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Current Affairs 10 October 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Election Commission of India
  2. Online gaming
  3. Direct Tax collections
  4. India-made cough syrups and deaths in Gambia
  5. Nobel Peace Prize 2022

Election Commission of India


Context:

In an interim order passed, the Election Commission of India (ECI) froze the well known ‘bow and arrow’ election symbol of the Shiv Sena until the competing claims for recognition by the two rival factions is decided.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. How does the ECI decide who gets the symbol?
  3. What happened in such cases before 1968?
  4. About Election Commission of India

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Online Gaming


Context:

An inter-ministerial task force, set up by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to propose contours of a national-level legislation to regulate online gaming, has proposed the creation of a central regulatory body for the sector, clearly defining what games of skill and chance are, and bringing online gaming under the purview of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, among other things.

Relevance:

GS II: Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Why a central-level law?
  2. How big is the online gaming market in India?
  3. Why are States resorting to banning online gaming?
  4. Recommendations of the task force

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Direct Tax Collections


Context:

Recently Union Finance Ministry said, India’s net direct tax collections in the financial year 2022-23 have risen to ₹7.45 lakh crore, more than half of the Budget targets. It is an increase of 16.3% over the tax inflows during the corresponding period a year ago.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. About Direct Tax in India
  3. About Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)

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India-Made Cough Syrups and Deaths in Gambia


Context:

Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued an alert about four Indian-manufactured cough syrups that it said could potentially be linked to acute kidney injury in children and 66 deaths in the small West African nation of The Gambia.

Relevance:

GS II: Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What happened in Gambia?
  2. Why are the syrups not sold in India?
  3. What are the Related Regulations in India?

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Nobel Peace Prize 2022


Context:

Recently, the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial, and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties.

Relevance:

Facts for Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Nobel Peace Prize
  2. Who are the Winners?

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