Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)
•Also known as green energy certificates or tradable renewable certificates are proof that energy has been generated from renewable sources such as solar or wind power. 
•When you purchase RECs, renewable energy is generated on your behalf.
•RECs are being charged GST, while bundled power (RECs plus electricity, irrespective of source) or even just electricity are devoid of the same. [GST applicable on the sale of RECs negatively affects its parity with similar electricity sale alternatives, be it conventional or renewable]
World Press Freedom Index 2019:-{Released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF)}
•The index has been topped by Norway again for the third year
•Only 24 percent of the 180 countries and territories were classified as “good” or “fairly good”, as opposed to 26 percent last year.
•India’s rank dropped down to 140th from 138th in 2018, two points below the previous year
•Due to violence against journalists including police violence, attacks by Maoist fighters, criminal groups and corrupt politicians.[Even the entry of foreign reporters is prohibited in Kashmir and the Internet is often disconnected there]
Key changes to Egypt’s constitution
•Egypt is holding a three-day referendum on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030. 
•An amendment to Article 140 of the constitution extends the presidential term to six years from four
•They further create a quota setting women’s representation in parliament at a minimum of 25% etc.
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