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Current Affairs 06 September 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Ban on conversion therapy for the LGBTQIA+ community
  2. Preventive detentions
  3. Sedition Law
  4. Mohenjo-daro
  5. Ladakh to have India’s first ‘Dark Sky Reserve’
  6. Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (IAD) technology

 Ban On Conversion Therapy For the LGBTQIA+ Community


Context:

The National Medical Commission (NMC), the apex regulatory body of medical professionals in India, has written to all State Medical Councils, banning conversion therapy and calling it a “professional misconduct”.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is conversion therapy?
  2. Role of the Madras High Court in the ban
  3. Way forward

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Preventive Detentions


Context:

Preventive detentions in 2021 saw a rise by over 23.7% compared with the year before, with over 1.1 lakh people being placed under preventive detention, according to statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

Relevance:

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

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Preventive Detention in India
  2. Criticisms of Preventive detention
  3. The argument in favour of Preventive detention
  4. Recent SC Judgement on Preventive Detention

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Sedition Law In India


Context:

As per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports, Assam recorded the most number of Sedition cases in the country in the last eight years.

Relevance:

GS III: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are the Findings of the NCRB?
  2. What is Sedition?
  3. About Sedition law
  4. Criticism of Sedition

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About Mohenjo-Daro


Context:

Pakistan’s Department of Archaeology has said that Mohenjo-daro might be removed from the world heritage list, if urgent attention towards its conservation and restoration is not given.

Relevance:

GS I: History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Mohenjo-daro
  2. Other Indus Valley sites
  3. What next for the site?
  4. Losing world heritage tag

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Ladakh To Have India’s First ‘Dark Sky Reserve’


Context:

Recently, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Science and Technology, announced that by the end of 2022, India will establish the country’s first Dark Sky Reserve in the cold desert regions of Ladakh.

  • This facility will also promote astronomy-tourism

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a Dark Sky Reserve?
  2. How does a site become a ‘Dark Sky Reserve’?
  3. Who is developing India’s first Dark Sky Reserve?
  4. Why was Ladakh chosen for the project?

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Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (IAD) Technology


Context:

Recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully tested the Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (IAD) technology that could aid cost-effective recovery of spent rocket stages and safely land payloads on other planets.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is IAD?
  2. Significance

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