1. Data protection Bill likely in Budget Session

  • The draft of the revised data protection Bill will be released for consultation soon with the government planning to present it in Parliament during the Budget Session next year, Minister for Telecom and IT Ashwini Vaishnaw said.
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  • GS 2: Indian Polity/ GS 3 : Cyber Security

2. Mahagathbandhan govt. in Bihar for withdrawing general consent to CBI

  • According to Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, 1946, the CBI needs consent from the respective State governments for conducting investigations in their jurisdictions
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  • GS 2: Structure, organisation and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary

3. Sops for votes

  • Promising gifts in run-up to polls, not welfare, is the real ‘freebie’ issue
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  • Prelims syllabus: Current events of national and international importance

4. The concerns around Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage

  • Reports have surfaced online of instances where block level officers have asked individuals to link their Aadhaar with their Voter IDs, failing which their Voter IDs could be cancelled.
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  • GS 2: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

5.  Revisiting the S. Subramaniam Balaji vs Tamil Nadu judgment

  • The 2013 Balaji judgment states that election manifesto promises do not amount to ‘corrupt practice’ under Section 123 of the Representation of People Act.
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  • GS 2: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

6. The cyber threat to mobile banking

  • The lack of adequate cybersecurity and the dearth of talent in banking could potentially lead to a further rise in cyberattacks on user devices
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  • GS 3: security issues- Basics of cyber security

7. To boost self reliance, Rajnath releases third indigenisation list

  • Defence Minister sets timeline for import ban on 780 crucial equipment
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  • GS 3: Internal Security

8. ‘Financial inclusion will spur growth’

  • Financial inclusion is a major step towards inclusive growth which ensures the overall economic development of the marginalised sections of the society, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday.
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  • GS 3: Inclusive growth and associated issues/challenges

9. 5G cells to piggyback on poles, hoardings

  • Base stations deployed will bring network closer to people
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  • GS 3: Science and Technology- Recent developments and their applications and effects in everyday life


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