03 October, 2019
15 Min Read
|GS-III||Bharat 22 ETF||Economic Issues|
|National Monsoon Mission|
|An effective plan to end the use of plastic.|
GS-III: Online Censorship.
Indian legal demands for online content removal are the fourth highest in the world, according to a report.
India on the top
Why censorship in India?
On the hit list: Social media contents:
While Facebook received most of the content take down requests from India, Google got it from Russia, Microsoft from China, Twitter from Turkey and Wikimedia from the US.
GS-II: Making Amends.
The Supreme Court has recalled its 2018 order that diluted provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. The previous judgement.A two-judge bench had forbidden the arrest of public servants and private persons without prior permission in cases filed under the SC/ST Act. It insisted on a preliminary inquiry before registering an FIR in such cases.
Incidents involving Dalits in the last few years:
It is creditable that the Supreme Court has revisited its order and recalled it. It is in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution and institutional resilience.
GS-III: Bharat 22 ETF.
The Further Fund Offer 2 (FFO 2) of Bharat 22 Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF), which is part of the government’s divestment programme, will be open for subscription for investors.
About Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
GS-III: National Monsoon Mission.
The new monsoon model, called the Coupled Forecast Model (CFS), deployed by the IMD under the National Monsoon Mission (NMM) has failed to forecast the excess rainfall received during Aug-Sept 2019.
National Monsoon Mission (NMM)
About Coupled Forecast Model (CFS)
GS-III: An effective plan to end the use of plastic.
India is embarking on a “very large campaign” to get rid of single-use plastic.
Plastic – threats
Other steps needed:
As demand begins to decline, a timeline could be declared for the elimination of some categories of plastic use. How well the objective is achieved would depend on how well we combine coaxing with coercion to wean the world off plastic.
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