February 12th-13th, 2021

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

1. 17 major OTT players adopt self regulatory toolkit

2. Consider as representation plea against tree felling for metro work’

3. Disabled entitled to facilities: SC

4. ‘Most buses still wheelchair-unfriendly’

5. Inter­marriages can reduce caste tensions, says court

6. President will decide on Rajoana’s plea

7. SC seeks response on petition against Twitter


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

1. Coordinated disengagement at Pangong Tso, Rajnath tells RS

2. Analysis : On the Uttarakhand deluge and challenges of hydropower development, Ravi Chopra

3. India-China disengagement

4. Railways to connect Aizawl by 2023

5. Against curbing social-media : Vice President


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

1. U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar

2. China pulls BBC World News off air for content ‘violation’

3. In call with Xi, Biden talks of ‘unfair economic practices’

4. Erdogan’s call for revamped Constitution stirs suspicions

5. Biden to allow asylum seekers into U.S

6. Slap sanctions on Myanmar, say UN rights envoy

7. Child malnutrition in Yemen

8. Mario Draghi is set to be Italy's new Prime Minister


OPINIONS & ANALYSIS



Analysis : In Biden’s policy pursuit, the world order challenge

(i). Background

(ii). US-Russia

(iii). US-Iran (JCPOA)

(iv). Role of Qatar

(v). New World Order


Commentary : From Myanmar to Pakistan, lots of words but no action

(i). Background

(ii). Similarities and differences


Analysis : India's digital service tax

(i). Background

(ii). The evolution

(iii). The U.K tax

(iv). Why the USTR finds India's DST problematic


Commentary : Regulation lite : OTT platforms


ECONOMICS & FINANCE



Daily snippets

1. Amazon moves SC in Future case

2. GM closure of Maharashtra plant

3. Dorsey, Jay-Z partner to promote bitcoin in India


SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT



Daily snippets

1. Excessive alcohol can cause irreversible changes to DNA


SPORTS



Daily snippets

1. India in 12th Fazza International World Para Athletics grand Prix

2. Mori to quit over 'sexist remarks'


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. Victim Restitution https://www.livelaw.in/columns/victimology-criminal-justice-criminology-code-of-criminal-procedure-law-commission-169733

2. Domestic violence in India https://thewire.in/women/domestic-violence-india-underreported

3. Rajasthan and updating prison manual https://thewire.in/caste/rajasthan-prison-manual-amended-caste-labour

4. Shaheen Bagh verdict and Right to protest https://www.thequint.com/news/law/supreme-court-shaheen-bagh-judgment-impact-right-to-protest-violation-of-sc-judgment-international-law-experts#read-more

5. Animals and right to get protection https://www.livelaw.in/news-updates/karnataka-high-court-right-to-live-animals-human-being-right-to-get-protection-169794


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

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