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On 22 January 2019, the National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi (NGT) in the case of Saloni Singh & Anr v Union of India & Ors (OA No. 141 of 2014) inter alia, directed the Railway Administration, Ministry of Railways, Government of India (Railway Administration) to develop ‘eco-smart stations’ which would serve as model […]

Licensing structure for defence manufacturing by the MCI

On 1 January 2019, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) vide Press Note No.1 of 2019 Series (Press Note 2019) specified the list of defence items under the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951 (IDRA) and the list of arms and ammunitions requiring license under Form VII of the Arms Act, 1959 (Arms Act), […]

India: Supreme Court upholds NCLAT insolvency judgement ruling

On 11 February 2019, the Supreme Court dismissed the Civil Appeal bearing No. 1484 of 2019 filed by Rai Bahadur Shree Ram and Company Pvt. Ltd. (the shareholder and promoter of Ferro Alloys Corporation Limited) and affirmed the landmark judgment passed by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) in the matter of Ferro Alloys […]

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The Sustainable Innovation Fund is launched by government

At the end of June, the government unveiled the £200 million Sustainable Innovation Fund to help innovative businesses bounce back following the Covid-19 pandemic. On 27 June 2020, the government launched the Sustainable Innovation Fund to drive forward cutting-edge new technology following the coronavirus crisis. The fund is intended to develop new sustainable opportunities for […]

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Seeing through the fog

By Adrian Howells Following the Government’s announcement of The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), you will no doubt have found yourself inundated with communications about this from a variety of different firms, ourselves included. Whilst these communications set out the facts as listed on the British Business Banks (BBB) website, there is nevertheless a […]

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