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Current Affairs 16 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
  2. Fundamental duties
  3. Triple Talaq
  4. Polio
  5. Women heroes of India’s freedom struggle, mentioned by PM in his I-Day speech
  6. The revolutionaries whom PM mentioned in his I-Day speech
  7. Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict


Context:

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh has been at the centre of three major wars and multiple clashes for decades. The flare-up began recently after Azerbaijan claimed that it had captured the territory in Karabakh in a retaliatory campaign, after an Armenian attack killed one Azerbaijani soldier.

Relevance:

Prelims, GS-II: International Relations (Important Foreign Policies and Developments), GS-I Geography (Maps), GS-I: History (World History)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Nagorno-Karabakh begin conflict
  2. The Azeri-Armenian war of 1991
  3. The war of 2016 and 2020
  4. Current peace talks

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Fundamental Duties


Context:

Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana said fundamental duties in the Constitution are not merely to serve a “pedantic or technical” purpose, they are meant to guide citizens engineer a social transformation.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity (Indian Constitution)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. How were the fundamental duties incorporated in the Constitution?
  3. What are the fundamental duties of the citizen

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Triple Talaq


Context:

Five years after the Supreme Court’s five-judge Bench invalidated instant triple talaq in August 2017, the women petitioners continue to live a life of half-divorcees. 

  • No arrests could be made for giving instant triple talaq as the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 came into force long after pronouncement of instant talaq.

Relevance:

GS-II Social Justice

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. History of Triple Talaq and Legislation
  2. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019
  3. Arguments favouring the bill
  4. Arguments opposing the bill

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Polio


Context:

Polio, a deadly disease that used to paralyze tens of thousands of children every year, is spreading in London, New York and Jerusalem for the first time in decades, spurring catch-up vaccination campaigns.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Polio?
  2. Polio in India
  3. India’s Pulse Polio Programme
  4. Steps taken by the Government to maintain polio free status in India

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Women Heroes of India’s Freedom Struggle, Mentioned by PM in His I-Day Speech


Context:

PM said, Laxmibai, Durga Bhabhi, Rani Gaidinliu, and Velu Nachiyar, among others, embody the spirit of India’s ‘nari shakti.

Relevance:

GS I- History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Rani Laxmibai
  2. Jhalkari Bai
  3. Durga Bhabhi
  4. Rani Gaidinliu
  5. Rani Chennamma
  6. Begum Hazrat Mahal
  7. Velu Nachiyar

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The Revolutionaries Whom PM Mentioned in his I-Day Speech


Context:

In his address from the Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister paid tribute to a range of personalities from India’s freedom struggle, including fearless revolutionary heroes, leaders of tribal movements, spiritual leaders, women leaders, and several others who fought colonial rule outside the mainstream national movement.

Relevance:

GS I- History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Mangal Pandey
  2. Tantya Tope
  3. Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru
  4. Chandrashekhar Azad
  5. Ashfaqulla Khan
  6. Ramprasad Bismil

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Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)


Context:

In a first, an indigenously developed howitzer gun, ATAG, became part of the 21-gun salute during the Independence Day ceremony at the Red Fort Monday. Developed by the DRDO, the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) was used alongside the traditional British-origin ’25 Pounders’ artillery guns

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology (Indigenization Of Technology)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. ATAG System
  2. Features

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