March 19th-21st, 2021

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Daily snippets

1. SC to hear plea against sale of electoral bonds

2. Don’t stereotype women in court rulings, says SC

3. Justice Ramana outlines ways to reverse pendency

4. SC stays ban on teachers contesting elections

5. SC transfers COVID-19 vaccination case to itself

6. SC agrees to hear petition on Rohingya ‘detained’ in Jammu

7. ‘State resolutions on Central laws are fine’

8. Centre asks HC to stop WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

9. Scrap 1886 lease on Mullaperiyar Dam: Plea

10. New IT rules target digital news producers, says plea

11. Plea seeks candidates’ names, details on EVMs

12. Railways to ensure women’s safety

13. ‘ART not appropriate for live-­in or same-­sex couples’

14. The debate around the Places of Worship Act

15. Irregularities in toll collections on Mumbai-Pune expressway

16. Rajya Sabha passes bill to raise FDI limit in insurance sector

17. Lok Sabha passes the MMDR (Mining) amendment Bill


Daily snippets

1. ‘India has assured Sri Lanka of support’

2. ‘Raise CAA, S-400 deal with India’

3. ‘Terror biggest hurdle to Indo-­Pak. Relationship’

4. India, United States resolve to intensify defence cooperation

5. Hosabale is RSS general secretary

6. WCD Ministry to seek ₹37,000 cr. loan to execute schemes

7. Roads to be freed of toll booths

8. Delhi registers own school education board

9. Bihar Assembly passes Lokayukta Amendment Bill

10. Government questions Global Hunger Index Method

11. Increase in tourism for Kashmir

12. AIIMS to study effect of Gayatri Mantra, pranayama

13. COVID and doubling of poverty in India


Daily snippets

1. EU regulator backs AstraZeneca vaccine after safety investigation

2. Austin visit may allay concerns about Indo­-Pacific, Afghanistan

3. Beijing says ‘no compromise’ on sovereignty ahead of key meet

4. Russia hosts Afghan peace meet

5. Tanzania mourns after Magufuli’s sudden death

6. Children faced abuse in German diocese: report

7. U.S., China spar at Alaska meet

8. New phase of U.S.-China ties comes with tests for India

9. Houthis march on Yemen’s Marib

10. U.S.­China talks end on subdued note

11. ‘AstraZeneca exports can be banned if EU not supplied first’

12. Biden condemns violence against Asian­Americans


Commentary : The message in Alaska, from Washington to Beijing

(i). Background

(ii). Quad in focus

(iii). Vaccine diplomacy

(iv). Climate change, technologies On climate change

(v). Handling China

(vi). Direction for India

Story : The row over Myanmar refugees in Mizoram

(i). The story so far

(ii). Is this the first time this has happened

(iii). How porous is the border

(iv). Where do the Centre and Mizoram stand now

Analysis : Governance of Delhi

(i). Background

(ii). Changes sought

(iii). The tussle and way ahead

Story : The Helium story

(i). Background

(ii). Helium on Earth


Daily snippets

1. Rising cases and RBI's delayed liquidity normalisation

2. RBI to buy sell G-secs

3. Delhi High Court stays Future-Reliance Deal

4. Scrappage policy to boost the automobile sector

5. IRDAI goes tough on insurers

6. Advanced nations failing world on climate change : FM

7. Digital transactions rise to 67% : SBI

8. Traditional firms lagging on cybersafe

9. 20 states complete ease of doing business reforms

10. Former SEBI chief no more


Daily snippets


Daily snippets

1. Boxing

2. Tennis

3. Table-tennis

4. Federation Cup

5. Cricket

6. Badminton

7. Shooting

8. Foreign fans not allowed in Tokyo Olympics


1. The price of wrongful prosecution

2. SC's directions against misogyny

3. Stopping rolling out of WhatsApp's new privacy policy

4. Profile : Begum Aizaz Rasul

5. What are Non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

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