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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 30 September 2022


Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 30 September 2022


Contents

  1. Single women get equal abortion rights
  2. Widening CAD

Single Women Get Equal Abortion Rights


Context

  • On International Safe Abortion Day, the Supreme Court of India (SC) issued a landmark decision granting unmarried and single women with pregnancies ranging from 20 to 24 weeks access to safe and legal abortion care on par with married women.
  • The Supreme Court loosened the grip of a 51-year-old abortion law, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act of 1971 and its Rules of 2003, which prohibits unmarried women between 20 and 24 weeks pregnant from aborting with the assistance of registered medical practitioners from doing so.

Relevance

GS-II: Governance, Rights based issues, laws, women

Mains Question

Examine various issues in India’s abortion law in the context of The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act 2021. (250 words)

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Widening CAD Current Account Deficit


Context

India’s current account deficit (CAD) increased to 2.8% of GDP in the April-June quarter (Q1 FY22), the highest in four years but lower than the 3-3.5% forecast by many economists.

Relevance

GS Paper 3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilisation of resources, growth, development and employment

Mains Question

How do you define Current Account Deficit? Do you believe that a rising CAD is inherently bad and should be monitored by the country’s central bank? Discuss (150 Words) (150 Words)

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