The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha elections which will start later this week, on April 11. Titled 'Sankalp Bharat Sashakt Bharat' the BJP manifesto is what the the party promises to implement if voted back to power.

Congress party released its 2019 election manifesto with just 8 days left before the first phase of polling in the Lok Sabha elections on April 11. The official manifesto of the party, with the tagline "Hum Nibhayenge" focuses significantly on jobs and eliminating agrarian distress.

As measured by various indexes and indicators, Bhutan has made steady progress in human development since democracy was introduced in 2008; implying that democracy provides an environment for people to flourish. This is according to the National Human Development Report (NHDR) titled 'Ten Years of Democracy in Bhutan’.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Defence of Environment and Animals (IDEA) Vs The State of Tamil Nadu dated 08/03/2019 regarding defacement/disfigurement on rocks, hills, hillocks in Tamil Nadu.

Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide.

Widening polarization about political, religious, and scientific issues threatens open societies, leading to entrenchment of beliefs, reduced mutual understanding, and a pervasive negativity surrounding the very idea of consensus.

Rwanda, Ethiopia and Ghana are emerging as African models for pairing political will with government action to transform smallholder farms into businesses.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Public Interest Foundation & Others Vs Union of India dated 25/09/2018 regarding the increasing trend of criminalization of politics in India. The issue that emerged for consideration befre the Apex Court was whether disqualification for membership of candidates can be laid down by the Court beyond Article 102(a) to (d) and the law made by the Parliament under Article 102(e).

Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide.

This paper provides highlights of the institutional context for tackling climate change across South Asia based on an assessment carried out as part of the Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme.

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