February 19th-20th, 2021

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

1. WhatsApp messaging users on privacy

2. ‘Reply to appeals by Natasha, Devangana’

3. Contract workers must get maternity leave: HC

4. Banks cannot disclaim responsibility on lockers: SC

5. SC refuses petition against M.P. ordinance


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

1. Biometric authentication to benefit farmers : Centre

2. Visible changes in J&K, says envoy

3. 25 cities in Nurturing Neighbourhoods contest

4. Hyderabad wins global ‘Tree City’ status

5. PM moots special visa scheme for medical staff in South Asia

6. Make private traders pay MSP: Kisan Sabha

7. Dr. Reddy’s to seek nod for use of Sputnik V

8. New tourist points to be identified at the Sambhar Lake

9. NEP is a milestone to self-reliant India : PM


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

1. Quad meet: India, U.S. call for rule of law in Myanmar

2. FB blocks access to news in Australia

3. Texas shivers amid power outages, water shortages

4. Belarus jails journalists over protest coverage

5. China steps up online control over bloggers

6. Bhutan General, 2 judges held for ‘overthrow’ bid

7. U.S. ready for talks on Iran deal

8. Transatlantic alliance is back, says Biden

9. Northern Tamils sceptical ahead of ‘another Geneva session

10. Uber drivers entitled to workers’ rights: U.K. SC

11. U.S. reaffirms Saudi ‘defence partnership’

12. Indian-American behind NASA rover’s Mars landing


OPINION & ANALYSIS



Commentary : The pressing need to adjudicate, not mediate

(i). Background

(ii). Analysis


Study : Stress levels lower among yoga practitioners


ECONOMICS & FINANCE



Daily snippets

1. New PSE policy envisages at most 4 strategic-sector firms

2. Government likely to file appeal against Cairn arbitration award

3. Indian IT workers to benefit from US immigration bill


SPORTS



Daily snippets

1. Player Profiles

2. Ankita Raina claims maiden WTA 250 doubles title


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. Transit anticipatory bail https://www.livelaw.in/know-the-law/what-is-transit-anticipatory-bail-when-can-transit-bail-be-granted-170161

2. Nagaland's first solar electrified village https://nenow.in/north-east-news/nagaland/nagalands-remote-village-electrified-with-solar-light.html


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

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