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Current Affairs 20 October 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Graded Response Action Plan
  2. Carbon dating
  3. Lothal, ‘oldest dock in the world’, to get heritage complex
  4. Rustom-2
  5. Swadesh Darshan Scheme

Graded Response Action Plan


Context:

The Commission for Air Quality Management directed authorities to enforce stage II of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), which includes a ban on diesel generators and use of coal and firewood in hotels, restaurants and open eateries, with immediate effect.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Graded Response Action Plan?
  2. How is the GRAP different this year?
  3. Who will implement and enforce the GRAP?
  4. What are the measures that will be enforced?

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Carbon Dating


Context:

Recently, a Varanasi district court has rejected the plea to conduct carbon-dating of the disputed structure known to have been found inside the premises of the Gyanvapi Mosque.

Relevance:

GS II: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is carbon dating?
  2. What about non-living things?
  3. Is there anything that cannot be dated?

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Lothal, ‘Oldest Dock In The World’, To Get Heritage Complex


Context:

Prime Minister evening reviewed the construction of the National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) site at Gujarat’s Lothal via video conferencing.

Relevance:

GS II: History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Lothal
  2. Heritage Value
  3. National Maritime Heritage Complex

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About Rustom-2


Context:

The indigenous medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Rustom-2 developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation is expected to complete all user trials by August 2023.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Rustom-2
  2. Features
  3. Significance

Click Here To Read More: About Rustom-2


Swadesh Darshan Scheme


Context

Centre to promote destinations in 15 States as part of Swadesh Darshan 2.

Relevance:

GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Swadesh Darshan scheme
  2. Swadesh Darshan Scheme 2.0

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