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Current Affairs 23 May 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Look out Circular
  2. The rise of AI chips
  3. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  4. Phytoremediation with hyperaccumulators
  5. Norms eased for research into Genetically Modified (GM) Crop

Look Out Circular


Context:

Recently, the Punjab and Haryana High Court while quashing a Look Out Circular (LOC) against petitioner Noor Paul passed omnibus instructions to the respondents including the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Bureau of Immigration (BOI) to serve a copy of the LOC to the affected person, state the reasons for issuing the LOC “as soon as possible” and provide a “post-decisional opportunity”.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Why in News?
  2. What is Look out notice?
  3. Who can issue an LOC?
  4. What are the details required to generate an LOC and who issues it?
  5. Is there any other clause under which an individual can be stopped?

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The Rise of AI chips


Context:

AI chips with their hardware architectures and complementary packaging, memory, storage and interconnect technologies, make it possible to infuse AI into a broad spectrum of applications to help turn data into information and then into knowledge. 

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article

  1. What are AI chips?
  2. Difference between traditional chips and AI chips
  3. Applications

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Raja Ram Mohan Roy


Context:

Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), the Ministry of Culture held inaugural ceremony to commemorate the year long celebration of the 250th Birth Anniversary of  Raja Ram Mohan Roy from today in Kolkata. It will continue till next year 22nd May. 

Relevance:

GS I- Personalities in News

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Raja Ram Mohan Roy:
  2. Early Life
  3. Roy, the first among liberals
  4. Abolition of Sati, educational and religious reforms
  5. Perils of non-conformism

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Phytoremediation With Hyperaccumulators


Context:

A study published in the JNKVV (Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya) research journal concluded that heavy metal pollution of soil is “emerging at a speedy rate” in India due to industrialisation.

Relevance:

GS II- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. How does soil get contaminated?
  2. What are hyperaccumulator plants?
  3. How can phytoremediation with hyperaccumulators be used to remove toxic metals from the soil?
  4. Advantages of phytoremediation with hyperaccumulators
  5. Disadvantages of phytoremediation with hyperaccumulators

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Norms Eased for Research Into Genetically Modified (GM) Crop


Context:

Recently, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has issued guidelines easing norms for research into Genetically Modified (GM) crops and circumventing challenges of using foreign genes to change crops profile.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Highlights of the Guidelines
  2. What is genome editing?
  3. How is gene editing different from GMO development?
  4. Regulatory issues which have prevented wider adoption of this technique

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