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Current Affairs 12 November 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Greenwashing
  2. Pashmina Shawls
  3. Measles outbreak in Mumbai
  4. Energy Transition Accelerator

What is Greenwashing?


Context:

Recently, the United Nations Secretary General has warned private corporations to desist the practice of Greenwashing and mend their ways within a year.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What Is Greenwashing?
  2. Effects of greenwashing

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Pashmina Shawls


Context:

Recently, Custom officials complained about the presence of ‘Shahtoosh’ guard hair in Pashmina shawl, which is obtained from endangered Tibetan antelopes in many of their export consignments.

Relevance:

Prelims, GS-III: Agriculture and Allied sectors, GS-III: Intellectual Property Rights

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Pashmina Shawls and what is the history behind them?
  2. How is the Pashmina Shawl produced?
  3. Changthangi or Pashmina goat
  4. Pashmina wool
  5. Changpa

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Measles Outbreak in Mumbai


Context:

Mumbai is currently witnessing an outbreak of measles. Between September and October, a total of 84 cases of measles have been reported in the city.

Relevance:

GS II: Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is measles?
  2. What are the symptoms?
  3. How important is it to take measles vaccines?

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Energy Transition Accelerator


Context:

The US has unveiled a new carbon offset scheme called Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA) for climate finance.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA)
  2. Benefits of ETA

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