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Current Affairs 06 October 2022

CONTENTS

  1. SC quota for Dalit Muslims and Christians
  2. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
  3. Parliament Committees
  4. What is OPEC+?
  5. Mediation Bill 2021
  6. Cis-gender

SC Quota for Dalit Muslims and Christians


Context:

The Supreme Court of India has sought the most recent position of the Union government on a batch of petitions challenging the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order of 1950, which allows only members of Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist religions to be recognised as SCs.

Relevance:

GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Who all are included in the Constitution Order of 1950?
  2. Why don’t Dalits who convert to Christianity and Islam get quota benefits?
  3. Does this religion-based bar apply to converted STs and OBCs as well?
  4. What efforts have been made to include Muslims and Christians of Dalit origin among SCs?

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Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code


Context:

Speaking at the sixth anniversary of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)  Union Finance Minister said that the country could not afford to lose the “sheen” of its insolvency law, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the IBC?
  2. Objectives of IBC
  3. What are the challenges for the IBC?
  4. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)
  5. Process of resolution of Insolvency

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Parliament Committees


Context:

A revamp of the Standing Committees of Parliament could potentially worsen the relations between the government and opposition parties.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Committees of Parliament, and what do they do?
  2. What are the various Committees of Parliament?
  3. How do discussions/ debates in the Parliamentary Committees differ from those in Parliament?
  4. How important are the recommendations of the Committees?

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What is OPEC+?


Context:

The grouping of the world’s largest oil-producing countries, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, together known as OPEC+, decided to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day.

  • This is the largest cut since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Brent crude, the international benchmark, was up 28 cents or 0.3%, at $92.08 a barrel after the cut was announced, reported Reuters.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. India’s crude oil imports from OPEC
  2. About Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  3. What is OPEC+?
  4. Why are they slashing production?

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Mediation Bill 2021


Context:

The Mediation Bill, 2021 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on December20, 2021,with the Parliamentary Standing Committee being tasked with a review of the Bill. The committee’s report to the Rajya Sabha was submitted on July 13, 2022. In its report, the Committee recommends substantial changes to the Mediation Bill, aimed at institutionalising mediation and establishing the Mediation Council of India.

Relevance:

GS-II: Governance (Government Policies and Initiatives, Issues arising out of the design and implementation of Policies)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?
  2. Types of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  3. Highlights of the Draft Mediation Bill 2021
  4. Issues with the bill

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Cis-Gender


Context:

In a significant judgment, the Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional to distinguish between married and unmarried women while allowing abortion when the foetus is between 20-24 weeks. Going a step further, the court said the term ‘woman’ in the judgment included persons other than cisgender women.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is cisgender?
  2. Cisgender: Origins of the term
  3. Criticism of the word

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