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Dodd-Frank Act

December 31, 2012

The financial crisis of 2007–10 led to calls for changes in the regulatory system. In June 2009, a proposal for a ‘sweeping overhaul of the financial regulatory system’ was introduced in the US that culminated in a legislation called The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (also called...

Doctrine of Eclipse

November 24, 2012

The doctrine of eclipse provides for the validation of the void laws. This doctrine is based upon the premise that a law which violates the fundamental rights is not null or void ab initio but becomes enforceable i.e. remains in moribund condition. The law is not dead but is...

Doctrine of severability

November 24, 2012

Article 13 of the constitution says that a law is void if it is inconsistent with the Fundamental Rights. A void statute is devoid of any legal force and courts take no notice of such a statute. The same article makes clear that in future, the State shall not...

Direct and Indirect Farm Credit

November 24, 2012

Difference between direct and indirect farm credit · Any loan to agriculture and allied sector is called farm credit. When the borrower is directly responsible for its repayment to the lending agency, it is direct farm credit. It includes short, medium and long term loans given for agriculture and...

Drug Resistant TB

November 12, 2012

Drug Resistant TB can be MDR or XDR or TDR. TB which is resistant at least to isoniazid and rifampicin the two most powerful first-line anti-TB drugs is called the Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). It develops because the when the course of antibiotics is interrupted and the levels of drug...

Diprotodon

October 16, 2012

Diprotodon, or giant wombat or the rhinoceros wombat, is the largest known marsupial ever to have lived. This extinct species is member Australian megafauna. The pigeon-toed animals were widespread across Australia about 50,000 years ago, when the first indigenous people are believed to have lived, but they first appeared...

Diego Garcia

October 9, 2012

Diego Garcia is coral atoll located south of the equator in the central Indian Ocean in the British Indian Ocean Territory. The United States was developing Diego Garcia as a strong American military base in Indian Ocean. America felt that this is necessary for maintaining peace in Asia and...

Desert Lark

October 7, 2012

Desert Lark was the code name of the 7th Indo-US Army Joint Exercise conducted in Thar desert in March 2012. A number of key surveillance, communications and lED detection and neutralization technologies, available with both sides were fielded and tested. The objective of Desert Lark exercise was to create...

Differential Voting Rights (DVR) Shares

October 6, 2012

A DVR share is like an ordinary equity share, but it provides fewer voting rights to the shareholder. The objective of issuing DVR shares is for prevention of a hostile takeover and dilution of voting rights. It also helps strategic investors who do not want control, but are looking...

Dario urops

September 28, 2012

Dario urops is the scientific name of a new species of freshwater fish in a stream in the Western Ghats in southern Karnataka in June 2012. The study was published in the latest edition of international taxonomy journal Zootaxa. The name Dario urops is derived from Greek words meaning...

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