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Current Affairs 29 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. The concerns around Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage
  2. S. Subramaniam Balaji vs Tamil Nadu judgment
  3. Nuclear matrix
  4. Tigray crisis

The Concerns Around Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage


Context:

Reports have surfaced online of instances where block level officers have asked individuals to link their Aadhaar with their Voter IDs, failing which their Voter IDs could be cancelled.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Is the linking of Aadhaar with one’s Voter ID mandatory?
  2. Why does the government want this?
  3. Why is the mandatory linking of Aadhaar to the Voter ID an issue?
  4. What are the operational difficulties?
  5. Way forward

Click Here To Read More: The Concerns Around Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage


S. Subramaniam Balaji vs Tamil Nadu judgment


Context:

The Supreme Court referred to a three-judge Bench a series of petitions seeking a judicial direction that political parties who make “wild” promises of largesse should also reveal in their poll manifestos where they will get the money to pay for them.

  • The reference is a shift from the court’s own stand in the S. Subramaniam Balaji vs Tamil Nadu judgment of 2013.

Relevance:

GS II: Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About  Balaji case judgment:
  2. What triggered the Balaji case?
  3. Why is the Court’s move to review the Balaji judgment significant?

Click Here To Read More: S. Subramaniam Balaji vs Tamil Nadu judgment


Nuclear Matrix


Context:

Using a novel method, a group of researchers from CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (CCMB) and Tata Institute for Genetics and Society, Bengaluru (TIGS), have established a way of studying the nuclear matrix of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) without removing the nucleus from the embryo.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Nuclear matrix?
  2. Different way in which the genome is folded and packaged in different types of cell:
  3. NuMat preparation

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Tigray Crisis


Context:

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) director-general has suggested that racism is behind a lack of international attention and interest in Ethiopia’s war-stricken northern Tigray region, where millions of civilians are living in dire conditions.

  • The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), described the Tigray crisis region as the “worst humanitarian disaster on earth”.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. The conflict in Tigray
  2. What is the current humanitarian situation?

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