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Current Affairs 19 October 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Green crackers
  2. 50th Chief Justice of India
  3. Minimum Support Price
  4. Geographical Indication (GI) tag
  5. Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Green Crackers


Context:

According to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), green crackers are permitted only in cities and towns where air quality is moderate or poor.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Green Crackers?
  2. What are the toxic metals that traditional crackers release?
  3. Health Impact:
  4. SC on Firecrackers in the past

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50th Chief Justice of India


Context:

Justice Dhanajaya Yeshwant Chandrachud was appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India (CJI) succeeding the 49th CJI Uday Umesh Lalit.

  • Justice Chandrachud will have a relatively longer tenure of two years and is due to retire on 10th November, 2024.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Appointment of the CJI
  2. Administrative Powers of CJI (Master of Roster)

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Minimum Support Price


Context:

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for all mandated Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24.

Relevance:

GS-III: Agriculture (Agriculture Pricing), GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)?
  2. Why is there a need for MSP?
  3. What are the issues related to MSP?

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Geographical Indication (GI) Tag


Context:

The Embassy of Japan, New Delhi, has filed an application seeking Geographical Indication (GI) tag for nihonshu/Japanese sake, an alcoholic beverage.

  • It is learnt that this is the first time a product from Japan has filed for a tag at the Geographical Indication Registry in Chennai.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Nihonshu/Japanese sake
  2. About GI Tag

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Financial Action Task Force (FATF)


Context:

Pakistan is expected to be taken off the Financial Action Task Force grey list at the global watchdog body’s plenary session in Paris this week, although it will be asked to update members on its actions to counter terror financing and money laundering on a regular basis, in a decision that India will monitor closely.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
  2. FATF Greylists
  3. FATF Blacklists
  4. Effects of FATF Blacklisting

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