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Current Affairs 20 February 2023

CONTENTS

  1. Mission Chandrayaan
  2. Sealed cover jurisprudence
  3. Sickle Cell Anaemia
  4. Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954
  5. Sarus Crane

Mission Chandrayaan


Context:

The Chandrayaan-3 lander has successfully completed the crucial EMI-EMC (electro-magnetic interference/ electro-magnetic compatibility) test at the U.R. Rao Satellite Centre here.

Relevance:

GS III- Space

Dimensions of the article:

  1. Key Findings of Chandrayaan-1
  2. About Chandrayaan-2
  3. About Chandrayaan-3
  4. Mission Objectives

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Sealed Cover Jurisprudence


Context:

The Chief Justice of India firmly refused the ‘suggestions’ offered by the government in a sealed cover on the formation of a proposed committee to enquire into the Hindenburg report on the Adani Group.

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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Sickle Cell Anaemia


Context:

Recently, Sickle cell anaemia (SCA), a genetic blood disorder, found mention in the Budget this year. Finance Minister said that the government will work in “mission mode” to eliminate the condition by 2047. India is the second-worst affected country in terms of predicted births with SCA — i.e. chances of being born with the condition.

Relevance:

GS II: Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Sickle Cell Anaemia
  2. Symptoms
  3. Treatment
  4. Indian Government Initiatives to reduce Sickle Cell Anaemia

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Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954


Context:

In India, the secular personal law – Special Marriage Act (SMA) 1954, provides an alternate route to religious laws for marriage to interfaith couples.

Relevance:

GS-II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Special Marriage Act, 1954
  2. Applicability of the Act
  3. The Section of SMA which is being contested

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Sarus Crane


Context:

According to the latest data from the forest department, the count of the Sarus Cranes has increased by 98 per cent from around 500 in 2015 to nearly 992 in 2022 in the wetlands of Matar Taluka in Kheda.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Sarus Crane
  2. Physical Features
  3. Conservation Status

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