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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)



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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.



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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.



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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."



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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.




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UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 - Security

Two militants were killed by security forces in Kulgam, south Kashmir, on Tuesday, bringing the total number of terrorists killed in the last 24 hours to four. Both terrorists were locals affiliated with the Lashkar­e­Taiba [LeT] and linked to the Resistance Front.



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UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 3 - Disaster management

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to medical research in India. With its S­Gene Target Failure (SGTF) method, the kit will be utilised to confirm Omicron in patients.



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UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 - Security

President Xi Jinping of China issued an annual mobilization order on Tuesday to kick off the Chinese military's training for the year, emphasizing the need to "combine training with combat operations."



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UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 3 - Economics

According to researchers at HDFC Bank, the spread of the Omicron coronavirus and the resulting constraints could cause GDP growth to slow by 20 to 30 basis points (bps) from January. At its December monetary policy meeting, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) forecasted a 6% growth in the fourth quarter. They also predicted that 10-year bond yields would trade between 6.4 and 6.5% in the coming month, owing to "inflationary pressures."



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UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 3 - Economics

India spent a record $55.7 billion on gold imports in 2021, more than doubling its cargo from the previous year. The $20 billion spent on gold imports in 2021 more than doubled the previous high of $22 billion in 2020.



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