Insolvency: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code is a unified bankruptcy law of India which consolidated the existing framework into a single law for insolvency and bankruptcy. It came into effect in 2016. Recently, the Lok Sabha passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, which seeks to protect the successful bidders of insolvent companies from risks ..

What is the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC)?

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) is the bankruptcy law of India which was passed by the Parliament in May 2016 to consolidate the existing framework for Insolvency and Bankruptcy by creating a single law. The IBC code is designed in a way such that it provides a one-stop solution for resolving insolvencies which ..

ArcelorMittal’s takeover of Essar cleared by apex court

On 15 Nov, the three judge bench of the Supreme Court has accepted world’s largest steelmaker, Arcelor Mittal’s offer to pay an aggregate Rs 42,000 crore as an upfront amount to the secured financial creditors of bankrupt Essar Steel.  This creates a path  for Arcelor Mittal to take over Essar and enter the world’s second ..

MCA notifies Insolvency and Bankruptcy Rules, 2019

On 15 Nov, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings of Financial Service Providers and Application to Adjudicating Authority) Rules, 2019 (Rules).  The rules will provide a framework for insolvency and liquidation proceedings of Financial Service Providers (FSPs) other than banks. These rules will be applicable ..

India ranked 63rd as per latest Doing Business Report

India has been ranked 63rd among 190 countries, as per latest Doing Business Report (DBR, 2020) of World Bank (WB). As per report, the World Bank (WB) has recognized India as one of the top 10 improvers for the third consecutive year. India’s recovery rate under resolving insolvency has improved significantly from 26.5% to 71.6%. ..

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)

The passage of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016 is one of the biggest insolvency reforms in the economic history of India. It was introduced by the Central Government to sort out claims related to the insolvent companies in the country. Why was the IBC needed? The IBC 2016 was needed to tackle the ..

11-member working group to go into concept of ‘Group Insolvency’ and suggest a suitable framework

The insolvency regulator Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has set up a 11-member working group under the Chairmanship of former SEBI chief UK Sinha to go into the concept of ‘Group Insolvency’ and suggest a suitable framework. This Working Group has been tasked to submit a report — within two months and will ..

Unintended Consequences of IBC

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) act was considered as a path breaking legislation which provided for a time bound resolution of insolvency and bankruptcy cases. The act was brought in to address the challenge of chakravyuha i.e. exit issues in the Indian economy . The issue was highlighted in the Economic Survey, 2016. Features of ..