The 2017 volume of the Development Co-operation Report focuses on Data for Development. “Big Data” and “the Internet of Things” are more than buzzwords: the data revolution is transforming the way that economies and societies are functioning across the planet.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Justice K S Puttaswamy & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/08/2017 regarding right to privacy. Supreme Court rules that "the right to privacy is protected as an intrinsic part of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 and as a part of the freedoms guaranteed by Part III of the Constitution".

Excerpts from the Judgement of the nine member bench:

Over the past few decades, substantial funding has been directed toward improving scientific understanding and management of impacts of climate change in the marine environment. Following concerns that the key messages from these studies were not reaching the public, a comprehensive opinion poll of 10,000 European citizens in 10 countries was conducted to establish levels of awareness, concern, and trust among different demographic groups (by age, gender, proximity to the coast) and nationalities. Citizens exhibited varying levels of self-declared “informedness” and concern.

India has been ranked 93rd among 128 countries in the world in social progress. The Social Progress Index-2017 classifies India one of the ‘Lower Middle Social Progress’ countries with a score of 58.39. India scores very poorly on environmental quality reveals the global index.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Binoy Viswam Vs Union of India & Others dated 09/06/2017 regarding constitutional validity of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 which provision has been inserted by the amendment to the said Act vide Finance Act, 2017 for Quoting of Aadhaar number mandatory (i) in the application form for allotment of permanent account number; (ii) in the return of income.

Evaluated 3,046 farmers spread across the country’s districts to establish baseline about climate information and climate change, in September 2016. This Info Note shares insights into the status and needs for climate
services in Rwanda at the time of this survey.

This country report forms part of a regional impact assessment by CARE Adaptation Learning Programme on CIS (climate information services) for community-based adaptation to climate change. The regional assessment was conducted across Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Niger.

Nations around the world have adopted more than 1,200 laws to curb climate change, up from about 60 two decades ago, which is a sign of widening efforts to limit rising temperatures shows this study by the London School of Economics

This country report forms part of a regional impact assessment conducted in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Niger. Specifically, the Kenya Country Report presents the results of the impact assessment on the PSP (Participatory Scenario Planning) process in various Kenyan counties.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sabu Mathew George Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/04/2017 regarding advertisement in any manner including internet providing information on pre-natal determination or preconception selection of sex.

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