Finance Minister has presented the Union Budget 2023 in Parliament. Among the key takeaways are big incentives under the new income tax regime and a big push in capex. As the Finance Minister presented the Budget, equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty gained momentum in morning trade.

This report outlines the polycrisis in which the world finds itself — multiple, simultaneous shocks with strong interdependencies, intensified in an ever-more integrated world — along with eight trends that will shape child rights and well-being in the coming year.

India to witness GDP growth of 6.0 per cent to 6.8 per cent in 2023-24, depending on the trajectory of economic and political developments globally, said the Economic Survey 2022-23 tabled in the Parliament on 31.01.2023.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest disaster in living memory, on almost any measure. Over 6.5 million people are confirmed to have died in less than 3 years, and the pandemic’s indirect impacts have touched the lives of virtually every community on the planet.

This report presents an overview on the impact of the global food crisis on the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on the impact on food security, nutrition, and the capacity of key actors to respond.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), has issued the E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2023. These Amendment Rules were issued on 30th January, 2023. These Amendment Rules seek to amend the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on individuals and communities worldwide. The IFRC's Everyone Counts Report shares findings and learnings from the collective efforts of at least 180 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies during COVID-19.

WHO releases a new progress report, entitled “Global report on neglected tropical diseases 2023” highlighting the progress and challenges in delivering NTD care worldwide, against a backdrop of COVID-19-related disruptions.

This report identifies global disaster and climate trends to help make better decisions to manage volatility and enhance global resilience.

The Government of Punjab on January 27, 2023, issued the Punjab Ground Water Extraction and Conservation Directions, 2023 under powers conferred under Section 15 (2) of the Punjab Water Resources (Management and Regulation) Act, 2020. These shall extend to the whole of the State of Punjab.

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