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We believe in the supremacy of information over hearsay. These are short, crisp articles on the contemporary socio-legal issues will shed light on various aspects of the issue while providing an analysis of the causes and suggest ways to overcome it. These might support certain viewpoint but not without adequate data and analysis. These will help the reader to for an informed opinion on the issues discussed.

COVID-19: PROBLEMS WITH ACCESSIBILITY TO RESOURCES.

Covid-19 is a respiratory syndrome caused by SARS COV 2 which spreads itself when an infected person and a healthy person are in close contact with each other. With almost 10 months down the line a lot has changed in our country and the whole world. It has affected the working of various sectors mainly the economy, judicial system, education and healthcare. It has affected people’s accessibility to obtain services and even exercise their rights and these are not short-term,

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India and the World Bank: A Quick Glance at a Symbiotic Relationship

While a first glance may indicate a noticeable amount of dependence in this relationship between India and the Bank, it truly is about “interdependence”. India has drawn funds from the Bank and used them to make strides, but the World Bank has also relied on India as a stable lending destination with a record of efficient uses of borrowed money. As N.K. Singh put it in 2005, India needs the World Bank, but the Bank needs India as much[i].

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Privatization as an Economic Response to COVID-19 in India

The economic quarter ending in June recorded a shrinkage of about 24% in the Indian economy. A detailed look into the same report reveals more ominous figures. An estimated 140 million jobs were lost and consumption dropped by close to 27 percent. About half of all investment expenditures disappeared as well. Despite the bleak scenario that these data convey, the economic tool of privatization still keeps hopes alive, providing a last resort of sorts for Government of India. Direct intervention has failed, and now it is time to turn to the invisible hand.

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Forest Degradation: An Indigenous Way Of Life On The Brink

India’s current forests cover an estimated 78.29 million hectares. Forests play a very important role in shaping the cultural, religious, economic, social, and political systems of indigenous and tribal people. These communities live in close vicinity with the forests and are entirely dependent on forests for their livelihood. Due to environmental exploitation and degradation, these communities suffer more as it’s their homes that are being destroyed.  Degradation and exploitation of natural resources are rapidly outpacing the ability of the planet

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‘The virus from China’: Why we should not ignore India to be the cause of a future pandemic

The whole world is aware of China’s deadly virus which has caused a pandemic and millions of
deaths. Zoonotic diseases have become common over the years due to an increase in human and
animal interaction. India can easily be the next China as it has its plate full with illegal wildlife
trade, clearances for infrastructure projects, a weak system of laws and policies and an even
weaker implementation. Therefore, this article analyses the various reasons why India can be the
next location for the origin of a zoonotic virus deadly enough to cause a pandemic.

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Urban town planning

Sustainable Town Planning in India: The need, law and roadblocks

Usually when I start off for my workplace, I find busy roads, flooding garbage bins, overcrowded markets, and jams at confluence of major routes. When heavy showers pour during rainy season, we find several cities including metro cities like Delhi and Mumbai facing flood like situations. The decreasing green cover and shrinking water bodies add to the woes of such populous cities. Most advanced cities face critical shortage of potable water, electricity and public amenities. Why are such things happening?

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