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Current Affairs 16 June 2022

CONTENTS

  1. SIPRI Yearbook 2022
  2. Hate speech
  3. ASI Act to be made more flexible
  4. Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

SIPRI Yearbook 2022


Context:

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its yearbook a few days back highlighting some worrying trends of the past year in international security.

Relevance:

GS III- Nuclear Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About SIPRI
  2. What have been the trends in military spending?
  3. What about global arms imports?
  4. Key developments/concerns flagged by the yearbook
  5. Has Iran inflated its military expenditure?
  6. What lies ahead?

Click Here To Read More: SIPRI Yearbook 2022


Hate Speech


Context:

The debate surrounding the comments by BJP spokespersons have put the spotlight on the law that deals with criticism of or insult to religion. Provisions in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), primarily Section 295A, define the contours of free speech and its limitations with respect to offences relating to religion.

  • India does not have a formal legal framework for dealing with hate speech. However, a cluster of provisions, loosely termed hate speech laws, are invoked. These are primarily laws to deal with offences against religions.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is “Hate Speech”?
  2. Laws related to hate speech in India
  3. Indian Penal Code on Hate Speech
  4. Observations of different institutions related to hate speech
  5. Rangila Rasool case
  6. Later cases

Click Here To Read More: Hate Speech


ASI Act To Be Made More Flexible


Context:

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is working on an amendment to make the rule that governs the protection of monuments and archaeological sites “more flexible and people-friendly”

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. What is the AMASR Act?
  3. About Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Click Here To Read More: ASI Act To Be Made More Flexible


Financial Action Task Force (FATF)


Context:

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the international watchdog monitoring money laundering, terror financing, and other threats to global financial networks, is expected to decide whether to take Pakistan off the ‘grey’ list at the end of its ongoing plenary session in Berlin.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
  2. FATF Greylists
  3. FATF Blacklists
  4. Effects of FATF Blacklisting

Click Here To Read More: Financial Action Task Force (FATF)



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