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Current Affairs 21 November 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022
  2. PM Kisan
  3. VD Savarkar
  4. No Money for Terror Conference 2022
  5. Gandhi Mandela Award

Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022


Context:

The latest draft of the data protection law — the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (DPDP Bill, 2022) — has now been made open for public comments and the government is expected to introduce the Bill in Parliament in the budget session of 2023.

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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PM KISAN Yojana


Context:

The number of farmers who received the 11th instalment of funds from the Prime Minister’s Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) has fallen by 67%.

Relevance:

GS II- Welfare Schemes

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About PM KISAN
  2. Some of the categories of beneficiaries who are NOT eligible for benefit under this scheme are:

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About Vinayak Damodar Savarkar 


Context:

Recent comments by Congress leader on Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar have caused a furore in Maharashtra.

Relevance:

GS I- Important Personalities

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Vinayak Damodar Savarkar 
  2. Nationalism and social reforms
  3. Related Organisations and Work

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No Money for Terror Conference 2022


Context:

Recently, third ‘No Money for Terror’ (NMFT) Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing was held in New Delhi, India.

  • The Prime Minister of India has strongly asked for avoiding any ambiguity in dealing with terrorism and also warned against nations that use terrorism as a tool of foreign policy.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About ‘No Money for Terror’ Conference
  2. Objectives of the event
  3. Significance

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Gandhi Mandela Award


Context:

Recently, the 14th Dalai Lama was conferred the Gandhi Mandela Award 2022 at Thekchen Choeling in Dharamshala’s McleodGanj by Himachal Pradesh governor.

Relevance:

Facts for prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Gandhi Mandela Award?
  2. Who gets the award and how are they selected?
  3. Which other peace prize the Dalai Lama received?

What is the Gandhi Mandela Award?

  • A government of India registered Trust, the Gandhi Mandela Foundation is a non-profit organisation, formed with the motive to promote Mahatma Gandhi’s and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela’s values of non-violence. It has constituted an international prize, the Gandhi Mandela Award.
  • The foundation instituted the award on the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, MK Gandhi.
Who gets the award and how are they selected?
  • The award is given to personalities who have carried forward the legacies of Gandhi and Mandela by making significant contributions in the fields of Peace, Social Welfare, Culture, Environment, Education, Healthcare, Sports and Innovation.

Which other peace prize the Dalai Lama received?

  • The Tibetan spiritual leader is the recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • The Dalai Lama has developed his philosophy of peace from a great reverence for all things living and upon the concept of universal responsibility embracing all mankind as well as nature

-Source: Indian Express


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