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Current Affairs 21 May 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Pegasus spyware
  2. 1G to 5G and further
  3. Project WARDEC – India’s upcoming AI-powered wargame centre
  4. Polio Virus
  5. Retinoblastoma

Pegasus Spyware


 

Context:

The Supreme Court has said its technical committee had so far received and tested 29 mobile devices suspected to be infected by Pegasus malware.

Relevance:

GS-III: Internal Security Challenges (Basics of Cyber Security; Role of media and social-networking sites in internal security challenges; Internal security challenges through communication networks), GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights, Important Judgements)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the Pegasus Project
  2. How dangerously compromising is Pegasus?
  3. Pegasus in the news in the past
  4. About the Pegasus Attacks in India

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1G to 5G and Further


Context:

Recently, Prime Minister launched the country’s first 5G testbed  to help industry validate its products locally, he also set a target for India to roll out 6G services by the end of this decade.
Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. India’s 5G Testbed & 6G Goal
  2. From 1G to 5G
  3. The Future Gs

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Project WARDEC – India’s upcoming AI-powered wargame center


Context:

The Army Training Command  signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Gandhinagar-based Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) to develop a ‘Wargame Research and Development Centre’ in New Delhi.

  • The project, which has been given a prototype name ‘WARDEC’, will be a first-of-its-kind simulation-based training centre in India that will use artificial intelligence (AI) to design virtual reality wargames.

Relevance:

GS III- Defence

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the wargame centre about?
  2. How will these simulation exercises play out?
  3. How many countries use such wargaming drills?

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Polio Virus


Context:

Mozambique identified its first case of wild poliovirus Type 1 this week after a child contracted the disease. It is the country’s first such case since 1992 and the second imported case of wild poliovirus in Southern Africa this year. An outbreak was reported in Malawi earlier this year.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Polio?
  2. Recent Outbreaks of Polio
  3. Polio in India
  4. India’s Pulse Polio Programme
  5. Steps taken by the Government to maintain polio free status in India

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Retinoblastoma


Context:

Retinoblastoma is the most common eye cancer occurring in young children.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is retinoblastoma?
  2. Symptoms
  3. Retinoblastoma disease burden
  4. How is retinoblastoma detected?

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