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Current Affairs 22 December 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA)
  2. INS Mormugao
  3. Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act
  4. Tal Chhapar Sanctuary

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA)


Context:

The Union government  said that certain non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were trying to “change the demography” of the country through foreign funding and this would not be allowed.

Relevance:

GS-II: Polity and Governance (Government Policies & Interventions, Non-Governmental Organisations -NGOs), GS-III: Indian Economy (External Sector, Mobilization of Resources)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the FCRA?
  2. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010
  3. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020
  4. Issues Related to FCRA
  5. Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in India
  6. Why have NGOs been controversial recently?
  7. MHA guidelines regarding FCRA and NGOs

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INS Mormugao


Context:

In a boost to the country’s maritime capabilities, INS Mormugao has officially joined the Indian Navy’s fleet, marking a significant milestone for indigenous military expedition.

  • The warship ‘Yard 12705’, named after the Goan port city of Mormugao, is the second of the four Visakhapatnam-class destroyers being built under the Indian Navy Project 15B, or P15B.

Relevance:

GS III: Defence

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Project 15B?
  2. What are the capabilities of INS Mormugao?
  3. What is the strategic importance?

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Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act


Context:

Recently, The Lok Sabha referred the Multi-State Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Bill 2022 to a joint committee of Parliament.

Relevance:

GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are multi-State cooperatives?
  2. Importance of Cooperative Banks
  3. What are the issues with the cooperative sector?
  4. What does the Bill seek to change?

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Tal Chhapar Sanctuary


Context:

The renowned Tal Chhapar Blackbuck Sanctuary in Churu, Rajasthan, recently secured protection against a state proposal to shrink the area of its Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ).

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Tal Chhapar Sanctuary
  2. What are Eco-Sensitive Zones?

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