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Current Affairs 05 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. The India-Australia trade agreement
  2. Emergency in Sri Lanka
  3. Why WHO suspended Covaxin?
  4. Fundamental duties
  5. Puri Jagannath temple

The India-Australia Trade Agreement


Context:

On April 2, India and Australia signed an Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA). The landmark bilateral trade pact is the second trade agreement India has signed this year after inking a similar deal with the United Arab Emirates.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. India-Australia ECTA
  2. Main features
  3. Dispute settlement mechanism

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Emergency in Sri Lanka


Context:

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared an Emergency on April 1 as thousands of people came out on the streets to protest the crippling power cuts and shortages of essential commodities caused by the country’s economic meltdown. This is the second time within a year that Rajapaksa has resorted to this measure — he declared an Emergency on August 30 last year to deal with hoarding of essential commodities when the economic crisis had begun to manifest itself in all its severity, but lifted it within a few weeks.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations (India and its neighborhood)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. History
  2. Process of declaring emergency
  3. Role of Parliament
  4. Scope of restrictions

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Why WHO suspended Covaxin?


Context:

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that it has suspended the supply of Covaxin through UN procurement agencies and recommended to countries that received the vaccine to take actions as “appropriate”.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article

  1. Why has the WHO taken this step now?
  2. What did the WHO inspection find?
  3. Why did the company not upgrade its facility specifically for Covaxin earlier?
  4. How does the order impact the supply of Covaxin?

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Fundamental Duties


Context:

Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal said that there was no need to enact specific laws to “enforce” fundamental duties on citizens.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity (Indian Constitution)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What really is the situation?
  2. How were the fundamental duties incorporated in the Constitution?
  3. What are the fundamental duties of the citizen?

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Puri Jagannath Temple


Context:

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has asked the Odisha government to tweak its much vaunted Shree Mandira Parikrama Project (SMPP) — a massive beautification project around the 12th-century Jagannath temple in Puri — which has already run into a controversy. 

Relevance:

GS I- Art and Architecture

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Shree Mandira Parikrama Project (SMPP)
  2. About Shree Jagannath temple
  3. Architecture of Jagannath temple

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