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Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act—Amendment, 2020

The government has proposed an amendment for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 to encourage investment in businesses. This, however, could prove to be highly detrimental for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and fails to protect the best interests of this community. As activists all over the country raised their concerns over this, the proposal for an amendment was recanted.

COVID-19 and the Crisis of Black Gold

The world is paralysed, the driving force of the economies is running low on fuel. The irony? We now have a surplus of oil. With the oil markets crashing as a consequence of an ominous venture of the novel coronavirus, this article expands on the debilitating condition of oil industries during the pandemic and its global impact that has stranded the oil-dependent countries in uncertain waters.

Super Cyclone Amphan–Compounding Crises

Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan recently wreaked havoc in the states of West Bengal and Odisha. Millions of people were displaced as the storm showed no mercy in destroying livelihoods and depleting natural resources. These states now have to navigate their way through a natural disaster while also reeling with the ill effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nation Stands Still—COVID-19 Lockdown in India

In December 2019, when news arrived from Wuhan about a deathly new strain of coronavirus, hardly anyone could have predicted the worldwide pandemic that was on the horizon. As the nation comes to a halt and health care workers battle this disease from the front lines, the migrant workers and farmers have their own struggle underway.

India Debates The Surrogacy Law

India, infamously known for its ‘baby-making’ industry, is now trying to sweep that name under the rug. The Government of India has recently agreed upon the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, which will affect the lives of Indian citizens, especially women, in the role of surrogate mothers, both present and future.

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