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Current Affairs 27 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. International Religious Freedom Report 2022
  2. Europe’s Digital Services Act
  3. Countries will have to ‘justify’ Veto Votes at UN
  4. Direct Tax collections surge in FY22

International Religious Freedom Report 2022


Context:

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended that India be designated a ‘Country of Particular Concern’ (CPC), i.e., the category of governments performing most poorly on religious freedom criteria. It has also called for “targeted sanctions” on individuals and entities responsible for severe violations of religious freedom by freezing those individuals’ or entities’ assets and/or barring their entry” into the U.S.

Relevance:

GS II- International relations (Important religious institutions)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Key Highlights of the Report:
  2. About USCIRF
  3. Why does USCIRF want India to be designated as a CPC?

Click Here to Read More: International Religious Freedom Report 2022


Europe’s Digital Services Act


Context:

Recently, The European Parliament and European Union (EU) Member States announced that they had reached a political agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA), a landmark legislation to force big Internet companies to act against disinformation and illegal and harmful content, and to “provide better protection for Internet users and their fundamental rights”.

Relevance:

GS III- Cyber Security

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the DSA, and to whom will it apply?
  2. What do the new rules state?

Click Here To Read More: Europe’s Digital Services Act


Countries will have to ‘justify’ Veto Votes at UN


Context:

The 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution requiring the five permanent members of the Security Council to justify their use of the veto.

Relevance:

GS II- Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and agreements involving India

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Why such move?
  2. What is the Veto Power at the UN?
  3. United Nations Security Council

Click Here To Read More: Countries will have to ‘justify’ Veto Votes at UN


Direct Tax collections surge in FY22


Context:

India’s net direct tax collections amounted to ₹14,09,640.83 crore for FY22, which is the highest collection ever, signaling that the Indian economy has bounced back after two years of the pandemic.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. About Direct Tax in India
  3. About Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)

Click Here To Read More:  Direct Tax collections surge in FY22

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