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Current Affairs 09 January 2023


  1. Regulations for Foreign Universities in India
  2. Green Bonds
  3. Kuki-Chin Refugees
  4. Single use plastic
  5. African swine fever
  6. Alzheimer’s disease
  7. Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridge

Regulations for Foreign Universities in India


Foreign universities and educational institutions could soon be allowed to set up campuses in India as per the draft regulations made public by the University Grants Commission (UGC).


GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What has the UGC proposed?
  2. What does the NEP say?

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Green Bonds


Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that it will, for the first-time, issue Sovereign Green Bonds (SgrBs) worth Rs 16,000 crore, in two tranches of Rs 8,000 crore each in the current financial year. The RBI said it will issue 5-year and 10-year green bonds of Rs 4,000 crore each on January 25 and February 9.


GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Green Bonds?
  2. How beneficial is it for investors?
  3. What Difference Between SGB and Other Bonds?
  4. Risks and Challenges

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Kuki-Chin Refugees


As another round of refugee crisis brews on the Mizoram-Bangladesh border, several members of the Kuki-Chin community were “pushed back” by the Border Security Force (BSF).


GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Who are the Kuki Chins?
  2. Insurgency Roots
  3. India’s Stand

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Single Use Plastic


Single-use plastics are still in widespread use in Chennai three years after the Tamil Nadu government ordered a ban on the manufacture, sale, and usage of plastic and polystyrene commodities.


GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article

  1. About Single use plastic
  2. Impacts of Single Use Plastic (SUP)
  3. Challenges with banning single use plastic
  4. Measures taken so far in India

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African Swine Fever


The sale of pork in the Nilgiris and the transport of animals or meat outside the district have been banned after African swine fever broke out among wild boars in the Mudumalai and Bandipur Tiger Reserves.


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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Alzheimer’s Disease


Recently, The Food and Drug Administration approved a new Alzheimer’s drug that may modestly slow the pace of cognitive decline early in the disease but also carries risks of swelling and bleeding in the brain.


GS III- Science and technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the drug lecanemab
  2. Alzheimer’s Disease

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