Weekly Page : March 29th-April 4th, 2021

The week that went by!

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LAW, POLICY & GOVERNANCE



Daily snippets

1. SC to study if POCSO Act can be used against minors

2. Plea in SC to save academic freedom

3. Plea in SC against uniform civil law on divorce and alimony

4. Explain how contraband reaches prisoners: SC

5. SC warns against mechanically granting bail in heinous offences

6. Maternal deaths rose during pandemic: study

7. Disquiet over policy for rare diseases

8. Panel submits report to SC on ISRO espionage case

9. PFI men got funds to stoke riots in Hathras: chargesheet


NATIONAL NEWS/ INTERVENTIONS



Daily snippets

1. Centre mulls unique ID for all plots of land by March 2022

2. NRC-excluded to get rejection slips

3. India attends Myanmar parade

4. U.S. report flags curbs on Indian media

5. Jaishankar says India backs Afghan-Taliban dialogue

6. Pakistan freezes plan to allow imports from India

7. Dadasaheb Phalke for Rajinikanth

8. BIMSTEC meet skirts Myanmar violence

9. First farm based solar power plant comes up in Rajasthan

10. ‘India stands for revival of democracy in Myanmar’

11. Freeze on Co-WIN registration for healthcare and frontline workers

12. India extends condolences to Taiwan

13. No trade with India now: Imran

14. Co-WIN platform upgraded for 1 crore daily jabs

15. Odisha suffered losses worth 31,945 crores in eight cyclones

16. A look into election priorities

17. Manipur retracts letter on refugees

18. Military Farms shut after 132 years

19. Arvind Kejriwal to represent Delhi at World cities cultural forum

20. Best documentary film at the 67th National Film Awards 2019

21. On Millets

22. Centre praises Rajasthan's achievements in ration card scheme


INTERNATIONAL NEWS/EVENTS/ PERSONALITIES



Daily snippets

1. Global outrage after Myanmar bloodbath claims over 100 lives

2. Philippines deploys aircraft as China ships spark tensions

3. UN in dialogue with China for ‘unrestricted’ Xinjiang visit

4. China cuts Hong Kong’s elected seats

5. Hefazat-­e-­Islam, the group behind Bangladesh protests

6. Global leaders push for new pandemic treaty

7. Joe Biden set to announce $2 trillion infrastructure plan

8. Brazil military chiefs quit after Bolsonaro fires Defence Minister

9. Italy expels Russians after Navy officer ‘caught’ selling secret files

10. Saudi Arabia to unveil $3.2 tn investment drive

11. Coup bid in Niger ahead of presidential inauguration

12. Biden allows H1­B visa ban to expire

13. China pushes to expand virus origin search beyond its border

14. Jailed Barghouti backs challenge to Abbas

15. U.S., Iran agree to indirect nuclear talks

16. Biden vows support to Kiev after Russian buildup

17. Biden lifts Trump’s sanctions on international court officials


OPINION & ANALYSIS



Story : The Period Stigma

(i). Background

(ii). Where are we standing


Story : Contribution of Women dairy farmers

(i). Background

(ii). Winning the odds


Commentary : In Geneva face­off, outrage versus hope

(i). Background

(ii). The government portrayal

(iii). The story

(iv). How Sri Lanka stands


Profile : CARRIE LAM: In the line of fire

(i). Background

(ii). The conflicts and the legacy


Story : The HIB visa rule

(i). The story so far

(ii). What was the context for the Trump administration issuing rules tightening immigration policy?

(iii). Was it economics or politics that prompted the ban?

(iv). What was the economic fallout of the visa ban?

(v). What will be the impact of the ban’s expiry on Indian corporations?


Analysis : On what inflation targeting means in India

(i). Background

(ii). Why is it important

(iii). RBI's position


Story : China's push on digital currencies

(i). Background

(ii). How does the currency work

(iii). What are countries pushing the use of digital currency


ECONOMICS & FINANCE



Daily snippets

1. Finance Minister on working with India on infra

2. Passenger vehicle segment expected to post 25% growth in FY-22

3. India's inflation levels

4. Government retains 4% inflation target for RBI's rate panel

5. World Bank predicts India's GDP growth between 7.5%-12.5% in FY22

6. Centre infuses capital of 14500 crore in four PSU's

7. Government better revenue estimates for disinvestment

8. Rate cut on small savings instruments

9. Central Government on raising borrowings

10. States get 45,000 crores as additional devolution

11. Cotton exports may touch 70 lakh bales : Cotton Corporation of India

12. India plans to diversify her oil sourcing


SPORTS



Daily snippets

1. Shooting World Cup

2. Merit-based selection for the Olympics

3. Bindra launches physiotherapy app

4. Profile


SUGGESTED READINGS



1. In search of the first women CJI https://www.barandbench.com/columns/in-search-of-the-first-woman-chief-justice-of-india

2. Madhya Pradesh Freedom of religion Act https://www.livelaw.in/news-updates/madhya-pradesh-freedom-of-religion-act-2020-madhya-pradesh-government-notification-171971

3. Recognition of indirect discrimination by the Supreme Court https://www.livelaw.in/columns/lt-col-nitisha-vs-union-of-india-supreme-court-indirect-discrimination-171943

4. Decentralising the Judiciary https://www.barandbench.com/columns/divide-and-unite-decentralizing-the-judiciary

5. Article 21 in prison https://www.livelaw.in/columns/article-21-prison-bail-under-trial-prisoners-172019

6. Grievance Redressal under the new IT rules https://thewire.in/government/it-rules-digital-media-grievance-redressal

7. Supreme Court and the question on reservation https://thewire.in/caste/the-supreme-courts-question-about-reservations-is-the-wrong-one-to-ask

8. Phishing – The modern techdemic https://www.livelaw.in/columns/phishing-cyber-crime-techdemic-information-and-technology-act-2000-172093

9. Selective activism and public faith in regulators https://www.livelaw.in/columns/competition-commission-of-india-whatsapp-privacy-policy-competition-act-172089


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

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