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Current Affairs 27 June 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Indian laws on abortions
  2. India’s new VPN Rules
  3. NITI Aayog
  4. GST compensation cess
  5. Group of Seven (G7)

Indian Laws on Abortions


Context:

In a significant step backwards for women’s rights in the U.S., the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade judgement of 1973, which gave women in America the right to have an abortion before the foetus is viable outside the womb or before the 24-28 week mark. With the setting aside of the historic judgement on abortion in the U.S, here’s a look at the laws that govern abortion in India.

Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. How did abortion laws come about in India?
  2. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971
  3. Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Act, 2021
  4. Significance of the amendment
  5. Criticisms of the 2021 amendment to the MTP act
  6. Have there been judicial interventions in cases of abortions?

Click Here To Read More: Indian Laws on Abortions


India’s New VPN Rules


Context:

Recently, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) passed a rule mandating VPN (virtual private network) providers to record and keep their customers’ logs for 180 days.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology, Cyber Security

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a VPN?
  2. Why do people use VPN?
  3. Why is anonymity or privacy so important for VPN providers and users?
  4. Cert- In latest Directive
  5. About CERT- In

Click Here To Read More: India’s New VPN Rules


NITI Aayog


Context:

Parameswaran Iyer, a senior official who helmed the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, will be the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NITI Aayog.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About NITI Aayog
  2. Composition
  3. Objectives
  4. Related Concerns and Challenges

Click Here to Read More: NITI Aayog


GST Compensation Cess


Context:

The Centre has extended the time for levy of GST compensation cess by almost four years till March 31, 2026.

Relevance:

GS-III: Indian Economy (Taxation, Government Policies and Initiatives)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is GST?
  2. What is GST Compensation Cess?
  3. Issue with GST Compensation Cess

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Group of Seven (G7)


Context:

Prime Minister is in Germany to attend the Group of Seven (G7) Summit at Schloss Elmau, a century-old retreat in a nature reserve in the Bavarian Alps.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the G7?
  2. History of the G7

Click Here To Read More: Group of Seven (G7)



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