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Current Affairs 03 November 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Pahari Ethnic Community added to STs List of J&K
  2. Can convicted legislators be disqualified from Assembly?
  3. One nation, One ITR form
  4. Indian rhinoceros
  5. Glyphosate
  6. Planet killer asteroid: 2022 AP7

 Pahari Ethnic Community Added to STs List of J&K


 

Context:

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has now cleared the way for the inclusion of the ‘Pahari ethnic group’ on the Scheduled Tribes list of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Pahari Community
  2. Who are the Scheduled Tribes?
  3. Constitutional Provisions regarding STs
  4. About National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)

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Can Convicted Legislators Be Disqualified From Assembly?


 

Context:

Two Uttar Pradesh legislators were convicted on criminal charges in recent days, but only one of them has been disqualified and his seat declared vacant by the State’s Legislative Assembly secretariat.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. When does conviction attract disqualification?
  2. Legal protection for legislators against disqualification
  3. Can the disqualification be removed?

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One Nation, One ITR Form


 

Context:

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has proposed a single income tax return (ITR) form for all taxpayers. A draft form has been released, to which all stakeholders can provide inputs up to December 15.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. How many kinds of ITR forms are there now?
  2. What is the change that has been proposed?
  3. Need for One nation, One ITR form
  4. About Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)

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Indian Rhinoceros


 

Context:

The horns of rhinoceroses may have become smaller over time from the impact of hunting, according to a recent study spanning more than five centuries.

Relevance:

Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of Environment and Ecology, Protected Areas, Species in news)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Indian rhinoceros
  2. Status of Rhinoceros in India
  3. Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) 2020 programme
  4. Other efforts to conserve rhinoceros in India

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What is Glyphosate?


Context:

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has restricted the use of glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, citing health hazards for humans and animals.

Relevance:

GS III: Agriculture

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Glyphosate?
  2. Health impacts of glyphosate

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Planet Killer Asteroid: 2022 AP7


 

Context:

A team of astronomers has discovered three massive near-Earth asteroids hiding in the glare of the Sun. Of these, one called 2022 AP7 is believed to be the largest planet killer-sized asteroid to be spotted in nearly a decade, and is “potentially hazardous” to Earth.

Relevance:

GS I: Geography

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is an asteroid?
  2. What about the 2022 AP7 asteroid?
  3. Is there an immediate threat to Earth?

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