Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Team IDIA May 29, 2018 4:44 pm Change Font Size The Common Law Admission Test (‘CLAT’), the entrance examination meant for admissions to National Law Universities (‘NLUs’), has run into rough weather yet again. This year’s CLAT, conducted by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (‘NUALS’), was plagued by numerous technical glitches, leaving many aspirants with less than their entitled quota of 2 hours to complete the exam. Technical glitches aside, candidates from across the country allege that the exam was marred by poor infrastructure, incompetent invigilators, and cheating, among other problems. The enormity of the mismanagement could be gauged from the fact that up till now, petitions have been filed in as many as 6 different High Courts (see details of some of them here, here, and here) for quashing the examination and conducting a re-test. Nevertheless, the Supreme … [Read more...] about Yet Another CLAT-Astrophe: Errors Galore In CLAT 2018!
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WASHINGTON — The combined effect of President Donald Trump's tax cuts and last month's budget-busting spending bill is sending the federal deficit toward the $1 trillion mark next year, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.The CBO report says the nation's $21 trillion debt would spike to more than $33 trillion in 10 years, with debt held by investors spiking to levels that would come close to equaling the size of the economy, reaching levels that many economists fear could spark a debt crisis.Republicans once laced into President Barack Obama for trillion-dollar-plus deficits but mostly fell quiet on Monday's news.CBO says economic growth from the tax cuts will add 0.7 percent on average to the nation's economic output over the coming decade. Those effects will only partially offset the deficit cost of the tax cuts. The administration had promised the cuts would pay for themselves.Instead, Monday's report estimates that the GOP tax bill, which is … [Read more...] about Analysis: Tax cuts, spending to raise deficit to $1T by 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The combined effect of President Donald Trump's tax cuts and last month's budget-busting spending bill is sending the government's budget deficit toward the $1 trillion mark next year, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.The CBO report says the twin tax and spending bills will push the budget deficit to $804 billion this year and just under $1 trillion for the upcoming budget year.CBO says economic growth from the tax cuts will add 0.7 percent on average to the nation's economic output over the coming decade. Those effects will only partially offset the deficit cost of the tax cuts. The administration had promised the cuts would pay for themselves.Instead, the report estimates that the GOP tax bill, which is Republican-controlled Washington's signature accomplishment under Trump, will add $1.8 trillion to the deficit over the coming decade, even after its positive effects on the economy are factored in.The economic growth promises to … [Read more...] about Analysis: Tax cuts, spending to raise deficit to $1 trillion by 2019
Deron Burkepile, University of California, Santa Barbara Updated 3:02 pm, Friday, April 6, 2018 (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Deron Burkepile, University of California, Santa Barbara and Mark C. Ladd, University of California, Santa Barbara (THE CONVERSATION) These are bleak times for coral reefs. Warming ocean waters, disease outbreaks, pollution, sedimentation, careless scuba divers, destructive fishing practices, and a host of other global and local stressors are decimating coral populations at unprecedented rates. If there is any silver lining to these events, it may be that many of the disturbances killing corals are acute: They occur just for a short period of time and then disappear, potentially allowing corals to recover before the next disturbance. But as stressors become more and more frequent, humans may have to help foster corals’ recovery. Many organizations are working … [Read more...] about Coral reefs are in crisis – but scientists are finding effective ways to restore them
H.R. McMaster, in his final remarks as National Security Adviser, blasted Russia for its acts of aggression, warned that President Vladimir Putin believes he is winning a new form of warfare, and said Russia was one of several “revisionist and repressive powers” seeking to undermine America’s “values, institutions, and way of life.” Speaking at a dinner for the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania hosted by the Atlantic Council in Washington, McMaster denounced Russia for waging “hybrid warfare,” which he described as “a pernicious form of aggression that combines political, economic, informational, and cyber assaults against sovereign nations.” McMaster’s analysis of the Kremlin’s battle plan looped in everything from interference in the elections of the United States and other countries and cyber-espionage against NATO to Russia’s unsafe intercepts of American aircraft and the attempted assassination of … [Read more...] about McMaster Blasts Russia in Final Comments as National Security Adviser