February 14th-15th, 2021

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

1. SC refuses to review verdict on protesters

2. Lockdown: SC allows 100% fee collection by Rajasthan schools

3. 22-year-old activist sent to Delhi police custody

4. Farm unions call Disha Ravi arrest an ‘intimidation tactic’


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

1. YouTubers back to tickle Valley’s funny bone

2. West Bengal to host Sanskriti Mahotsav

3. PM hands over Arjun Mk-1A tank to Army

4. ‘Inter-State boundary issue creating bad blood

5. Farm income mission off target

6. UT status for J&K is temporary : Amit Shah

7. Inceltivize states for disinvestment in PSEs : Finance Commission Chairperson


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

1. PLA paper offers clues to China’s moves

2. Draghi sworn in as new PM as Italy hopes to turn the page

3. Biden wants to shut prison at Guantanamo

4. Senate acquits Trump of incitement

5. Russia’s Foreign Minister holds talks on climate with U.S. envoy

6. Pakistan Army conducts exercises in Thar Desert

7. UAE’s Hope Probe sends home first image of Mars

8. Russia’s increasing poverty rates fuel political discontent


OPINION & ANALYSIS



Analysis : Spotlight on dams after Chamoli disaster

(i). The story so far

(ii). Why did it happen?

(iii). Why is the Chamoli incident of concern?

(iv). Should Uttarakhand worry about the effects of climate change?

(v). Are expensive hydroelectric projects worth the investment today?


Analysis : Endless war in Yemen

(i). Background

(ii). Obama & Trump favoured Saudi-Arabia

(iii). Biden’s withdrawal of support

(iv). Gain for Qatar

(v). Saudi-Arabia’s Role in Yemen

(vi). Role of UAE in Yemen


Commentary : Fuzzy law, unclear jurisprudence, trampled rights

(i). Background

(ii). Legal Analysis


What’s new : Clubhouse : The new kid in town

(i). Background

(ii). The new concept


SPORTS



Daily snippets

1. Para Athletics : India claims four more gold medals


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. The wages of struggle : Putting Impunity First https://www.livelaw.in/columns/the-wages-of-struggle-putting-impunity-first-dr-upendra-baxis-kannabiran-memorial-lectures-169852

2. Wider access to legal resources https://www.livelaw.in/columns/supreme-courts-e-committee-legal-resources-scrs-and-ilrs-169847

3. India's web censorship regime https://www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/twitter-govt-row-india-web-censorship-system-unconstitutional-needs-reform-secrecy-unfairness#read-more

4. Cruelty to animals https://www.lawnn.com/cruelty-to-animals/

5. Privacy of people : Supreme Court https://www.legaleraonline.com/from-the-courts/the-privacy-of-people-is-more-important-than-your-money-supreme-court-issues-notice-to-whatsapp-726880


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

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