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Current Affairs 10 January 2023


  1. Decennial Census
  2. Human-Elephant Conflicts
  3. Joshimath land subsidence
  4. One rank, One pension
  5. Uniform civil code
  6. iVOFm Technique

Decennial Census


The decennial Census of 2021 has been pushed forward yet again and is unlikely to start till September 2023, at least.


GS I: Population and Related issues

Dimensions  of the Article:

  1. About the Census
  2. Key facts about India’s census
  3. What are implications of the delay?

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Human-Elephant Conflicts


In the latest in a series of wild elephant attacks in Kerala, a daily worker, was attacked by a rouge elephant at Sulthan Bathery town adjacent to the Wayanad wildlife Sanctuary.


GS II- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Asian Elephants
  2. African Elephants
  3. Threats
  4. Human-Elephant Conflicts
  5. What is Project Elephant?
  6. Way Forwards to prevent Man – Animal Conflicts

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Joshimath land Subsidence


Due to land subsidence, Joshimath – a key transit point for tourists travelling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib – developed cracks, causing panic and protests among the local population.

  • Joshimath has been declared a landslide-subsidence zone and over 60 families living in uninhabitable houses in the sinking town have been evacuated to temporary relief centres.


GS III: Disaster management

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is land subsidence?
  2. What are Landslides?
  3. What can be the reasons behind Joshimath subsidence?

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One Rank, One Pension


Recently, The Supreme Court  gave the Union government time till March 15 to comply with its 2022 judgment upholding the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme for the armed forces after the government said that it had already tabulated the pension for 25 lakh ex-service personnel.


GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About One rank, one pension
  2. Issues with OROP
  3. What has the SC ruled now?
  4. Challenge to OROP

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Uniform Civil Code


Recently, The Supreme Court held that a State government’s authority under the Constitution to form a committee to examine the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) cannot per se be challenged.


GS II- Polity

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Uniform Civil Code (UCC)?
  2. Positive aspects of Uniform Civil Code include
  3. Challenges in Implementing Uniform Civil Code Include
  4. Does India not already have a UCC for civil matters?
  5. How does the idea of UCC relate to the Fundamental Right to religion?

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