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Current Affairs 21 July 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Heat wave
  2. Re introduction of Cheetahs
  3. India’s law on abortion
  4. Micronesia

Heat Wave In Eupore


Context:

Large swathes of Europe, the U.K. and the U.S. are sweltering under extreme heat wave conditions.

  • Devastation due to extreme weather has been particularly acute in western Europe, which has been hit by raging wildfires, drought, and hundreds of heat-related deaths, ringing alarm bells about a looming climate emergency.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Heat Wave
  2. What is behind the extreme heat waves?
  3. Criteria for Heat Waves
  4. Health Impacts

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Re Introduction of Cheetahs


Context:

India came one step closer to bringing back the world’s fastest animal to the country with an agreement signed in Delhi on Wednesday between the Union government and the visiting Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What was the distribution of cheetahs in India?
  2. What caused the extinction of cheetahs in India?
  3. What is the current status of this project?
  4. About Cheetah

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India’s Law on Abortion


Context:

Recently, A 25-year-old pregnant woman moved the Supreme Court seeking an abortion after the Delhi High Court declined her plea last week.

  • The woman has also challenged Rule 3B of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Rules, 2003, which allows only some categories of women to seek termination of pregnancy between 20 and 24 weeks.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the case about?
  2. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971
  3. Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Act, 2021

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Micronesia


Context:

The Federated States of Micronesia, a small island country in the Pacific that is home to around 110,000 people, is one of the latest places on Earth to experience an outbreak of Covid-19, after two and a half years of successfully protecting itself from the virus.

Relevance:

GS I- Geography (Places in News)

Micronesia’s geography

  • Located in the Western Pacific, in the Micronesia sub-region of Oceania, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) consists of four island states, Yap, Chuuk, Kosrae and Pohnpei (where the capital Palikir is located), all in the Caroline Islands.

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