March 10th-12th, 2021

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

(i). Over 72% rise in UAPA cases registered in 2019

(ii). SC questions delay in setting up environment regulator

(iii). Wear masks properly or get off plane: Delhi HC

(iv). Delhi HC seeks response on petition against new IT Rules

(v). Kerala HC restrains Centre on IT rules

(vi). Stick to code, Karnataka HC tells media

(vii). No proposal to release caste data: MHA

(viii). Gender discrimination alleged in NDA admission

(ix). Plea to include mental illness in list of comorbidities

(x). Petition in HC seeks expansion of ambit of electric vehicles scheme

(xi). PM’s photo removed from COVID vaccine certificates

(xii). Javadekar meets digital media outlets

(xiii). Lok Sabha gives approval for National Capital Territory Bill


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

(i). Uttarakhand political crises

(ii). Parliamentary Committee on meagre pensions

(iii). Delhi government presents 69k crores 'Deshbhakti Budget'

(iv). ISRO-NASA collaboration

(v). Rolling out of cyber volunteer programme

(vi). Exercise Dustlik-II

(vii). Mizoram & Manipur awaits centre's direction on refugees

(viii). Haryana government defeats no-trust vote

(ix). Recommendation for providing breakfast in schools

(x). Rajasthan to grade public work

(xi). Protecting people from second-hand smoke

(xii). Punjab study links rise in farm incomes to FPO

(xiii). India-Japan space agencies review ties

(xiv). Navy inducts third Scorpene submarine


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

(i). Farm laws discussion in UK

(ii). China launches 'virus passport'

(iii). First quad summit to be held on March 12th

(iv). Brazil SC judge annuls convictions against Lula

(v). US offers temporary refuge to Venezuelans

(vi). Indo-Pacific is key priority for Biden administration

(vii). Russia targets Twitter over 'illegal' content

(viii). UNSC slams violence in Myanmar

(ix). China overhauls Hong Kong's poll system

(x). Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package


OPINION & ANALYSIS



Commentary : US Plans for Afghanistan

(i). Background

(ii). Role for New Delhi

(iii). Role of Turkey


ECONOMICS & FINANCE



Daily snippets

(i). Government asks refiners to diversify oil imports after OPEC+ move

(ii). GDP to grow at 11% in FY22 says CRISIL

(iii). Rise in hiring of apprentices

(iv). IDBI Bank exits PCA framework

(v). Government tells telcos to buy from trusted sources

(vi). India blocked over 9800 URLs

(vii). US curbs and vaccination targets

(viii). Google pay adds new user privacy features


SPORTS



Daily snippets

(i). BBC's sportsperson of the year

(ii). IOC and China enter into a vaccine deal

(iii). Tokyo Olympics


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. Satyarani Chaddha : India's anti-dowry movement https://www.barandbench.com/columns/remembering-satyarani-chaddha-the-face-of-indias-anti-dowry-movement

2. Defamation : Pursuit of justice and Free Speech https://thewire.in/law/defamation-priya-ramani-metoo-slapp-free-speech-media

3. The Information technology Rules 2021 https://www.barandbench.com/columns/the-information-technology-rules-2021-an-assault-on-privacy-as-we-know-it

4. Justice Indu Malhotra https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/i-leave-this-court-with-a-sense-of-fulfillment-justice-indu-malhotra-on-her-last-working-day-as-sc-judge-171077

5. Working towards climate justice https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/working-towards-climate-justice-in-a-non-ideal-world/article34047239.ece


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

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