Privatization of Air India: Economic and Legal Impacts

In 2017, the privatization of Air India was approved, and in 2018, the Government proposed to unship 76 percent equity share capital of the airline and transfer the management to private entities.[1] However, the offer failed to attract any bidder. Therefore, the Centre planned to divest its entire stake in Air India to attract private entities.

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Role Of Development Of Indian Infrastructure In Eradicating Poverty

Eradication of poverty has been a major objective of the Indian government in recent times. The base on which growth of the Indian economy is built is infrastructure, where India substantially lacks. However, in recent times in India reduction of poverty and enhanced economic growth has emerged as the main objectives of the government and infrastructural bottlenecks are seen as the major hurdle to achieve that objective.

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Healthcare Scenario in India

The present healthcare system in India is not adequate to deal with the needs and requirements of the current population. The Indian healthcare system is growing at a rapid pace and both the Central and the State governments are taking all the necessary steps to ensure that the highest quality of healthcare services and drugs are available at government hospitals. Healthcare, both in terms of revenue and employment, has been one of India’s largest industries. Hospitals, medical supplies, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment are included in healthcare. 

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Rights Of Refugees In India

There has been a great deal of romanticization within national policy circles of the fundamental right to life and personal liberty which is a guaranteed fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India and its subsequent extension towards the safety and protection of refugees, with an increase in public perception of the same, notwithstanding the repudiating complexities of national security.

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Biometric Data Law And Privacy Concerns

Biometric authentication is widely used today in various fields for verification of identity and its use has heightened to an unimaginable extent. Though the identification process of biometric security systems provides accuracy, it also acquires sensitive data that is vulnerable and can be misused. The usage of biometric data is not new but the uses have broadened over the years. Police have been using biometric data like fingerprinting, DNA tests, etc., for decades now. What is new is the usage of fingerprint to unlock gadgets, using the same for workplace management to keep a track of workers’ time log, etc,. Biometric Databases come along with disadvantages that are in par with its advantages. Biometric information which is categorised as personal information has to be protected and stringent regulations are required for the same as databases can be hacked and sensitive data can be mishandled. This is a significant issue as it is related to privacy, consent and other areas of importance.

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Emerging Trends in Unconventional Trademarks

In India, The Trade Marks Act, 1999 regulates and provides for the protection of trademarks. Section 2(1) (zb) of the Act gives the definition of what a trademark is. It provides for specific criteria to be fulfilled for a mark to qualify as a trademark. It lays down that any mark which is capable of being represented graphically and can be used to distinguish the goods and services of one person from the goods and services of another can qualify as a trademark.[1] It also lays down that this mark can also be in the form of a shape of the actual product, packaging, a combination of colours, etc.

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Tax Structure And Its Economic Implications In India

The Indian economy has experienced a decrease of 18.3% in the economic growth in the second quarter of 2020, the outcome of which was a net growth of just 23.9%. In addition, the fact retains the ranking of India due to pandemic. India is recorded to be the third-worst affected country due to the pandemic by the outbreak of COVID-19.[1] The outbreak of the virus has adversely affected the economy of India, where the businesses were shut and natives didn’t have much of a source for generating income, not only this, the individuals spent a large portion of their savings to survive the period of lockdown and even now, when the lockdown is lifted. The money flow in the economy has come to a stagnant position.

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Cyber Abuse

The Indian government has come up with some policies in 2019, including CERT-In, an agency that signed various MoUs to help to tackle cybersecurity and is helping to reduce the number of cyber attacks on government networks and the National Cyber Security Policy, which focuses on building secure cyberspace for personal information, business information, etc., and also helps to respond to any abuse reported. 

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Mental Health: Indian Scenario And The Impact Of Covid-19

Mental health, a major concern worldwide, affects a person’s thinking, mind and behavior. It includes emotional changes in human beings accompanied with psychological changes like schizophrenia, depression,etc. At every stage of life, mental health is important, be it childhood or adulthood.

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