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Current Affairs 19 July 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
  2. The Pakistan and IMF talks
  3. One Sun One World One Grid
  4. Minority Status in India is State-dependent: Supreme Court
  5. Marburg virus
  6. Anayoottu Ritual

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation


Context:

Iran and Belarus could soon become the newest members of the China and Russia-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Relevance:

GS II- International relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the SCO? 
  2. Organizational structure of SCO
  3. How is this relevant to India? 
  4. Is it about countering the West? 

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The Pakistan and IMF Talks


Context:

Recently, the staff-level talks between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded for the seventh and eighth review under Extended Fund Facility (EFF).

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  2. What was the Extended Fund Facility (EFF)?
  3. How important is the IMF support to Pakistan?
  4. Why have the Pakistan-IMF relations remained complicated?
  5. What lies ahead for Pakistan and the IMF?

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One Sun One World One Grid


Context:

India and UK, jointly announced a declaration on “one sun, one world, one grid” — or OSOWOG at the Conference of Parties (COP26), held in Glasgow, UK

Relevance:

GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of the Environment, International Treaties and Agreements), GS-II: International Relations (India’s neighbors, Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests), GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure (Solar Energy, Renewable Energy), GS-III: Science and Technology (Indigenization of Technology)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. One Sun One World One Grid (OSOWOG)
  2. How would the OSOWOG work?
  3. What are the challenges to the OSOWOG project?

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Minority Status in India is State-Dependent: Supreme Court


Context:

The minority status of religious and linguistic communities is “State-dependent”, said the Supreme Court.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Who is a minority and who decides that?
  2. What does the PIL argue?
  3. Constitutional Provisions

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Marburg Virus


Context

The first two cases of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious Ebola-like disease, have been confirmed officially by Ghana after test results were verified by a Senegal laboratory.

  • This outbreak is only the second time that the disease has been detected in West Africa.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Marburg virus disease?
  2. What are the symptoms of Marburg virus disease?
  3. How can Marburg virus disease be diagnosed and treated?

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Anayoottu Ritual


Context:

Anayoottu, an annual ritual at the Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur was recently held.

Relevance:

GS I- History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Anayoottu
  2. Reason for the Anayootu

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