Weekly Page : April 5th – April 12th, 2021

The week that went by!



Daily snippets

1. Delhi HC asks Centre to treat CRPF officers’ plea as representation

2. Employer can reject candidate acquitted of serious crime: SC

3. Salary, pension fundamental rights of all employees: HC

4. SC to take up report on ISRO frame-up

5. Justice Ramana will be next CJI

6. Wearing mask mandatory even if driving alone

7. Centre seeks nod to close Italian marines case

8. SC refuses to order release of Rohingya

9. ASI will survey mosque, orders court

10. Was exercising my right to protest, Sidhu tells court

11. People are free to choose religion: SC

12. Public streets should not be blocked: SC

13. Live-streaming of court proceedings soon: SC judge

14. Rising virus cases pose fresh trial for prisons

15. Paying extortion money is not terror funding: SC

16. SC hears plea to decriminalise begging

17. The abolition of FCAT

18. Centre to certify shrimp farms

19. Centre bans export of Remdesivir


Daily snippets

1. Lavrov­-Jaishankar talks today

2. ‘INS Viraat now private property of ship-breaker’

3. Russia calls for inclusive solution to Afghan crisis

4. Uttarakhand in the grip of unprecedented forest fire

5. India has U.S. as ally in fighting climate change, says envoy

6. India to receive another batch of Rafale jets

7. Arch closure of Chenab bridge

8. Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh

9. Health Ministry not for vaccinating all adults as of now

10. France and the alleged Rafale scandal

11. Assam writer arrested on sedition charge

12. Incentives for solar energy sector

13. Pandemic offered key lessons: PM

14. ‘China is capable of launching cyberattacks’

15. PM to launch vessel for the Seychelles

16. ‘Double mutant’ strain named B.1.617

17. India protests U.S. naval exercise

18. Dolphin boom in Odisha’s Chilika lake

19. India, China agree to avoid new incidents on border

20. Reduce health inequities to tackle pandemic challenges

21. Gen. Naravane interacts with officers of Bangladesh Army

22. Odisha lighthouses hold huge tourism potential

23. Villagers lose grazing grounds at Pangong Tso

24. Meghalaya villagers oppose dam on Umngot

25. Protection from reinfections may last only months : Study

26. Indus and Ganges dolphins

27. MS Swaminathan felicitated for work towards TB eradication

28. Vaccines aimed at curbing severe COVID-19

29. Pandemic and northeast citizens

30. Boosting yield from poppy

31. Chandra appointed Chief Election Commissioner

32. Military exercise in Bangladesh ends


Daily snippets

1. Jordan Prince Hamzah under ‘house arrest’

2. Philippines accuses China of plans to occupy more areas

3. Hafiz Saeed’s 5 aides jailed

4. NASA’s chopper dropped on Mars’ surface

5. Japan expresses concerns to China on Hong Kong, Uighurs

6. Putin signs law that could keep him in office till 2036

7. Vietnam’s PM Phuc sworn in as President

8. Palma ‘safe’ from jihadists, says Mozambique Army

9. Talks begin to revive Iran nuclear deal

10. Palace row: Jordan’s Prince pledges loyalty to King

11. Beijing holds aircraft carrier drills near Taiwan

12. Don’t team up, China cautions Japan ahead of Biden-Suga meet

13. Ukraine urges NATO to speed up membership

14. Wildfires rage across Nepal

15. Russia to supply military gear to Pakistan

16. U.S. military cites rising risk of Beijing’s move against Taiwan

17. Iranian ship attacked in Red Sea, report says it was Israeli payback

18. Rouhani says Vienna talks open ‘new chapter’

19. Biden govt. restores aid to Palestinians

20. U.S. commits to withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq

21. All options open on South China Sea’

22. No U.S. decision yet on Afghan pull­out

23. U.K. to set up £43 million fund for migrants from Hong Kong

24. Britain’s Prince Philip passes away at 99

25. China, Pakistan to back each other’s ‘core interests’ at UN

26. Bhutan, China to schedule boundary discussions soon

27. Iran unveils advanced nuclear centrifuges

28. At least 80 killed in Myanmar as UN envoy calls for ‘action’

29. UAE names 2 astronauts, including woman

30. ‘Suspicious’ blackout hits Iran nuclear site

31. ‘Mars chopper flight delayed for tech check’

32. China considers mixing vaccine to boost efficacy

33. UK vaccine panel issues caution on oxford shots

34. Iran blames Israel for nuclear plant outage, pledges revenge

35. Suu Kyi hit with criminal charge

36. ‘REGEN­COV prevents symptomatic infection’

