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Current Affairs 09 April 2022


  1. Manual scavenging
  2. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA)
  3. Standing Deposit Facility (SDF)
  4. Fortified rice
  5. Guru Nabha Dass

Manual Scavenging


Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment informed that a total of 971 people lost their lives while cleaning sewers or septic tanks since 1993.


GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to Poverty, Minorities, Welfare Schemes, Government Policies and Interventions)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Manual Scavenging in India
  2. Prevalence of Manual Scavenging in India
  3. Existing provisions regarding Manual Labour
  4. National Action Plan for elimination of Manual Scavenging

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA)


The Supreme Court upheld amendments introducing restrictions in the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) while holding that no one has a fundamental or absolute right to receive foreign contributions.


GS-II: Polity and Governance (Government Policies & Interventions, Non-Governmental Organisations -NGOs), GS-III: Indian Economy (External Sector, Mobilization of Resources)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010
  2. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020
  3. Issues Related to FCRA

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Standing Deposit Facility (SDF)


While retaining the reverse repo rate at 3.35 per cent, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)  introduced the Standing Deposit Facility (SDF), an additional tool for absorbing liquidity, at an interest rate of 3.75 per cent.


GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Key takeaways from the MPC meeting
  2. About Standing Deposit Facility (SDF)
  3. How it will operate
  4. About Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)

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Fortified Rice


The Union Cabinet approved a scheme to distribute fortified rice under government programmes. Food Corporation of India and state agencies have already procured 88.65 LMT (lakh tonnes) of fortified rice for supply and distribution.


GS III- Indian Economy, Public distribution system

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is rice fortification?
  2. Need of rice fortification
  3. What are the standards for fortification?

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Guru Nabha Dass


Punjab government announced gazetted holiday on the birth anniversary of Guru Nabha Dass, a 16th century saint, taking it out from list of restricted holidays.


GS I- History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Who was Guru Nabha Dass?
  2. What is his connection with Punjab?

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-Source: Indian Express

December 2023