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Current Affairs 12 December 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Religious conversions
  2. Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act
  3. NASA’s Artemis 1 mission
  4. Three Himalayan Medicinal Plants Enter IUCN Red List
  5. Singapore Declaration of ILO

Religious Conversions


Context:

Recently, a Bench led by Justice M.R. Shah said acts of charity or good work to help a community or the poor should not cloak an intention to religiously convert them as payback.

Relevance:

GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Government Policies and Initiatives, Issues arising out of the design and implementation of Policies), GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights), GS-I: Indian Society

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Freedom of Religion in our Constitution
  2. What is Religious Conversion?
  3. Anti-Conversion laws in Indian States
  4. Why have the laws been criticised?
  5. Important Cases Regarding Marriage and Conversion of Religion

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Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act


Context:

Recently, The Bill to amend the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002, was introduced in the Lok Sabha.

Relevance:

GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are multi-State cooperatives?
  2. Importance of Cooperative Banks
  3. What are the issues with the cooperative sector?
  4. What does the Bill seek to change?

Click Here To Read More: Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act


NASA’s Artemis 1 mission


Context:

NASA’s Orion capsule is scheduled to splash down back to Earth. The Orion’s landing in the Pacific Ocean will mark the end of the inaugural Artemis 1 lunar mission exactly 50 years after Apollo’s final moon landing.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Artemis I Mission:
  2. Aims of Artemis 1
  3. How is Artemis 1 different from NASA’s earlier lunar missions?

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Three Himalayan Medicinal Plants Enter IUCN Red List


Context:

Three medicinal plant species found in the Himalayas have made it to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species following a recent assessment.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Three Himalayan Medicinal Plants
  2. About IUCN

Click Here To Read More: Three Himalayan Medicinal Plants Enter IUCN Red List


Singapore Declaration of ILO


Context:

The 17th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) set ten-point priorities of national action under the Singapore Declaration.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Singapore Declaration
  2. Key points
  3. International Labour Organization (ILO)

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