Hong Kong Protests and related issues

Hong Kong Protests and related issues

What is the issue? Protest erupted after the controversial extradition law push forwarded on Hong Kong. Lakhs of protesters marched the streets of Hong Kong in the biggest protest since the Umbrella Revolution of September-December 2014. BACKGROUND Hong Kong used to...
SEBI Norms for Credit Rating Agencies

SEBI Norms for Credit Rating Agencies

What is the issue? Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has released a new framework for financial disclosure by credit rating agencies (CRAs). BACKGROUND Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) are companies that evaluate the financial condition of issuers of debt...
Blacklisting Pakistan under FATF

Blacklisting Pakistan under FATF

GS2&3: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.   What is the issue? The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is to hold its Plenary...
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

What is the issue? The 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) was recently held in St. Petersburg, Russia. BACKGROUND The first SPIEF was held in 1997. Now over past two decades, it has become one of leading global platforms for communication between...