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Current Affairs 14 November 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Sealed cover jurisprudence
  2. New regulations for awarding PhDs 
  3. Monkeypox
  4. CP Ramaswamy Iyer
  5. GM mustard
  6. CRISPR technology

Sealed Cover Jurisprudence


Context:

A Bench led by Chief Justice of India last month criticised the practice of “sealed cover” jurisprudence as setting a “dangerous precedent”, which makes “the process of adjudication vague and opaque”.

Relevance:

GS II- Executive & Judiciary

Dimensions of the article::

  1. What is sealed cover jurisprudence? 
  2. When has it been done in the past? 
  3. Criticism

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New Regulations for Awarding PhDs 


Context:

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made sweeping changes in its latest regulations governing the award of PhDs.
Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are the key changes?
  2. How will research scholars be evaluated under the new regulations?
  3. Concerns

Click Here To Read More: New Regulations for Awarding PhDs 


Monkeypox


Context:

There is now more evidence for pre-symptomatic transmission of monkeypox virus. A study published recently, which involves a larger cohort, found that pre-symptomatic transmission had taken place as long as four days before symptoms manifested. The researchers have estimated that 53% of monkeypox virus transmission have occurred during the pre-symptomatic phase. 

Relevance:

GS II-Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Monkeypox virus
  2. Zoonotic disease
  3. Symptoms and treatment

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CP Ramaswamy Iyer


Context:

Amid the ongoing tussle between the LDF government in Kerala and Governor, senior BJP leader and state education minister traded allegations over erstwhile Travancore Diwan Sir CP Ramaswamy Iyer.

Relevance:

GS I: History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Sir CP Ramaswamy Iyer
  2. Independent Travancore mission

Click Here To Read More: CP Ramaswamy Iyer


Genetic Modification (GM) of Mustard


Context:

As soon as the government took the decision to release India’s first genetically-modified (GM) food crop Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 (DMH-11) for “environment release”, some activists approached the Supreme Court to ban it for various reasons. The Supreme Court has ordered the status quo to be maintained till the next hearing on the matter on November 17.

Relevance:

GS II: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What exactly is hybrid mustard?
  2. What are GM Crops?
  3. Regulating Bodies concerned with GM Crops

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CRISPR Technology


Context:

Recently, Scientists have, for the first time, used CRISPR technology to insert genes that allow immune cells to attack cancer cells, potentially leaving normal cells unharmed and increasing the effectiveness of immunotherapy.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is CRISPR technology?
  2. Technology in action
  3. What are the possibilities it presents?
  4. Way Forward

Click Here To Read More: CRISPR Technology


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