Life in plastic: on waste management framework

Context: World environment day on June 5 2018 says about the major producer of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which built on previous regulations, mostly remain on paper. Theme for 2018: “Beat Plastic Pollution”. Issues: The Read More …

Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018

Context: Instances of people losing their hard-earned money to Ponzi schemes keep coming to light. The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 was approved by the Union Cabinet to provide comprehensive legislation to deal with illicit deposit schemes in the country. About the Bill: The Bill imposes complete prohibition of unregulated Read More …

Sustaining earth for the future

Context: India is blessed with an extraordinary richness of life. A myriad of unusual and exquisite species occur in the countless ecosystems spread across our vast lands, rivers and oceans. Woven into this rich fabric of biodiversity is a stunningly vibrant and colourful tapestry of peoples, cultures and traditions. This Read More …

International Groupings for Human Rights

Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI)  a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights. The stated mission of the organization is to campaign for “a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments.” The organization was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-90

Hague Convention The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or Hague Abduction Convention is a multilateraltreaty developed by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) that provides an expeditious method to return a child internationally abducted by a parent from one member country to another. The Convention was drafted to ensure the prompt return of Read More …