INDIA CENTRAL ASIA RELATIONS

Introduction: Afghanistan’s dramatic events have sparked new geostrategic and geoeconomic worries for the region. The changing environment has posed new problems for India’s regional and bilateral relations with Central Asia and the Caucasus, forcing the country to rethink its rules of engagement in the region. […]

DAM SAFETY ACT

Context: After a four-hour debate, the Rajya Sabha approved the Dam Safety Bill, 2019, which allows for the monitoring, inspection, operation, and maintenance of all defined dams across the country and has been contested for decades. The Lok Sabha passed the Bill in August of […]

RAISING LEGAL AGE OF MARRIAGE

Context: Women’s legal marriage age will be raised from 18 to 21 years old, according to the Cabinet. This judgment was made following the advice of a panel led by Jaya Jaitly. About the Working Group: Last year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recommended a panel […]

ELECTORAL BONDS

About Electoral Bonds: Electoral Bonds are a type of financial instrument that can be used to make payments to political parties. The bonds are available in denominations of Rs. 1,000, Rs. 10,000, Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 10 lakh, and Rs. 1 crore, with no upper […]