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Current Affairs 02 November 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage
  2. GM mustard
  3. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
  4. Purchasing Managers Index
  5. Coronal Holes
  6. Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage


Context:

Recently, The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the power of the Election Commission (EC) to link the Aadhaar database with voter ID cards.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What was the petition challenging?
  2. Is the linking of Aadhaar with one’s Voter ID mandatory?
  3. Why does the government want this?
  4. Why is the mandatory linking of Aadhaar to the Voter ID an issue?
  5. What are the operational difficulties?
  6. Way forward

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GM Mustard


 

Context:

The recent clearance by the government for the release of GM Mustard Hybrid DMH 11 based on the recommendations of GEAC under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is a bold decision in the best interest of our farmers and the nation.

Relevance:

GS II: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What exactly is hybrid mustard?
  2. What are GM Crops?
  3. Regulating Bodies concerned with GM Crops

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Shanghai Cooperation Organisation


Context:

Connectivity projects must respect sovereignty issues, External Affairs Minister said in a reference to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), at a virtual meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) 

Relevance:

GS II- International relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the SCO? 
  2. Organizational structure of SCO
  3. How is this relevant to India? 
  4. What is Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)?

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Purchasing Managers Index


Context:

The S&P Global India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey shows that the India’s manufacturing production growth and new orders eased to four-month lows in October, but a surge in new jobs and subdued price pressures kept producers optimistic about future prospects.

Relevance:

GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Mobilization of Resources)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)?
  2. Understanding PMI

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Coronal Holes


Context:

Recently, the @NASASun Twitter handle shared an image of the sun seemingly ‘smiling’. Captured by the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory, the image has dark patches on the sun’s surface resembling eyes and a smile. NASA explained that the patches are called coronal holes, which can be seen in ultraviolet light but are typically invisible to our eyes.

Relevance:

GS I: Geography

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are coronal holes?
  2. What do they tell us?
  3. What happens during a geomagnetic storm?

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Mudumalai Tiger Reserve


Context:

An invasive species, Senna spectabilis, an exotic tree, has taken over between 800 hectares and 1,200 hectares of the buffer zones of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the picturesque Nilgiris hill district. 

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Senna Spectabilis
  2. About Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

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