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Current Affairs 19 December 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Decriminalisation of offences under GST
  2. Deepfake technology
  3. Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022
  4. Recusal of Judges
  5. District Mineral Foundation

Decriminalisation of Offences Under GST


Context:

Recently, The 48th GST Council meeting was chaired by Finance Minister recommended to decriminalise certain offences under Section 132 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. GST Council
  2. What was previously criminalised under GST?
  3. Which are the offences under GST law which attract IPC and CrPC provisions?
  4. What has been recommended to decriminalise the GST offences?
  5. What will be the impact of decriminalisation?
  6. Other recommended measures to facilitate trade
  7. Way forward

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Deepfake Technology


Context:

The Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s cyberspace watchdog, is rolling out new regulations, to be effective from January 10, to restrict the use of deep synthesis technology and curb disinformation.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Deep synthesis
  2. What is a deepfake?
  3. China’s new policy to curb deepfakes
  4. Measures to address the threats related to deepfakes
  5. Way forward

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Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022


Context:

Recently, The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has extended the last date for receiving public comments on the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, till January 2. 

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Data Bill based on seven principles
  2. Applicability of the Bill
  3. Key features of the bill
  4. Some criticisms of the bill

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Recusal of Judges


Context:

Recently, a Supreme Court (SC) judge recused herself from hearing a writ petition filed by Bilkis Bano against a Gujarat government decision to prematurely release 11 men sentenced to life imprisonment for gang-raping her during the 2002 riots.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Recusal
  2. What is the Process of Recusal?
  3. Issues with recusal

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District Mineral Foundation


Context:

Odisha’s Keonjhar district is India’s highest recipient of funds under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) scheme, and has spent ₹3,000 crore under the scheme over the past seven years, but the district has only recently finalised who the real beneficiaries are.

Relevance:

GS II: Government Policies and Intervention

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About District Mineral Foundation
  2. About Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY)

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