37. Pakistan human rights icon I.A. Rehman dead

38. Save the deal


Analysis : Fund support from govt. is vital for continual treatment of those with rare diseases

(i). The story so far

(ii). What are Rare diseases

Analysis : U.S. and China need each other

(i). Background

(ii). Confrontation and competition between the U.S. and China

(iii). China’s rise

Analysis : Building an equitable post-COVID India

(i). Background

(ii). The condition in India

(iii). What can be done

Commentary : A way forward for trans persons

(i). Background

(ii). Where the journey stands

Analysis : Explaining Pakistan’s flip flop on trade with India

(i). Background

(ii). Practical and economic considerations

(iii). The way forward

Story : HAMZAH BIN HUSSEIN The rebel prince

Analysis : Why the Personal Data Protection Bill matters

(i). Background

(ii). No effective protection

(iii). The upcoming regime

(iv). The way forward

Commentary : Abortion is a woman’s right to decide

(i). Background

(ii). Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act 2021

(iii). What else stands

(iv). Conclusion and way forward

Story : On Climate Change

(i). Background

(ii). Are the current pledges adequate

(iii). India and her carbon debt

Analysis : Lok Adalats

(i). Background

(ii). The structure

(iii). Have they lived up to the mandate

Analysis : India's refugee problem

(i). Background

(ii). Refugees versus immigrants

(iii). Legal-Moral complexities

(iv). The way forward

Commentary : US and freedom of navigation

(i). Background

(ii). Strategic interpretations

(iii). The way forward


Daily snippets

1. SC judgement may cost PSU banks around 2000 crores

2. Airtel to sell spectrum to Jio

3. IMF warns on India's growth outlook of 12.5%

4. SEBI bats for more transparency post COVID

5. Flexible inflation targeting working well

6. RBI keeps policy rates unchanged

7. SEBI fines Ambani brothers 25 crores

8. Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes rich list

9. RBI extends 50000 cr to All India Financial Institutions

10. China fine $2.8 billion on Ma's Alibaba

11. Forex reserves drop again by $2.4 billion

12. Indian industry seeks vaccination for all age groups

13. Flipkart, Adani sign logistics, data unit pact


Daily snippets

1. Former TT international Suhas Kulkarni no more

2. North Korea will not participate in the Olympics

*3. Women's 4*100 team to make World Relays debut in Poland*

4. Snippets

5. FIFA suspends Pakistan and Chad

6. Russian Olympic champions banned

7. Davis Cup finals to be held in three cities


1. Maratha Reservation case https://www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/is-the-maratha-reservation-case-a-constitutional-nightmare-for-the-supreme-court

2. Arrest of Hidme Markam https://thewire.in/rights/hidme-markam-chhattisgarh-arrest-adivasi-rights

3. Justice NV Ramana's story https://www.thequint.com/news/law/first-generation-lawyer-to-next-cji-justice-nv-ramanas-story

4. The Uttarakhand forest fires https://www.thequint.com/news/india/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-uttarakhand-forest-fires

5. Lockdown and released convicts https://www.thequint.com/news/law/post-lockdown-released-prisoners-are-struggling-to-make-ends-meet

6. IISc and Prorigo patent software https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-bytes/iisc-prorigo-build-a-homegrown-patent-management-software/articleshow/81917117.cms?from=mdr

7. Saurabh Kirpal's appointment as HC judge https://thewire.in/law/saurabh-kirpal-high-court-judge-appointment-discrimination

8. The Rohingya story https://www.thequint.com/news/law/the-crime-of-seeking-refuge-in-india-rohingyas

9. Italian Marine case https://www.barandbench.com/news/litigation/case-against-italian-marines-to-be-closed-after-10-crores-from-republic-of-italy-is-transferred-to-supreme-court-account

10. Phone Tapping and Article 21 https://www.legalindia.com/phone-tapping-violates-article-21-unless-permitted-by-procedure-established-by-law-chhattisgarh-hc/

11. Poll promises and burden on public exchequer https://www.legalindia.com/political-parties-should-be-prohibited-from-giving-election-promises-which-are-capable-of-adding-burden-on-the-public-exchequer-madras-hc/

12. Legality of fantasy gaming https://www.livelaw.in/columns/business-of-fantasy-sports-legality-of-fantasy-gaming-172440

13. Constitutionality of Section 69 of the IT Act https://www.livelaw.in/columns/information-technology-act-2000-ks-puttaswamy-fundamental-rights-172407

14. Incomprehensible writing and Law https://thewire.in/law/wherefore-therein-incomprehensible-writing-thy-name-is-law

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