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South Asia is again the fastest growing region in the world. And growth should further strengthen to 7.1 percent on average in 2019-20, reflecting an improvement across most of the region. But are countries generating enough jobs? The demographic transition is swelling the ranks of the working-age population across most of South Asia.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sushil Raaja Vs Secretary, MORTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) & Others dated 13/04/2018 regarding maintenance of green cover along highways. The States were asked to furnish the following information:

a. Stretch of roads in different areas in the State where trees have been felled and the areas identified for compensatory afforestation.

b. The number of trees proposed to be felled.

MOEF has submitted that the requisite information has not been given by :

The 2018 report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development finds that most types of development financing flows increased in 2017, and that there has been progress across all the action areas of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Kerala Ayurveda Paramparya Vaidya Forum Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 13/04/2018 regarding the question of granting registration to practice medicines to the ‘Paramparya Vaidyas’. The appellants have contended that in the State of Kerala, a large number of persons are practicing in Sidha/Unani/Ayurveda system of medicines known as ‘Paramparya Vaidyas’, which are in vogue for a long time.

Shrinking reservoirs in India, Morocco, Iraq and Spain could result in water taps going completely dry in these four countries, a study based on a new early warning satellite system has warned.

Shale auction, gasoline deficit throw up opportunities for Indian companies

These guidelines for preparation of Detailed project report for flood management works primarily deals with structural part of flood management. These guidelines deliberated on the outlines of the detailed project report for flood management works for timely appraisal and clearance to provide relief to the flood affected people.

Women, Business and the Law (WBL) measures gender inequality in the law. The dataset identifies barriers to women's economic participation and encourages the reform of discriminatory laws.

Order of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. And Others Vs Monsanto Technology LLC And Others dated 11/04/2018 regarding Monsanto's appeal for patents on its BT cotton seeds in India. Monsanto claims that the patent is a biotech invention containing the infusion of Bt gene into the cotton genome. The Bt. bacterium eradicates pests afflicting the cotton plant. Monsanto states that the patent does not cover plants per se, but does cover components that can be termed microbiological processes and microorganisms, thus patentable under the Patents Act.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Centre for Environment Law Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/04/2018 regarding reintroduction of Cheetahs from Africa to suitable sites in India identified by the Wildlife Institute of India based on a detailed site specific action plan. By way of this application, the reintroduction of the Cheetahs from Africa is sought to be made in some other places in addition to Kuno, Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh). Apex Court directs reply to be filed within six weeks.

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