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Current Affairs 18 March 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Who is a war criminal?
  2. India – Sri Lanka Relations
  3. Privilege Motion
  4. Corbevax
  5. International Day to Combat Islamophobia

Who Is a War Criminal?


Context:

Recently, President Joe Biden flatly called Russia’s Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” for the unfolding onslaught in Ukraine, where hospitals and maternity wards have been bombed. But declaring someone a war criminal is not as simple as just saying the words.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Who is a war criminal?
  2. What specific crimes make someone a war criminal?
  3. Investigation and Determination of war crimes
  4. Have national leaders been prosecuted in the past?

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India – Sri Lanka Relations


Context:

India extended a $1 billion credit facility to Sri Lanka to assist the island nation through its worst foreign exchange crisis and enable it to procure food, medicines and essential items.

Relevance:

GS-II: International Relations (Important Foreign Policies and Agreements affecting India’s Interests)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. India – Sri Lanka Relations
  2. History of India-Sri Lanka relations
  3. Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan civil war
  4. Geopolitical Significance of Sri Lanka

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Privilege Motion


Context:

The West Bengal Assembly  accepted a privilege motion against Leader of Opposition on charges that he threatened four MLAs in the Assembly. 

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is a privilege motion?  
  2. Where do these rules find mention?
  3. What is the authority of the Speaker/ Chairperson vis-à-vis privilege motion?
  4. What if the Speaker/Chairperson refers the motion to a parliamentary committee?
  5. Have privilege motions been passed in Parliament earlier?
  6. Constitutional Provisions

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Corbevax


Context:

The Centre has opened up Covid-19 vaccination for children between the ages of 12 and 14, allowing them to receive Corbevax, a vaccine against Covid-19 that is manufactured by Hyderabad-based Biological-E. Corbevax is India’s first indigenously developed Receptor Binding Domain (RBD) protein sub-unit vaccine.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is Corbevax?
  2. What is the scientific evidence on the safety and efficacy for Corbevax?

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 International Day to Combat Islamophobia


Context:

The United Nations General Assembly recently passed a resolution declaring March 15th as International Day to Combat Islamophobia.

  • Pakistan presented the resolution on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
  • Despite the resolution’s passage at the UNGA, India has raised a number of concerns.
Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Details of the Resolution
  2. India’s Stand

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