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Current Affairs 14 October 2022

CONTENTS

  1. SC delivers split verdict on Karnataka hijab ban
  2. Bijoe Emmanuel case
  3. Section 66A of IT Act
  4. Next-Gen Launch Vehicle
  5. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

SC Delivers Split Verdict On Karnataka Hijab Ban


Context:

The Supreme Court delivered a split verdict on whether Muslim students should shed their hijabs at their school gates.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Split verdict
  2. Earlier cases with a split verdict
  3. How is religious freedom protected under the Constitution?
  4. How have courts ruled so far on the issue of a hijab?

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Bijoe Emmanuel Case


Context:

The Supreme Court delivered a split verdict in the Karnataka hijab ban case, directing the matter to be placed before the Chief Justice of India for appropriate directions.

  • While Justice Hemant Gupta dismissed the appeals challenging the Karnataka High Court order, Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia allowed them.
  • In his judgment, Justice Dhulia referred to the Bijoe Emmanuel case, saying it “squarely covers the issue”.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Bijoe Emmanuel verdict
  2. What was the case?
  3. What else did the court say?

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Section 66A of IT Act


Context:

Recently, the Supreme Court directed that no person should be prosecuted under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, which has been struck down.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. About Section 66A of IT Act
  3. Objections to Section 66A
  4. What is the IT Act?
  5. Amendment to the IT Act

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Next-Gen Launch Vehicle


Context:

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is developing a Next-Gen Launch Vehicle (NGLV), which will one day replace operational systems like the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Next-Gen Launch Vehicle
  2. What are the launch vehicles used by ISRO?

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Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme


Context:

In a first providing empirical evidence, a study conducted on the impact of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the wages earned under the Act helped people compensate between 20% and 80% of the income loss incurred because of the lockdown.

  • The report also said that around 39% all job card-holding households interested in working under the MGNREGA did not get a single day of work in the year 2020-21.

Relevance:

GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Health and Poverty related issues, Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design and implementation of Government Policies)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
  2. How MGNREGA came to be?
  3. Features of MGNREGA
  4. Objectives of MGNREGA

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