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Current Affairs 09 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Manipur’s NRC exercise
  2. Recalling ‘Quit India’
  3. PESA Act
  4. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Manipur’s NRC Exercise


Context:

Recently, the 60-member Manipur Assembly resolved to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and establish a State Population Commission (SPC).

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is National Register of Citizens (NRC)?
  2. Why is Manipur pushing for NRC?
  3. Has Manipur had protective mechanisms?
  4. Are Myanmar nationals the only bugbears?
  5. What is the status of the NRC elsewhere in the northeast?

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Recalling ‘Quit India’


Context:

On August 8, 1942 — the people of India launched the decisive final phase of the struggle for independence. It was a mass upsurge against colonial rule on a scale not seen earlier, and it sent out the unmistakable message that the sun was about to set on the British Empire in India.

Relevance:

GS I- Modern History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Build-up to August 1942
  2. Extent of Mass Participation
  3. Brutal suppression of protests

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PESA Act


Context:

Recently, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader declared a six-point “guarantee” for tribals in Gujarat’s Chhota Udepur district, including the “strict implementation” of The Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA Act).

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About PESA Act:
  2. Objectives of the Act
  3. Why are rules under PESA important?

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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research


Context:

Senior electrochemical scientist Nallathamby Kalaiselvi has become the first woman director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About  CSIR
  2. Structure of the Organisation
  3. Objectives

Click Here To Read More: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research


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