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Current Affairs 02 June 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Gig Economy
  2. The European Union’s ban on Russian oil
  3. Artillery rockets
  4. Relocation of cheetahs
  5. Sela Macaque

Gig Economy


Context:

The Union Labour Ministry is organizing a program aimed at sharing information and good experiences on policies and global practices relating to gig and platform workers and their social security.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Gig Economy?
  2. Advantages of Gig economy.
  3. Challenges related to Gig economy
  4. Measures to address the issues related to Gig economy
  5. Way Forward

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The European Union’s ban on Russian oil


Context:

As part of the sixth package of sanctions since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the European Union member states reached an agreement to ban 90% of Russian crude oil imports by the end of the year.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Original proposal of the oil embargo
  2. Rationale behind such a move
  3. What are the terms of the ‘compromise deal’ that has been agreed upon?
  4. Why was exemption given for pipeline imports?
  5. How will the sanctions affect Russia?
  6. How will the sanctions affect Europe?
  7. Indian response

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Artillery Rockets


Context:

As the fighting in eastern Ukraine turns into an artillery duel, the Pentagon announced that it would send its most advanced artillery rocket launcher and munitions to the Ukrainian military in the hope of giving it an edge over Russia.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is an artillery rocket?
  2. Has the United States used these weapons?
  3. Difference between a rocket and a missile in this context
  4. Does Russia have anything similar?
  5. Do the U.S. rockets have other advantages?

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Relocation of Cheetahs


Context:

India will be soon releasing cheetahs from South Africa and Namibia into the wild at Kuno Palpur in Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh.

  • It will initiate India’s ambitious plan of transcontinental relocation of cheetahs.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What was the distribution of cheetahs in India?
  2. What caused the extinction of cheetahs in India?
  3. What is the current status of this project?
  4. About Cheetah

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Sela Macaque


Context:

A new species of old-world monkey recorded from Arunachal Pradesh has been named after Sela Pass, which is a strategic mountain pass at 13,700 ft above sea level, and the New Species has been named Sela Macaque.

  • It was identified and analysed by a team of experts from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and the University of Calcutta.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Sela macaque
  2. About the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)
  3. Publications and other works of the ZSI

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