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Current Affairs 17 February 2023

CONTENTS

  1. Leprosy
  2. Tipu Sultan
  3. Periyar Tiger Reserve
  4. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

Leprosy


Context:

With a renewed focus on tackling leprosy, the Union Health Ministry has devised a strategic road map for achieving zero cases of the infection by 2030.

  • Despite India being declared “Leprosy Eliminated” in 2005, the country still accounts for over half (52%) of the world’s new leprosy patients. 

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Leprosy?
  2. What are the symptoms?
  3. How does it spread?

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Tipu Sultan


Context:

Recently, Karnataka BJP president triggered yet another controversy when he asked people to chase away Tipu Sultan supporters “to the forest” as “only those who perform bhajans of Ram” should remain “in this land”.

Relevance:

GS I: Modern History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Tipu Sultan
  2. Was Tipu Sultan a tyrant and a religious bigot?
  3. Some of the reforms Tipu Sultan introduced.
  4. How did Tipu die?

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Periyar Tiger Reserve


Context:

A four-day bird survey conducted by the forest department has identified 231 species of birds in the Periyar Tiger Reserve, of which 11 species of birds were not recorded during the previous surveys.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Periyar Tiger Reserve:
  2. About the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)

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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)


Context:

Recently, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the raising of seven new battalions of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force.

Relevance:

GS III: Security Challenges

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Indo-Tibetan Border Police
  2. Roles and Responsibilities

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