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China imposes Visa restrictions on US individuals over Hong Kong

On June 29, 2020, China announced that it will impose Visa restrictions on US individuals who have “Egregious Conduct” related to Hong Kong issues. Highlights The United States had recently imposed sanctions against unnamed Chinese officials that US believe are responsible for curbing freedom in Hong Kong. What is the issue? The Parliament of China ..

US to impose Sanctions on China over its Hong Kong Law

On June 26, 2020, the US Senate approved the bill unanimously to impose sanctions on individuals and business that are undermining the autonomy of Hong Kong. What is the issue? China recently imposed a strict National Security Law on Hong Kong. According to the law, China took over the defence and external affairs of Hong ..

China sets up “National Security Agency” in Hong Kong

China is to set up a “National Security Agency” in Hong Kong. The Agency will oversee the implementation of new law that aims to crack the dissent in the city. What is the new security law? The new Security law allows Hong Kong to enjoy legislative, executive and judicial power. However, it bars its powers ..

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 characterized 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 ..