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Current Affairs 25 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Carbon pricing
  2. GO 111
  3. Phone tapping
  4. Understanding the Olga Tellis Judgment

Carbon Pricing


Context:

Recently, Pennsylvania becomes the first major fossil fuel-producing state in the US to adopt a carbon pricing policy to address climate change. It joins 11 states where coal, oil and natural gas power plants must buy credits for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Carbon pricing?
  2. Types of carbon pricing mechanisms
  3. India and Paris Agreement

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GO 111


Context:

Environmentalists and activists are criticising the Telangana government for withdrawing an over 25-year-old government order protecting the historic Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar reservoirs in Hyderabad, which they say will destroy the fragile surrounding ecosystem.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About GO111
  2. When and why were these reservoirs constructed?
  3. Government’s stand

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Phone Tapping


Context:

Recently, a political leader claimed that the Centre is protecting an Indian Police Service officer who is facing a First Information Report (FIR) in Mumbai and is being probed for allegedly tapping the phones.

Relevance:

GS II- Government Policies and Interventions, Transparency and Accountability

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Phone tapping
  2. How are phones tapped in India?
  3. Who can tap phones?
  4. Who authorises phone tapping?

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Understanding the Olga Tellis Judgment


Context:

A 37-year-old Constitution Bench judgment of the Supreme Court which held that pavement dwellers are different from trespassers. This may become a game-changer in the Jahangirpuri case.

Relevance:

GS I- Indian Society (Urbanization, Their Problems & Remedies)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Olga Tellis judgment?
  2. What led to the judgment?
  3. What were the questions discussed before the Supreme Court?
  4. What was the State government’s defence?
  5. How did the Supreme Court rule?

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