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Current Affairs 18 May 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021
  2. Urban heat islands
  3. Ban on wheat export
  4. Vadnagar’s ties with Buddhism

Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021


Context:

A senior parliamentarian has expressed concern over the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which is in the final stages of consultations in the Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Relevance:

GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of Environment and Ecology)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021
  2. The need for amending Biodiversity Act 2002
  3. Concerns with the Biological Diversity Amendment Bill 2021

Click Here To Read More: Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021


Urban Heat islands


Context:

Several parts of the country are reeling under heat wave conditions. Cities, especially, are a lot hotter than rural areas. This is due to a phenomenon called an “urban heat island”.

  • Recently, two areas in Delhi recorded temperatures close to 50 degrees Celsius.

Relevance:

GS I- Geography

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is an urban heat island?
  2. Why are cities hotter than rural areas?
  3. How can urban heat islands be reduced?
  4. What has NASA said on urban heat islands in India?

Click Here To Read More: Urban Heat islands


Ban on Wheat Export


Context:

Recently, the government effectively banned the export of wheat.

Relevance:

GS III- Agriculture

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Why were wheat exports banned?
  2. What led to the decrease in production?

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Vadnagar’s Ties with Buddhism


Context:

On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, Prime Minister declared in Lumbini that his birthplace of Vadnagar in Gujarat’s Mehsana district had been a renowned centre for Buddhist learning centuries ago.

Relevance:

GS I- History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Vadnagar’s ties with Buddhism
  2. Places associated with the life of Buddha

Click Here To Know More: Vadnagar’s Ties with Buddhism


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