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Current Affairs 12 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022
  2. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
  3. New START Treaty
  4. Gold exchange-traded fund
  5. UN appoints new leader of UNMOGIP

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022


Context:

The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022 provides legal sanction to law enforcement agencies for “taking measurements of convicts and other persons for the purposes of identification and investigation of criminal matters”.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the use of identification details in criminal trials?
  2. Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920:
  3. Main highlights and differences in both the legislations
  4. What are some of the concerns with the present legislation?

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation


Context:

New Delhi held its first political dialogue with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in Brusselson December 12, 2019.

  • The idea was to ensure the dialogue was primarily political in character, and to avoid making any commitment on military or other bilateral cooperation.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is NATO?
  2. What is important about NATO’s collective defence?
  3. What is the significance of India’s talks with NATO?

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New START Treaty


Context:

Recently, Russia suspended United Stated of America’s on-site inspections under New START Treaty with Washington due to Western sanctions and coronavirus infections.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About New START Treaty
  2. When did the process of nuclear disarmament begin?
  3. Why Russia Suspended the Inspection?
  4. What are the various Treaties signed Between USA & Russia?

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Gold Exchange-Traded Fund


Context:

In July 2022, Gold Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) witnessed a net outflow of Rs 457 crore as investors parked their money in other asset classes as part of their portfolio rebalancing strategy.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About gold exchange-traded fund
  2. Benefits of a gold ETF

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UN Appoints New Leader of UNMOGIP


Context:

The United Nations (UN) has appointed Rear Admiral Guillermo Pablo Rios of Argentina as the Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is UNMOGIP?
  2. Functions of UNMOGIP
  3. Conflicts between India and UNMOGIP

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