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11 JUNE 2022

. No. Topic Name Prelims/Mains
1.    New Marriage Age for Women Prelims & Mains
2.    About the Puri Heritage Corridor Prelims & Mains
3.    China Tibet Conflict


Prelims & Mains
4.    National Startup Advisory Council Prelims Specific Topic


1 – New Marriage Age for Women: 


Women Empowerment

  • Bill 2021 to Amend the Prohibition on Child Marriage:
  • It recommends raising the marriage age for women from 18 to 21 years.
  • The bill would change the following:
  • The Christian Marriage Act of 1972 in India.
  • The 1936 Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act was enacted.
  • The 1937 Application Act of Muslim Personal Law (Shariat).
  • The 1954 Special Marriage Act.
  • The 1955 Hindu Marriage Act.
  • The 1956 Foreign Marriage Act.
  • What is the law?
  • Currently, the legislation stipulates that men and women must be 21 and 18 years old, respectively, to marry.
  • The age of majority, which is gender-neutral, differs from the age of marriage.
  • According to the Indian Majority Act of 1875, an individual reaches majority at the age of eighteen.
  • The Hindu Marriage Act of 1955, Section 5(iii), stipulates that the bride must be 18 years old and the husband must be 21 years old. Child marriages are not unlawful, but they can be declared void if the minor in the marriage requests it.
  • The marriage of a minor who has reached puberty is valid under Islamic personal law.
  • The Special Marriage Act of 1954 and the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act of 2006 both provide that women and men must be 18 and 21 years old, respectively, to consent to marriage.
  • Source – The Hindu

2 – About the Puri Heritage Corridor:


Indian Culture

  • What exactly is the Puri heritage corridor initiative?
  • The Puri Heritage Project, which began in 2016, intends to turn the holy city of Puri into a worldwide tourist destination.
  • The project comprises the revitalization of Puri Lake and the Musa River.
  • Puri Jagannath Temple Information:
  • It is an important Vaishnavite temple in Puri, Odisha, dedicated to Jagannath, a manifestation of Sri Krishna.
  • King Anatavarman Chodaganga Deva of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty is thought to have built the temple in the 12th century.
  • The ‘Yamanika Tirtha’ of Jagannath Puri temple is where, according to Hindu beliefs, the power of ‘Yama,’ the god of death, has been negated in Puri due to Lord Jagannath’s presence.
  • The Ratha Yatra, or chariot festival, is held every year at the Puri temple, during which the three main deities are hauled by gigantic and ornately decorated temple cars.
  • Source – The Hindu

3 – China Tibet Conflict:


International Relations

  • What happened in Tibet?
  • Tibet is a region in Asia that covers about a quarter of China’s land area and is located on the Tibetan Plateau.
  • It is the Tibetan people’s and some other ethnic groups’ traditional homeland.
  • How did China come to govern it?
  • Tibet, according to the People’s Republic of China, has been a part of China since the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty.
  • Tibet’s authorities were compelled to accept a treaty imposed by China in 1951.
  • The “Seventeen Point Agreement” promises Tibetan autonomy and respect for the Buddhist religion, but it also authorises Chinese civil and military headquarters to be established in Lhasa (Tibet’s capital).
  • The Tibetan people, including the Dalai Lama, believe it is invalid and that it was signed under duress.
  • Tibetans have called this a cultural genocide on numerous occasions.
  • Tibetans living abroad:
  • Over 1 lakh Tibetans live in India, with the rest settling in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Mongolia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and other nations.
  • Source – The Hindu

4 – National Startup Advisory Council:

Prelims Specific Topic

  • The National Startup Advisory Council (NSAC) held its fourth meeting in New Delhi recently.
  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade established the NSAC (DPIIT).
  • Role: To advise the government on how to create a robust environment for fostering innovation and start-ups in the country in order to support long-term economic growth and large-scale job creation.
  • Minister of Commerce and Industry is the chairman.
  • Source – The Hindu




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