March 25th-28th, 2021

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

1. Justice N.V. Ramana set to take over as 48th CJI

2. Supreme Court flags concern over misuse of electoral bonds

3. SC tells Param Bir to move to the HC

4. Madras HC upset with BJP for ‘accessing’ voter details

5. LS clears Bill on allied healthcare

6. Apex court bats for women officers in Army

7. SC suggests posting retired judges to clear backlog in HCs

8. States told to take up crowd control

9. 40% of RTI rejections did not cite valid reason, says analysis


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

1. Excluding India from Moscow talks a mistake: Afghan Minister

2. CBSE rolls out assessment framework

3. In signal to China, U.S. raised India ties during Alaska talks

4. Asha Bhosle to be honoured with Maharashtra Bhushan

5. Vaccine export may be curbed

6. India, Bangladesh must fight terror together: PM

7. Double mutant virus variant in India

8. Earth hour

9. Mizoram group on MHA order

10. India has less than 50% mask compliance : Survey

11. Teesta River issue : India-Bangladesh

12. SC allows poll bond sale of electoral bonds for now

13. Fall in TB notifications due to pandemic disruptions

14. Status-quo on supply of Yamuna water

15. Centre insists on DBT for welfare boards


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

1. China lashes out at U.S. and EU

2. Biden calls for ban on assault weapons

3. Uncertainty hangs over Israel election outcome

4. Taliban slam Afghan President’s proposal for new election

5. Ship blocks Suez Canal after running aground in sandstorm

6. Suez Canal temporarily halts navigation

7. Social media giants to testify on misinformation, speech

8. As crackdown widens, Belarus opposition to restart protests

9. Bangladesh protest turns violent, 4 dead

10. Eritrea will pull out troops from Tigray: Ethiopian PM

11. Beijing sanctions Britons over Xinjiang

12. ‘Brazil virus deaths biggest genocide in our history

13. China, Iran sign a 25-year ‘strategic pact’

14. Alternative to China’s BRI needed, Biden tells Boris

15. Currents on Enceladus


OPINION & ANALYSIS



STORY : Arts and awards

(i). What happened

(ii). Who won

(iii). All around recognition


ANALYSIS : Adani’s Carmichael coal project

(i). Background

(ii). Gains and losses

(iii). Leaving Coal underground


ANALYSIS : Israel’s democracy is facing a stress test

(i). Background

(ii). Coalitions are the reality

(iii). India must take note


STORY : The Afghan endgame

(i). The story so far

(ii). What is the U.S. likely to do

(iii). What are those platforms

(iv). What is President Ghani’s plan

(v). Where does India stand


STORY : The Suez Canal

(i). Background

(ii). The History & where it stands


ECONOMICS & FINANCE



Daily snippets

1. Definition of unfair trade practice for e-commerce

2. No digital tax for goods sold via India arm

3. Bank ratings and privatisation

4. Infection surge and vaccine exports from India

5. RBI firm on FY22 forecast

6. Twitter firm on ensuring all voices are heard

7. India eyes cape of good hope after Suez Canal blockade

8. Finance Commission chairperson advises to move Health to concurrent list

9. Chief Economic Advisor hopeful of achieving disinvestment target

10. Requirement of DFIs for India's growth


SPORTS



Daily snippets

1. Olympic torch relay sets off

2. Para athletics fiasco

3. Tour-de-France to start from Bilbao in 2023

4. Sakshi wins trials


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. Permanent Commission for women officers https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/supreme-court-armys-evaluation-criteria-permanent-commission-women-officers-arbitrary-171703

2. Discrimination at Apple https://www.thequint.com/neon/gender/discrimination-at-apple-woman-moves-us-court

3. National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation https://www.barandbench.com/news/litigation/justice-nv-ramana-national-judicial-infrastructure-corporation-infrastructure-demands-judiciary

4. Supreme Court and electoral bonds https://www.livelaw.in/columns/supreme-courts-refusal-to-stay-electoral-bonds-undermines-transparency-in-electoral-process-171836

5. Goa and Uniform Civil Code https://thewire.in/law/goa-has-what-constitutional-makers-envisaged-cji-hails-uniform-civil-code-of-state


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

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