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Current Affairs 17 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Relocation of cheetahs
  2. Ethanol blending
  3. History of the PIN code
  4. F-INSAS, Nipun mines and Landing Craft Assault

Relocation of Cheetahs


Context:

India’s ambitious project to translocate African cheetahs has missed an unofficial deadline of August 15, though sources say the wild cats are likely to arrive here within this year.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What was the distribution of cheetahs in India?
  2. What caused the extinction of cheetahs in India?
  3. What is the current status of this project?
  4. About Cheetah

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Ethanol Blending


Context:

Prime Minister announced that India has achieved its target of blending 10% sugarcane-extracted ethanol in petrol, ahead of schedule.

Relevance:

GS-III: Environment and Ecology, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Ethanol fuel?
  2. What is ethanol blending?
  3. Advantages of Ethanol Blending
  4. Ethanol Blended Petrol Programme (EBP)
  5. Roadmap for Ethanol Blending in India by 2025

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History of the PIN code


Context:

The 75th Independence Day coincides with another milestone in the country’s history — it was on August 15, 1972, that the Postal Index Number (PIN) was introduced in India.

As the PIN code turns 50, we look at its history and evolution.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Why was the PIN code introduced?
  2. How does the PIN code work?
  3. Who was the person behind the initiative?
  4. What are some parallel systems followed world over?
  5. Is the PIN code still relevant?

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 F-INSAS, Nipun Mines and Landing Craft Assault


Context:

A day after a made-in-India howitzer gun, the ATAGS, was used for the first time in the ceremonial 21-gun salute during the Independence Day celebrations, Defence Minister handed over several new defence systems, including the F-INSAS, the Nipun mines, the Landing Craft Assault (LCA), to the Army.

Relevance:

GS III: Defence

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the F-INSAS system?
  2. What are Nipun mines?
  3. What is the Landing Craft Assault?

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