Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicLaw With A Difference

Topic: Law With A Difference

Financial bailouts must be for struggling businesses to preserve jobs, not repay old debts

The Indian govt & the RBI launched many schemes to ensure availability of credit during Covid, but financial institutions are still cautious about new lending.

India needs a financial crisis agency to handle impact of Covid and future disasters

The Financial Stability and Development Council was set up by the Indian govt to safeguard against crises, but its non-statutory status poses major limitations.

Covid must put an end to local govts’ long wait for power and self-rule. Kerala tells us why

Most Panchayati Raj and municipalities’ laws do not clearly demarcate the functions of local bodies. It’s time for constitutional amendment.

Rethink role of crisis cartels, as Indian industries face risk of overcapacity

The adverse impact of Covid-19 on the economy is expected to create structural overcapacity in the Indian industries, which can wreak havoc if left unchecked.

Covid proved that India needs a dedicated Wildlife Protection Authority

Studies show that 72 per cent of zoonotic diseases like Covid originate in wildlife, which is why it’s crucial to conserve natural habitats.

India’s online classrooms are outdated for disabled kids. Covid just made it worse

Education for children with disability has mostly been seen from the point of access and hardly inclusion. But Covid-19 pandemic is an opportunity to change that.

India’s healthcare workers are the most vulnerable, but there is no framework for their health

The Modi government and several states put in place laws against harming healthcare professionals during the Covid crisis. But violence is just the tip of the iceberg.

India kept improvising during coronavirus. Age of Pandemics needs a new public health law

An up-to-date legal framework will ensure there is no misuse of police power and human rights are protected. India can't tackle next pandemic with a 19th-century law.

Coronavirus crisis is India’s chance to bring health reforms stalled by British colonial rule

Unlike 1991, this is not an economic crisis. India can take the lesson from the last similar healthcare crisis that the world faced in Spanish flu — reform or perish.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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