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Current Affairs 28 July 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)
  2. Forest Rights Act 2006
  3. Flag Code of India 
  4. What is Cryptojacking?
  5. India’s role in UN Peacekeeping Missions

Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)


Context:

Recently, The Supreme Court upheld the core amendments made to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), which gives the government and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) virtually unbridled powers of summons, arrest, and raids, and makes bail nearly impossible while shifting the burden of proof of innocence on to the accused rather than the prosecution.

Relevance:

GS-III: Internal Security Challenges (Money Laundering), GS II: Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002
  3. Enforcement Directorate
  4. Functions of Enforcement Directorate

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Forest Rights Act 2006


Context:

While many States are nowhere near completing implementation of the historic Act, Odisha is aiming for a full rollout by 2024.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Forest Rights Act, 2006
  2. Importance of Forest Rights Act, 2006:
  3. Challenges

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Flag Code of India 


Context:

Recently, The Indian government has declared that as long as the national flag is flown in the open and by a member of the public, it may now fly all night long.

  • The tricolour could previously only be flown just between sunrise and dusk.
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs revised the Flag Code of India 2002 to permit the flying of the national flag even at night as the government began a Har Ghar Tiranga campaign.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Historical Background
  2. Flag Code of India 
  3. Rules governing the display of the Tricolour
  4. What is the Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign?

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What is Cryptojacking?


Context:

‘Cryptojacking’ attacks on computer systems have gone up by 30% to 66.7 million in the first half of 2022 compared to the first half of last year, according to a report by SonicWall, a US-based cybersecurity firm.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is cryptojacking?
  2. Why is cryptojacking done?
  3. Why have cryptojacking incidents gone up?
  4. Why should this be a concern?

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India’s Role in UN Peacekeeping Missions


Context:

Two BSF personnel who were part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), were among five people killed during a protest in an eastern town near the border with Uganda on Tuesday (July 26).

  • A total 175 Indian peacekeepers have so far died while serving with the United Nations. India has lost more peacekeepers than any other UN Member State.

Relevance:

GS III: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. UN Peacekeeping Forces
  2. India’s contribution to UN Peacekeeping
  3. Role of women in Indian Peacekeeping
  4. Medical care as part of India’s Missions
  5. India’s views on UN Peacekeeping

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