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Current Affairs 17 October 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Living Planet Report 2022
  2. Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022.
  3. Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM)
  4. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  5. Detection of barium in the exoplanet atmosphere
  6. China’s ‘Wolf Warrior’ Diplomacy

Living Planet Report 2022


Context:

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Living Planet Report 2022, there has been a 69% drop in the number of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish worldwide over the past 50 years (WWF).

  • Every two years, this report is made available.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Key findings of the Report
  2. What is the Living Planet Index?
  3. About WWF
  4. Recommendations of the Report

Click Here To Read More: Living Planet Report 2022


Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022.


Context:

In a bid to do away with British-era laws governing the telecom sector, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) issued the draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About draft Telecommunication Bill
  2. What are some of the key amendments to existing telecom laws?
  3. Address issues being faced by the telecom industry

Click Here To Read More: Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022.


Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM)


Context:

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced that the indigenous ballistic missile nuclear submarine INS Arihant had successfully launched a nuclear capable Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) in the Bay of Bengal with “very high accuracy”.

Relevance:

GS III: Defence

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About INS Arihant
  2. About Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile
  3. Strategic Significance

Click Here To Read More: Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM)


Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Context:

The US Food and Drug and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a shortage of Adderall, medication used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Relevance:

GS II: Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  2. About Adderall

Click Here To Read More: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Detection of Barium in the Exoplanet Atmosphere


Context:

Recently, in a new study, scientists have detected barium in the upper atmosphere of two giant exoplanets for the first time.

Relevance:

GS I: Geography

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Exoplanets?
  2. Findings of the Study

Click Here To Read More: Detection of Barium in the Exoplanet Atmosphere


China’s ‘Wolf Warrior’ Diplomacy


Context:

As China’s position has undergone a change in world affairs over the years, Xi has advocated for a more intensive approach towards handling issues both domestically and internationally. The “wolf warrior” style of Chinese diplomacy particularly attracted attention.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Wolf warrior diplomacy
  2. Need for wolf warrior diplomacy
  3. What does this look like in practice?

Click Here To Read More: China’s ‘Wolf Warrior’ Diplomacy


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