[Premium] IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 C – Highlights and Analysis

Reading Time: 5 mins The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently released a special report on the measures the world requires to take to prevent global average temperatures from increasing beyond 1.5 degree C compared to pre-industrial times.

[Premium] Begging in India – Legal Status in light of court verdicts

Reading Time: 4 mins In August 2018, Delhi High Court decriminalized beggary by striking down some sections of the Bombay Prevention of Beggary Act, 1959, as extended to Delhi. Begging is a crime in twenty states and two union territories of India. It is treated as a cognizable and non-bailable offense. Presently, there is not a single uniform law on begging & destitution and several states have adopted the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959.

[Premium] Data Localisation Issue – All that you need to know

Reading Time: 3 mins If the twentieth century brought the Internet as a decentralized domain, the twenty-first century is noted by the fight over the control of data. Data localization is the collection, processing, and storage of all data within the national boundaries, which is gaining momentum in India.

Zika Virus Outbreak- The Need for Effective Epidemic Management

Reading Time: 5 mins The Zika virus has hit Jaipur, Rajasthan and it has the risk of spreading to other areas as well. With the number of cases rising steadily, the central government has sent an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Team to Rajasthan to intensify vector control measures. Notably, a broad range of initiatives are being taken by authorities to control Zika, however, they are being viewed as a delayed response to an epidemic.