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Current Affairs 19 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. The ‘developed country’ goal
  2. West Nile Virus
  3. Monkeypox
  4. Sri Aurobindo
  5. Great Indian Bustard

The ‘Developed Country’ Goal


Context:

In his Independence Day address, Prime Minister asked Indians to embrace the “Panch Pran” — five vows — by 2047 when the country celebrates 100 years of independence.

  • The ‘developed country’ goal is the first of the five vows that Prime Minister exhorted Indians to take during his address to the nation on Independence Day.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a “developed” country?
  2. Why is the United Nations classification contested?
  3. Where does India stand?
  4. How much can India achieve by 2047?

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West Nile Virus


Context:

In New York, the number of mosquito pools that tested positive for West Nile virus is the “highest number ever recorded” at 1,068 across the five boroughs, compared with 779 positive pools this time last year.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About West Nile Virus
  2. Transmission
  3. Symptoms
  4. Detection of WNV

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Monkeypox


Context:

Recently, the first case of human-to-animal transmission of monkeypox has been reported in a dog, according to research published in the medical journal The Lancet.

Relevance:

GS II-Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Monkeypox virus
  2. Zoonotic disease
  3. Symptoms and treatment
  4. What did the study find?

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Sri Aurobindo


Context:

On 15th August, the Prime Minister paid tribute to Sri Aurobindo on his 150th birth anniversary.

Relevance:

 GS I- Modern History

Dimensions of the Aricle:

  1. About Sri Aurobindo
  2. Indian Revolutionary Movement:
  3. Some of Aurobindo’s many literary works

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Great Indian Bustard


Context:

The critically endangered Great Indian Bustard (GIB) has adopted an altogether new behaviour of giving clutch of two eggs at a time after getting additional protein diet during the monsoon season.

Relevance:

Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Species in News, Conservation of Biodiversity)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the Great Indian Bustard
  2. About the Habitat of Great Indian Bustard
  3. On the brink of extinction

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