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Current Affairs 21 March 2022

CONTENTS

  1. The complexities of introducing African cheetahs to India 
  2. Chhatrapati Shivaji 
  3. Defining who is ‘Assamese’: attempts, challenges
  4. Par Tapi Narmada River-Linking Project
  5. Principle Of Reasonable Accommodation

 


 

The Complexities of Introducing African Cheetahs to India 


Context:

The cheetah, which became extinct in India after Independence, is all set to return with the Union Government launching an action plan in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. According to the plan, about 50 of these big cats will be introduced in the next five years, from the Africa savannas, home to cheetahs, an endangered species.

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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Chhatrapati Shivaji 


Context:

Section 144 has been imposed in Bodhan town in Telangana after protests turned violent over the installation of a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji at Ambedkar junction in the town by the Shiv Sena and BJP workers.

Relevance:

GS I- History

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. About Chhatrapati Shivaji 
  2. Why did the situation turn violent?

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Defining who is ‘Assamese’: Attempts, Challenges


Context:

Recently, the Assam government informed the Assembly that nearly 1.44 lakh illegal foreigners had been identified in the state until January 31 this year based on the 1985 Assam Accord, and around 30,000 of them had been deported to their country of origin. The government added that definitions of phrases mentioned in the Accord such as ‘Axomiya janagan’ (Assamese people), ‘khilonjia’ (indigenous) and ‘adi basinda’ (original inhabitants) were yet to be determined.

Relevance:

GS I- Population & Associated Issues

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is the Assam Accord?
  2. What are these expressions for which the definitions have not been determined?
  3. Why is the definition difficult?
  4. Have any definitions been proposed?
  5. What are the other terms for which no definition has been finalised?

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Par Tapi Narmada River-Linking Project


Context:

The tribals in Gujarat held a public meeting in Kaprada in Valsad district to protest against the Centre’s Par Tapi Narmada (PTN) river-linking project.

Relevance:

GS-I: Geography (Drainage System in India, Projects to improve Irrigation), GS-III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Interlinking of Rivers
  2. Par Tapi Narmada river-linking project
  3. Issues with the Project

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Principle Of Reasonable Accommodation


Context

The Karnataka High Court rejected an argument in support of permitting Muslim girls wearing head-scarves that was based on the principle of ‘reasonable accommodation’.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is Reasonable accommodation:
  2. How does the principle work?
  3. What is the legal position on this in India?

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