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Current Affairs 15 September 2022

CONTENTS

  1. India to host G20 Summit in 2023
  2. National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM)
  3. Azerbaijan-Armenia border clashes
  4. ‘Triple dip’ La Nina

 India to Host G20 Summit in 2023


Context:

Recently, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced that India is hosting the G-20 (Group of 20) leaders’ summit in New Delhi next year 2023.

  • The 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit will happen in November 2022 in Indonesia, after which India will assume the presidency of G20 from December 2022.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Key points
  2. About G20

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National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM)


Context:

Recently, The Union Health Ministry launched the new National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), where 384 drugs have been included in this list with addition of 34 drugs, while 26 from the previous list have been dropped.

Relevance:

GS II: Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is NLEM?
  2. How are drugs eliminated and added to the list?
  3. What is the purpose of having a list?

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Azerbaijan-Armenia Border Clashes


Context:

Dozens of Armenian and Azerbaijani soldiers have reportedly been killed in renewed border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in the worst round of hostilities since 2020. After several hours of fighting, the Armenian government appealed to world leaders for help, saying that Azerbaijani forces were trying to advance into its territory. The conflict is decades old with its repercussions potentially engulfing all of the Caucasus.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Centuries-old conflict
  2. The current flare-up
  3. Involvement of foreign players

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‘Triple dip’ La Nina


Context:

Recently, The Australian Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the occurrence of La Niña phenomenon for the third consecutive year in the Pacific Ocean.

  • India Meteorological Department data shows, La Ninã lasting for more than two years has been recorded only on six instances

Relevance:

GS-I: Geography (Climatology, Important Geophysical Phenomena), GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Impact of Climate Change)

Dimensions of the article:

  1. La Niña
  2. El Niño
  3. ENSO
  4. How does La Nina impact India’s monsoon?
  5. Why have La Nina conditions continued for three years?
  6. La Nina conditions and cyclone formation

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