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Current Affairs 23 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Central Bank Digital Currency
  2. Tomato flu
  3. Pandurang Khankhoje
  4. Kerala Savari
  5. Forever chemicals

Central Bank Digital Currency


Context:

According to the recent reports the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) digital rupee — the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) — may be introduced in phases beginning with wholesale businesses in the current financial year.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
  2. Why are central banks issuing digital currencies?
  3. What will the introduction of the digital rupee change for citizens?

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Tomato Flu


Context:

A new infection dubbed tomato flu, or tomato fever, has been detected in India mostly among children younger than five, according to a report in the Lancet Respiratory Journal.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is tomato flu?
  2. How can tomato flu be treated? How to take care of it?

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Pandurang Khankhoje


Context:

Lok Sabha Speaker, who is currently in Canada for the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, will travel to Mexico where he will unveil statues of Swami Vivekananda and Maharashtra-born freedom fighter and agriculturalist Pandurang Khankhoje (1883-1967).

Relevance:

GS I: History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Who was Pandurang Khankhoje?
  2. What was his association with the Indian independence movement?
  3. How did Khankhoje reach Mexico?

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Kerala Savari


Context:

Kerala has soft launched ‘Kerala Savari’, the country’s first online taxi service owned by a State government, to ensure fair and decent service to passengers along with fair remuneration to auto-taxi workers.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About ‘Kerala Savari’
  2. Security-related features of ‘Kerala Savari’
  3. Will the new government initiative end the monopoly of private cab aggregators?

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Forever Chemicals


Context:

A recent study published in Environment Science and Technology has found that rainwater from many places across the globe is contaminated with “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,” (PFAs), which are called “forever chemicals” because of their tendency to stick around in the atmosphere, rainwater and soil for long periods of time.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are PFAs?
  2. What harm do PFAs cause?
  3. How can these chemicals be removed from rainwater?

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