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6 lakh Indians renounced citizenship: Daily Current Affairs

GS-2: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure.

Key phrases:  Citizenship, Citizenship Amendment Act, NRC, NPR.

Why in news:

More than six lakh Indians renounced citizenship in the past five years, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recently informed the Lok Sabha. This year, till September 30, 1,11,287 Indians gave up their citizenship.

Schools are not immune to prejudices of society: Daily Current Affairs

GS-1: Salient aspects of diversity in India and Indian Society. [GS2]-Education.

Key phrases:  The National Curriculum Framework 2005, The National Educational Policy 2020

Why in news:

The recent events such as lynching of a Dalit youth to death in Punjab, uproar over Fabindia advertising Diwali as Jashn-e-Riwaaz depict deep-rooted prejudices

Govt sells Central Electronics to Nandal Finance & Leasing: Daily Current Affairs

GS-3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, Government Budgeting.

Key words: Disinvestment, Strategic disinvestment, strategic and non-strategic PSUs, DIPAM

Why in News:

The Centre has announced approving strategic disinvestment of Central Electronics Limited, a public sector enterprise (CPSE). This is the second privatisation this fiscal year, after Air India.

How is IoT impacting the digital transformation of education?: Daily Current Affairs

GS-3: Science and Technology -developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 

Key phrases:  Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection

Why in news:  

Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) were restricted to debates and academic discussions before the pandemic. But COVID-19 forced them to explore technological tools in the education sector, something that other sectors had already done and reaped many benefits.

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