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Historic treaty regulating global arms trade comes into force

Dec 24, 2014

Historic treaty regulating global arms trade comes into force

So far, 60 countries have ratified the treaty including five of the world's top 10 arms exporters France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #arms #Global Arms trade #weapons #Arms Trade Treaty #Dictators #Arms Trade #Regulating International Arms Sales #United Nations Secretary General
Crack the whip: Govt must devise norms to regulate companies like Twitter, Facebook

Dec 23, 2014

Crack the whip: Govt must devise norms to regulate companies like Twitter, Facebook

The time to act is now, let the coming year be a year of responsibility for internet media companies #social media #facebook #Media #Google #regulation #Twiiter #traditional media
A fingerpointing nation: Uber rape reveals a culture of irresponsibility

Dec 10, 2014

A fingerpointing nation: Uber rape reveals a culture of irresponsibility

A culture of irresponsibility pervades corporations, governments and civil society - as the response to the Uber rape case shows. No ban, no regulation is going to overcome this basic inability to inculcate responsibility in people and institutions #InMyOpinion #women's safety #Rape #regulation #NGOs #OLX #Uber rape #Irresponsibilities #Quikr
Japan: Nuclear reactors to be reactivated after 4 years

Nov 07, 2014

Japan: Nuclear reactors to be reactivated after 4 years

The governor of Japan's Kagoshima prefecture on Friday approved the reactivation of two nuclear reactors at the Sendai plant. Sendai was the first plant in Japan where new regulations were imposed by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) after the accident at the Fukushima plant triggered by an earthquake and tsunami 11 March 2011 #Japan #NewsTracker #Tsunami #Nuclear reactors #Fukushima plant #NRA #Nuclear Regulation Authority #reactivation
Benefit of SAT order: DLF stock jumps 6%

Nov 07, 2014

Benefit of SAT order: DLF stock jumps 6%

Securities Appellate Tribunal allowed the realty giant to redeem mutual funds worth Rs 1,806 crore to meet working capital needs and service debt payments. #SEBI #Mutual Funds #IPO #DLF #merchant bankers #ban #SAT #Market Regulator #Real estate

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Govt vs citizen Should we ban things we can't control?

Aug 13, 2013

Govt vs citizen Should we ban things we can't control?

It is convenient for bureaucrats to ban anything they find difficult to understand or control. But in doing this they are working against the citizen's interests. #ToTheContrary #Regulators #Citizens' Rights #Percy Mistry
Leveson report Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Nov 30, 2012

Leveson report Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Almost all the bad practices put on display during the Leveson inquiry are already illegal. Regulating the press inherently means providing an additional deterrent to choice, and a prior restraint on publication. #social media #Twitter #ConnectTheDots #News of the World #Leveson Report #Press Freedom #Press Regulation