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Current Affairs 23 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Arunachal Pradesh and Assam Border Dispute
  2. Special purpose acquisition companies
  3. Earth Day

Arunachal Pradesh and Assam Border Dispute


Context:

Recently, the Governments of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have decided to form district-level committees for resolving boundary disputes.

  • The district committees will undertake joint surveys in the disputed areas to find tangible solutions to the long-pending issue based on historical perspective, ethnicity, contiguity, peoples’ will and administrative convenience of both states.

 Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance (Inter State Relations)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Assam’s border dispute with Arunachal
  2. About Assam-Meghalaya boundary Dispute
  3. About the Assam – Mizoram Border Dispute

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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies


Context:

The government is reportedly considering a regulatory framework for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) to lay the ground for the possible listing of Indian companies through this route in the future.

  • According to reports, the Company Law Committee, which was set up in 2019 to make recommendations to boost ease of doing business in India, has made this suggestion in its report submitted to the government recently.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About SPAC
  2. Where India stands?
  3. Risk factors around SPACs

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Earth Day


Context:

On 22nd April 2022, the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day was celebrated.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

What is Earth Day?

  • Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970.
  • It was first observed in the United States, when people took to the streets to protest against the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, which killed thousands of sea birds, dolphins, seals, and sea lions.
  • Earth Day celebrations have played an important role in raising awareness around environmental issues ever since.
  • According to earthday.org, the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, the Earth Day mission is to “diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide”.
  • The landmark Paris Agreement was signed on Earth Day in 2016.
  • The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest In our Planet”.
  • United nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009.
  • It is intended to be a reminder that “the healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people”.

-Source: Indian Express


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