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Current Affairs 21 February 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Synthetic Biology
  2. Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)
  3. First Information Report
  4. Permanent Indus Commission
  5. Sealed cover jurisprudence
  6. Lucy Mission to probe Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids

Synthetic Biology


Context:

The Centre is working on a national policy on synthetic biology, an emerging science that deals with engineering life forms for a wide range of applications from making designer medicines to foods.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is Synthetic Biology?
  2. Difference between synthetic biology and genome editing:
  3. Applications of synthetic biology

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Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)


Context:

The draconian Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) of 2002 has evolved as the Government’s “hatchet” law in recent years, considering the series of raids and arrests of politicians, their relatives, and activists. The frequency and timings of these raids and arrests have raised suspicions of whether the PMLA and its agency, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), are the tip of the spear used to strike rival camps with political embarrassment..

Relevance:

GS-III: Internal Security Challenges (Money Laundering), GS II: Governance

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002
  2. Enforcement Directorate
  3. Functions of Enforcement Directorate

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First Information Report


Context:

An First Information Report (FIR) is a very important document as it sets the process of criminal justice in motion. It is only after the FIR is registered in the police station that the police take up investigation of the case.

Relevance:

GS II: Government Policies & Interventions, Issues Arising Out of Design & Implementation of Policies

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is an FIR?
  2. What are cognizable offence and non-cognizable offence ?
  3. What is the difference between a complaint and an FIR?
  4. What is a Zero FIR?

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Permanent Indus Commission


Context:

A 10-member Indian delegation will visit Pakistan for the annual meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) from March 1-3.

Relevance:

GS-II: International Relations (India and its Neighborhood, International Treaties, Policies and Agreements affecting India’s Interests)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is the Permanent Indus Commission?
  2. About the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT)
  3. Indus River Basin

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Sealed Cover Jurisprudence


Context:

Questioning the Kerala HC’s decision to uphold the MIB’s revocation of Malayalam news channel MediaOne’s broadcasting license, 11 MPs and others criticised sealed cover jurisprudence

Relevance:

GS II- Executive & Judiciary

Dimensions of the article::
  1. Details:
  2. What is sealed cover jurisprudence? 
  3. When has it been done in the past? 
  4. Criticism

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Lucy Mission to probe Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids


Context:

NASA is set to send its first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids to glean new insights into the solar system’s formation 4.5 billion years ago.

Relevance:

GS III- Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology, Bio-Technology, Pharma Sector & Health Science

Dimensions of the article:
  1. About Lucy Mission
  2. Asteroids

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