Logistics Development Committee Report

The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister constituted a Logistics Development Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. Bibek Debroy. The committee was tasked to assess key challenges in logistics development and associated commerce and suggest policy reforms for ease of doing trade in India.

Merger Of Public Sector Banks

It refers to the pooling of the assets and liabilities of two or more banks. Starting from M Narasimhan Committee, various committees and experts have advised that India should have few but big banks.

Reduction Of Corporate Tax

High corporate tax was responsible for slow progress of Indian economy due to less incentive for capacity generation and less exports which was an outcome of less competitive international prices.

Battle Of Unequals: PepsiCo Vs. Gujarat Farmers Case

Recently, American multinational corporation PepsiCo sued 11 Gujarati farmers for ‘infringing its Intellectual Property Right by growing the potato variety, FL 2027, which is used in its Lay’s chips.

Decriminalization Of Homosexuality

The vision of our constitutional fathers while making the Indian Constitution was that it remain fluid and dynamic to the ever changing needs and demands of the Indian Society. They envisioned a living document that was flexible but bounded within the morality of the Constitution.

Women Temple Entry: Sabarimala Issue

The world over, issues of gender disparity and gender biased norms have been brought to the fore front in public debate. India is no exception.

Ordinance Banning Instant Triple Talaq (or Talaq-e-biddah)

Sacchar Committee observed in its report that the contemporary status of Muslims in India was abysmally low and deprivation prevailed. This deprivation within the community stems from a shortage of three essentials:

  • Knowledge (measured by literacy and average years of schooling),

Law Commission On Uniform Civil Code In India

In a recent ‘Consultation Paper on Family Law Reforms’ released by the Law Commission, the commission has taken a stand in favour of “equality ‘within communities’ between men and women” (personal law reform), “rather than ‘equality between’ communities (Uniform Civil Code)”.The consultation paper states that the Law Commission should deal with laws that are discriminatory rather than providing a uniform civil code which is neither necessary nor desirable at this stage.

Decriminalization Of Adultery

Over the years, many archaic laws have been struck down by the Indian Judiciary and legislature as they represent the morality of colonial times and not the reality of the 21st century. The scenario in today’s society is such that woman are socially and financially independent and decriminalizing adultery brings the women at par with men and gives them the right to have consensual feelings of her own and act on her own free will.

Aspirational Districts Programme

The policy makers all over the world are observing a transitional shift in their development strategy, from centralized planning to evidence based policy making. The use of digital technology to monitor real time progress through a dash board has had a direct bearing on quality of life and economic productivity of the citizens.

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