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Current Affairs 05 February 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Chauri Chaura incident
  2. Sri Ramanujacharya
  3. Centre to form panel on MSP
  4. Freedom of religion and attire
  5. Golden Langurs

Chauri Chaura Incident


Context:

PM remembers heroes of freedom struggle on completion of hundred years of Chauri Chaura incident.

 Relevance:

GS-I: History

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Chauri Chaura Incident
  2. Launch of the Non-Cooperation Movement
  3. Justification for the Suspension of the Movement
  4. Immediate Result

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Sri Ramanujacharya


Context:

The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Statue of Equality,  216-ft tall statue of the 11th century reformer and Vaishnavite saint, Sri Ramanuja, at the sprawling 40-acre ashram of Sri Tridandi Chinna Jeer Swamy in Muchintal on the outskirts of Hyderabad .

  • India is celebrating his 1,000th birth anniversary as the ‘Festival of Equality’, upholding the view that the world is one family, ‘vasudhaiva kutumbakam’,”
Relevance:

GS I- Art and Culture, History

Dimensions of the article:
  1. About Statue of Equality
  2. About Sri Ramanuja
  3. About Bhakti movement

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Centre to form panel on MSP


Context:

The government will form a committee to look into encouraging crop diversification, natural farming, and making minimum support price (MSP) effective and transparent.

Relevance:

GS-III: Agriculture (Agriculture Pricing), GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)?
  2. Why is there a need for MSP?
  3. What are the issues related to MSP?
  4. Three Kinds of Production Cost

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Freedom of religion and attire


Context:

After six students were banned from entering a college in Karnataka’s Udupi district for wearing a hijab last month, the row over whether educational institutions can impose a strict dress code that could interfere with rights of students has spilled to other colleges in the state. The issue throws up legal questions on reading the freedom of religion and whether the right to wear a hijab is constitutionally protected.

Relevance:

GS-II: Constitution

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. How is religious freedom protected under the Constitution?
  2. How have courts ruled so far on the issue of a hijab?
  3. Amna Bint Basheer v Central Board of Secondary Education (2016),
  4. Fathima Tasneem v State of Kerala (2018) 

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Golden Langurs


Context:

Neighbours of a golden langur habitat in western Assam’s Bongaigaon district have opposed a move by the State government to upgrade it to a wildlife sanctuary.

  • Kakoijana Reserve Forest is one of the better-known homes of the golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) found only in Assam and Bhutan and a Schedule-I species under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
Relevance:

GS III- Species in News, Facts for prelims

More about Golden Langur

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  • It is an Old World monkey found in a small region of western Assam, and in the neighbouring foothills of the Black Mountains of Bhutan.
  • Long considered sacred by many Himalayan people, the golden langur was first brought to the attention of the western world by the naturalist E. P. Gee in the 1950s.
  •  It is listed as among the world’s 25 most endangered primates.
Habitat
  • Their habitat lies in the region, south of the Brahmaputra River, on the east by the Manas River, on the west by the Sankosh River, all in Assam, India, and on the north by the Black Mountains of Bhutan
  • Chakrashila WLS in Assam is India’s first wildlife sanctuary with golden langur as the primary species.
Protection status
  • They are listed in Appendix I of CITES and Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
  • IUCN status: Endangered

-Source: The Hindu


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