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Current Affairs 21 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Guru Tegh Bahadur
  2. UGC regulations for collaboration between Indian and foreign universities
  3. Submarine Vagsheer
  4. Noise pollution
  5. Space Bricks
  6. East Timor

Guru Tegh Bahadur


Context:

To mark the 401st birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh guru who stood up against forcible conversions by the Mughals, Prime Minister  will give an address from the Red Fort.

Relevance:

GS I- History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Guru Tegh Bahadur
  2. Run-in with the Mughals
  3. The guru’s martyrdom

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UGC Regulations for Collaboration Between Indian and Foreign Universities


Context:

 The University Grants Commission (UGC) has simplified the procedure for enabling academic collaborations between Indian and foreign higher educational institutions to offer joint degrees, dual degrees and twinning programmes.

Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What has the UGC proposed?
  2. How do the new regulations differ from that of 2016?
  3. How will the courses with foreign collaboration be offered?
  4. Advantages

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Submarine Vagsheer


Context:

Recently, Vagsheer, the sixth submarine of the P75 project of the Indian Navy was launched at Mazgaon Dock Ltd. It is the last of the Scorpene class submarines made under the P75 project and can join the Navy fleet within 12-18 months after sea trials.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About P75 project
  2. About Vagsheer

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Noise pollution


Context:

The political controversy in Maharashtra over the demand to remove loudspeakers from mosques raises some fundamental questions regarding noise pollution.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Definition of ‘noise’ under the law
  2. Threshold for acceptable level of noise
  3. Noise pollution impact on health
  4. What are the rules around the use of loudspeakers?

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Space Bricks


Context:

Researchers from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a way to make bricks from Martian soil with the help of bacteria and urea.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Space Bricks
  2. Significance

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East Timor


Context:

Asia’s youngest nation, East Timor, also known as Timor Leste, holds the second and final round of its presidential election.

Relevance:

Facts for Prelims, Places in News

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About East Timor
  2. Its geography

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-Source: The Hindu


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