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Current Affairs 05 August 2022

CONTENTS:

  1. Inflation is driving GST revenue rise
  2. 1.5°C warmer world to be catastrophic for India
  3. CJI Ramana recommends Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as his successor
  4. Rare earth elements

Inflation is driving GST revenue rise


Context:

As per the recent SBI research, High inflation is driving about 8% of the current surge in Goods and Services Tax revenues, and inflation adjusted GST collections so far this year are 26% higher than pre-COVID level.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Key Points
  2. What is GST?
  3. Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act
  4. What are GST Slabs?
  5. GST Council
  6. Matters on which GST Council makes recommendation

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1.5°C warmer world to be catastrophic for India


Context:

The latest analysis of IPCC data shows that 1.5°C warmer world can significantly impact temperature, rainfall patterns and other associated Climate risks in India’s states

Relevance:

GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Climate Change and its impact)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Impact of Climate Change on India
  2. Causes of Climate Change
  3. About COP26
  4. About Kyoto Protocol

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CJI Ramana recommends Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as his successor


Context:

The Chief Justice of India, N V Ramana names Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, the second most senior judge of the Supreme Court, as his successor.

  • CJI Ramana retires on August 26 following which Justice Lalit will take over as the 49th Chief Justice of India. He will remain in office till November 8, 2022.
  • As per convention, the incumbent CJI recommends the name of his successor only upon receiving the communication from the Law Ministry urging him/her to do so.

Relevance:

GS-II: Governance, GS-II: Polity and Constitution

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Collegium System?
  2. Working of the Collegium System and NJAC
  3. Appointment procedure of HC Judges
  4. Transfer procedure of HC Judges

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Rare earth elements


Context:

India is keen to join a global alliance to ensure the supply of rare earth elements

Relevance:

Geography (Distribution of Key Natural Resources, Mineral & Energy Resources), GS Paper-II: International Relations (India and its Neighborhood)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Supply chain disruptions
  2. About Minerals Security Partnership (MSP)
  3. What are REMs?
  4. Strategic importance of REMs
  5. Heavy dependence
  6. Rare Earth Minerals Reserves – India Ranks 3rd in the World

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