Topic 1 : Kerala’s contributory pension scheme

Why in news: A report from a Kerala government-constituted committee, to review the state’s contributory pension scheme, has been made public now after a Supreme Court verdict.

Key details:

What is the National Pension System?

What is Kerala’s pension scenario?

Arguments for NPS in Kerala according to the review report:

Argument against NPS in Kerala


Why in news: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will soon write to the Jalakandeswarar temple trust for carrying out a spatial survey and restoration of a 900-sq-ft room on the temple premises in Vellore fort.

About the Temple:

Topic 3 : Government directive on deepfakes

Why in news: Recently, the Indian government instructed “social media intermediaries” to remove morphed videos or deepfakes from their platforms within 24 hours of a complaint being filed, in accordance with a requirement outlined in the IT Rules 2021.

What is a deepfake?

How does deepfake technology work?

What do laws in India say about deepfakes?

Negative implications of deepfakes:

Positive implications of deepfakes:

Why in news: The recent Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of electoral bonds has focused attention on an issue that goes to the heart of Indian democracy — the funding of political parties.

Various aspects of political funding:

India’s challenges

Way forward:

Why in news: The Supreme Court issued guidelines to monitor the speedy disposal of criminal cases against Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs).

Key details:

About the RP Act:

What did the court rule?

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