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Current Affairs 16 March 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Wearing hijab is not essential part of religion: Karnataka HC
  2. India’s solar capacity: Milestones and challenges
  3. Draft medical devices policy
  4. Heat Wave
  5. Rohingya Muslims in India

Wearing Hijab Is Not Essential Part of Religion: Karnataka HC


Context:

The Karnataka High Court upheld the ban on the wearing of hijab (head scarf) by students in schools and colleges in the State.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity (Executive & Judiciary)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Key takeaways from HC Judgement:
  2. How is religious freedom protected under the Constitution?
  3. How have courts ruled so far on the issue of a hijab?

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India’s Solar Capacity: Milestones and Challenges


Context:

India has surpassed 50 GW of cumulative installed solar capacity. This ranks the country fifth in solar power deployment.

  • This is a milestone in India’s journey towards generating 500 GW from renewable energy by 2030, of which 300 GW is expected to come from solar power.
Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy (Energy)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Why is India falling short in roof-top solar installations?
  2. What are the challenges to India’s solar power capacity addition?
  3. What’s the state of India’s domestic solar module manufacturing capacity?

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Draft Medical Devices Policy


Context:

The government is proposing a new Draft National Policy for Medical Devices, 2022 to reduce India’s dependence on import of high-end medical devices.

Relevance:

GS II- Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Key focus areas of the draft policy
  2. Need for such a policy

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Heat Wave


Context:

The Konkan region, including Mumbai, has been experiencing sweltering heat in the recent days, with the maximum temperatures touching the 40 degrees mark.

Relevance:

GS  III- Environment (Climate change)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. About Heat Wave
  2. Health Impacts
  3. Why is Konkan experiencing heatwave conditions?
  4. What is the forecast?

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Rohingya Muslims in India


Context:

Six people were recently arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for reportedly being part of a conspiracy involved in the unlawful trafficking of Rohingya Muslims into Indian territory.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations (India and its neighbourhood)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Who are the Rohingya?
  2. What are Issues & Concerns to India’s Security?
  3. What is the National Investigation Agency?

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