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Current Affairs 10 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Guardianship and adoption of minors
  2. SSLV-D1/EOS-2 mission
  3. Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022
  4. AGM-88 HARM

Guardianship and Adoption of Minors


Context:

A Parliamentary panel has recommended conferring equal rights on mothers as guardians under the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act (HMGA), 1956 instead of treating them as subordinates to their husband, and has called for joint custody of children during marital disputes. It has also proposed allowing the LGBTQI community to adopt children.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Recommendations of the Parliamentary panel on guardianship and child custody
  2. What does the law say on guardianship?
  3. Can queer and transgender people adopt children in India?

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SSLV-D1/EOS-2 Mission


Context:

The SSLV D1/EOS-2 mission was carrying two satellites — the Earth Observation Satellite-2 (EOS-2 and AzadiSAT. However, the mission failed to place the satellites in their required orbits, and the satellites, as they were already detached from the launch vehicle, were lost.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What was the purpose of the SSLV-D1/EOS-2 mission?
  2. Which part of the mission succeeded and where did it fail?
  3. Difference between circular and elliptical orbits
  4. What are the launch vehicles used by ISRO?

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Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022


Context:

Recently, the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022 was introduced in Parliament amid protests and later sent to the standing committee for further deliberation.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What does the amendment Bill propose?
  2. What are the Protestor’s Arguments Against the Bill?

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AGM-88 HARM


Context:

United States  confirmed  that Washington has supplied some “anti-radiation missiles” to Ukraine, which could be fired from some Ukrainian Air Force aircraft. The statement has put meat on Russian allegations that an American anti-radar missile, AGM-88 HARM, which is part of NATO’s inventory, has been used in the theatre of conflict.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the AGM-88 HARM missile?
  2. Do the Ukrainians have a platform to use these missiles?

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