India’s protectionist moves spark concern that rice may be next target

Rice may be India’s next food protectionism target after it restricted wheat and sugar exports, analysts say, a move that could have a devastating impact on global food security as it’s an important staple. India’s curbs on wheat and sugar exports sent shock waves through global markets as it marked … Read more

US moves to make antiviral drug readily available against Covid-19

The White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season. The nation’s first federally backed test-to-treat site is opening Thursday in Rhode Island, providing patients with immediate … Read more

California Moves Toward Allowing Lawsuits Over Illegal Guns

Spurred by Tuesday’s deadly elementary school shooting in Texas, California senators approved giving people the power to sue those who traffic in illegal firearms, mimicking a Texas law that is intended to deter abortions. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom sought the bill as a gibe to the U.S. Supreme Court after the justices gave preliminary approval … Read more

Sebi: Sebi moves on ETF, passive funds to attract investors

Mumbai: Mutual fund distributors believe the steps taken by the market regulator to increase liquidity and transparency in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and passive funds would help attract more investors to these instruments and help grow the industry. As per data from industry body Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI), over the last one year, … Read more

Arch Hires Chaucer’s Bauckham for Terrorism, Political Violence & War Team; Dale Moves Into Marine Treaty With 2 Hires From MS Amlin

This edition of International People Moves details appointments at Arch Insurance International and Dale Underwriting Partners. A summary of these new hires follows here. Arch Insurance Int’l Hires Chaucer’s Bauckham for Terrorism, Political Violence & War Team Arch Insurance International has announced the appointment of Andrew Bauckham as head of Terrorism, Political Violence & War, … Read more

5 smart money moves for your first 5 years of retirement

When you dream of retirement, you figure you’ll finally enjoy worry-free living. But the first few years can prove surprisingly tense. A big cash outlay or costly divorce can upend your best-laid plans. Getting ensnared in a scam or buying the wrong insurance can also sabotage the first phase of your retirement. There’s a natural … Read more

Jharkhand govt moves SC challenging PIL involving CM in mining lease case

The Jharkhand government on Thursday informed the High Court that it has moved the Supreme Court challenging a plea seeking probes by CBI and the Enforcement Directorate into the mining lease allegedly granted to Chief Minister Hemant Soren and some shell companies operated by his family members and associates. Appearing … Read more

Chitra Ramkrishna moves Delhi HC in NSE case; judge recuses from hearing

In National Stock Exchange (NSE) co-location case, Chitra Ramkrishna former managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO), moved Delhi High Court seeking bail in the matter. The bench of Justice Talwant Singh on Wednesday recused to hear the matter. Chitra Ramkrishna has … Read more

Sharjeel Imam moves HC for interim bail citing SC order on sedition

JNU student Sharjeel Imam, who is arrested in a case related to alleged inflammatory speeches made by him during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in 2019, has approached the Delhi High Court seeking interim bail, citing the Supreme Court’s order to keep in … Read more

mahinda rajapaksa: Lawyer moves court for arrest of ex-Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa for attack on protesters

A lawyer has moved a Sri Lankan court seeking direction to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to immediately arrest seven persons, including former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa while alleging conspiracy to commit criminal intimidation and abetting attack on a peaceful protest in front of the Temple Trees and Galle Face earlier this week. According to … Read more