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Current Affairs 21 October 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Uniform civil code
  2. Polio
  3. TN bans online ‘Games of chance’ and Gambling
  4. Mission LiFE (Lifestyle For Environment)
  5. Cyclone Sitrang

Uniform Civil Code


Context

The Ministry of Law and Justice has told the Supreme Court that the court cannot direct Parliament to frame any law and it sought dismissal of PILs (Public Interest Litigation) seeking a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the country.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Uniform Civil Code (UCC)?
  2. Positive aspects of Uniform Civil Code include
  3. Challenges in Implementing Uniform Civil Code Include
  4. Does India not already have a UCC for civil matters?
  5. How does the idea of UCC relate to the Fundamental Right to religion?

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Polio In India


Context:

Recently, global leaders confirmed USD 2.6 billion in funding toward the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s (GPEI) 2022-2026 Strategy to end polio at the World Health Summit in Berlin.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Polio?
  2. Polio in India
  3. India’s Pulse Polio Programme
  4. Steps taken by the Government to maintain polio free status in India

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TN Bans Online ‘Games of Chance’ and Gambling


Context:

Online gambling and online games of chance have been banned in Tamil Nadu. At the same time, the other online games will be regulated.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Types of online gaming available in India:
  2. The requirement for a central law:
  3. How big is the online gaming market in India?
  4. Why are States resorting to banning online gaming?

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Mission LiFE (Lifestyle For Environment)


Context:

Prime Minister, in the presence of U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, launched ‘Mission LiFE’ (Lifestyle For Environment), a new initiative for sustainable and healthy lifestyle at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. About LiFE-Movement
  3. Vision and Mission of LiFE
  4. What can be done to fulfil the vision of LiFE?

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Cyclone Sitrang


Context:

Recently, IMD officials said the cyclonic storm set to develop in east-central Bay of Bengal will reach close to the coasts of West Bengal – Bangladesh by October 25.

  • The name Sitrang (read Si-trang) has been given by Thailand.

Relevance:

GS-I: Geography (Physical geography – Climatology, Important Geophysical phenomena), GS-III: Disaster Management

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Tropical Cyclones?
  2. Conditions for cyclone formation:
  3. How are Tropical Cyclones Formed?
  4. Why tropical cyclones don’t form in the eastern tropical oceans?
  5. Names of Tropical Cyclones
  6. Structure of the tropical cyclone
  7. Landfall, what happens when a Cyclone reaches land from the ocean?
  8. Cyclone Management in India

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