Current affairs - January 5th, 2022 from The Hindu.
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 - Polity
On Wednesday, a three-judge Special Bench of the Supreme Court, chaired by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, will hear a petition challenging the criterion of an annual income cap of Rs. 8 lakh set to identify the economically underprivileged sections (EWS)
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 - Security
Union Home Minister Amit Shah requested the Director-General of Police to submit enough information and actionable suggestions through the Multi-Agency Center (MAC) at a high-level meeting on Monday. The Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), the armed forces, and state police comprise the 28 entities that make up the platform. In 2020, the committee will issue its report. The committee noted that the contribution given by state agencies has decreased over time in comparison to the overall inputs received at the MAC.
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 3 - Disaster management
Health officials are concerned about the widespread selling of self-test kits in the face of rising COVID19 cases since they are unable to trace, isolate, and treat people who test positive. During the peak of previous pandemic waves, the government ordered us to keep track of who was buying cold, cough, and fever drugs. Such a mechanism could be one of the alternatives for tracking these cases, although no such instructions exist at the moment.
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 1 - Society (Important)
Distress and poverty, patriarchal norms and practices, a lack of opportunities for schooling, work, and other factors continue to play a significant role in child marriages. According to NFHS – 5, 23.3% of females marry before the legal age. Until the age of 18, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act of 2012 forbade consent to sex. This means that someone can have a sexual act after they turn 18. Still, they won't marry until they turn 21, resulting in new concerns such as an increase in unwed moms and subsequent foeticide. According to the author, "Changing the law will never be enough to prevent child weddings unless there is a socio-behavioural transformation among parents and the community."
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 - International Relation
The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved a new agreement announced last week by the Energy Minister to build the Trincomalee oil tank farm jointly with India.