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Current Affairs 06 July 2022

CONTENTS

  1. The status of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia
  2. Single use plastic
  3. Purchasing Managers Index
  4. Three new ‘exotic’ sub-atomic particles discovered  
  5. What is Fields Medal?

The Status of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia


Context:

At the recently concluded summit of G-7 leaders in Germany, U.S. President Joe Biden and his allies unveiled their $600 billion plan called the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Intelligence which is being seen as a counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), valued at a trillion U.S. dollars by some experts.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
  2. BRI’s investments in Pakistan
  3. What about Sri Lanka?
  4. Are there projects in Afghanistan?
  5. How have projects from India and China progressed in Maldives?
  6. What about Bangladesh?

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Single Use Plastic


Context:

A ban on the use of single-use plastics that was notified by the Union Environment Ministry on August 2021 came into effect on July 1 this year.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article

  1. About Single use plastic
  2. What are the items being banned?
  3. How will the ban be enforced?
  4. Impacts of Single Use Plastic (SUP)
  5. Challenges with banning single use plastic
  6. Measures taken so far in India

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Purchasing Managers Index


Context:

India’s services firms saw growth in new business and output accelerate to a 11-year high in June, as per the survey-based S&P Global India Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI).

  • The index rose to 59.2 last month, from 58.9 in May, signalling a strengthening in demand across the services sector, which had borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Relevance:

GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Mobilization of Resources)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)?
  2. Understanding PMI

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Three new ‘Exotic’ Sub-Atomic Particles Discovered  


Context:

The Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment has observed three never-before-seen particles.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. What are quarks?
  3. What about tetraquarks and pentaquarks?

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What is Fields Medal?


Context:

Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska was named as one of four recipients of the prestigious Fields Medal, which is often described as the Nobel Prize in mathematics.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Fields Medal?
  2. History of the Medal
  3. Indian-origin winners

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