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Current Affairs 11 February 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Why has RBI opted for status quo again?
  2. Privilege Motion
  3. Electric vehicles can lower emissions of volatile organic compounds in India by 2030
  4. Chintamani Padya Natakam

Why Has RBI Opted for Status Quo Again?


Context:

Signalling that the country is not yet ready for a monetary tightening or a hike in interest rates, the six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept key policy rates – Repo rate, Reverse repo rate and the Bank rate – unchanged for the 10th time in a row, and retained the accommodative policy stance.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy (Monetary Policy)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Repo rate
  2. Reverse repo rate
  3. Accommodative policy stance to continue
  4. Inflation to moderate
  5. Growth forecast
  6. About Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)

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Privilege Motion


Context:

An MP from Telangana submitted a Privilege Motion against PM regarding his remarks over the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is a privilege motion?  
  2. Where do these rules find mention?
  3. What is the authority of the Speaker/ Chairperson vis-à-vis privilege motion?
  4. What if the Speaker/Chairperson refers the motion to a parliamentary committee?
  5. Have privilege motions been passed in Parliament earlier?
  6. Constitutional Provisions

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Electric Vehicles Can Lower Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds in India by 2030


Context:

India can slash emissions of volatile organic molecules (VOC) by 76 per cent in the next eight years by swapping all two- and three-wheelers with electric vehicles and all diesel-fuelled ones with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), a new study has predicted.

Relevance:

GS Paper 3: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is volatile organic molecules (VOC)
  2. About Electric Vehicles
  3. National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020
  4. Challenges in setting Effective Charging Infrastructure in India
  5. Measures

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Chintamani Padya Natakam


Context:

Andhra Pradesh government banned a 100-year-old play named ‘Chintamani Padya Natakam’

  • The Arya Vysya community has been petitioning governments for several years to ban the play, saying it portrays them in a negative light. The play is exhibited across the state, mainly in rural areas, during festivals and fairs.
Relevance:

GS I- Art and Culture

Dimensions of the Article:
  • What is Chintamani Natakam?
  • What is the Arya Vysya community objecting to in the play?

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