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Current Affairs 01 July 2022

CONTENTS

  1. The free fall of the rupee
  2. Landslide
  3. ISRO’s ‘POEM’ platform
  4. Russia withdraws from Snake Island
  5. ABHYAS: High-speed Expendable Aerial Target

The Free Fall of The Rupee


Context:

The Indian rupee hit an all-time low against the U.S. dollar this week weakening past the 79 rupees to a dollar mark and selling as low as 79.05 against the dollar.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is happening with the rupee?
  2. What determines the rupee’s value?
  3. What is Currency Depreciation and what are its causes?

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Landslide


Context:

Eight people were killed in a massive landslip in Manipur. As many as 45 are feared to be trapped in the debris.

  • The disaster took place in Noney district destroying a railway construction camp near Tupul.

Relevance:

GS III- Disaster Management

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Landslides?
  2. Two Primary varieties of Landslides in India
  3. Why are Landslides more frequent in the Himalayas than in the Western Ghats?

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ISRO’s ‘POEM’ Platform


Context:

Besides placing three Singaporean satellites in precise orbit, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also achieved the feat of successfully launching the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module or ‘POEM’.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is POEM?
  2. How will ISRO keep POEM ‘alive and stable’ in orbit?
  3. Has ISRO repurposed and used PS4 rocket junk earlier?

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Russia withdraws from Snake Island


Context:

Ukrainian forces have taken control of Snake Island in the Black Sea, which was occupied by Russia very early in the war.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Snake Island
  2. About the Black Sea
  3. Russia and the Black Sea
  4. Black Sea in the Ukraine war

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ABHYAS: High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target


Context:

Recently, India successfully tested the indigenously-designed Abhyas – a High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) – in Odisha.

  • The trial was carried out by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Odisha’s Chandipur.

Relevance:

GS III- Defence Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About ABHYAS
  2. Features of ABHYAS
  3. Uses of ABHYAS

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