: The leopard (Panthera pardus) faces an 83% increased risk of extinction in North India due to roadkill, according to a new international study that quantifies the threat posed by roads to the survival of animal populations around the world. The leopard population of North India is at highest risk among four animal populations […]

Study on Stubble Burning and Impact on Health

Stubble Burning: A study was conducted recently in six villages of Patiala, Punjab on Stubble Burning and impacts on health. Pollution from stubble burning significantly reduced lung function and was particularly harmful to rural women. The concentrations of PM2.5, the category of unburnt carbon particles considered most harmful to respiratory health, was found to increase […]