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Uttarakhand Floods—The Himalayan Glacier Threat

As a daunting reminder of the Kedarnath tragedy, Uttarakhand experienced highly destructive floods on the 7th February, 2021. A consequence of glacial melting, possibly accelerated by global warming, havoc was wreaked on the people working at the nearby power projects. While the race to rescue the missing people prolongs, the country prays with bated breath for Chamoli.

The Fall of Western Democracy—The US Capitol Attack

On 6th January, the world witnessed the culmination of the recklessness of former POTUS, Donald Trump. As pro-Trump supporters breached the United States Capitol building, crucial questions were raised regarding the strength and future of American democracy. Read on to learn more about the Capitol breach and its consequences.

India’s GDP Contraction—Myths and Realities

The pandemic has halted financial growth across the globe. Economies—from the most prosperous ones to the ones growing the fastest—have found it challenging to satisfy the needs of their citizens. People across India have been reeling under the recent statistics released by the government that claimed a 23.9 per cent contraction of the GDP. This article busts the various myths surrounding this contraction and its relevance to India’s economic health.

Fearsome Freshets—the Karnataka Floods

The post-monsoon rains have wreaked havoc in many places in the state of Karnataka. The temple town of Udupi and several other regions have borne the brunt of the flash floods caused due to excessive rainfall and a lack of effective prevention measures being taken by the government. After a widescale evacuation of people by the NDRF in the last few weeks, the state looks forward to recovering from the damage it has sustained.

A Dance With the Dragon—India’s Amendment to the FDI Policy

China’s FDI has grown five-fold since 2014 and, as of December 2019, its cumulative investment in India exceeded $8 billion. On 17 April 2020, India modified its FDI policy such that all countries sharing a border will have to gain government approval before investing in a home business. Understandably, this caused quite an uproar on the world’s economic stage.

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.