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Current Affairs 18 October 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Global Multidimensional Poverty Index
  2. Hindi imposition and its discontents
  3. Mangalyaan Mission
  4. NHAI’s infra investment bonds
  5. Neelakurinji

Global Multidimensional Poverty Index


Context:

About 41.5 crore people exited poverty in India during the 15-year period between 2005-06 and 2019-21, out of which two-third exited in the first 10 years, and one-third in the next five years, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development)

Dimensions of the article:

  1. What is multidimensional poverty?
  2. Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)
  3. Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)
  4. Highlights of the Report

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Hindi Imposition and Its Discontents


Context:

The reported recommendation of the Parliamentary Committee on Official Language to use Hindi as the medium of instruction in Central institutions of higher education in Hindi-speaking States and regional languages in other States has once again ignited a controversy over, what is called by critics of the BJP, an attempt to impose Hindi on non-Hindi speaking people.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Backdrop to the Hindi imposition row
  2. Why do many parties in Tamil Nadu stand against the recommendation?
  3. What does the present proposal say?
  4. What is the alternative suggested by critics of the proposal ?

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Mangalyaan Mission


Context:

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) confirmed that the Mars Orbiter craft has lost communication and is non-recoverable and the Mangalyaan mission has attained end-of-life.

Relevance:

GS II: Science and technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Mars Orbiter Mission
  2. Objectives

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NHAI’s Infra Investment Bonds


Context:

Road Transport and Highways Minister tweeted a video about the National Highways Infra Trust (NHAI InvIT) bonds, which he said will offer an effective return of 8.05% per annum.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is NHAI’s InvIT?
  2. What are InvITs?

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About Neelakurinji


Context:

As visitors keep pouring in to witness the blooming of neelakurinji on a vast area on the Kallippara hills at Santhanpara in Idukki, Kerala, an expert team has identified six varieties of the plant across the region.

Relevance:

Facts for Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Neelakurinji
  2. Threats

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