February 17th-18th, 2021

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

1. ‘Sedition law can’t be used to quell disquiet: court

2. Kiran Bedi removed as Puducherry L-G

3. SC seeks Centre’s response on plea for safety system at airports

4. Toolkit content does not disclose sedition: ex-judge

5. Explain action taken on OTTs, SC tells govt.

6. 2016 JNU sedition case: Delhi court summons Kanhaiya and nine others

7. Priya Ramani – MJ Akbar case

8. No role in Tamil Nadu govt.’s quota decisions, Centre tells SC

9. Govt. denies link between Char Dham project, floods


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

1. Team to study J&K situation

2. India, China pull back troops from Pangong

3. Oxford jab gets WHO green light

4. India to gift 2 lakh vaccine doses to UN peacekeepers

5. Sikh pilgrims denied permission to visit Pak.

6. Leopard population tracking


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

1. France passes Bill to battle extremism

2. Dhaka court sentences 5 to death for killing writer

3. ‘North Korean hackers target vaccine tech’

4. Sri Lanka considering India’s grant instead of China project

5. ‘No immediate plan to end presence in Sahel’

6. ‘U.S. will pay over $200 million to WHO’

7. China blocked Ma’s IPO over ‘political links’

8. ‘Pak. to remain in FATF grey list until June’

9. Sri Lanka cancels Pakistan PM’s address to Parliament


OPINION & ANALYSIS



Commentary : A growing rights crisis in Lanka

(i). Background

(ii). Rajapaska’s abuse of human rights

(iii). The current situation


Commentary : Freedom and security


ECONOMICS & FINANCE



Daily snippets

1. Telcos ask government to defer net neutrality rules

2. Cairn files case in US against claims of $1.2 billion award from India

3. Cabinet approves PLI plan for telecom

4. Start-ups must create world class products : PM

5. India's economic march in 2021


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. Priya Ramani – MJ Akbar case & the #Metoo movement https://thewire.in/women/priya-ramani-vs-m-j-akbar-ahead-of-verdict-a-recap-of-the-metoo-case-that-shook-india

2. Judiciary and its independence https://www.barandbench.com/columns/litigation-columns/the-judiciarys-quest-towards-compromising-its-independence

3. Supreme Court and farm laws https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/supreme-court-constitution-judiciary-farm-laws-farmers-protest-article-14-article-19-169987

4. Scaling up the Indian advantage in telehealth https://www.pressreader.com/india/the-hindu/20210217/281822876504920


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

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