1. UAPA Bill gets Rajya Sabha approval : (GS-3)
UPSC Mains Syllabus : Internal security challenges; Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security
UPSC Mains Syllabus: The Constitution; Right to Privacy
A bench of Supreme Court held that giving voice sample to an investigating agency was not a violation of the fundamental right against self-incrimination. Article 20 (3) of the Constitution mandated that “no person accused of any offence shall be compelled to be a witness against himself”.
3. Seventh Economic Census launched in U.T.: (GS-3)
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning
The Economic Census Division, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation carried out economic censusevery five years. The survey is being conducted to find out the economic activity in a specific area.
4. Valley of flaws: :(GS-3))
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security
5. Explaining the Asian rate cuts wave: (GS-3)
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Indian Economy; monetary policy.
World Economic Outlook by International Monetary Fund (IMF) (UPSC Prelims-2020)
When interest rates in the base country decline, while emerging economies may experience massive surges in capital inflows if they stand pat on interest rates, they can maintain monetary policy autonomy via a combination of sterilised foreign exchange intervention (leading to sustained reserve accumulation) as well as tightening of capital controls and/or use of macro prudential policies (MaPs).
6. At a crossroads: (GS-3)
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
7. The taproot of conservation justice:: (GS-3)
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
The Forest Rights Act (FRA) is a piece of social legislation which aims to address the historical injustice that our forest dwelling communities have had to face for nearly 150 years by providing them with security of tenure over land for cultivation and habitation through individual rights. It also provides access to a variety of resources through more than a dozen types of community forest rights.
The FRA also empowers forest dwelling communities to protect, regenerate, conserve and manage any community forest resource which they have been traditionally protecting and conserving for sustainable use.
It has the provision for creating critical wildlife habitats within protected areas which currently is the strongest conservation provision among existing laws of the country.
8. The registry test of citizenship :: (GS-2)
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Security challenges and their management in border areas
9. Cong. chief out of Jallianwala Bagh Trust: (CSAT-1)
Modern Indian History; Jallianwala Bagh
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.; World Trade Organisation
11. U.S. formally withdraws from INF arms treaty :: (GS-2)
UPSC Mains Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty, formally Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles;
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