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Current Affairs 11 October 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Pilot launch of E-Rupee
  2. Uniform Safety Standards for EVs
  3. Early warning for heatwaves sees huge improvement
  4. Chandrayaan-2

Pilot launch of E-Rupee


Context:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has indicated that it will soon commence limited pilot launches of e-rupee (e`), or Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) or digital rupee, for specific use cases.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What’s RBI’s plan?
  2. What is E-rupee?
  3. What are the forms of CBDC?
  4. What’s the model for issuance?
  5. What are the advantages of e-rupee?
  6. Can e-rupee be transacted in offline mode?

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Uniform Safety Standards for EVs


Context:

To establish uniform safety standards for electric vehicles (EVs), India will begin its first ever testing of EVs from April 1, 2023.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Key points about EV Testing:
  2. About Electric Vehicles
  3. National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020

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Early Warning For Heatwaves Sees Huge Improvement


Context:

Indian scientists have, for the first time, been able to predict heatwaves even one season in advance.

Relevance:

GS  III- Environment (Climate change)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. About Heat Wave
  3. Criteria for Heat Waves
  4. Health Impacts

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About Chandrayaan-2


 

Context:

With the aid of the Chandrayaan-2 mission’s CLASS instrument (Chandrayaan-2 large area soft X-ray spectrometer), ISRO scientists have determined the global distribution of sodium on the Moon’s surface.

  • This is the first attempt to use X-ray fluorescence spectra to obtain a global-scale assessment of sodium on the lunar surface.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Chandrayaan-2
  2. What is X-Ray Fluorescence?
  3. How is it related to the history of moon?

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