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Recently, the Lok Sabha has passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021.
Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021
Recently, India joined the G20 ‘Troika’ and with this India has started the procedure for taking over the G20 presidency next year.
As a Troika member, India will work closely with Indonesia and Italy to ensure consistency and continuity of the G20’s agenda.
India will assume the G20 presidency on 1st December 2022 from Indonesia, and will convene the G20 Leaders’ Summit for the first time in India in 2023.
Recently, NITI Aayog has conducted a national workshop on Natural Farming.
An exclusive website on natural farming developed by NITI Aayog was also launched. The website covers information regarding natural farming including coverage of the practice in India, various schemes and initiatives by Central and State Governments, success stories from farmers and relevant publications among others.
Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZNBF)
For the first time ever, researchers have recently detected neutrino candidates produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN facility near Geneva, Switzerland.
The World Migration Report, 2022 was recently released by the International organization for Migration (IOM), the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration ensuring the orderly and humane management of migration.
About World Migration Report
The Ministry of Home Affairs recently informed the Lok Sabha that more than six lakh Indians renounced citizenship in the past five years. The reason for a large number of Indians surrendering their citizenship was not stated in the reply.
About Loss of Citizenship
The Citizenship Act, 1955, prescribes three ways of losing citizenship whether acquired under the Act or prior to it under the Constitution, viz, renunciation, termination and deprivation.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently proposed amendments to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, which would enable it to launch a CBDC.
RBI is also working out a phased implementation strategy for the introduction of Central Bank Digital Currency with little or no disruption.
About Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)
Negotiations between India and the U.K. on a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) could be delayed to January 2022. Cabinet change in Britain and need for more “pre-negotiation” talks cited as main reasons.
About Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
Ministry of Jal Shakti recently launched the first edition of the India Young Water Professional Programme (IYWPP).
About India Young Water Professional Programme
India recently demanded for an intellectual property rights waiver for COVID-19 vaccines and supplies at a World Trade Organization (WTO).
About IPR Issues in India
According to the recent data, as many as 23,948 Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) had registered with intent to adopt the principle of the Zero Defect Zero Effect Scheme (ZED).
Recently, an analysis of water level data done by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) indicates that about 33% of the wells monitored have registered decline in ground water levels in the range of 0 – 2 metres.
Moreover, a decline of more than 4.0 m has also been observed in a few pockets of metro cities like New Delhi, Chennai, Indore, Madurai, Vijayawada, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, and Lucknow, etc.
Central Ground Water Authority
Recently, 12 Opposition MPs have been suspended for the rest of the Winter Session. The members were suspended for alleged unruly conduct towards the end of the monsoon session in August.
About Suspension of MPs form Parliament
Recently, the 2020 census results of the US population were presented. Following this, the exercise of Gerrymandering has been conducted across the U.S. Congressional and State legislative districts every decade.
Criticism of the Exercise
Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of NorthEastern Region recently informed the Parliament that NMCM has mapped the data of 14.53 lakh artists/artisans.
About National Mission on Cultural Mapping
Recently, SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecast and Research) has studied post Diwali Air Pollution in the four Indian Cities (Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Pune).
Recently, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has published a draft framework for cross border insolvency proceedings based on the UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) model under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).
Recently, Prime Minister Modi, during the 56th DGPs and IGPs conference reinforced the need to adopt the commissionerate system in cities with a population of over 10 lakh.
A recent study found that the vaccine generates antibodies and easily detectable memory B cell and T cell responses in many recipients.
Recently, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-National Brain Research Centre (DBT-NBRC) has developed Project SWADESH, for managing Neurological disorders.
Recently, NITI Aayog has published the first-ever National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) of India.
About National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)
The World Health Organization declared the recently-discovered B.1.1.529 strain of COVID-19 to be a variant of concern and renamed it Omicron based on the evidence presented indicative of a detrimental change in COVID-19 epidemiology.
About WHO Classification of COVID-19 Variants
The Attorney General, recently said that four "courts of appeal" should be constituted to hear appeals from High Courts, tribunals, and other matters which are currently heard by the Supreme Court, adding that it would cut down the pendency of cases to a great extent.
About Attorney General of India
Minister of Commerce and Industry recently said that four greenfield industrial cities or nodes are being developed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
About Industrial Corridors
Recently, farmers are demanding a legal guarantee that all farmers will receive remunerative prices for all their crops. Farm unions are demanding that a comprehensive cost calculation (C2) must also include capital assets and the rentals and interest forgone on owned land as recommended by the National Commission for Farmers.
About Minimum Support Price (MSP)