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Current Affairs 14 February 2023

CONTENTS

  1. Office of Profit
  2. Dayanand Saraswati
  3. BIMARU states
  4. CBRN weapons
  5. Quasicrystal

Office of Profit


Context:

Recently, Ramesh Bais, who was transferred as Governor of Maharashtra, has left the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi without making public the Election Commission’s opinion on whether Chief Minister Hemant Soren should be disqualified for allegedly allocating a mining lease to himself when he was the mining and forest minister of Jharkhand.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the concept of ‘office of profit’?
  2. Article 102(1)
  3. According to the definition, what constitutes an ‘office of profit’?
  4. Protection against disqualification

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Dayanand Saraswati


Context:

Recently, Prime Minister paid tribute to Dayanand Saraswati on the 200th birth anniversary of the social reformer, hailing his contributions towards the fight against social discrimination and untouchability.

Relevance:

GS I: History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. The Life and Work of Dayanand Saraswati
  2. Hinduism Under 19th-century Colonial Rule
  3. Founding the Arya Samaj and Vedic Schools
  4. Dayanand’s philosophy
  5. Death and Legacy of Dayanand Saraswati

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BIMARU states


Context:

Recently, on the inaugural day of the Uttar Pradesh government’s two-day Investors’ Summit, Prime Minister recalled the tag of ‘BIMARU’, used to describe the state. 

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What do BIMARU states mean, who coined the term?
  2. What is the role of BIMARU states in population growth?

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CBRN Weapons


Context:

An ongoing Indo-US joint exercise, named TARKASH, has for the first time included “Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) terror response” in its drill.

Relevance:

GS III: Security challenges

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About TARKASH
  2. About CBRN weapons

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Quasicrystal


Context:

According to a recent study, Scientists have discovered a new type of one with 12-fold symmetry, in the Sand Hills of north central Nebraska, USA.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a Quasicrystal?
  2. What are the findings of the new study?

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