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Current Affairs 06 January 2023

CONTENTS

  1. Assam delimitation
  2. Village Defence Committees
  3. Small Savings Schemes
  4. Asian elephant

Assam Delimitation


Context:

The new year has started with the Election Commission kicking off the process of delimitation of Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies in Assam. The most-recent delimitation exercise, that of Jammu and Kashmir, took a little over two years to complete.

Relevance:

Polity and governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Importance of delimitation
  2. Why is delimitation being done in Assam alone?
  3. Why is EC and not an independent Delimitation Commission?
  4. Why is the 2001 Census being used?

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Village Defence Committees


Context:

After militants killed six people in two days in the Upper Dangri village of Jammu and Kashmir locals have demanded that they be provided weapons to take on attackers. Responding to the demands, Lt Governor assured the people that they would get a Village Defence Committee (VDC) on the lines of those in Doda district.

Relevance:

GS III: Security Challenges

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a VDC?
  2. How are VDGs different from VDCs?
  3. How did the idea to arm civilians come up?
  4. Disarming of VDC members

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Small Savings Schemes


Context:

Amid rising yields on government securities, the Finance Ministry recently hiked the interest rates for some small savings schemes by 20-110 basis points for the January-March quarter. While the hike will serve as protection against high inflation and interest rates, the small savings rates are still below desired levels.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Rising interest rate cycle
  2. About Small Saving Schemes/Instruments
  3. What are the different saving schemes?

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Asian Elephant


Context:

Asian elephant has lost most of its optimal habitat in Nilgiri Reserve.

Relevance:

GS II- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Asian Elephants
  2. African Elephants
  3. Threats
  4. What is Project Elephant?
  5. Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

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