With a November deadline approaching, why is India still uncertain about joining the RCEP?

Negotiations on the final agreement under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are becoming increasingly urgent as the deadline approaches. The RCEP countries are expected to finalise, in November 2019, the agreement and the countries that would be members. The final ministerial meeting prior to that concluded recently, but with no final agreement in place.

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RCEP e-commerce chapter discussions and Stand of India

India’s hopes for retaining the right to implement data localisation laws remain alive as Indian negotiators declined to agree to the e-commerce chapter of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. What is e-commerce chapter of RCEP? The e-commerce chapter contains clauses that, if India had agreed to them, would have prevented it from implementing

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Need for laws to regulate outer space

Recently it was reported that the “world’s first space crime” may have been committed by a NASA astronaut, Anne McClain. She is suspected of signing into the personal bank account of her estranged spouse from a computer aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The law which is applicable to the case is the International Space

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Who was awarded 2019 Nobel Peace Prize?

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for “his important work to promote reconciliation, solidarity and social justice”. Why was Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy awarded Nobel Peace Prize? When Abiy became Prime Minister in 2018, Ethiopia had been locked in conflict with Eritrea for 20 years. In July that

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