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Current Affairs 14 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. India’s solar power energy targets
  2. India to grow at 8%: World Bank
  3. Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
  4. Colour blindness
  5. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

India’s Solar Power Energy Targets


Context:

A report, jointly prepared by two energy-research firms — JMK Research and Analytics and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis — says India will likely miss its 2022 target of installing 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity. This is because of rooftop solar lagging behind.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is India’s solar policy?
  2. What does the report say?
  3. Reasons for rooftop solar adoption not meeting targets
  4. How critical is solar power to India’s commitment to mitigate climate change?

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India To Grow At 8%: World Bank


Context:

India is projected to grow at 8% over the current fiscal year (April 1- March 31), and 7.1% over the next (2023-24) fiscal year, the World Bank said in its bi-annual South Asia Economic Focus Reshaping Norms: A New Way Forward.

Relevance:

GS III- Growth and Development

Dimensions of the Article

  1. Highlights of the Report:
  2. About World Bank

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Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan


Context:

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Ministe has approved continuation of revamped Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) for implementation during the period from 01.04.2022 to 31.03.2026 to develop governance capabilities of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).

Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA)
  2. Objectives
  3. Major impact including employment generation potential

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Colour Blindness


Context:

The Supreme Court has directed the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) not to exclude candidates suffering from colour blindness from its courses on film making and editing and asked it to make changes to its curriculum instead.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is colour blindness?
  2. What causes colour blindness?

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Jallianwala Bagh Massacre


Context:

Recently, the Prime Minister paid tributes to people killed in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919.

  • He asserted that their unparalleled courage and sacrifice will keep motivating the coming generations. 13th April, 2022 marks the 103 years of the incident.

Relevance:

GS I- History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: 
  2. Outcome
  3. Rowlatt Act, 1919

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