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Current Affairs 09 May 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Virtual private network
  2. Monkeypox
  3. Harappan site Rakhigarhi
  4. La Nina
  5. Value of MPs’ vote for President Poll to go down

Virtual Private Network


Context:

Virtual private network (VPN) service providers are up in arms against a new directive of The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team or Cert-In, a wing of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, that mandates they must maintain all customer data for five years.

  • VPN service providers have said the new directive would mean a total loss of privacy for the users–one of the most important unique selling points of such services.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a VPN?
  2. Why is anonymity or privacy so important for VPN providers and users?
  3. Cert- In latest Directive
  4. About CERT- In

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Monkeypox


Context:

Health authorities in the United Kingdom have confirmed a case of monkeypox, a rare viral infection similar to smallpox, in an individual who recently travelled to that country from Nigeria.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Monkeypox virus
  2. Zoonotic disease
  3. Symptoms and treatment
  4. Occurrence of disease

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Harappan Site Rakhigarhi


Context:

DNA samples collected from two human skeletons unearthed at a necropolis of a Harappan-era city site in Rakhigarhi, Haryana have been sent for scientific examination.

  • DNA analysis might tell about the ancestry and food habits of people who lived in the Rakhigarhi region thousands of years ago.

Relevance:

GS I- Ancient History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Rakhigarhi
  2. Major findings at Rakhi Garhi
  3. What is the relevance of Harappa in today’s world?

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La Nina


Context:

This year the La Nina is being blamed for worsening the longest spell of heatwaves from March to April in north, west and Central India.

  • In most years, meteorologists considered the La Nina to be a friend of India.

Relevance:

GS-I: Geography (Climatology, Important Geophysical Phenomena), GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Impact of Climate Change)

Dimensions of the article:

  1. La Niña
  2. El Niño
  3. Impact on India
  4. ENSO

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Value of MPs’ vote for President Poll to go down


Context:

The value of the vote of an MP in the presidential polls to be held in July is likely to go down to 700 from 708 due to the absence of a Legislative Assembly in Jammu and Kashmir.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  • How is the President elected?
  • Qualifications for Election as President
  • What is the value of each vote and how is it calculated?
  • What is required to secure a victory?

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