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Current Affairs 08 March 2022

CONTENTS

  1. The complexities for implementing a No-Fly zone
  2. The legacy of Savitribai and Jyotirao Phule
  3. Donate a Pension Scheme
  4. India Abstains at UNHRC
  5. Theyyam

The Complexities for Implementing a No-Fly Zone


Context:

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General stated that the organisation would not designate the Ukranian airspace as a ‘No Fly Zone’ which he said would lead to a full-fledged war in Europe, involving many more countries and resulting in greater human suffering.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is a No-Fly Zone?
  2. What is the feasibility of ‘No fly zone’ over Ukraine?
  3. What are the broad contours in a No-Fly Zone?

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The legacy of Savitribai and Jyotirao Phule


Context:

Recently, Maharashtra Governor has received flak for his remarks on the social reformist couple Jyotirao and Savitribai Phule.

Relevance:

GS II- Modern Indian History

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Who were the Phules?
  2. The Phules’ endeavours and legacy

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Donate a Pension Scheme


Context:

The Union Labour and Employment Ministry has launched the “donate a pension” scheme.

Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. About ‘Donate a Pension’ Scheme
  2. Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM)

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India Abstains at UNHRC


Context:

Recently, India abstained on a vote at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Council moved the resolution to set up an international commission of enquiry into Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

  • India has also abstained from similar resolutions in the United Nations General Assembly and United Nations Security Council.
Relevance:

GS II- International Relations (Bilateral Groupings & Agreements)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. About UN Human Rights Council
  2. Membership
  3. Issues

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Theyyam


Context:

Recently, Kerala Tourism department have started live streaming of an annual temple festival called Theyyam performances, to promote cultural tourism.

Relevance:

GS I- Art and Culture

What is Theyyam?

  • Theyyam is a popular ritual form of dance worship in Kerala and Karnataka, India.
  • It is also performed during the ‘Kaliyattam festival’.
  • It is a popular tradition of thousands of years old based on dance prayer performed in temples of South India, especially Kerala and Karnataka.
  • Most Theyyams are believed to be the incarnations of Shiva or Shakti (the consort of Shiva). Or they have strong associations with these principal deities of Hinduism.
  • Theyyam is performed by males, except the Devakoothu theyyam; the Devakoothu is the only Theyyam ritual performed by women.
  • Theyyam incorporates aspects of tribal and primitive religion through the worship of deities, warriors, tribal gods and Muslim characters based on ancient fables.
  • During the performance artists do a lot of adornment and wear royal clothes and jewellery.
  • It is performed only in the Thekkumbad Kulom temple.

-Source: The Hindu


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