February 10th-11th, 2021

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

1. Punjabi actor­-activist Deep Sidhu arrested over Red Fort vandalism

2. Army raises a specialist unit to ‘sniff out’ COVID-­19

3. Rajya Sabha passes Bill extending protection to illegal constructions

4. Centre objects to plea against Special Marriage Act

5. SC stays curbs on activist Rehana

6. POCSO doesn’t brook dilution

7. Twitter must follow Indian laws: Centre

8. 2.2% UAPA cases ended in conviction in 3 years

9. Editors Guild expresses concern over raids on News Click office

10. Reinstate LGBT member of U.P. Home Guards: HC

11. ‘School closure led to loss in foundational abilities’

12. Tigress Avni killing: SC notice to forest officials


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

1. New variety of marigold

2. ED searches offices of digital news platform

3. Actor Rajiv Kapoor passes away

4. Both sides disengaging from Pangong lake area, says China

5. Naga students’ body slams Governor for ‘gag order’

6. SC orders status quo on INS Viraat dismantling

7. Lahaul-Spiti residents want hydro projects in the region scrapped

8. India to better its disaster management


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

1. WHO on Wuhan link to COVID-19

2. UAE’s Hope Probe enters Mars orbit

3. Saudi authorities release women’s rights activist


OPINIONS & ANALYSIS



Analysis : Taking the long view with China

(i). Background

(ii). Diplomatic challenge

(iii). Policy elements

(iv). Policy evolution


Commentary : Denying women the right over their bodies

(i). Background

(ii). What’s in the proposed bill


Analysis : Cutting trans fat

(i). Background

(ii). Nuances on trans fat


ECONOMICS & FINANCE



Daily snippets

1. Government to clarify e-commerce FDI rules

2. Government asks auto firms to not sell vehicles low on safety

3. SEBI fines NSE


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. Priya Ramani vs M.J Akbar case https://thewire.in/women/priya-ramani-vs-m-j-akbar-ahead-of-verdict-a-recap-of-the-metoo-case-that-shook-india

2. Remembering K.T Shah https://www.livelaw.in/columns/constitution-making-professor-k-t-shah-constituent-assembly-dr-ambedkar-169639

3. Election Commission and its power to de-register parties https://www.livelaw.in/columns/election-commission-representation-of-people-act-political-party-de-register-169650

4. International best practices for whistle-blowers https://www.livelaw.in/columns/whistle-blowers-protection-act-rti-official-secrets-act-wbpa-corruption-169677

5. Disinformation and cyber-security https://www.pressreader.com/india/the-hindu/20210211/281762746951975


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Sources referred to : The Hindu, The Indian Express, Live Law, Bar & Bench

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