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Current Affairs 08 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Great Barrier Reef
  2. Genome Sequencing
  3. Jagdeep Dhankhar is new Vice-President
  4. Model Tenancy Act
  5. Ration Mitra
  6. Peninsular Rock Agama (Psammophilus dorsalis)

Great Barrier Reef


Context:

The highest levels of coral cover, within the past 36 years, has been recorded in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR), according to the annual long-term monitoring report by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).

Relevance:

Environment and Ecology (Conservation of Environment and Ecology, Environmental Pollution and Degradation)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Great Barrier Reef
  2. About Coral Reefs
  3. What does the new report say?

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Genome Sequencing


Context:

A recent study revealed that the rate of genetic changes in the monkeypox virus was higher than expected.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Genome Sequencing: 
  2. Importance of Genome Sequencing
  3. Genomic surveillance
  4. APOBEC3 protein
  5. About Monkeypox

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Jagdeep Dhankhar is new Vice-President


Context

National Democratic Alliance candidate and former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will be the 14th Vice-President of the country.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Vice-President
  2. Election
  3. Qualification
  4. Powers and Functions
  5. Removal of Vice President

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Model Tenancy Act


Context:

According to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Model Tenancy Act has been rectified by only four states, i.e., Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Assam.

Relevance:

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

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Model Tenancy Act?
  2. Significance

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Ration Mitra


Context:

The Centre has launched a common facility to register names in ration cards on a pilot basis for 11 States and Union Territories.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy (Food Security)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Ration Mitra
  2. About National Food Security (NFS) Act

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Peninsular Rock Agama (Psammophilus Dorsalis)


Context:

A study carried out by researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, undertook to characterise urbanisation in the region and also to understand where the rock agama reside in and around Bengaluru specifically.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Peninsular Rock Agama
  2. Why research them?

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