Weekend Page : January 30th- January 31st, 2021

Your 10 minute read!

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

1. HC orders protection for same-sex couple in UP

2. ‘Govt. to abide by SC order on farm laws’

3. Government tightens oversight on funds received by NGOs

4. Plea seeks appointment of PMLA tribunal chief

5. Jokes need no defence, stand-up comedian tells SC

6. Proposal to stay farm laws stands: Modi

7. U.P. ordinance on conversion not yet received by MHA

8. Fresh FIRs against Tharoor, senior scribes


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

1. Blast in Delhi: India reaches out to Israel

2. C. Subramaniam’s call for ‘science for the economic freedom of humanity’ echoes on his birth anniversary today

3. ‘Delink boundary dispute from ties’

4. New COVID­-19 vaccine likely by June: SII

5. China is still largest source of critical imports for India

6. Pulse polio programme launched


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

1. U.S. is bombarding civilians in breach of Afghan deal: Taliban

2. China executes former banker in graft case

3. Myanmar poll panel rejects fraud claims

4. Biden govt. will build on the Quad: NSA

5. After uproar, Myanmar Army plays down coup rhetoric

6. No curbs on vaccine supply to N. Ireland: EU

7. Post-poll crisis in CAR displaced 2 lakh: UN

8. China’s Hualong One nuclear reactor gets going


OPINIONS & ANALYSIS


Analysis : Google and the government of Australia

(i). Background

(ii). Basics of the law

(iii). How the bill seeks to correct power imbalance

(iv). What is Google's stand


ECONOMICS & FINANCE



Daily snippets

1. Government plans law to ban bitcoin, set up official digital currency

2. US lobby urges India not to tighten e-commerce rules


Economic Survey snippets

1. Economic survey predicts 11% growth next fiscal

2. Bare necessities gap between states has narrowed since 2012, survey shows

3. Withdrawal of forbearance measures once economy recovers

4. India's ratings don't reflect economy's fundamentals : CEA

5. Capital budget allocated for defence completely utilised since 2016-17

6. ‘Focus on growth than on alleviating inequality’

7. ‘Lockdown provided a boost to gig economy’

8. ‘High out of pocket expenses for health can lead to poverty’


SPORTS



Daily snippets

1. NDTL suspension to stay for now

2. Ranji Trophy not to held this season


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. A budget blueprint for difficult times https://www.pressreader.com/india/the-hindu/20210130/281758451962168

2. 72 year journey of Supreme Court of India https://www.indialegallive.com/special/72-year-journey-of-supreme-court-of-india/

3. Right to freedom of religion : A lesson from Zimbabwe https://www.indialegallive.com/cover-story-articles/il-feature-news/right-freedom-religion-zimbabwe-education/

4. Supreme Court on uniform adoption and guardianship guidelines https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/supreme-court-pil-uniform-adoption-guardianship-constitution-169105

5. Profile: Rakesh Tikait https://indianexpress.com/article/india/a-breakdown-and-the-rise-of-farmer-leader-rakesh-tikait-7167239/

6. Overreaching Act : RTI https://www.livelaw.in/columns/right-to-information-act-rti-transparency-article-19-constitution-169166

7. On the 'love-Jihad' ordinance : Justice A.P Shah https://thewire.in/law/love-jihad-ordinance-communal-rhetoric-divisive-justice-ap-shah


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

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