Can Patent Laws Preserve Centuries of Indian Wisdom and Rich Traditional Knowledge?
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by Sneha
3w ago
Traditional knowledge is the term used to describe the wisdom, techniques, and norms which are passed down through a culture from one generation to the next. It includes a wide range of disciplines, such as farming, pharmacy, and craftsmanship, as well as other cultural traditions. To maintain culture and traditions and foster innovation across a variety of disciplines, traditional knowledge is crucial. Unfortunately, it frequently faces the possibility of being misused, exploited, or seized by others without just reward or acknowledgment. By offering legal immunity to the producers and ..read more
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Caught in the Act – What every Spouse should know about Adultery?
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by Shaurya Mishra
1M ago
The word “adultery” has been woven through generations in the fabric of human relationships; its origins are found in the Latin verb ‘adulterium’, which means “to corrupt.” Adultery is typically defined as when a married man has extramarital affairs with another married woman. However, the definition of adultery has changed significantly throughout time due to shifting social perceptions. The modern world, moulded by improved communication and widespread media, has opened up discourses about adultery, especially in cities where the number of extramarital affairs is rising and often results in ..read more
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Moving from ADR to CDR – A conscious effort to put Mediation at the heart of Conflict Resolution
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by Akshaya P.A.
2M ago
Conflict is pervasive at all levels and spheres of society. Conflict resolution enables the parties to create value and reach mutually beneficial settlements. Conflicts are multi-dimensional, unique and inevitable. They arise between individuals, employees and employers, companies and governments. One indispensable element of conflict resolution is consent. Parties to a conflict are more likely to collaborate if they consent to commit to the process. This is where the process of mediation comes in, where two parties come together and reach an amicable settlement with the help of an impartial ..read more
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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea – Are the Religious Minority safe in India?
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by KnowLaw
3M ago
The principles that are considered pillars of democracy – equality, liberty and fraternity as provided for in the Constitution, constitute the foundational philosophy behind the legislations passed in the country of India. Minority protection is guaranteed to ensure the transformation of society from the clutches of social evils and inequalities to social progress. The Constitution of India recognises the rights of minorities, prohibits discrimination and safeguards the interests of minority communities. However, when there is a need for further legislation and State actions to protect minori ..read more
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Divyang – Do the Disabled have the Right to Represent and be Represented in India?
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by Suhani Kataria
3M ago
Democracy is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, and voting gives individuals a feeling of control over their government and the power to voice their opinions on their nation, local areas, or political candidates. Though the right to vote in India is the fundamental right of every citizen and is guaranteed under Article 326, Divyang people often don’t get treated the same way as others. Sadly, some of the negative ideas come from religious or medical beliefs, which should be mitigated with laws that support and protect them. The Article 326 of the Constitution of In ..read more
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Is Intolerance rising? – The Conundrum of Religious Issue in India
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by KnowLaw
4M ago
India is known for its unity in diversity. People of many religions and sects reside in India with harmony. Though Hinduism is the oldest and majority religion, other religions have also been assimilated in Indian culture over a long period of time. The religions like Buddhism and Jainism are in existence in India from more than 2600 years. Though comparatively, the religions like Islam, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, etc. are new to Indian society, there assimilation in terms of number of people professing, or even the amount of people participating in various celebrations of these religions ..read more
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Is Shareholder Activism a means to ensure Corporate Governance?
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by KnowLaw
4M ago
A key component of contemporary business is corporate governance, which is the structure  through which a corporation is managed and governed. It includes a collection of procedures,  systems, and connections that control how decisions are made, who is held accountable, and  how transparent information is shared inside an organisation. Making sure that the interests of shareholders are in line with the actions and strategies of the firm is a crucial component of  effective corporate governance. Corporate governance can now be influenced and shaped by  shareholders tha ..read more
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Hijab Ban – Is wearing Hijab rudimentary or an Essential Religious Practice?
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by KnowLaw
4M ago
The Doctrine of Essential Religious Practices has been the point of detailed consideration and emphasis of many controversial judgments involving the right to religion under Article 25 of the Indian Constitution. This article aims to provide a critical analysis of the use of test of essential religious practices by the Indian Judiciary and explores the relevancy and nature of judicial approach in light of the Hijab Ban row in Karnataka. It relies on reports, case laws and legal texts to determine the jurisprudence involved in the application of the doctrine and is primarily concerned with det ..read more
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Can we bring Petrol and other Fuel under GST Regime?
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by KnowLaw
5M ago
The Indian taxation landscape has long grappled with the complexities surrounding the taxation of petroleum products, including the ubiquitous petrol and diesel. Amidst calls for simplification, transparency, and efficiency in the tax system, the proposal to bring these fuels under the Goods and Services Tax or GST regime has emerged as a potential solution. This move, while holding the promise of streamlining the tax structure and providing a more coherent framework, also presents a spectrum of socio-legal insights, and challenges that must be deftly navigated. How is Fuel currently taxed ..read more
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Is Patent Linkage a Necessity or a Potential Disaster for Pharma Industry?
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by KnowLaw
5M ago
Patent linkage is a vital mechanism designed to protect the rights of patent holders in the pharmaceutical industry. This article aims to shed light on the concept of patent linkage and its impact on the pharmaceutical landscape. It explores the merits and demerits of the patent linkage system, highlighting the crucial role of patent linkage in achieving a delicate balance between safeguarding individual patent rights and ensuring easy access to essential medicines for the public. The research paper compares various strategies employed worldwide by countries to implement patent linkage. Throu ..read more
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