Weekend Page : February 6th- 7th, 2021

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

1. Munawar Faruqui gets ad interim bail

2. Journalists’ union wants ban lifted on reporting stir

3. Regulatory code for OTT content soon

4. NITI Aayog seeks to track impact of green verdicts

5. PM lauds the judiciary for safeguarding people’s rights

6. Government regulations and tech platforms


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

1. Pfizer India withdraws vaccine application

2. With public library movement, Jamtara turns a new page

3. Police to approach Google to find ‘toolkit’ creator

4. Whopping 900% rise in rejection of crop insurance claims

5. China unlikely to collude with Pak. to target India: IAF chief

6. FSSAI caps trans fats in food products

7. Ka-226T to be 33% indigenous: HAL

8. Sri Lanka settles $400 mn currency swap with India

9. Political parties registrations


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

1. Hundreds protest in Myanmar amid arrest of key Suu Kyi aide

2. Indonesia bans ‘hijab’ in schools

3. Imran Khan calls for restoration of Article 370

4. U.S. moves to end terror designation of Houthis

5. China approves second domestic vaccine


OPINIONS & ANALYSIS



Analysis : Privacy concerns over Haryana's ID scheme


Commentary : A prisoner’s tragedy, a nation’s shame

(i). Background :

(ii). The story so far

(iii). How the case stands now


ECONOMICS & FINANCE



Daily snippets

1. PSUs involved in farm sector will not be sold

2. New e-commerce policy in the offing

3. India's pharma exports on the rise

4. DFI Bill will help set up private infra funding

5. Retail investors to be able to buy government securities directly

6. RBI to have a growth-supportive stance

7. Indian Internet start-ups and getting listed


SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT



Daily snippets

1. Water scarcity likely in the Himalayan catchment if warming continues


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. Constitutional validity of the Sedition Law https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/sedition-law-124a-indian-penal-code-constitutional-validity-draconian-colonial-provision-threat-to-fundamental-rights-169468

2. Press Freedom https://thewire.in/law/press-freedom-firs-supreme-court-intervene-justice-lokur

3. Plea Bargaining in India https://www.livelaw.in/columns/criminal-law-plea-bargaining-charge-bargaining-sentence-bargaining-tablighi-jamaat-169521

4. Cryptocurrency and regulations of official digital currency bill, 2021 https://www.livelaw.in/columns/parliament-cryptocurrency-digital-currency-crypto-bill-rbi-sebi-169508

5. Silence of the accused https://www.livelaw.in/know-the-law/can-adverse-inference-be-drawn-from-silence-of-accused--169517

6. Bad Banks and the NPA crisis https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/npa-bad-bank-balance-sheet-loan-rbi-shaktikanta-das-7151841/


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

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