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Court orders abolition of two-finger test course in private and government medical colleges across the country

  • When a woman is sexually assaulted, the two-finger test is used to determine if the woman has been assaulted using the hymen. After the rape victim files a complaint and registers an FIR, they conduct this two-finger test for a medical report. In 2018, the UN Council announced a ban on this method of testing.
  • Earlier, in 2014, the Union Ministry of Health laid down some criteria for investigating victims of sexual assault. It stated that 'two-finger test is illegal and the truth cannot be ascertained through this test'.
  • It is in this context that the Supreme Court has ordered the removal of the subject related to the two-finger test method from the medical college course. In this regard, two finger test notes should be removed from medical college textbooks and course notes.
  • It is regrettable that the two-finger test system is still practiced today. The procedure of female genital examination is against the dignity of women. "Any person who conducts the two-finger test will be held guilty," they said.
Brazil Presidential Election 2022 - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wins
  • Brazil, a South American country, recently held presidential elections. In this, former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva contested against current president Jair Bolsonaro. In a tight contest, Lula won with 50.9 percent of the votes. 
  • President Jair Bolsonaro received 49.1 percent of the vote, the country's Supreme Court has ruled. With this, Lula, who was president twice from 2003 to 2010, becomes president again. He will take office on Jan. 1.
World Junior Badminton - Tamil Nadu player Shankar Muthuswamy who won the silver medal
  • Tamil Nadu's Shankar Muthuswamy had a toss-up with Chinese Taipei's Kuo Kuan Lin in the men's singles final of the World Junior Badminton Series held in Spain. In a fast-paced match, he lost the first set 14-21 and lost the second set 20-22 to Kuo Kuan Lin to win the silver medal.
  • Despite missing out, Shankar became the third Indian to play in the singles section of the World Junior Badminton Series in the last 14 years. Prior to this, Aparna Bhopat (1996), Saina Nehwal (2006 & 2008) and Cyril Verma (2015) have made it to the finals. 
  • So far India has bagged 10 medals including one gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze in the World Junior Badminton Arena. Before this, in 2008, Saina Naval won the gold medal in the World Junior Badminton Series.
French Badminton Series - Indian Men's Doubles Champion
  • A total of 11 male and female players participated in this series which took place from 25th to 30th. In the final of the series held in Paris, the world doubles pair of world number eight, Shadwick and Chirag Shetty, took on Chinese Taipei's Lu-ching-Yao and Yang-po-han.
  • The Indian players showed action from the start and easily won the set by 21-13 and 21-19. By winning the match which lasted for a total of 48 minutes, they became the first Indian pair to win the title in the Super 750 section of the Badminton category.
The telecom sector has expanded to 42 beneficiaries with an investment commitment of Rs 4,115 crore
  • The Ministry of Communications has approved grants to 42 companies including 28 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) under the Productivity Linked Incentive Scheme for Telecom and Network Products to promote Self-Reliance India vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
  • Among these, 17 companies have applied for an additional 1% incentive under the design-based manufacturing category. The above mentioned 42 companies have committed an investment of Rs.4,115 crore.
  • Through these, it is expected that an additional sales opportunity of Rs 2.45 lakh crore will be created during the incentive scheme period and more than 44,000 jobs will be created. The Union Budget for FY 2022-23 announced a productivity-linked incentive scheme for telecom and network products to strengthen the domestic value chain.
  • 1% additional incentive over the existing incentive for design-oriented products in India. Productivity Linked Incentive Scheme will be available for 5 years from 1st April 2022.
Anti-Corruption Awareness Week 2022
  • The Central Anti-Corruption Commission observes that week as Anti-Corruption Awareness Week every year in view of the birth anniversary of late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on 31st October.
  • Accordingly, Anti-Corruption Awareness Week is being observed from October 31 to November 6 this year with the theme “Corruption Free India – Developed India”.

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