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Current Affairs 07 January 2023

CONTENTS

  1. Legalising same-sex marriage
  2. Supreme Court Expands Article 19 Ambit
  3. Black Carbon Aerosols
  4. Affordable Rental Housing Scheme

Legalising Same-Sex Marriage


Context:

Recently, The Supreme Court transferred to itself petitions pending in various High Courts seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What do the petitions say?
  2. What is the government’s stand?
  3. What about other countries?
  4. About Special Marriage Act, 1954

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Supreme Court Expands Article 19 Ambit


Context:

Recently, the Supreme Court has ruled that a fundamental right under Article 19/21 can be enforced even against persons other than the State or its instrumentalities.

  • The court took this view while ruling that the right of free speech and expression guaranteed under the Article 19(1)(a) cannot be curbed by any additional grounds other than those already laid down in Article 19(2).

Relevance

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What exactly is the constitutional position on free speech?
  2. What is the Reference for this SC’s Ruling?

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Black Carbon Aerosols


Context:

According to a study, black carbon aerosols have had an indirect impact on the mass increase of Tibetan Plateau glaciers by altering the long-range transport of water vapor from the South Asian monsoon region.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Black Carbon (BC) aerosols
  2. Impact on glaciers melting

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Affordable Rental Housing Scheme


Context:

A Parliamentary panel has asked the government to clarify how many of the 66 proposals received under the Affordable Rental Housing Scheme launched for the urban poor, especially migrant workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic have been approved by their respective local urban bodies.

Relevance:

GS II: Government Policies and Intervention

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Overview of Affordable Rental Housing Scheme (ARHC)
  2. Beneficiaries of the ARHC Scheme
  3. Benefits of ARHCs
  4. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY- U: Housing for All – Urban)

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