India and WTO

India and WTO Context: India is advocating for the reinstatement of the Appellate Body and reforms to the Dispute Settlement system at the ongoing WTO Ministerial Conference-13 in Abu Dhabi. Relevance: GS03 (Economy) Key Highlights: The Appellate Body, which serves as the appellate arm of […]

On irregularities in vertical devolution

On irregularities in vertical devolution Context: Recent agitations in Kerala and Karnataka shed light on issues within fiscal federalism in India. The 16th Finance Commission (FC) needs to address concerns regarding vertical and horizontal inequalities in resource allocation. Two major concerns are the shrinking divisible […]