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Current Affairs 01 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Blasphemy and hate speech
  2. E-Waste Management
  3. Chabahar Port
  4. Razakars

Blasphemy and Hate Speech


Context:

While Mohammad Zubair of Alt News was arrested for tweeting a still picture from a movie that had some religious context attached to it, Nupur Sharma, a member of the BJP, has been absconding with no coercive action taken against her for her inflammatory remarks on a prime-time TV show. 

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is “Hate Speech”?
  2. Laws related to hate speech in India
  3. What is the history of Section 295 (A)?
  4. How has the legislation been interpreted?
  5. Should there be a difference between blasphemy laws and hate speech laws?
  6. How should one deal with incidents of blasphemy?

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E-Waste Management


Context:

A proposed framework by the Centre for regulating e-waste in India has upset a key link of India’s electronic waste collection system and threatens the livelihood of thousands of people.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Draft Notification for Electronic Waste Management
  2. What is the controversy now?
  3. What is Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)?
  4. What is e-waste?
  5. e-Waste recycling in India
  6. Legislation related to e-waste recycling in India

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Chabahar Port


Context:

Recently, during the foreign ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting, India pushes for a greater role for Chabahar Port in increasing the connectivity in the region.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. The Chabahar Port and its benefits for India
  2. What is INSTC?

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Razakars


Context:

Recently, Six members of ‘Razakar Bahini’, a locally recruited paramilitary force that collaborated with the Pakistan army during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, were sentenced to death for ‘crimes against humanity’ by Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Who were the Razakars?
  2. Fate after the Liberation War

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