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Current Affairs 23 February 2023

CONTENTS

  1. Significance of the findings in Keeladi
  2. Angel Tax
  3. AstroSat
  4. ULTRASAT

Significance Of The Findings in Keeladi


Context:

Keeladi is a tiny hamlet in the Sivaganga district in south Tamil Nadu. It is about 12 km south-east to the temple city of Madurai and is located along the Vaigai river. The excavations here from 2015 prove that an urban civilisation existed in Tamil Nadu in the Sangam age on the banks of the Vaigai river.

Relevance:

GS I: History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. How is Keeladi linked to Sangam age?
  2. Are there links to Indus Valley?
  3. Unearthing of Keeladi Artifacts

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What is Angel Tax?


Context:

The Finance Bill 2023 has proposed some changes that will remove the exemption for foreign funds and non-resident investors, who will now have to pay Angel Tax on the difference between capital raised and the fair value of securities sold.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Angel Tax
  2. Proposed Change to Angel Tax
  3. Why are start-ups concerned?

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AstroSat


Context:

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has recently made an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) to allow scientists and researchers to analyze data from the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission, AstroSat.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About AstroSat
  2. Scientific objectives of ASTROSAT mission are

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ULTRASAT


Context:

NASA will launch Israel’s first space telescope mission, the Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite (ULTRASAT) in early 2026.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About ULTRASAT
  2. What is a geostationary orbit?

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