January 6

1) Space related: ISRO to launch 103 satellites at one go: Out of 103, 100 belongs to foreign It is to attract commercial space market PM’s ambitious South Asian Satellite Project to be held on March South Asian Satellite Project: Earlier it was known as SAARC satellite, after facing stiff resistance Pakistan it has been…Read more January 6

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January 4&5

1) India has agreed in stopping Bottom trawling over a period of time: Srilanka has opposed bottom trawling method in fishing by Indian fishermen, affecting North province fishermen of Srilanka Why? This method is destructive fishing practice posing threat to marine ecosystems This is the only issue between India and Srilanka to resolve 2) India…Read more January 4&5

January 1 & 2

1) Proposal to make Safety sealing mandatory for healthcare products and hygiene products: Transit from manufacturing to consumer will bring the scope of contamination and adulteration of products in absence of seal Currently there is no any mandatory law enforce regarding compulsory sealing Under Legal Metrology Act, 2009 sealing has not been made compulsory But…Read more January 1 & 2

December 30&31

1) To make India as International Arbitration hub: A high committee has been established to take the matter into consideration (BN SriKrishna former judge of SC) Concerns: Amendments to the laws to encourage International Commercial Arbitration Making arbitration process speedy Analysing the effectiveness of the arbitration mechanism This move helps India's position in Ease of…Read more December 30&31

December 29

1) Aviation: Tending towards passenger centric Putting cap on cancellation fee Lower additional baggage charge Increasing compensation on delays and boarding denial Airfares are getting reduced due to competitive environment and dip in Aviation Turbine Fuel prices With increase in fuel prices there is a speculation that in future the airfares may increase Suggestion: The…Read more December 29

December 27 & 28

1) Dumping of cast iron to European Union is hurting their domestic manufacturers It has already imposed antidumping and countervailing duty on India’s tubes and pipes made of ductile cast iron and planning to inspect this complaint by European Commission. Similarly South Korea is also inspecting on the dumping of ferro-silico-manganese from India and others…Read more December 27 & 28