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Current Affairs 12 September 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Adoption Procedure in India
  2. Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme
  3. Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
  4. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
  5. Why forecasting Cloudbursts is a challenge?

Adoption Procedure in India


Context:

Recently, District Magistrates (DM) have been empowered to give adoption orders instead of courts.

Relevance:

GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
  2. What do the amended rules say?
  3. Concern over the revised rules
  4. Adoption procedure in India
  5. What are the challenges?

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Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme


Context:

The Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme has rolled out in Rajasthan with the objective of providing economic support to the poor and needy families living in the cities through work to be provided on demand for 100 days in a year.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Who are eligible to get jobs?
  2. What are the categories of tasks?
  3. Are similar schemes operative in other States?

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Indo-Pacific Economic Framework


Context:

Recently speaking at a press conference after the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) Ministerial meeting in Los Angeles in the US, Minister of Commerce & Industry said , India has agreed to three pillars relating to supply chains: tax, anti-corruption and clean energy, but the fourth pillar on data and privacy is yet to be completely agreed upon.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About IPEF
  2. Reasons for creation of IPEF
  3. What are some of the concerns?

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Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)


Context:

Recently, Juul Inc, a dominant player in the e-cigarette or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) market, agreed to pay $438.5 million to settle claims by 34 US states and territories which said its marketing led to an increase in teenage vaping.
Relevance:

GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)?
  2. What is the legal status of the e-cigarette market in India?

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Why Forecasting Cloudbursts is a challenge?


Context:

Cloudbursts — violent and voluminous amounts of rain pouring down in a short duration over a small area — have been reported since the mid-19th century.

  • Yet, the characteristics of these events remain elusive, and our efforts in monitoring and forecasting them is at an embryonic stage.

Relevance:

GS-I: Geography (Physical Geography, Climatology, Important Geophysical phenomena), GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Climate Change and its effects), GS-III: Disaster Management

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a Cloudburst?
  2. Why do cloudbursts happen only in the mountains and hilly areas?
  3. Why does cloudburst cause so many deaths?

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