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Current Affairs 22 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Niti Aayog’s draft battery swapping policy
  2. Russia’s new nuclear missile Sarmat
  3. Jupiter’s moon Europa
  4. Integrated Command and Control Centres
  5. Health Star Rating System of FSSAI for Packaged Food

Niti Aayog’s Draft Battery Swapping Policy


Context:

Government think-tank Niti Aayog has prepared a draft battery swapping policy, under which it has proposed offering incentives to electric vehicles (EVs) with swappable batteries, subsidies to companies manufacturing swappable batteries, a new battery-as-a-service business model, and standards for interoperable batteries, among other measures.

Relevance:

GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is battery swapping?
  2. What are some of the key proposals?
  3. What is the battery-as-a-service model?

Click on the link to read more: Niti Aayog’s Draft Battery Swapping Policy 


Russia’s New Nuclear Missile Sarmat


Context:

Amidst stiff resistance from Ukraine in the ongoing war and harsh sanctions imposed by the West, Russia went ahead and tested its new Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Sarmat.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Samrat
  2. Who is it named after?

Click Here to Read More: Russia’s New Nuclear Missile Sarmat


Jupiter’s moon Europa


Context:

In their new research, a team of researchers from Stanford University have said that on one of Jupiter’s moons Europa, a prime candidate for life in the solar system, there might be an abundance of water pockets beneath formations called double ridges.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Europa
  2. Implications of the recent findings

Click Here To Read More: Jupiter’s moon Europa


Integrated Command and Control Centres


Context:

During a two-day Smart Cities Conference in Surat, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister that 80 Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCCs), an integral component of the Smart Cities Mission, have already been set up, while the remaining 20 would be completed by August 15 this year.

Relevance:

GS II- Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Integrated Command and Control Centre
  2. About Smart Cities Mission
  3. What is the current status of the Smarts Cities Mission?

Click Here To Read More: Integrated Command and Control Centres


Health Star Rating System of FSSAI for Packaged Food


Context:

Recently, 40 global health experts claimed that the “health star rating” system that the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) plans to adopt to help consumers reduce their intake of unhealthy foods is “not evidence-based” and has failed to alter buyer behavior.

Relevance:

GS III- Food Processing & Related Industries In India

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Health Star Rating System?
  2. What is FoPL?

Click Here To Read More: Health Star Rating System of FSSAI for Packaged Food


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