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Current Affairs 05 January 2023

CONTENTS

  1. Green hydrogen
  2. Mahadayi River Dispute
  3. Jallikattu
  4. Fly Ash
  5. High-powered Ladakh committee
  6. Dieback Disease

Green Hydrogen


Context:

Recently, The Union Cabinet approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission with an initial outlay of ₹19,744 crore, in a move aimed at making the country a global hub to produce, utilise and export green hydrogen and its derivatives.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is green hydrogen?
  2. Why is India pursuing green hydrogen?
  3. How much green hydrogen is India producing?
  4. Advantages of hydrogen as a fuel
  5. Green Hydrogen Disadvantages

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Mahadayi River Dispute


Context:

Karnataka’s decision to go ahead with a water diversion project on river Mahadayi has escalated its long-standing dispute on the issue with neighbouring Goa.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. About Mahadayi(Mandovi) river
  3. What is the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project?
  4. Why is the Dispute?
  5. What did the Tribunal say?

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What is Jallikattu?


Context:

With the Supreme Court recommencing its work after the winter vacation, all eyes in Tamil Nadu are on the verdict of a five-member Constitution Bench of the Court on a batch of petitions seeking to strike down a 2017 Tamil Nadu law that protects jallikattu, a traditional event involving bulls.

Relevance:

GS I: Art and Culture

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Jallikattu?
  2. Why is Jallikattu important in Tamil culture?
  3. Why has Jallikattu been the subject of legal battles?
  4. So, is it legal or banned now?

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About Fly Ash


Context:

Recently, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) clarified the compliance dates for the complete utilisation of fly ash for Thermal Power Plants (TPP) in a new notification.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Fly Ash
  2. Properties of fly ash
  3. Harmful Effects

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High-Powered Ladakh Committee


Context:

Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) constituted a high-powered committee chaired by Minister of State for Home for the Union Territory of Ladakh.

Relevance:

GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the Committee:
  2. Why was the committee formed?
  3. What is the sixth schedule?
  4. What is the background?
  5. What is the government’s stand?

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Dieback Disease


Context:

Dieback disease hits neem trees in Telangana again.

Relevance:

Facts for prelims

About Dieback Disease:

  • The dieback disease was first noted in Telangana in 2019, but it was originally recorded in the nation in the 1990s near Dehradun in Uttarakhand.
  • Phomopsis azadirachtae, a fungus, is the primary cause of the dieback disease, which affects neem trees of all ages’ leaves, twigs, and inflorescences. In badly affected trees, the dieback disease results in an almost complete loss of fruit production.
  • Neem trees can experience insect infestations in addition to the fungus that causes dieback, which compounds its impact. Twig blight and dieback disease has been identified as the illness threatening neem trees in Telangana, and it has made a significant comeback in the state this year.
  • The appearance of symptoms starts with the onset of the rainy season and becomes progressively severe in the later part of the rainy season and early winter.

-Source: The Hindu


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