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Current Affairs 15 October 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Global Hunger Index 2022
  2. Eco-sensitive zones
  3. Right to Information (RTI) Act
  4. Rythu Bharosa Kendras
  5. Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA)
  6. Kamikaze drones

Global Hunger Index 2022


Context:

India ranks 107 out of 121 countries on the Global Hunger Index in which it fares worse than all countries in South Asia barring war-torn Afghanistan.

Relevance:

GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to Hunger and Poverty, Government Policies and Interventions)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Global Hunger Index (GHI)
  2. Highlights of the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2022

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Eco-Sensitive zones


Context:

The Supreme Court indicated it may consider taking up Kerala’s review of the Supreme Court’s judgment to have a one-km eco-sensitive zone ringing protected forests, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country along with a plea for clarification sought by the Centre.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Eco-Sensitive Zones?
  2. Activities Allowed in ESZs
  3. How are they demarcated?

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Right to Information (RTI) Act


Context:

According to a report, the backlog of appeals or complaints under the Right to Information (RTI) Act is steadily increasing in Information Commissions every year.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Findings of the report:
  2. Right to Information (RTI) Act
  3. Is RTI a Fundamental Right?
  4. Enforcement of RTI
  5. Exemptions under RTI Act
  6. Central Information Commission (CIC)

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Rythu Bharosa Kendras


Context:

An Ethiopian delegation led by the country’s Agricultural Minister is in Andhra Pradesh (AP) to study the first-of-its kind Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs), which have been set up by the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy government.

Relevance:

GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Rythu Bharosa Kendras?
  2. Have the RBKs proved to be helpful to farmers?

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Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA)


Context:

Recently, the Minister of State for External Affairs addressed the 6th Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Astana, Kazakhstan.

  • India is one of the founding members of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

Relevance:

GS-II: International Relations, Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures (CICA)?

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Kamikaze Drones


Context:

Recently, Ukrainian officials said that Ukraine’s capital region was struck by Iranian-made kamikaze drones, .

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Kamikaze drones?
  2. Which countries have such drones?

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