February 4th-5th, 2021

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

1. Govt. notice to Twitter on ‘farmer genocide’ hashtag

2. Bihar govt. won’t hire protesters

3. SC refuses to intervene in conversion laws

4. Legislature panels have the power to summon witnesses, SC told

5. ‘Collection of DNA samples will lead to misuse’

6. Sivasankar gets bail in dollar smuggling case

7. T.N. Governor declines to take call on Perarivalan

8. Tandav: HC relief for Amazon official

9. Maternal welfare scheme beneficiaries cross 1.75 crore


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

1. No accurate data on Rohingyas: Centre

2. U.S. government calls for dialogue

3. ‘India ready to supply weapon systems to Indian Ocean nations’

4. In RS, Opposition observes silence for 194 dead farmers

5. Rajpath revamp gets rolling

6. India strikes cautious note on developments in Myanmar

7. Delhi launches 'Switch Delhi' campaign to promote EV policy


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

1. Sri Lanka’s ECT move unilateral: Japan

2. Suu Kyi charged, remanded for 2 weeks

3. Medics lead sprouting civil disobedience calls

4. Iran’s Rouhani rules out changes to nuclear deal

5. U.S. extends New START nuclear treaty with Russia

6. ICC convicts Ugandan rebel commander for war crimes

7. U.K. strips Chinese state TV channel of licence

8. NATO urges Taliban to end violence


Analysis : The way forward in Myanmar

(i). Role of Sanctions

(ii). Accountability for war crimes

(iii). China factor

(iv). Collapse of International Mechanisms


ECONOMICS & FINANCE



Daily snippets

1. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to step down

2. SEBI bans Biyani from market for one year

3. India's fiscal position

4. Plea seeks to probe role of RBI officials in bank scams

5. McKinsey to pay $573 mn in opioid case


SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT



Daily snippets

1. Pitch for 'Smart Walls' for Indian borders

2. Sero Survey latest : One in five Indians exposed to novel coronavirus


Analysis : Towards sustainable growth


SPORTS



Daily snippets

1. Sports Ministry happy with the Union Budget

2. Ajay Singh re-elected BFI chief

3. Player Profile


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. Karnataka High Court and Manual Scavenging https://thewire.in/law/karnataka-hc-chastises-state-govt-for-failing-to-implement-manual-scavengers-act

2. Critique : Uniform law on adoption, divorce https://www.indialegallive.com/cover-story-articles/il-feature-news/gender-religion-law-adoption-divorce/

3. RTI Act's vested interest scanner https://www.indialegallive.com/cover-story-articles/il-feature-news/rti-acts-income-tax-act/

4. Justice Pushpa Ganediwala https://www.indialegallive.com/cover-story-articles/il-feature-news/pushpa-ganediwala-supreme-court-pocso-cases/

5. Union Budget : Impact of Finance Bill 2021 on judicial Precedents https://www.livelaw.in/columns/parliament-budget-2021-finance-bill-nirmala-sitaraman-direct-tax-indirect-tax-169411

6. Evolution of a new era https://www.barandbench.com/columns/evolution-of-a-new-era


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

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