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Current Affairs 19 March 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Bhagat Singh
  2. Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act of 2013
  3. Periodic Labour Force Survey
  4. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Bhagat Singh


Context:

A photograph of Bhagat Singh in Punjab Chief Minister’s office has run into a controversy.

Relevance:

GS I- History

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Who is Bhagat Singh?
  2. Why has Bhagat Singh’s photo been put up at CM Bhagwant Mann’s office?
  3. What is the objection to Bhagat Singh’s photograph installed at CM’s office?

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Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act of 2013


Context:

Recently, Kerala High Court asked organisations associated with the film industry to take steps to constitute a joint committee to deal with cases of sexual harassment of women, in line with the prevention of sexual harassment or POSH Act, passed by Parliament in 2013.

Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. The law against sexual harassment
  2. Guidelines and the law
  3. Procedure for complaint

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Periodic Labour Force Survey


Context:

The National Statistical Office (NSO) has released the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), which shows that the unemployment rate increased dramatically during the statewide lockdown in 2020 during the first wave of the pandemic.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy (Employment)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Key Employment and Unemployment Indicators
  2. What is the Periodic Labour Force Survey?
  3. Types of Unemployment in India
  4. Causes of Unemployment in India

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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana


Context

Greater penetration and usage of LPG as a cooking fuel is estimated to have prevented at least 1.5 lakh pollution-related premature deaths in the year 2019 alone, according to the first independent impact assessment of the government’s flagship Ujjwala program.

  • 13% reduction in air pollution deaths due to UJJAWALA Scheme.
Relevance:

GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Welfare Schemes, Government Policies & Interventions)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. About Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) – 1
  2. Advantages of PMUY:
  3. Why was PMUY Necessary?
  4. About PMUY-II

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