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Current Affairs 12 May 2022

CONTENTS

  1. SC puts ‘Colonial’ Sedition Law on Hold
  2. Delhi HC gives split verdict on Marital Rape
  3. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA)
  4. Tomato flu
  5. Pantanal Wetlands

SC Puts ‘Colonial’ Sedition Law on Hold


Context:

The Supreme Court suspended pending criminal trials and court proceedings under Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code, while allowing the Union of India to reconsider the British-era law.

Relevance:

GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights), GS-II: Governance (Government Policies and Initiatives)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What did the SC say?
  2. What is Sedition?
  3. About Sedition law
  4. 399 sedition cases since 2014, pendency high
  5. Views of Judiciary in the past
  6. Criticism of Sedition
  7. The Problem of Sedition being constitutional

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Delhi HC Gives Split Verdict on Marital Rape


Context:

A two-judge Bench of the Delhi High Court delivered a split verdict in a batch of petitions challenging the exception provided to marital rape in the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Relevance:

GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related to Women, Government Policies and Initiatives), GS-II: Polity and Governance (Important Judgements and Committees)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Marital Rape
  2. What is the marital rape exemption?
  3. What is the broad takeaway from the verdict?
  4. What happens when a split verdict is delivered?
  5. Criticism of India’s Legal regime on Marital Rape
  6. On courts differing in views on marital rape

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA)


Context:

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested four current and two former officials of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) division of the Union Home Ministry, along with eight others, for allegedly facilitating illegal clearances to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the Act, in lieu of bribes.

Relevance:

GS-II: Polity and Governance (Government Policies & Interventions, Non-Governmental Organisations -NGOs), GS-III: Indian Economy (External Sector, Mobilization of Resources)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010
  2. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020
  3. Issues Related to FCRA
  4. Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in India
  5. Why have NGOs been controversial recently?
  6. MHA guidelines regarding FCRA and NGOs

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Tomato Flu


Context:

Tamil Nadu has ramped up surveillance at its borders in the wake of “tomato flu” cases being detected in Kerala.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is tomato flu?
  2. How can tomato flu be treated? How to take care of it?

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Pantanal Wetlands


Context:

The world’s largest wetland, the Pantanal in South America, is at the risk of collapse due to legal land-use decisions and proposals.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Pantanal
  2. Significance of Pantanal

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