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Current Affairs 15 July 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Forest Conservation Rules 2022
  2. Draft eco-sensitive area norms for Western Ghats
  3. Reform in Bail Law
  4. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)
  5. Increase in Current Account Deficit

Forest Conservation Rules 2022


Context:

Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has issued the Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are the Forest Conservation Rules?
  2. What do the updated rules say?
  3. Other Provisions of Forest (Conservation) Rules,2022

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Draft Eco-Sensitive Area Norms for Western Ghats


Context:

The Union Environment Ministry’s latest draft notification on Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) in the Western Ghats is facing stiff opposition in Karnataka.

  • The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) had issued a draft notification, which demarcated large parts of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra and as eco-sensitive areas.
  • Among these states, Karnataka contains the lion share of the notified areas in the Western Ghats, at 20,668 sq km.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Eco-Sensitive Zones?
  2. What does the new draft notification for the Western Ghats say?
  3. What are the curbs that the state governments will have to implement as per the notification?
  4. Suggestions by the Kasturirangan panel

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Reform in Bail Law


Context:

Recently, the Supreme Court underlined that “there is a pressing need” for reform in the law related to bail and called on the government to consider framing a special legislation on the lines of the law in the United Kingdom.

Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions  of the Article:

  1. What is the ruling about?
  2. What is the India’s law on bail?
  3. What is Bail Law the UK law?
  4. What has the Supreme Court held on reforms?

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Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)


Context:

Recently, the Union Agriculture Ministry announced that Andhra Pradesh has decided to rejoin the crop insurance scheme Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) from the ongoing kharif season.

  • Andhra Pradesh was one of six states that have stopped implementation of the scheme over the last four years. The other five, which remain out, are Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Telangana.

Relevance:

GS II- Welfare Schemes

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Why did the states opt out?
  2. About Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)
  3. Risks covered under the scheme

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 Increase in Current Account Deficit


Context:   

The Finance Ministry has asserted that the current account deficit (CAD) could, however, deteriorate this year mainly due to rising trade deficits.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy (Growth and Development)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Current Account Deficit?
  2. What is Balance of Payments?
  3. What has been the recent trend?
  4. What are the reasons for the current account deficit?

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