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Current Affairs 15 December 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Base Editing: The Cancer Therapy
  2. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  3. Rare earths minerals
  4. Geographical Indication (GI) tag

Base Editing: The Cancer Therapy


Context:

Scientists from United Kingdom reported success in a new cancer therapy for a type of blood cancer T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL).

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What happens in this form of cancer?
  2. What is ‘base editing?’
  3. How did base-editing actually work?
  4. How effective was the treatment?

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Organization of Islamic Cooperation


Context:

India strongly condemned the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation chief’s visit to Line of Control (LoC) from the Pakistani side.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  2. Why is the region important for India?
  3. How much trade does India do with countries in this region?

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Rare Earths Minerals


Context:

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space said that India is not reliant on China for accessing rare earth minerals.

Relevance:

GS-I: Geography (Distribution of Key Natural Resources, Mineral & Energy Resources), GS Paper-II: International Relations (India and its Neighborhood)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are REMs?
  2. Heavy dependence
  3. India Rare Earths Mission

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Geographical Indication (GI) Tag


Context:

Recently, Total number of Registered Geographical Indications (GI) rise to 432

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details:
  2. About GI Tag

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