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Current Affairs 17 May 2022

CONTENTS

  1. The repo rate in India
  2. Places of Worship Act
  3. How Sikkim became a part of India
  4. Report flags Risk of Fortified Rice
  5. Ramgarh Vishdhari notified as India’s 52nd Tiger Reserve

The Repo Rate in India


Context:

Recently, the Reserve Bank of India, in a surprise move, announced that the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) had held an ‘off-cycle’ meeting at which it had decided unanimously to raise the “policy repo rate by 40 basis points to 4.40%, with immediate effect”.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the repo rate?
  2. Why is the repo rate such a crucial monetary tool?
  3. How does the repo rate work?
  4. What impact can a repo rate change have on inflation?

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Places of Worship Act


Context:

The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the order of a civil court in Varanasi directing a videographic survey of a temple- mosque complex upholding the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991.

Relevance:

GS I- Communalism, Secularism, Regionalism, GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Places of Worship Act?
  2. What are its provisions?
  3. When was this law passed?
  4. Issues with the law
  5. What is the recent uproar about?
  6. What did the Supreme Court say about the Places of Worship Act in its Ayodhya judgment?

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How Sikkim became a part of India


Context:

It was on May 16, 1975 that Sikkim became 22nd state of the Union of India.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance (Federalism)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Attacks during Namgyal Rule
  2. British Expansion
  3. Scenario after 1947
  4. 1974 Elections
  5. Decision to join India

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Report flags Risk of Fortified Rice


Context

A report has flagged issues due to threats posed to anaemic persons over iron over-nutrition created by rice fortification.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy, Public distribution system

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Highlights of the report
  2. What are the risks highlighted?
  3. What is rice fortification?
  4. Need of rice fortification
  5. What are the standards for fortification?
  6. Advantages
  7. Issues with fortified food

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Ramgarh Vishdhari notified as India’s 52nd Tiger Reserve


Context:

Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary is now notified as a tiger reserve after a nod by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Ramgarh Vishdhari TR
  2. About the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)
  3. Project Tiger
  4. Project Tiger Reserves of India

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