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Lip service to labour rights

Gujarat is one of the top States in India that receive migrant workers, largely temporary and seasonal, on a large scale. In Gujarat, they work in unskilled or semi-skilled jobs... Read more

Payments Regulatory Board

The RBI has opposed the move to have an independent Payments Regulatory Board (PRB) as envisaged by the draft proposal for amendments to the Payment & Settlement Systems Act, 2007... Read more

Time to hew a new antiquities law

The laws that consequently govern the ownership of historical objects, their purchase and sale have, with increasing frequency, been a disincentive for the average collector... Read more

Years to go to stub outcrop burning

Recently, the government announced a National Policy on Biofuels, which laid out the path towards increasing the country’s ethanol and biodiesel production... Read more

Baishui Region

A region in Central Asia with the world’s third-largest store of ice after Antarctica and Greenland that’s roughly the size of Texas and New Mexico combined... Read more

Climate fund allots $ 1 billion for poor nations

GCF is a fund established within the framework of the UNFCCC as an operating entity of the Financial Mechanism to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change... Read more

Rwanda announces ‘Gender-balanced’ cabinet

Canada formed the country’s first gender-equitable cabinet in 2015... Read more

New skin gel offers protection from some pesticides

Indian researchers have developed a gel which, when applied on the skin, can inhibit some pesticides from getting absorbed into the body, thus averting serious adverse effects and even death... Read more