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Current Affairs 01 September 2022

CONTENTS

  1. SEED  (Scheme for Economic Empowerment of Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes)
  2. Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954
  3. Community forest rights
  4. Crime in India Report
  5. PARAKH
  6. Zombie ice

 SEED  (Scheme for Economic Empowerment of Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes)


Context:

Recent statistics from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment indicate that only 402 online applications for SEED benefits have been received (Scheme for Economic Empowerment of Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes).

  • According to the most recent figures on file with the government, these groups include more than 10 crore Indians from 1,400 communities.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Intervention

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About SEED
  2. Who are de-notified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes?
  3. What is the history of deprivation faced by these communities?
  4. Policy measures for DNTs

Click Here To Read More: SEED  (Scheme for Economic Empowerment of Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes)


Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954


Context:

Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed a writ petition challenging provisions of the Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954 requiring couples to give a notice declaring their intent to marry 30 days before their marriage.

  • The case was denied by the SC on the grounds that the petitioner was no longer a harmed party because she had previously celebrated her marriage in accordance with the SMA.

Relevance:

GS-II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions:

  1. What is the petition asking for?
  2. About Special Marriage Act, 1954
  3. Applicability of the Act
  4. The Section of SMA which is being contested

Click Here To Read More: Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954


Community Forest Rights


Context:

Residents of the four villages in Chhattisgarh’s Mungeli district have received Community Forest Resource Rights (CFRR).

  • Achanakmar became the second tiger reserve in Chhattisgarh to get CFRR, following Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve in Dhamtari district.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a community forest resource?
  2. What are Community Forest Resource rights?
  3. Why is the recognition of CFR rights important?
  4. Forest Rights Act, 2006

Click Here To Read More: Community Forest Rights


Crime in India Report


Context:

A new edition of ‘Crime in India’, the annual report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), was released on August 29, for crime-related statistics in 2021.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Crime in India: Key highlights
  2. Who publishes the NCRB report?
  3. How does the NCRB collect information for its report?
  4. Issues with NCRB data

Click Here to read more: Crime in India Report


PARAKH


Context:

The Centre is planning to draw up a benchmark framework ‘PARAKH’ to assess students at the secondary and higher secondary level to bring about “uniformity” across state and central boards.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is PARAKH?
  2. Significance of PARAKH

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Zombie Ice


Context:

The melting of the Greenland ice sheet will unavoidably raise the global sea levels by at least 10.6 inches or 27 centimetres, no matter what climate action the world decides to take right now. This is because of ‘zombie ice’, which is certain to melt away from the ice cap and blend into the ocean.

Relevance:

GS I: Geography

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is ‘zombie ice’?
  2. What happens next?
  3. What does a 10-inch rise in sea-level mean?

Click Here To Read More: Zombie Ice



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