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Current Affairs 03 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Wildlife (Protection), Amendment Bill
  2. Purchasing Managers Index
  3. Hellfire R9X missile
  4. 5G spectrum auction concludes

 Wildlife (Protection), Amendment Bill


Context:

The Lok Sabha passed the Wildlife (Protection), Amendment Bill, with no significant modifications to the version of the Bill presented in the House for discussion.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
  2. Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill: Key Features

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Purchasing Managers Index


Context:

India’s manufacturing sector rebounded in July, with sales and output growing at the fastest pace since November. The PMI quickened last month to 56.4, from June’s 9-month low of 53.9.

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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Hellfire R9X Missile


Context:

The US military used its ‘secret weapon’ — the Hellfire R9X missile – to kill Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri on the balcony of a safehouse in Kabul on July 31.

  • Al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon who had a $25 million bounty on his head, had helped coordinate the September 11, 2001, attacks that had killed nearly 3,000 people.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Hellfire R9X missile?
  2. When did the Hellfire missile enter active service?
  3. Where has the Hellfire missile been used on previous occasions?
  4. What is known about the other Hellfire missile variants?

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5G Spectrum Auction Concludes


Context:

India’s biggest ever spectrum auction ended with bids upwards of Rs 1.5 lakh crore coming in after seven days of bidding spread over 40 rounds.

  • Reliance Jio emerged as the largest spender in the 5G spectrum auction, acquiring almost half of all the airwaves sold for more than Rs 88,000 crore, and was also the only one (among four applicants) to have acquired spectrum in the premium 700 MHz band.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About 5G
  2. Application of 5G
  3. What are the key issues?
  4. What benefits are likely to come with 5G?

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