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Current Affairs 12 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. State Energy and Climate Index
  2. Idea that judges appoint judges is wrong: CJI
  3. SC to look into easing adoption methodology
  4. On making Kannada mandatory for UG courses
  5. The languages India speaks
  6. India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

State Energy and Climate Index


Context:

NITI Aayog puts out Energy and Climate Index list.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Background
  2. About State Energy & Climate Index (SECI)
  3. Highlights of SECI

Click Here To Read More: State Energy and Climate Index


Idea that Judges Appoint Judges Is Wrong: CJI


Context:

The impression that “judges appoint judges” in India is wrong. It is the government which “finally appoints the judges in the name of the President of India, the head of our state”, Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana said in conversation with US Supreme Court judge.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What did the CJI say??
  2. What is the Collegium System?
  3. Evolution of the Collegium system
  4. Working of the Collegium System and NJAC
  5. Issues involved in appointment

Click Here To Read More: Idea that Judges Appoint Judges Is Wrong: CJI


SC to Look Into Easing Adoption Methodology


Context:

The Supreme Court decided to examine a plea to simplify the legal process for adoption of children in the country.

  • The petition filed said that there were only 4,000 child adoptions annually though there were 3 crore orphan children in the country.
  •  Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System ought to appoint trained “adoption preparers” who could help the prospective parents to complete the cumbersome paperwork required for adoption.

Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Central Adoption Resource Authority
  2. Eligibility criteria for prospective adoptive parents:
  3. Adoption Process

Click Here To Read More: SC to Look Into Easing Adoption Methodology


On Making Kannada Mandatory For UG Courses


Context:

Recently, the High Court of Karnataka stayed the implementation of two orders issued by the State Government making Kannada a compulsory language for undergraduate courses such as BA, BSc, BCom, etc., from the academic year 2021-22. With the interim order of the High Court, students admitted for the academic year 2021-22 are not required to compulsorily study Kannada for the time being.

Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the article:

  1. What were the Government Orders?
  2. What were the litigations that followed?
  3. Central government’s response
  4. What had the court ruled earlier?

Click Here To Read More: Kannada Mandatory For UG Courses


The languages India Speaks


Context:

Recently, Home Minister suggested that states should communicate with each other in Hindi rather than English, while stressing that Hindi should not be an alternative to local languages.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. How widely is Hindi spoken in India?
  2. Has it always been this widespread?
  3. And how widely is English spoken?

Click Here To Know More: The languages India Speaks


India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue


Context:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden met virtually, as External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh were in Washington for the fourth ‘2+2’ foreign and defence ministry dialogues with their U.S. counterparts.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Highlights of the Meeting
  2. ‘2+2’ Dialogue

Click Here To Read More: India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

-Source: The Hindu, PIB


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