Sidharrth Shankar

Articles By Sidharrth Shankar

24 Articles

Moves in the right direction? SC upheld the IPR of an MNC

While the Supreme Court upheld the IPR of an MNC, the Uttarakhand HC upheld the liability of another MNC to share the benefits it was deriving from exploitation of local biological resources

Monsanto Technology LLC, Monsanto patent, Bt technology, Patents Act, Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd, supreme court News

Liberalise retail trading space: How ministry of commerce and industry has added ambiguity to existing policy on FDI in e-commerce

Via Press Note 2, the ministry of commerce and industry has added ambiguity to the existing policy on FDI in e-commerce.

Opinion News

Narendra Modi government’s move to cap prices of medical devices rankles industry; here is why

Currently, India is counted among the top-20 global medical devices market and is the fourth-largest market in Asia after Japan, China and South Korea. The government’s move to allow 100% FDI in the segment has also helped

Narendra Modi government, medical devices News

PPP in healthcare: States may tweak NITI guidelines, bring more diseases under purview

The states may tweak the NITI guidelines, and perhaps bring more diseases under the purview of the PPP facility later.

NATIONAL HEALTH Policy, healthcare, GDP News

National health policy: Why this is no country for old people

National Health Policy has merely paid a lip service to old-age related issues as nothing concrete has been specified in the policy in relation to the matters concerning old-age population

National health policy, old people News

IRDAI took over six months to reject HDFC life- Max Life merger; here’s why regulator must get pro-active

The bite in the insurance sector is of the recent rejection by the regulator—Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)—of the proposed merger of HDFC Life and Max Life.

IRDAI, HDFC, HDFC life, Max Life, hdfc max merger, insurance authority News

Defining financial services

Financial services should include those activities that are regulated by a financial sector regulator

Opinion News

Insurance gets e-commerce boost; here’s what you need to know

The Regulations require that the platform while displaying various products, cannot favour the products of any one insurer

We are considering insurance products focussed on condition-management: Cigna TTK Health News

Column: Free internet access; how Trai brought India back to square one

Recently, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) issued a consultation paper on free internet .

Opinion News

Peer-to-peer lending: Globally no uniformity in regulating these online lending platforms

Globally, there is no uniformity in regulation of P2P platforms

RBI monetary policy review News

Real Estate Bill: New era begins; law will ensure sectoral bodies equipped to deal with duties

The president has given his assent to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016. The Act seeks to introduce measures to safeguard the interest of consumers in commercial as well as residential real estate markets

Muted growth in rentals in Delhi-NCR in first half of 2016 News

Homeward bound

According to a July 2014 report by the Migration Policy Institute, 2.6 million Indian immigrants live in the US, making it the third largest immigrant population in that country.

Homeward bound

Column: Banker to every Bharatiya?

Payments banks can step ahead of traditional banks in the financial inclusion process

Column: Banker to every Bharatiya?

Haryana’s new integrated licensing policy: Will this be a new dawn in land acquisition?

It is essential on the part of the government to implement policies that give a boost to urban household development

Haryana’s new integrated licensing policy: Will this be a new dawn in land acquisition?

Column: A half-leap

Sebi liberalised overseas investment norms for VCFs and AIFs, but left the overall cap for the ecosystem untouched

Column: A half-leap

Column: Food for thought for the FSSAI

It should draft product recall guidelines as a supplement to the product approval regime it needs to set anew

Column: Food for thought for the FSSAI

Column: The rise of the renewables

The National Renewable Energy Act 2015 could be a catalyst for greater investment

Column: The rise of the renewables

Column: Why the land law needs fixing

The proposed amendments are central to the success of many of the govt’s policies to spur growth

land acquisition, land acquisition act, land acquisition ordinance, bjp, TMC, mamata banerjee, Congress News

Black Money Law: Regulatory overkill

Provisions of the Act should neither result in regulatory over-control nor should lead to bureaucratic witch-hunt

Black Money Law: Regulatory overkill

VCs need a level-playing field

The so-called favourable investment regime promised to foreign venture capital investors is much like an optical illusion

VCs need a level-playing field

Liberalise pricing of financial instruments

A recent Bombay High Court ruling on the legality of transaction structures could make foreign investors cautious about India.

Liberalise pricing of financial instruments

Towards an investor-friendly regime

With one year of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’ already over, one would hope we have four years dedicated to establishing a certain regime, if not an investor-friendly regime

one year of modi govt News

Column: Operationalising company law tribunals

The Vishwanathan Committee recommendations can help clear the legal hurdles.

Column: Operationalising company law tribunals

Column: Real reforms in real estate

The amended real estate Bill will bring much-needed credibility to the sector and kick-start ‘housing for all’

Column: Real reforms in real estate
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