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Current Affairs 19 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Meghalaya council opposes border deal
  2. WHO & traditional medicine
  3. Parboiled rice
  4. RoDTEP scheme

Meghalaya Council Opposes Border Deal


Context:

A tribal council in Meghalaya has joined the list of individuals and organisations in opposing the State government’s deal with Assam to resolve a 50-year-old boundary dispute.

  • The Assam and Meghalaya governments had on March 29 finalised the pact to divide 36.79 sq. km of disputed areas. The two governments had taken up six of 12 disputed sectors in the first phase of discussions.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance (Federalism)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. About Assam-Meghalaya boundary Dispute
  3. Will the partial settlement impact border disputes elsewhere in the Northeast?

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WHO & Traditional Medicine


Context:

Recently, Prime Minister along with World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General will perform the ground breaking ceremony for the first-of-its-kind WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Jamnagar, Gujarat.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is traditional medicine?
  2. About Global Centre for Traditional Medicine:
  3. Why has the WHO felt the need to advance knowledge of traditional medicine?

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Parboiled Rice


Context:

Recently, Telangana Chief Minister and members of his Cabinet staged a dharna at Telangana House, demanding a uniform paddy procurement policy. The protest came after the Centre said it was stopping the purchase of excess parboiled rice, of which Telangana is a major producer. The Centre has said demand is low and it cannot waste money on buying the excess quantity of parboiled rice.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is parboiled rice?
  2. Are all rice varieties suitable for parboiling?
  3. Advantages
  4. Disadvantages
  5. How high is the demand?

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RoDTEP Scheme


Context:

Recently, the government had left out sectors such as iron and steel, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, from the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) scheme.

  • These sectors were omitted from the scheme, as iron and steel were ‘already booming’ and the pharma industry’s business had also increased during the pandemic.

Relevance:

GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Taxation)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) Scheme
  2. Need for the RoDTEP Scheme
  3. Features of the RoDTEP Scheme
  4. Eligibility to obtain benefits of the RoDTEP Scheme
  5. RoDTEP Benefits

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