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Current Affairs 01 June 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Questioning the safety of Aadhaar
  2. Astra Mk-1 air-to-air missile
  3. Liquid nano urea
  4. Sedition Law

Questioning the safety of Aadhaar


Context:

Two days after issuing an advisory asking people to refrain from sharing photocopies of their Aadhaar Card, the Unique Identification Development Authority of India (UIDAI) opted to withdraw the notification.

  • It stated that the action was to avert any possibility of ‘misinterpretation’ of the (withdrawn) press release, asking people to exercise “normal prudence” in using/sharing their Aadhaar numbers. 

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What did the UIDAI advisory say?
  2. Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies Benefits and Services) Act, 2016
  3. Is identity theft via Aadhaar possible?
  4. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
  5. Structural problems that the UIDAI faces

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Astra Mk-1 air-to-air missile


Context:

The Ministry of Defence said that it has signed a contract with the Hyderabad-based public-sector Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) for supply of the Astra Mark-1, at a cost of Rs 2,971 crore, for deployment on fighter jets of the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.

  • The Astra Mk-1 is a beyond visual range (BVR), air-to-air missile (AAM).

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Astra and its variants
  2. Strategic significance

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Liquid Nano Urea


Context:

During his visit to Gujarat, Prime Minister officially inaugurated the country’s first liquid nano urea plant at Kalol.

Relevance:

GS II- Agriculture and Related issues

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is liquid nano urea?
  2. Benefits of liquid nano urea:
  3. How does it work?

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Sedition Law


Context:

By order dated May 11, 2022, a Bench presided over by the Chief Justice of India, has directed that the petitions challenging the Section 124A be listed for final determination in the third week of July 2022; and that in the meantime suspend the use of Section 124A IPC.

Relevance:

GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights), GS-II: Governance (Government Policies and Initiatives)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Sedition?
  2. About Sedition law
  3. Criticism of Sedition
  4. The Problem of Sedition being constitutional

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