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Current Affairs 20 May 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Goods and Services Tax
  2. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags
  3. India-Nepal: Recent Developments
  4. Virtual private network

Goods and Services Tax


Context:

The Supreme Court, in a judgment championing the importance of “cooperative federalism” for the well-being of democracy, held that Union and State legislatures have “equal, simultaneous and unique powers” to make laws on Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the recommendations of the GST Council are not binding on them.

  • The apex court’s decision came while confirming a Gujarat High Court ruling that the Centre cannot levy Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) on ocean freight from Indian importers.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Key takeaways of the Judgement
  2. What is GST?
  3. GST Council

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags


Context:

After a high-level security review for the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra, the government has decided to track all pilgrims using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is RFID tags?
  2. How do RFIDs work?
  3. Where are RFIDs commonly used?
  4. Is it possible to hack RFID tags?

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India-Nepal: Recent Developments


Context:

Recently, the Indian Prime Minister has visited Lumbini, Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha, where he laid a foundation stone along with Nepalese Prime Minister for a Buddhist Vihara, being built with Indian assistance.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Highlights of the Visit
  2. India-Nepal Ties
  3. Connectivity and Development Partnership between India and Nepal:

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Virtual Private Network


Context:

The government issued a stark warning to virtual private network (VPN) service providers to adhere to the cybersecurity rules released by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) or wrap up operations in the country.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a VPN?
  2. Why is anonymity or privacy so important for VPN providers and users?
  3. Cert- In latest Directive
  4. About CERT- In

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