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Current Affairs 14 September 2022

CONTENTS

  1. CRISPR technology
  2. EWS quota
  3. Windfall tax
  4. Collegium System
  5. GPS-based toll system to replace FASTag

 CRISPR Technology


Context:

Over the last 3 years, the gene-editing technology with near unlimited potential has produced flawless results in clinical trials. India has approved a 5-year project to develop CRISPR to cure sickle cell anaemia.

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

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EWS Quota


Context:

A Constitution Bench, hearing petitions against the 10% quota for Economically Weaker Sections in government jobs and admissions, will examine whether the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, by which it was introduced, violates the basic structure of the Constitution.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. EWS quota: What are the issues fixed by the Supreme Court?
  2. What is the 103rd Amendment?
  3. How is EWS status determined under the law?
  4. What is the basis of the challenge to the amendment?
  5. What has been the government’s stand in this matter so far?

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Windfall Tax


Context:

Recently, Finance Minister defended the windfall tax imposed by the Centre on domestic crude oil producers, saying that it was not an ad hoc move but was done after full consultation with the industry.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a windfall tax?
  2. Why are countries levying windfall taxes now?
  3. What are the issues with imposing such taxes?

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Collegium System


Context:

The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) U.U. Lalit has recommended eight names for appointment to the Bombay High Court.

Relevance:

GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Indian Judiciary)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Collegium System?
  2. Working of the Collegium System and NJAC
  3. Appointment procedure of HC Judges
  4. Transfer procedure of HC Judges

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GPS-Based Toll System to Replace FASTag


Context:

The government plans to start a GPS-based toll system in place of FASTag to ensure seamless payment and vehicle movement on national highways.

  • The move would end the role of toll plazas across the country.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. How will a GPS-based tolling system work?
  2. About FASTag
  3. About RFID Technology

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