Curtailment’s of power generated by wind and solar projects is a persistent problem for renewable energy (RE) developers in India despite a ‘must-run’ assurance in regulation. About ‘Curtailment’: It refers to an action under which off-take (flow) of the generated power is restricted or denied, resulting in a decrease of a plant's output. Older wind and solar projects with higher tariffs are curtailed more than the new ones suppl... .
Updated on 18 January, 2020
Context: The Supreme Court dismissed pleas, including those of Bharti Airtel Ltd and Vodafone Idea Ltd, to review its earlier judgement that had asked telecom operators to pay more than ₹1 trillion of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues to the government. The operators are evaluating a further course of action including curative petition to challenge Thursday’s review ruling and approaching the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to seek a rel... .
Updated on 17 January, 2020
Recently, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) published the annual Crime in India Report 2018. It was published with provisional data, as five States — West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Sikkim — did not send clarifications sought by the NCRB despite repeated reminders. The 2017 annual crime report was published on October 21 last year, after a delay of two years. Salient features of the report Crime on the rise:... .
Updated on 15 January, 2020
News agencies reported that 27 people and up to a billion animals have been killed in Australia’s bushfires and thousands subjected to repeat evacuations. The most affected New South Wales (NSW), the country’s most populated state, alone reported a loss of more than 2,000 homes and over 650 damaged. Role of the Indian monsoon in the Australian fire: An extended wet monsoon in India appears to be the reason for delayed monsoon, dryness, drought... .
Updated on 13 January, 2020
Minority Educational Rights - The Supreme Court has said that the Govt can regulate the appointment of teachers in minority institutes, it is not a violation of Article 30. Constitutional provisions: - Right to Cultural and Educational Rights (Article 29 and 30) Article 29 of the Constitution of India - Protection of interests of minorities. Any section of the citizens residing in the territory of India or an... .
Updated on 11 January, 2020
The Supreme Court has ordered the government to review “forthwith” any existing orders that restrict basic rights and free movement in Jammu and Kashmir. The court upheld the freedoms of free speech, expression, and trade or business on the Internet as fundamental rights to be constitutionally protected. It, however, refused to express any views on whether the very access to the Internet is a fundamental right or not. Background The ... .
Updated on 11 January, 2020