Gene editing or genome editing is a way of making specific changes to the DNA of a cell or organism. An enzyme cuts the DNA at a specific sequence, and when this is repaired by the cell a change or ‘edit’ is made to the sequence. Enzymes which cut DNA are known as engineered nucleases DNA is … [Read more...] about Gene Editing – What is CRISPR-Cas9?
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Arbitration in India is gaining importance given the overstressed judicial system with the huge pendency of cases. With a lot of commercial disputes, it's necessary to have a proper arbitration mechanism in place for faster resolution of issues. In this article, we discuss topics like the … [Read more...] about Arbitration in India – Mechanism and Challenges
Trade is of great importance to most nations in the modern world. Trade without barriers - free trade - is promoted by institutions like World Trade Organisation (WTO). In this background, as an emerging super power, India's Free Trade Agreements deserve special attention. In this article, let … [Read more...] about India’s Free Trade Agreements – The ‘present’ and the ‘future’
The term 'Gig Economy' is often in news these days. The trend toward a gig economy has begun. Why is it so controversial? Let's see. What is a Gig? A gig is a temporary contract job. It denotes a short-term contract or a freelance work as opposed to a permanent job. The contract employee gets paid … [Read more...] about Gig Economy – What’s the problem with this new trend?
India is an agrarian country with around 70% of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture. But farmers' suicides in India is worrying. As per the Central Government despite a multi-pronged approach to improving income and social security of farmers, over 12,000 suicides were … [Read more...] about Farmers’ Suicides in India – Reasons and Responses
Many questions are raised about the quality of services offered by Indian Railways. Punctuality, passenger safety, infrastructure, quality of food, and even the business model of Indian Railways is questioned. In this article, we cover the some of the major issues associated with Indian Railway … [Read more...] about Indian Railways – What’s Wrong With The National Transporter?
The Rohingya refugee crisis refers to the mass migration of Rohingyas (Rohingya Muslim people) from Myanmar (Burma) to Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. In this article, we discuss the Rohingya Refugee Crisis and the concerns of India. Who are Rohingyas? Rohingyas are indigenous to … [Read more...] about Rohingya Refugee Crisis – India’s Concerns
'Aadhar' in Hindi means base or foundation. But ever since Aadhar card was introduced in India, with a unique identification number in it, there is no end to controversies. The main issue connected with Aadhar is Right to Privacy. Can Aadhar and Right to Privacy co-exist? Let's see. What is an … [Read more...] about Aadhar Card and Right To Privacy – Can They Co-Exist?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a function to celebrate the completion of 50 years of Delhi High Court on October 31, 2016, sought a debate on creating the All-India Judicial Services. The present government has tried to convince parties to support its move to set up an all-India … [Read more...] about All-India Judicial Services (AIJS): Should it be formed?
In a landmark judgement on 24-08-2017, a nine-judge Supreme Court Constitutional bench declared Right to Privacy is a Fundamental Right. The stand taken by Supreme Court may turn as a massive setback to the Government's push to link multiple identities with Aadhaar - which is alleged to compromise … [Read more...] about Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right – Implications of the Verdict