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Current Affairs 21 September 2022

CONTENTS

  1. EWS quota
  2. Lumpy skin disease
  3. Withdrawal of monsoon
  4. National Logistics Policy
  5. Controversy over NAAC’s system

A Economically Weaker Sections Quota


Context:

The 10% quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) of society does not erode the rights of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes or the Other Backward Classes, Attorney-General of India submitted before a Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. EWS quota: What are the issues fixed by the Supreme Court?
  2. What is the 103rd Amendment?
  3. How is EWS status determined under the law?
  4. What is the basis of the challenge to the amendment?
  5. What has been the government’s stand in this matter so far?

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Lumpy Skin Disease In India


Context:

The Mumbai Police have ordered the prohibition of cattle transportation in the city to prevent the spread of the lumpy skin disease (LSD).

Relevance:

GS II: Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the lumpy skin disease?
  2. How does it spread?
  3. Symptoms
  4. What is the geographical distribution and how did it spread to India?
  5. What are the economic implications?

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Withdrawal of Monsoon


Context:

The southwest monsoon rainfall, 7% more than normal, has started to withdraw. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said  that the system had begun retreating from parts of southwest Rajasthan and Kutch.

  • The southern peninsula and central parts have had the bulk of the excess at 29% and 33%, respectively.

Relevance:

GS I- Indian Geography

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Monsoon?
  2. Causes of Monsoon
  3. Importance of Monsoon for India

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National Logistics Policy in India


Context:

Prime Minister announced the National Logistics Policy, aimed at easing the movement of goods and boosting the trade sector in the Indian economy.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What was the need for a logistics policy?
  2. Features of the National Logistics Policy
  3. How is the government focusing on improving logistics?

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Controversy Over NAAC’s System


Context:

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which carries out quality checks or assessments of Indian Higher-level Educational Institutions (HEIs), courted controversy recently over the rating of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and allegations of bribery in the process.

Relevance:

GS II: Education, Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is NAAC?
  2. What is the latest controversy about?
  3. How many institutions in India are accredited?
  4. Can all higher educational institutes apply for accreditation?

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