March 16th-18th, 2021

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

1. Over 60% OBC,SC posts vacant in IIMs

2. Bill to define Delhi L­G’s powers moved in LS

3. Govt. opposes inclusion of judges, lawyers in vaccine priority group

4. Call for fresh polls if NOTA tops count

5. HC orders probe into ‘illegal’ arrest of labour rights activist

6. Come out with ‘rule curve’ for Mullaperiyar: SC

7. Karnataka HC wants end to postings for money

8. Rajya Sabha passes MTP Bill

9. No more adjournment of Zakia Jafri plea: SC

10. Serious issue if 3 cr. ration cards were cancelled, says SC

11. Who will police the police, asks Haryana court

12. Enact law to make Facebook, Google pay for news, says MP

13. ‘Frame rules for amicus curiae’


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

1. SKM raises farm laws in UN Human Rights Council

2. Kathakali maestro Kunhiraman Nair no more

3. ₹2,000 notes not printed since 2019, govt. tells LS

4. Delhi remains most polluted capital: report

5. Maharashtra told to plan for the worst

6. Govt. appoints new chiefs for CRPF, NSG

7. ‘No parliament should discuss internal issues of other nations’

8. Plan to test anganwadi food by FSSAI

9. Saving the Great India Bustard

10. India's arms imports down by 33%

11. India to expand air-bubble pact with more countries

12. Innovation : Bee fences to ward off elephant attacks

13. Census interim data by 2024

14. Shifting to renewable sources of energy

15. Post-vaccine blood clots

16. No decision on National NRIC till now

17. Appropriation Bill passed by the Lok Sabha

18. Amendments proposed to the Government of Na­tional Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

1. Pak. envoy raises concern over ‘burqa ban’ in Sri Lanka

2. Adani Ports confirms role in Colombo terminal project

3. China worried for safety of citizens in Myanmar

4. Catholic Church cannot bless same­sex unions, says Vatican

5. Iran unveils underground missile facility

6. U.S., Japan warn China against ‘coercion’

7. U.K. turns to Indo­Pacific in post­Brexit foreign policy

8. Beijing warns EU on Xinjiang sanctions

9. Burqa ban is just a proposal, says Sri Lanka

10. ‘Tough’ to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by May 1, says Biden

11. Katherine Tai unanimously confirmed as USTR by Senate

12. Japan court backs same­sex marriage


OPINION & ANALYSIS



Analysis : A robust economic relationship

(i). Background

(ii). Areas for collaboration


Story : Aligning a missile deal with Manila

(i). Background

(ii). Export as a goal

(iii). Geo-political impact

(iv). Possible hurdles


Commentary : The limits of POCSO


Commentary : Bridging the Gap

(i). Background

(ii). The interpretations and Solutions

(iii). Larger questions to be asked


ECONOMICS & FINANCE



Daily snippets

1. Despite pandemic, India saw $10­bn VC deals in ’20

2. Trade deficit widens to $12.62 billion

3. IT firms want to shift out of Haryana

4. India Post eyes global speed post delivery via DHL

5. Suggestions for bringing CNG under GST

6. India's fuel demand back to pre-COVID levels

7. NPAs likely to rise in first half of 2021


SPORTS



Daily snippets

1. Player Profile

2. All-England Badminton tournament

3. Avinash Sable betters his own National steeplechase record

4. Shooting World Cup in India


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. Limitations on General/Special laws due to COVID https://www.livelaw.in/columns/covid-19-limitation-prescribed-under-generalspecial-law-171177

2. Child Marriage and Muslim Personal Law in India https://www.livelaw.in/columns/the-puttaswamy-test-right-to-privacy-article-21-171181?infinitescroll=1

3. Inquiry into custodial torture of Shiv Kumar https://thewire.in/law/shiv-kumar-punjab-haryana-high-court-orders-inquiry-custodial-torture

4. Karnataka High Court and Midday Meals https://thewire.in/law/karnataka-high-court-midday-meal-schools

5. Responsible AI – need for ethical guard rails https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/responsible-ai-the-need-for-ethical-guard-rails/article34086236.ece

6. Mizoram and Myanmar https://scroll.in/article/989166/why-mizo-groups-are-organising-events-to-show-solidarity-for-coup-protestors-in-myanmar


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

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