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Current Affairs 25 July 2022

CONTENTS

  1. National Legal Services Authority
  2. Women have Right to Safe Abortion: SC
  3. Snow leopard
  4. Public Safety Act (PSA)

 National Legal Services Authority


Context:

Recently, the Minister of Law and Justice informed the details of funds allocated by NALSA (National Legal Services Authority) to Legal Services Authorities to organise Legal Aid Programmes in India.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)
  2. Legal Services Institutions at Various Levels
  3. Who is Eligible for Getting Free Legal Services?

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Women Have Right to Safe Abortion: SC


Context:

Denying an unmarried woman the right to a safe abortion violates her personal autonomy and freedom, the Supreme Court held in an order.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What did the SC say?
  2. What is the case about?
  3. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971
  4. Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Act, 2021

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Public Safety Act (PSA)


Context:

Families of several youth taken into preventive detention this year under the controversial Public Safety Act (PSA), which allows detention for up to two years without a trial, allege their kin were “shifted outside jails and held incommunicado” in violation of the provisions of the Act.

Relevance:

GS-II: Governance (Government Policies and Innovations, Issues Arising Out of the Design and Implementation of Policies)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA), 1978
  2. What are some concerns with the PSA?
  3. SC’s views on the Public Safety Act

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Snow leopard


Context:

A recent study by the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) on snow leopard (Panthera uncia) has thrown up interesting insights on the elusive mountain cat and its prey species.

  • The study under the National Mission on Himalayan Studies revealed a strong link between habitat use by snow leopard and its prey species Siberian ibex and blue sheep.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the Snow leopard
  2. Snow Leopards in India and their conservation

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