CAA’s Articulate – PMO says PM CARES is not a public authority under RTI Act

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has refused to disclose details on the creation and operation of the PM CARES Fund, telling a Right to Information applicant that the fund is “not a public authority” under the ambit of the RTI Act, 2005

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CAA’s Articulate – Casteist slurs during phone call in private is no crime under SC/ST Act

The Punjab & Haryana High Court has ruled that the use of caste-based remarks during a phone call does not constitute an offence under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

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CAA’s Articulate – Gandhi-King Initiative Passes U.S. House Committee

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Gandhi-King Exchange Act and the bill is set to establish an exchange programme between the United States and India in order to share knowledge on and study the legacies of Gandhi and Luther King Jr.

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CAA’s Articulate – India likely to miss target of eradicating AIDS by 2030: ICMR study

With the covid-19 pandemic having halted the progress of several public health programmes, a study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has warned that India may miss the national target to end AIDS by 2030.

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CAA’s Articulate – MANODARPAN initiative to provide psychosocial support to students

Context: The Union Human Resource and Development(HRD) Ministry launched the MANODARPAN initiative to provide psychosocial support to students for their Mental Health and Well-being. Background: COVID-19 is a challenging time…

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CAA’s Articulate – Expensive re-purposed medicines used for COVID-19 treatment

Context: Considering the unprecedented threat of COVID-19 pandemic issue of pricing of medicines associated need a careful assessment. Current status of treatment of COVID-19 patients The quest for developing a…

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CAA’s Articulate – NFRA constitutes technical advisory committee

Context: The audit regulator, National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA), has recently constituted a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). More about the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Composition:  It comprises seven members, including the Chairman.…

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[UPSC Mains Focus] The call for self-reliance asks for a pragmatic development strategy to capitalise on India’s inherent strengths

June 8, 2020 | Indian Express (Link) Mains Paper 2: National Prelims level: Atmanirbhar Bharat mission Mains level: Role and objectives of the Atmanirbhar Bharat mission Context: One of the…

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Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill, 2020 [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill, 2020 Why in News? The Union Cabinet has approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to amend the…

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The President’s Address [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] The President’s Address Why in News? The President Ram Nath Kovind will address a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament during the first…

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Political Candidates with Criminal Records [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Political Candidates with Criminal Records Why in News? The Supreme Court (SC) has agreed to hear a plea from the Election Commission of India (ECI)…

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Centre’s Plea on Death Row Convicts [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Centre’s Plea on Death Row Convicts Why in News? The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) moved the Supreme Court (SC) to frame guidelines to execute…

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Ending Speakers’ Inaction on Disqualification [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Ending Speakers’ Inaction on Disqualification Why in News? The Supreme Court has made some decisions on the position of Speaker as the adjudicating authority under…

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SC refusal to stay Electoral Bonds Scheme [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] SC refusal to stay Electoral Bonds Scheme Why in News? The Supreme Court (SC) has declined to stay the operation of the Electoral Bonds Scheme…

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Governors Vs State Governments [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Governors Vs State Governments What is the issue? The endless squabbles between the Governors and respective State governments in Kerala and West Bengal are alarming.These…

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Mining laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Mining laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 Why in News? The Union Cabinet approved the promulgation of Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020. What are the decisions taken?…

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California Consumer Privacy Act [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] California Consumer Privacy Act Why in new? California’s new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), recently went into effect. What does the Act…

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Draft Personal Data Protection Bill 2018 [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Draft Personal Data Protection Bill 2018 Why in news? The draft personal data protection Bill 2018 was submitted by the Justice B.N. Srikrishna-headed expert panel.…

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Srikrishna Committee – White Paper on Data Protection Framework [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Srikrishna Committee - White Paper on Data Protection Framework Why in news? Srikrishna Committee recently released a white paper as part of its mandate to…

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Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook Scandal – I [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook Scandal - I Why in news? A global data analytics company is in spotlight for involving in a data scandal during US…

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Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook Scandal – II [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook Scandal - II Click here for Part-I What is the issue? A global data analytics company is in spotlight for involving in a data…

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