PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY DURING COVID-19: A liberal recourse to the Competition Act

by Vibhu Pahuja With COVID-19 now been declared as a global pandemic, many countries, including India have taken stringent measures. These include measures such as a nationwide lockdown to protect the lives of its population. This has led to an economic collapse, as various industries the economy would not be operational during this time. However, industries that form the necessity for livelihoods are still operational, … Continue reading PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY DURING COVID-19: A liberal recourse to the Competition Act

COVID – 19: Health shocks getting converted into financial crisis

-by Nishant Tiwari & Alankrita Singh The COVID-19 outbreak is causing epochal changes in our lives. A few months ago, the life we are living today would have been unthinkable for most. In just a span of few weeks, attention has changed dramatically. Governments around the world are trying to stem the tide with ever-stronger measures. Economic growth in a modern economy depends on an … Continue reading COVID – 19: Health shocks getting converted into financial crisis

COVID-19 AND BIODEFENCE: Can We Prepare Better?-[PART II]

by Shivam Mishra and Aman Vijay Bhatt The article is a part of a two – part series. The first part can be found here. In the second part of this bipartite blog series, the authors continue their discussion on the nation’s unprepared biodefense in the domestic context, as flowing from India’s response towards this virus. The authors discussed the State actions that failed to … Continue reading COVID-19 AND BIODEFENCE: Can We Prepare Better?-[PART II]

COVID-19 AND BIO-DEFENCE: Can we prepare better? – [PART -I]

-by Shivam Mishra & Aman Vijay Bhatt In the first part of this bipartite blog series, the authors take a gestalt perspective of the worldwide instances of unprepared biodefense that exposed during this virus spread. The authors discuss the compelling concern of the virus spread resulting in inhumane treatment for the patient and how this could be mitigated if the nations prepared better with the more … Continue reading COVID-19 AND BIO-DEFENCE: Can we prepare better? – [PART -I]

PATENTS FOR VACCINES IN THE COVID-19 SITUATION: An Economic Analysis

-by Ayushi Bhutra The world is facing the threat of an unprecedented Corona Virus which has proved to be fatal for the economy as well as human life. The world is desperately waiting for a vaccine that cures and treats the patients affected by this virus. In light of this, the countries such as China, U.S., Germany etc. are rigorously trying to develop a vaccine for … Continue reading PATENTS FOR VACCINES IN THE COVID-19 SITUATION: An Economic Analysis

HUMAN RIGHTS AMID COVID-19: SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT AN ALTERNATIVE CRISIS

-by Anushka Singh and Richa Hudilwala  The outbreak of COVID-19 has swept across the globe and has generated massive concerns over health worldwide. As marked by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres: “Coronavirus is a pandemic which is a human crisis that is fast becoming a human rights crisis”. Serious concerns over human rights violations such as censorship, discrimination, xenophobia, arbitrary detention etc. were reported … Continue reading HUMAN RIGHTS AMID COVID-19: SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT AN ALTERNATIVE CRISIS

THE OUTPOUR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: COVID 19

by Himanshu Tyagi While the whole world is fighting against the coronavirus outbreak, we have forgotten about a deadlier virus, which lurks around in the corridor of every household. As the governments around the globe have enforced a lockdown to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a horrifying surge in domestic violence has raised the alarm. As per WHO’s health reproduction programme reports, 1 in every … Continue reading THE OUTPOUR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: COVID 19

TECHNOLOGY, PRIVACY AND COVID-19 PANDEMIC

-by Vini Singh The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world. The fast-spreading infectious disease has compelled almost every government to impose severe measures. Many of these measures have had a substantial impact on fundamental freedoms. India is no exception. The government has had to impose a strict nationwide lockdown to slow down the spread of the virus. Many more restrictions are likely to become a part … Continue reading TECHNOLOGY, PRIVACY AND COVID-19 PANDEMIC

INDIA’S COMPETITION SPACE PREPARES ITSELF FOR COVID-19

-by Samriddha Gooptu The Indian competition regulator – Competition Commission of India (CCI) had on April 19, 2020, released its “Advisory to Businesses in Time of COVID-19”. As per the advisory, one primary pointer by the regulator had been its emphasis upon the well-equipped position of the Competition Act, 2002 to deal with competition-related concerns in times of crisis. The advisory clearly points out certain … Continue reading INDIA’S COMPETITION SPACE PREPARES ITSELF FOR COVID-19

ADVOCATING THE RIGHTS OF PRISONERS AMIDST COVID19

-by Animesh Upadhyay & Shikhar Shukla In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak that has affected millions around the world over 200 Countries are in a battle for their very survival. In a bid to fight this battle of humanity versus COVID-19, the Governments around the globe are taking all the necessary steps to contain the virus but by each passing day, the ever-growing number … Continue reading ADVOCATING THE RIGHTS OF PRISONERS AMIDST COVID19