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Charging Infrastructure: Final Building Block For Electric Mobility? Rapid economic development coupled with a never-ending surge to save travel time has resulted in widespread adoption of automobiles throughout the globe. The first combustion engine was invented in the late 19th century and there was no turning back after that. While combustion engines have helped human beings develop at an exponential rate, they have also adversely contributed to global warming. India, along with various other countries, has signed and ratified the Paris Agreement to limit global warming in the interest of climate change. This has led to the Indian Government effecting various methods to decrease India’s CO2 emissions. Some initiatives were by adopting stricter emission norms for combustion engines, promoting electric vehicles ( EVs ) by giving a host of incentives to manufacturers and end-customers etc. Initially, EVs were plagued with various issues such as less range, mediocre performance, lack of
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AGRITECH STARTUPS: REIMAGINING AGRICULTURE WITH DATA Agriculture can be referred to as one of the oldest and primary occupations in human history and is the primary source of livelihood for about 58% of India’s population. Even though most people in India depend upon agriculture sector, its contribution to the GDP of the country is not significant. In fact, its year-by-year contribution in the GDP of India since independence has gradually decreased. This could be attributed to various challenges faced by the sector such as dependency on monsoon for irrigation, lack of knowledge in relation to time of sowing and quality of seeds, soil erosion, outdated farming practices etc. Unlike other sectors, agriculture has been left behind when it comes to making use of the latest technologies. In this article, we will discuss the emergence of data-driven startups who are using artificial intelligence ( AI ) to script a change in this sector. These startups use AI to integrate technology with agri

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  Telemedicine Practice through Consultation Centres/Clinics in  India: Guidelines and Regulatory Approvals  Onset of COVID 19 pandemic created an urgency in provision of medical services to remote areas through digital and online means and adoption of technology. Prior to March 25, 2020, there was no single consolidated regulation or guideline in India which dealt with the practice of telemedicine. Telemedicine was accordingly governed by the same statutes that govern the ‘practice of medicine’ in India such as Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (as superseded by the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, the “ IMC Act ”) and the subsequent rules and regulations issued thereunder.   Telemedicine Practice Guidelines   The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on March 25, 2020 issued the Telemedicine Practice Guidelines (“ Guidelines ”) for enabling Registered Medical Practitioners 1  (“ RMPs ”) to provide healthcare using telemedicine. RMPs need to follow these Guidelines while providin

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Model Standing Orders for Services Sector The Ministry of Labour and Employment, with an intent of standardizing the conditions of employment in industrial establishments employing three hundred or more workers to whom the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 (“ Occupational Safety Code ”) applies, has issued the draft Model Standing Orders for Services Sector, 2020 (“ Model Standing Orders ”). The term ‘establishment’ under the Occupational Safety Code  inter alia  includes a place where any industry, trade, business, manufacturing or occupation is carried on with ten or more workers employed.   Some of the key features/provisions of the Model Standing Orders are:   1.       Classification of Worker . For the purposes of the Model Standing Orders, the workers have been classified into different categories as below:   Permanent Worker, i.e., a worker who has been engaged in an industrial establishment and has completed probation period of six months within the

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas tops League Table for Legal Advisors to M&A deals for 2020

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) topped the Venture Intelligence League Table for Legal Advisor to M&A Transactions for the year 2020. CAM advised M&A deals worth $27.4 Billion (across 72 qualifying deals). AZB & Partners ($19.6 Billion across 50 deals) and Davis Polk & Wardwell ($10.2 Billion across 2 deals) took the second and third spots respectively. Trilegal ($9.6 Billion across 34 deals) and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM, $7.3 Billion across 15 deals) completed the top five. AZB & Partners, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and J Sagar Associates (JSA) advised Reliance Industries (RIL group  telecom arm Jio Platforms'  $10.1 Billion  fundraise  from Facebook and Google . AZB, Khaitan & Co. , and CAM advised Brookfield's $3.7 Billion acquisition of Reliance Tower Infrastructure Trust . CAM, Khaitan & Co., SAM, Shearman & Sterling , Trilegal and Wadia Ghandy & Co. advised Reliance Retail Ventures  $3.4 B