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Current Affairs 24 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority
  2. Chabahar Port
  3. Cloudbursts
  4. National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS)
  5. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority


Context:

Recently, China gave nod to Pakistan’s decision to scrap the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority amid reports of growing rift between the all-weather friends over the slow pace of the USD 60 billion project.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About CPEC Authority
  2. Reasons for Suspension
  3. What is the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)?
  4. What is Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)?

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Chabahar Port


Context:

After months of what appeared to be a “go-slow”, the Union government has revved up its interest in using Iran’s Chabahar port to connect to Afghanistan and Central Asia for trade.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. The Chabahar Port and its benefits for India
  2. What is INSTC?

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Cloudbursts In Himachal Pradesh


Context:

Over 20 people have been killed in destruction caused by cloudbursts and flash floods in different parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand over the last three days.

Relevance:

GS-I: Geography (Physical Geography, Climatology, Important Geophysical phenomena), GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Climate Change and its effects), GS-III: Disaster Management

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a Cloudburst?
  2. Why do cloudbursts happen only in the mountains and hilly areas?
  3. Why does cloudburst cause so many deaths?

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National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS)


Context:

The Union Home Minister has inaugurated the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS). In April this year, Madhya Pradesh became the first state in the country to identify a deceased person through NAFIS.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is NAFIS?
  2. How does it work?
  3. Is this the first time that such an automation project is being attempted?

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope


Context:

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s latest and most powerful telescope, has captured new images of our solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter, presenting it in a never before seen light. The photographs published have captured a new view of the planet, presenting in detail its massive storms, colourful auroras, faint rings and two small moons — Amalthea and Adrastea.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is NASA’s James Webb Telescope?
  2. What is the mission of the James Webb Space Telescope?
  3. How is the James Webb better than the Hubble?

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