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Singapore tops the Index of Economic Freedom

America-based Heritage Foundation released its Index of Economic Freedom last week. Singapore emerged as the top nation in the index and overtook Hong Kong as the world’s most independent and free economy. Singapore achieved this feat for the first time since 1995, the report was first published. Hong Kong has ever been placed at the ..

Humphead Wrasse

Environmental activists have called attention to the increasing instances of illegal fishing of the humphead wrasse fish in the waters of Hong Kong. About the Fish The humphead wrasse is a fish that dwells in the coral reefs. It is characterised by the presence of a ‘bump’ on its head. It can grow up to ..

Recycling of Ships Bill 2019 becomes an Act

The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 has become an Act after it received the assent of President of India last Friday on 13th December 2019. The Act will provide regulation for recycling of ships under certain international standards and will lay the statutory mechanism for enforcement of such international standards in the country. India on ..

The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 passed in Parliament

This Bill will have far reaching effects in Indian ship recycling industry.  The existing Ship breaking code (revised), 2013 and the provisions of the Hong Kong convention, 2009 are merged in this bill.  As India is a leader in the global ship recycling industry (30%), it will set global standards. Ships to be recycled in ..

QS World University Rankings for Asia

QS World University Rankings first issued in 2004 in partnership with Times Higher Education (THE) group decided to adopt a new methodology to create the ranking and announced its own version in 2010. Based in the United Kingdom (U.K) releases the annual publication of universities ranking around the world. QS stands for Quacquarelli Symonds, which ..

How the Hong Kong Protests Started?

Hong Kong is a special administrative region under the People’s Republic of China since 1997. In 1842, after the end of the First Opium War, Hong Kong became a part of the British colony. After the end of the Second Opium War in 1860, the British colony was further expanded up to the Kowloon Peninsula ..

Connaught Place India’s most expensive office location

According to a study conducted by property consultant Commercial Real Estate Services (CBRE), New Delhi’s Connaught Place (CP) is the 9th most expensive office location in the world with an annual rent of nearly USD 144 per sq ft. In its annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey, CBRE tracks the cost of leasing prime ..

World Investment Report 2019

The World Investment Report 2019 released by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) makes the following observations: The global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows slid for the third consecutive annual decline by 13 per cent in 2018 to USD 1.3 trillion from USD 1.5 trillion in 2017. Asia region was the world’s largest ..