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Current Affairs 09 December 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Sustained growth in remittances
  2. India’s Central Asia outreach
  3. Wildlife (Protection), Amendment Bill
  4. GM mustard
  5. SpaceTech Innovation Network (SpIN)
  6. African swine fever

Sustained Growth in Remittances


Context:

Remittances to India are set to touch a record $100 billion in 2022, according to the World Bank’s latest Migration and Development Brief titled, ‘Remittances Brave Global Headwinds’. India received $89.4 billion in 2021 — this is the first time a country will reach the $100 billion mark.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are remittances?
  2. World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief
  3. What has been the general trend in remittances this year?
  4. Reasons behind the sustained growth in remittances
  5. What does the report say about future trends?

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 India’s Central Asia Outreach


Context:

National Security Advisor (NSA) hosted a meeting of his counterparts from five Central Asian countries — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan — in New Delhi on December 6. All countries except Turkmenistan sent their NSAs.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Key Highlights about the Meetings of NSAs
  2. About Central Asia
  3. What is the genesis of India-Central Asia relations?
  4. About  National Security Advisoris

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Wildlife (Protection), Amendment Bill


Context:

Recently, The Rajya Sabha  passed the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2022.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
  2. Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill: Key Features

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GM Mustard


Context:

Recently, Union Science Minister said in the Rajya Sabha that Field trials of the transgenic mustard variety, Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 (DMH-11), revealed them to be higher yielding and they did not deter the pollination habits of honeybees,

Relevance:

GS II: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What exactly is hybrid mustard?
  2. What are GM Crops?
  3. Regulating Bodies concerned with GM Crops

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SpaceTech Innovation Network (SpIN)


Context:

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed a MoU with Social Alpha, a multistage innovation curation and venture development platform, to launch SpaceTech Innovation Network (SpIN).

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. SpaceTech Innovation Network (SpIN)
  2. Innovation Challenge

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African Swine Fever


Context:

Officials of the Animal Husbandry department continued the culling of pigs in Kerala’s Idukki district after African Swine Fever (ASF) was reported in more panchayats. 

Relevance:

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology

 Dimensions of this Article:

  1. What is African Swine Fever?
  2. What are the symptoms of African swine fever?

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