March 13th-15th, 2021

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

(i). Bureaucrats cannot be State Election Commissioners : SC

(ii). Census data may decide food subsidy

(iii). Centre’s reply sought on plea against Places of Worship Act

(iv). Rollout of labour codes likely after elections

(v). Centre reconstitutes panel on mythical Sarasvati river

(vi). Right to dissent is central, says Sainath


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

(i). Quad leaders for ‘open, free’ Indo­-Pacific

(ii). Bring down benzene emission at fuel outlets, says panel

(iii). Maths, physics no longer must for engineering admissions

(iv). Modi, Gotabaya speak ahead of Geneva vote

(v). Ayushman Bharat campaign picks up pace

(vi). NOVAVAX reports 96.4% efficacy on original virus

(vii). Gregarious bamboo flowering in Wayanad poses threat

(viii). 1991 Act on places of worship

(ix). Mizoram group demands sanctions on Myanmar

(x). Residents might be allowed to fill NPR details online

(xi). Legalisation of mining in Aravalis

(xii). Football : Indian Super League


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

(i). U.S. NSA implies LAC situation discussed at Quad leaders meet

(ii). Russia for Taliban’s inclusion in Afghan interim govt.

(iii). Suu Kyi’s lawyer rejects military graft claims

(iv). WHO says no reason to stop using AstraZeneca vaccine

(v). China defying Hong Kong joint treaty: U.K

(vi). Bolivia’s former President Anez arrested in ‘coup’ probe

(vii). Netflix testing ways to curtail password sharing

(viii). U.S. court removes Xiaomi from blacklist

(ix). Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut 1,000 madrasas

(x). UK police action on vigil criticized

(xi). US and child migration surge

(xii). A decade of war in Syria

(xiii). Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces new charges

(xiv). Ireland, Italian region halt AstraZeneca shots

(xv). India-Uzbekistan exercise : Dustlik-II


OPINION & ANALYSIS



Analysis : The electoral overhaul in Hong Kong

(i). The story so far

(ii). How does the new NPC amendment change Hong Kong’s political system

(iii). How will the “one country, two systems” model be impacted

(iv). What lies ahead


ECONOMICS & FINANCE



Daily snippets

(i). Infusion of 14,500 crores into banks under PCA

(ii). TRAI sets deadline for telemarketing entities

(iii). Indian fintech valuation pegged to reach $160 billion

(iv). Africa may grow at 3.4%

(v). E-commerce policy and data misuse safeguards

(vi). Framework for water testing launched


SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT



Daily snippets

(i). Optical monitoring of power line health


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. Arrest of Safoora Zargar https://thewire.in/diplomacy/united-nations-safoora-zargar-arrest-india-international-law

2. Haryana's Bill on reservation jobs https://www.livelaw.in/columns/haryana-state-employment-of-local-candidates-bill-2020-haryana-governor-sh-sn-arya-haryana-171159

3. Congestion in Prisons https://www.barandbench.com/columns/crisis-making-from-decongestion-to-recongestion-in-prisons

4. Cairn Energy tax dispute explained https://rb.gy/o4q9hu

5. India and cyber attacks https://rb.gy/jmzrlj


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

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