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Current Affairs 16 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Why is the Black Sea crucial to Russia?
  2. S-400
  3. What are oil bonds?
  4. e-DAR Portal

Why Is the Black Sea Crucial To Russia?


Context:

The sinking of the huge Russian warship Moskva whether due to a Ukrainian missile strike or, as Russia claims, a fire on board — is a serious setback for Russia in the Black Sea.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the Black Sea
  2. Russia and the Black Sea
  3. Black Sea in the Ukraine war
  4. Sinking of the Moskva

Click Here to Read More: Why Is the Black Sea Crucial To Russia?


S-400


Context:

There is a delay in the delivery of the second regiment of S-400 from Russia due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. However, some training equipment and simulators arrived in India

Relevance:

GS-II: International Relations (Foreign policies affecting India’s Interests)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About S-400 Triumf
  2. Issues with Acquisition of S-400
  3. About India’s acquisition of S-400

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What Are Oil Bonds?


Context:

Over the last one year, as retail prices of petrol, diesel and other petroleum products have surged, the government has attracted criticism. On several occasions, Finance Minister has sought to counter such criticism by claiming that the current government cannot bring down taxes (and, as a consequence, prices) because it has to pay for the oil bonds issued by the Congress-led UPA government.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are oil bonds? Why were they issued?
  2. How much of fuel prices is tax?
  3. How much of the UPA-era oil bonds has the NDA government paid back?

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e-DAR Portal


Context:

Recently, The e-DAR portal was created by the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) (e-Detailed Accident Report).

Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Intervention

Dimension of the Article:

  1. About E-DAR portal
  2. How does it work?
  3. Why is this action being taken?

Click Here To Know More:  e-DAR Portal

 

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