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Current Affairs 14 July 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Global Gender Gap Index, 2022
  2. Centre’s Push for Labour Codes
  3. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA)
  4. I2U2 Initiative
  5. Cervavac

Global Gender Gap Index, 2022


Context:

India ranks 135 among a total of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index, 2022, released by the World Economic Forum. The country is the worst performer in the world in the “health and survival” sub-index in which it is ranked 146.

Relevance:

GS-II: Social Justice (Women Empowerment, Governance and Government Policies, Issues Arising Out of Design & Implementation of Policies), GS-II: International Relations (Important International Institutions and their Reports) GS-I: Indian Society (Issues related to Women, Gender Inequality)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the Global Gender Gap Report
  2. About World Economic Forum (WEF)
  3. Highlights of the Global Gender Gap report 2021

Click Here To Read More: Global Gender Gap Index, 2022


Centre’s Push for Labour Codes


Context:

With the rollout of the labour codes getting delayed due to the pandemic, renewed deliberations are underway at the highest levels of government on a fresh implementation schedule, amid divergent views on whether to push through all four codes simultaneously or opt for the more practical option of staggering them.

Relevance:

GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design and implementation of Government Policies), GS-III: Indian Economy (Human Resource)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Labour Codes
  2. Code on Wages Act, 2019
  3. Industrial Relations Code Bill 2020
  4. Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code Bill, 2020
  5. Code on Social Security Bill, 2020
  6. Concerns regarding the implementation of the codes (labour law reforms)

Click Here To Read More: Centre’s Push for Labour Codes


Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA)


Context:

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has removed some crucial data from the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) website.

  • The information removed includes the annual returns of NGOs and a list of NGOs whose licences have been cancelled.

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. What is the FCRA?
  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

Click Here To Read More: Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA)


I2U2 Initiative


Context:

The U.S. believes that ‘I2U2’, a group comprising India, Israel, the U.S., and the UAE, can become “a feature” of the West Asian region, just like the Quad is for the Indo-Pacific.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About I2U2 Initiative
  2. What is the aim of I2U2 grouping?
  3. Significance

Click Here To Read More: I2U2 Initiative


Cervavac


Context:

The Serum Institute of India (SII)’s vaccine Cervavac recently received the Drugs Controller General of India’s (DGCI) approval for market authorisation.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Cervavac
  2. About Cervical cancer

Click Here To Read More: Cervavac


 


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