COVID-19 and its Impact on Climate Change Mitigation

“This is above all an emergency and not just any emergency. This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced. This is not something you can like on Facebook.” – Greta Thunberg, 2019 When we begin to describe the realities of today, it ends up sounding like a Black Mirror episode. The silver lining is that weContinue reading “COVID-19 and its Impact on Climate Change Mitigation”

The Concept of Force Majeure during COVID-19

COVID-19 crisis seems to have taken over our lives without any seeming end to it. This pandemic has made way for a nationwide lockdown which has brought up many problems that we didn’t have before. One of which is conducting business while keeping up with limitations of a lockdown. The World Health Organisation officially declaredContinue reading “The Concept of Force Majeure during COVID-19”

Pandemic and it’s After-Effects on Migrants

COVID-19 virus took the world by surprise affecting nearly every country in the world. By March 23, 2020, the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, declared a nationwide lockdown that caused panic amongst the general public. As of August 23, 2020, Coronavirus cases have risen to 23,467,593 and the death toll has surpassed 810,180Continue reading “Pandemic and it’s After-Effects on Migrants”

Digitalization of Courts: A Critical Appraisal

“Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable.” – Joseph Wood Krutch COVID-19 has flooded people’s lives with new worries, lately, becoming a deciding factor in making decisions be it personally or professionally. The World Health Organization declared it to be a “public health emergency” on January 30, 2020. It immediately becameContinue reading “Digitalization of Courts: A Critical Appraisal”

Competition Law and COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has proved to be one of the greatest health emergencies in India and across the globe. The epidemic which resulted into lockdown from mid-march, the citizens along with the companies has faced a backlash as everything has come to a halt. The concerns regarding the functioning of the big business houses andContinue reading “Competition Law and COVID-19”

Empowering the Power Sector

The Indian power sector has shown phenomenal growth since independence and now the country has reached an almost negligible shortage of power, with surplus generating capacity. The marginal gap in demand and supply at the consumer end is not on account of unavailability of Generation Capacity, but due to technical and commercial reasons. Presently, weContinue reading “Empowering the Power Sector”

Transformation of The Indian Economy

The Corona-virus pandemic has unsheltered the overdependence of various countries on China. The ongoing crisis had brought everything to a halt in China, which sundered the subsisting “supply chains.” Various countries all over the world have paid heed to this gremlin and are now looking to branch out their “supply chains.” They are looking forContinue reading “Transformation of The Indian Economy”

Jagannath Rath Yatra And The Triumph Of Age-Old Traditions Over A Pandemic

COVID-19 has brought chaos and mayhem in the lives of people and compelled them to modify their way of living. As the pandemic spreads and swells, people have been struggling to find normalcy in the new lifestyle of theirs. But while the world around us changes, there remain certain traditions and customs which are continuingContinue reading “Jagannath Rath Yatra And The Triumph Of Age-Old Traditions Over A Pandemic”

Reservation In Hospitals: Pettiness During A Pandemic

As the cases of COVID-19 rise day by day, people have to rush to hospitals to get tested and treated properly, scared out of their wits. However, the process only gets tougher from there. With reports coming daily of the gross mismanagement in hospitals across the country, it seems as if even a basic facilityContinue reading “Reservation In Hospitals: Pettiness During A Pandemic”

New Age Racism during COVID-19

Japanese encephalitis, Spanish flu, West Nile virus, and the ‘Chinese Virus’. It has been a common practice for diseases to be eponymously named according to where it originated from. However, this practice was more or less restricted due to the increased sensitivity towards the particular groups being subjected to ostracization as a result of beingContinue reading “New Age Racism during COVID-19”

Judicial Response to the Pandemic: A Step In The Right Direction?

“Access to justice cannot suffer in a lockdown, whatever be the circumstances” ­-Hon’ble Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud[1] It won’t be wrong to say that this pandemic has highlighted the weak links in our justice system. A year ago, when the COVID Pandemic was not a conceivable threat, Hon’ble Supreme Court Justice Shri. Sharad Bobde wasContinue reading “Judicial Response to the Pandemic: A Step In The Right Direction?”

E-Filing and Video conferencing of cases during COVID-19

As the whole world is in lockdown and most of the countries have experienced the downfall in their growth or have faced a financial crisis as their economy has fallen drastically. This situation is arising in every part of the world as no business is being conducted during the lockdown. COVID-19 has hit every sectorContinue reading “E-Filing and Video conferencing of cases during COVID-19”

Contractual Clauses – Force Majeure

Force majeure is defined in the Black’s Law Dictionary as “an event or effect that can be neither anticipated nor controlled.” It is a contractual provision allocating the risk of loss if performance becomes impossible or impracticable, especially as a result of an event that the parties could not have anticipated or controlled.[1] These areContinue reading “Contractual Clauses – Force Majeure”

Widening Arena of Tort of Negligence in Times Of COVID-19

The law of torts is an ever-emerging field of law and the area under its ambit is continuously increasing. In the globalized world, the situation keeps on changing.[1] New torts keep on emerging as a result of increasing interactions between the people. COVID-19 has widened the area of the torts law by calling for lawsuitsContinue reading “Widening Arena of Tort of Negligence in Times Of COVID-19”