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Current Affairs 16 September 2022

CONTENTS:

  1. Tamil Nadu’s new breakfast scheme in schools
  2. Addition of Tribes to ST List
  3. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin)
  4. Compensatory Afforestation
  5. Assisted suicide and Euthanasia

Tamil Nadu’s New Breakfast Scheme in Schools


Context:

Recently, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, at the Madurai Corporation Primary School Aathimoolam II in Simmakal, Madurai, launched the Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme for students of Class I to V in government schools.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Chief Minister’s Breakfast Program
  2. Mid-Day-Meal (MDM) Scheme
  3. Where should the programme focus more?

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Addition of Tribes to ST List


Context:

Recently, government has approved the inclusion of certain communities in the lists of Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, fulfilling long-pending demands from these states.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Newly Added Tribes
  2. Who are the Scheduled Tribes?
  3. Constitutional Provisions regarding STs
  4. The ST List’s inclusion procedure
  5. Status of STs in India

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Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin)


Context:

Pulling up the States for the delay in completion of the Narendra Modi government’s flagship rural household scheme — Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) — the Union Ministry of Rural Development has come up with a set of penalties that the State governments will have to bear for any further delay. 

Relevance:

GS II- Welfare Schemes

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
  2. Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G)
  3. What are the reasons for delay?

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Understanding Compensatory Afforestation


Context:

The Union Environment Ministry is likely to allow compensatory afforestation (CA) for development projects executed in the Capital in neighbouring States due to shortage of land in Delhi.

Relevance:

GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of Environment and Ecology), GS-II: Governance (Governmental Policies and Initiatives)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Understanding Compensatory Afforestation
  2. About the CAF and CAMPA
  3. Issues with CAMPA
  4. Definition of Land as Forest
  5. Monitoring mechanism

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Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia


Context:

Jean-Luc Godard, one of the legends of French New Wave cinema, died earlier this week by assisted suicide at the age of 91.

Relevance:

GS II: Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are assisted suicide and euthanasia?
  2. Does India allow assisted suicide or euthanasia?
  3. Which are the recent cases dealing with this issue in India?

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