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Current Affairs 18 February 2022

CONTENTS

  1. SC lifts stay on Haryana quota for private jobs
  2. New India Literacy Programme
  3. A miracle cure against HIV
  4. Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy
  5. India-UAE to sign Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

 


SC lifts Stay on Haryana Quota for Private Jobs


Context:

The Supreme Court set aside a Punjab and Haryana High Court order staying a controversial State law which provides 75% reservation for local youth in private sector jobs paying less than ₹30,000 a month.

Relevance:

GS II- Governance

Dimensions of the article:
  1. What was the reservation law?
  2. Who challenged the state government’s law and why?
  3. The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020

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New India Literacy Programme


Context:

Government approved a new scheme “New India Literacy Programme”  for the period FYs 2022-2027 to cover all the aspects of Adult Education to align with National Education Policy 2020 and Budget Announcements 2021-22. 

  • The National Education Policy 2020 has recommendations for Adult Education and Lifelong Learning.
Relevance:

GS II- Education, GS II- Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. About New India Literacy Programme
  2. Objectives of the scheme
  3. Salient Features of the scheme

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A Miracle Cure Against HIV


Context:

There is considerable excitement in the world of medicine after scientists reported that a woman living with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and administered an experimental treatment is likely ‘cured’. Only three people so far are known to have been cured of HIV.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)?
  2. About the recent treatment
  3. What is the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in India?

Click Here To Read More: A Miracle Cure Against HIV


Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy


Context:

Ministry of Power notified Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy.

Relevance:

GS II- Government Policies and Interventions, GS III- Environment

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. About the Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy
  2. Benefits under policy

 
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India-UAE to Sign Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)


Context:

India and the United Arab Emirates will sign the first-ever bilateral Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.

Relevance:

GS-III: Indian Economy (International trade), GS-II: International Relations (Foreign Policies and Agreements Affecting India’s Interests)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. About India’s CEPA agreements
  2. India-UAE Relations
  3. Recent Developments in India-UAE relations

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