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Current Affairs 04 November 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Stubble burning
  2. Two-finger test
  3. Corbett Tiger Reserve
  4. Mauna Loa
  5. Gold-Mushroom Nanoparticle to ease Drug Delivery

Stubble Burning


Context:

With air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR) deteriorating to the “severe” category, Union Environment Minister  said Punjab had fallen short of its commitments to curb stubble burning by “officially refusing” to use the biodecomposer spray that reportedly helps farmers to manage paddy straw.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Pusa Bio-Decomposer
  2. What is stubble burning?
  3. Effects of Stubble Burning:

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Two-Finger Test


 

Context:

The Supreme Court said that those conducting the ‘two-finger test’ on alleged rape victims will be held guilty of misconduct.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the ‘two-finger test’?
  2. SC’s earlier comments on the test
  3. What the government’s guidelines say?

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Corbett Tiger Reserve


 

Context:

The Forest Survey Institute (FSI) has accused the Uttarakhand Forest Department of “defending wrongdoings” by questioning its assessment of illegal tree felling in the Corbett Tiger Reserve for its Pakhro tiger safari project.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Corbett National Park
  2. About the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)
  3. Project Tiger
  4. Project Tiger Reserves of India

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Mauna Loa


Context:

The ground is shaking and swelling at Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, indicating that it could erupt. Scientists say they don’t expect that to happen right away but officials on the Big Island of Hawaii are telling residents to be prepared in case it does erupt soon.

Relevance:

GS I: Geography, Facts for Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Where is Mauna Loa?
  2. Will Mauna Loa erupt like Kilauea?
  3. About the Ring of Fire

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Gold-Mushroom Nanoparticle To Ease Drug Delivery


Context:

Cordy gold nanoparticles (Cor-AuNPs), the outcome of a collaborative experiment by scientists from four Indian institutions, has earned an international patent from Germany.

Relevance:

Facts for Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Cordy gold nanoparticles
  2. What is nanotechnology and nanoparticle (NP)?
  3. Uses of Gold Nano Particles (GNPs)

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