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Current Affairs 11 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Withdrawing cash from an ATM through UPI
  2. Why sowing maize in spring is not a good choice for Punjab farmers
  3. Great Indian Bustard
  4. PM Kisan

Withdraw Cash From an ATM Through UPI


Context:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to make cardless cash withdrawal facility available at all ATMs, irrespective of banks, through the Unified Payment Interface (UPI), one of the key decisions made by the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Unified Payments Interface (UPI)?
  2. How will cash withdrawals via UPI work?
  3. Current ways of cardless cash withdrawals at ATMs
  4. Could this impact debit card usage?
  5. What’s next in the UPI pipeline?

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Why Sowing Maize In Spring Is Not A Good Choice For Punjab Farmers


Context:

As per the initial field report of the Punjab Agriculture department, around 35,000 hectares (86,450 acres) are being used for the cultivation of spring/summer maize.

  • Utilizing more area for maize cultivation is always a welcome move in a state like Punjab where maize is seen as an alternative to the water-guzzling paddy crop. But growing maize during spring is not always a good choice in Punjab.

Relevance:

GS I- Geography (Cropping patterns)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Why do farmers opt for sowing of spring maize in the state?
  2. Why do experts discourage sowing spring maize in the state?
  3. Which crops can be an alternative to spring maize in the state?
  4. What is cropping pattern?
  5. Rabi Crops
  6. Kharif Crops
  7. Zaid Crops

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Great Indian Bustard


Context:

The Supreme Court of India sought an update April 1, 2022 from the committee formed for making power lines underground in Rajasthan and Gujarat ordered a year ago. 

  • The habitat of the state bird of Rajasthan — the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) or Godavan — is under threat due to the zigzag web of high-tension power lines through the sacred groves of Jaisalmer. The sacred groves of the Degrai Oran and adjoining area are few of the last remaining habitats of the GIB. 

Relevance:

Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Species in News, Conservation of Biodiversity)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the Great Indian Bustard
  2. About the Habitat of Great Indian Bustard
  3. On the brink of extinction

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PM Kisan


Context:

The Prime Minister has said that PM Kisan Samman Nidhi and other schemes related to agriculture are giving new strength to crores of farmers of our country. Underlining the strength of farmers, he said that when farmers become stronger, the nation prospers.

Relevance:

GS II- Welfare Schemes

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About PM KISAN
  2. Some of the categories of beneficiaries who are NOT eligible for benefit under this scheme are:

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