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December 10, 2016

Kabaddi: Evolution and Types

Kabaddi is an ancient game played in several parts of India, and its origin is traced from Indian mythology {for example- Abhimanyu invented in during Mahabharata battle}. In different parts of India, different forms of this game evolved; and modern…

November 13, 2016

Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016

In August this year, the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016 has come into force. This act provides for setting up Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) at both central and state level to ensure expeditious and transparent utilization…

November 13, 2016

Law Commission’s Activities Towards Customary and Personal Laws

This topic is in consonance with the ongoing debate on Law Commission’s questionnaire with respect to the abolishment of triple talaq and whether there should be reform and revision of family laws, in order to address social injustice at the…

November 13, 2016

National Academic Depository (NAD)

National Academic Depository (NAD) was launched by the Ministry of Human Resources Development in September 2016. Background 2016-17 budget speech outlined a ‘Digital Depository’. NAD is a response to that and especially a vision under Digital India. NAD would come into…

November 13, 2016

Recent Amendment of New Coal Distribution Policy (NCDP)

The Ministry of Coal has recently amended the New Coal Distribution Policy (NCDP). The NCDP provides guidelines for the distribution and pricing of coal to for all sectors such as independent power producers, and steel plants and was circulated in…

November 13, 2016

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

On 19 August, 2016, the Union Government has notified National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) for providing apprenticeship training to over 50 lakh youngsters in order to create more employment opportunities. It is first of its kind scheme notified to offer…

November 13, 2016

Report on Incentivising Production of Pulses

Ministry of Finance has released a report on ‘Incentivising Pulses Production through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and related policies’ submitted by the Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian. Background The UN General Assembly has declared the year 2016 to be the…

November 13, 2016

National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF)

In April 2016, India had formally ratified the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, which aims at easing customs procedures to boost commerce. TFA was outcome of 9th Bali Ministerial package and included provisions for lowering import tariffs and agricultural subsidies; abolish…

November 12, 2016

Sports in Harmonized Master List of Infrastructure Sub-Sectors

The Union Finance Ministry has decided that sports infrastructure will be included under the harmonised master list of infrastructure sub-sectors. The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Affairs had initiated the proposal for inclusion of sports in to the list…

November 12, 2016

Model Guidelines on Direct Selling, 2016

The Department of Consumer Affairs has released ‘Direct Selling Guidelines 2016’ framework for state governments to regulate the business of direct selling and multilevel marketing in order to protect the consumers from Ponzi schemes. The framework has defined the legitimate…