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Current Affairs 12 February 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Quad meet focuses on Indo-Pacific ties
  2. IIP growth slowed to 0.4% in December
  3. Collegium System for the Appointment of Judges
  4. Kaziranga National Park

Quad Meet Focuses on Indo-Pacific Ties


Context:

Calling for justice for the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai (2008) and the Pathankot airbase attack (2016) for the first time since the group was formed, the Foreign Ministers of Australia, India, Japan and the U.S. said the Quad was already cooperating on sharing intelligence on threats in the Indo-Pacific region.

Relevance:

GS II: Groupings & Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD):
  2. Purpose of Quad
  3. Significance of Quad
  4. What will be Quad’s Agenda?
  5. Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD):
  6. Indo-Pacific strategy

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IIP Growth Slowed to 0.4% in December


Context:

India’s industrial recovery slowed sharply in December, with output growing just 0.4% year-on-year, and manufacturing activity contracting 0.1%, as per official estimates for the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). Electricity output grew 2.8%, while mining activity rose 2.6%.

  • Data shows capital goods, consumer durables output shrank signalling poor investment, consumption
Relevance:

GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Inflation)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is Index of Industrial Production (IIP)?
  2. About Index of Eight Core Industries:
  3. Significance of IIP:

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Collegium System for the Appointment of Judges


Context:

Recently, the Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointing Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari as Chief Justice of Madras High Court.

Relevance:

GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Indian Judiciary)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is the Collegium System?
  2. Working of the Collegium System and NJAC
  3. Appointment procedure of HC Judges
  4. Transfer procedure of HC Judges

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Kaziranga National Park


Context:

Recently a research published, which showed that Kaziranga National Park in Assam, is releasing more carbon than it is absorbing.

  • It also showed that as the planet warms further, the ability of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) to absorb carbon would further decrease.
  • Researchers found that Kaziranga absorbed the most amount of carbon dioxide during the pre-monsoon season of March, April and May.
Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the article:
  1. How is Kaziranga National Park a Net Carbon Emitter?
  2. Kaziranga National Park

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