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Hindenburg report on Adani group | SC calls for protecting Indian investors from sudden market volatility

GS Paper 3

 Syllabus: Indian economy and related issues


Source: TH

 Context: The SC asked the SEBI and the government about the existing regulatory framework in place to protect Indian middle-class investors.



  • This comes after the Adani Group was accused of stock manipulation and accounting fraud by the American firm Hindenburg Research.
  • Earlier, a number of small investors lost lakhs of crores due to rapid market volatility following a collapse in the value of the shares of the Adani Group.



Investor protection measures by the SEBI:

  • Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF)
  • Investor Protection Fund (IPF)
  • Investor Awareness Programme
  • Simplification of Share Transfer and Allotment Procedure, etc