Dichotomy Between Environment and Development: Analysis of Char Dham Project Judgement

The tussle between environment and development has been existing since the beginning of industrialisation and will continue to exist. Sustainable development is found to be the middle ground or the binding force between these polarised realms. But what does this principle entails? Has it been carved out well by the judiciary? The article attempts to answer these by examining the judgement on government initiated Char Dham Project.

Health infrastructure of Rural Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a hilly state in northern India and because of its physiography, it creates a barrier to health service diffusion and accessibility. Despite performing admirably, the state nevertheless has healthcare difficulties such as a lack of medical personnel and inadequate infrastructure. This article compares the state’s rural health infrastructure to those of other hilly states and attempts to understand the reasons for the region’s current healthcare issues.

China’s Economic Slowdown and the Likely Impact on its Foreign Policy

China’s economy has witnessed a slowdown due to a number of reasons – stringent lockdowns to prevent the spread of covid19, some of Xi Jinping’s tough measures pertaining to sectors such as real estate. In recent weeks, there is a realisation that China needs a course correction and senior officials have made statements in this direction. Given its current economic state, it is likely that China may also rethink its foreign policy and ensure that ties with the west do not go downhill, in spite of the Ukraine crisis.

Budget 2022: Taxing of Cryptocurrency in India

In the budget speech, Finance minister Nirmala Sithraman announced a flat 30% tax rate on income generated from the transfer of digital assets. However, later she clarifies that this does not mean that these assets are legitimised, which was received with scepticism. This article first discusses how the legality of these assets is irrelevant to the government’s tax regime on them, and then moves on to discuss how we can interpret the government’s stance on digital assets through the lens of tax rates.

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