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Current Affairs 04 July 2022

CONTENTS

  1. National Investigation Agency
  2. Nitrate absorption in plants
  3. India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project
  4. Hepatitis B
  5. The new Monkeypox symptoms found in UK patients
  6. Anthrax

National Investigation Agency


Context:

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into killing of tailor in Rajasthan’s Udaipur over a social media post supporting suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma. Now, the Union Home Ministry has handed over to the agency the investigation of a similarly executed murder of pharmacist  at Amravati in Maharashtra.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the NIA?
  2. When did the NIA come into being?
  3. What are the scheduled offences?
  4. How wide is NIA’s jurisdiction?
  5. How wide is NIA’s jurisdiction?

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Nitrate Absorption in Plants


Context:

Researchers led by those from the National Centre of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru (NCBS-TIFR), have found a new pathway that regulates nitrate absorption in plants.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About gene MADS27
  2. About Nitrogen importance in plants:
  3. Nitrate overuse
  4. Regulatory switches
  5. Three-pronged effect

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India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project


Context: 

Recently, the final 20 MW of the 100 MW Ramagundam floating solar PV project’s commercial operation date was recently announced.

  • With this, the 100 MW Ramagundam floating solar PV project in Telangana is declared operational from 1st July 2022.
  • It is the largest project of its kind in India.

Relevance:

GS III- Renewable energy, Infrastructure

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Floating Solar Panels?
  2. Key Highlights of Ramagundam Project
  3. Environment Benefits of the Project
  4. Challenges

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Hepatitis B


Context:

A series of unexplained cases of Hepatitis B in children has taken over the world. Many countries including the US and UK reported mysterious cases of a few children being diagnosed with Hepatitis B.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Hepatitis B?
  2. How does hepatitis B virus spread?
  3. Symptoms of Hepatitis B
  4. What is adenovirus and how is it leading to Hepatitis B in children?

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The New Monkeypox Symptoms Found in UK Patients


Context:

Recently, Monkeypox patients from the UK exhibited different symptoms from those observed in previous outbreaks, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal.

Relevance:

GS II-Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. About Monkeypox virus
  3. Zoonotic disease
  4. Symptoms and treatment
  5. What did the study find?

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Anthrax


Context:

After finding several carcasses of wild boar, Kerala health officials confirmed the presence of anthrax, a serious infectious disease caused by spore-forming bacteria, in Athirappilly of Thrissur district.

Relevance:

GS II-Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Anthrax?
  2. How do animals get Anthrax?
  3. How do humans get infected?
  4. What are the symptoms of Anthrax?
  5. How can it be treated?

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