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Current Affairs 03 June 2022

CONTENTS

  1. PM CARES scheme for children
  2. Stockholm+50
  3. Posidonia Australis: World’s Largest Plant
  4. Eublepharis pictus

PM CARES scheme for children


Context

Recently, Prime Minister released benefits like scholarships and health insurance under the PM CARES for Children scheme to support children who lost their parents due to coronavirus during the pandemic.

Relevance:

GS II- Welfare Schmes

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About PM CARES For Children scheme:
  2. The Entitlements under the scheme include:
  3. About PM CARES – Fund

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Stockholm+50


Context:

Stockholm+50 is being held in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • It will commemorate the 50 years since the 1972 United Nations (UN) Conference on the Human Environment (also known as the Stockholm Conference).

Relevance:

GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of environment, International Agreements & Groupings regarding conservation of Environment)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Stockholm +50?
  2. Stockholm Conference, 1972
  3. Issues at the 1972 Stockholm Conference
  4. About United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  5. Functions of UNEP

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Posidonia Australis: World’s Largest Plant


Context:

The world’s largest plant has recently been discovered off the West Coast of Australia: a seagrass 180 km in length.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Ribbon weed or Posidonia australis
  2. So how remarkable is this plant’s size?
  3. How did it grow, and survive for, so long?
  4. Significance of Seagrass

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Eublepharis Pictus


Context:

A gecko found in Visakhapatnam in 2017, then thought to belong to a known species, has now been identified as a member of a new species.

Relevance:

GS II- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About  Eublepharis pictus
  2. Conservation status

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