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Current Affairs 28 November 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Legalising same-sex marriage
  2. Old Pension Scheme
  3. Measles outbreak in Mumbai
  4. Russian volcano: Shiveluch
  5. RTI portal

Legalising Same-Sex Marriage


Context:

A Supreme Court Bench led by Chief Justice  India, issued notices to the Centre and the Attorney General of India, seeking their response to two petitions filed by gay couples to allow solemnisation of same-sex marriage under the Special Marriage Act, (SMA) 1954.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What do the petitions say?
  2. What is the government’s stand?
  3. What about other countries?
  4. About Special Marriage Act, 1954

Click Here To Read More: Legalising Same-Sex Marriage


Old Pension Scheme


Context:

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman expressed concern over the revival of the old pension scheme (OPS) by some States, saying it would burden future taxpayers at a time when India needed to focus on fiscal prudence and promote sustained growth.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Old Pension Scheme
  2. Concerns with the OPS
  3. What was the origin of the New Pension Scheme?

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Measles Outbreak in Mumbai


Context:

One of the biggest fallouts of the pandemic globally has been the low routine immunisation coverage of children. Asper WHO data ,nearly 40 million children globally had missed a measles vaccine dose last year. As a result, there were an estimated nine million measles cases and 1,28,000 deaths in 2021.

Relevance:

GS II: Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is measles?
  2. What are the symptoms?
  3. How important is it to take measles vaccines?

Click Here To Read More: Measles Outbreak in Mumbai


Russian Volcano: Shiveluch


Context:

The Shiveluch volcano in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula may be gearing up for its first powerful eruption in 15 years, scientists say.

Relevance:

GS I: Geography

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Kamchatka peninsula:
  2. About Shiveluch
  3. About the Ring of Fire

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