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Current Affairs 17 March 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Sealed cover jurisprudence
  2. One rank, One pension
  3. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Scheme
  4. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act
  5. Project Dolphin

Sealed cover jurisprudence


Context:

While hearing a criminal appeal against the Bihar Government, Chief Justice of India (CJI) admonished a counsel for submitting a ‘sealed cover report’ to the court.

Relevance:

GS II- Executive & Judiciary

Dimensions of the article::
  1. What is sealed cover jurisprudence? 
  2. When has it been done in the past? 
  3. Criticism

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One rank, One pension

Context:

The Supreme Court  ruled there was “no constitutional infirmity” in the way the government had introduced ‘one rank, one pension’ (OROP) among ex-service personnel.

  • The scheme, notified by the Defence Ministry on November 7, 2015, was challenged by Indian Ex-Service Movement, an association of retired defence personnel.
Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. About One rank, one pension
  2. Issues with OROP
  3. What has the SC ruled now?
  4. Challenge to OROP

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Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Scheme


Context:

Maharashtra is the latest state to threaten to withdraw from the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yogna (PMFBY) if changes to it are not carried out.

  • Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Telangana, Bihar, Gujarat, Punjab and West Bengal – all predominantly agriculture states – have already opted out of the scheme.
Relevance:

GS II- Welfare Schemes

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What changes has the Maharashtra government proposed?
  2. About Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)
  3. Risks covered under the scheme

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act


Context:

The Union Home Ministry has placed a US based NGO on its watchlist following an investigation that foreign contributions it sent were being used for climate awareness campaigns, an activity not permissible under the FCRA [Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act].

Relevance:

GS-II: Polity and Governance (Government Policies & Interventions, Non-Governmental Organisations -NGOs), GS-III: Indian Economy (External Sector, Mobilization of Resources)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010
  2. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020
  3. Issues Related to FCRA

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Project Dolphin


Context:

The Ministry of Jal Shakti has expressed his concern with the poor pace of Project Dolphin’s approval process.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment (Species in News)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is Project Dolphin?
  2. Ganges River Dolphins
  3. Threats to Gangetic River dolphin
  4. Steps Taken to conserve and protect dolphins

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