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Current Affairs 21 June 2022


  1. About Single use plastic
  2. What is lightning?
  3. Aspirational District Programme
  4. Amrit Sarovar Mission
  5. Black swan event

About Single Use Plastic


The Centre has banned the use of ‘single-use plastic’ from July 1. The Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change had issued a gazette notification last year announcing the ban, and has now defined a list of items that will be banned from next month.


GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article

  1. About Single use plastic
  2. What are the items being banned?
  3. How will the ban be enforced?
  4. Impacts of Single Use Plastic (SUP)
  5. Challenges with banning single use plastic
  6. Measures taken so far in India

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What Is Lightning?


Seventeen people have been killed by lightning over the last two days in various parts of Bihar

  • Of all the atmospheric phenomena, lightning perhaps is the most dangerous and mysterious. In India, lightning kills about 2,000-2,500 people every year.


GS I- Geography

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Lightning?
  2. More about Clouds that generate lightning and how they are formed
  3. What happens when lightning strikes Earth’s Surface?
  4. Which areas are lightning-prone?
  5. How can the effects of lightning strikes be mitigated?

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Aspirational District Programme


Recently, the Prime Minister has expressed his desire to extend the Aspirational District Programme to block and city levels.


GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Aspirational Districts Programme
  2. Objectives
  3. Challenges Associated with ADP

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Amrit Sarovar Mission


The Union government has asked the Ministry of Railways and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to use the soil/silt excavated from ponds/tanks in all districts across the country under the Amrit Sarovar Mission for their infrastructure projects.


GS II- Government policies and Intervention

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Amrit Sarovar Mission
  2. Aim of the mission
  3. Target of the mission

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Black Swan Event


A study by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has spoken about the possibility of capital outflows to the tune of $100 billion (around Rs 7,80,000 crore) from India in case of a major global risk scenario or a “black swan” event.


GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a ‘black swan’ event?
  2. When did the term originate?
  3. When have such events occurred in the past?

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