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Current Affairs 24 May 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Inter-State Council
  2. Who are ASHA workers?
  3. Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF)
  4. The cryptocurrency price fall
  5. Sinkhole

Inter-State Council


Context:

The Inter-State Council, which works to promote and support cooperative federalism in the country, has been reconstituted with PM Modi as Chairman and CMs of all States and six Union Ministers as members.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance  (Federalism)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Inter-State Council
  2. Aims of the ISC
  3. Composition
  4. Functions of Inter-State Council

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Who are ASHA workers?


Context:

The World Health Organisation has recognised the country’s 10.4 lakh ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers as ‘Global Health Leaders’ for their efforts in connecting the community to the government’s health programmes.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Who are ASHA workers?
  2. How many ASHAs are there across the country?
  3. What do ASHA workers do?
  4. How much are ASHA workers paid?

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Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF)


Context:

India has signalled its readiness to be part of a new economic initiative led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) by the US for the region.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations (Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and agreements involving India)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About IPEF
  2. Other details of IPEF
  3. Reasons for creation of IPEF

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The cryptocurrency price fall


Context:

Bitcoin, the most dominant cryptocurrency around, is down more than 50% from an all-time high price of $68,000.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are cryptocurrencies?
  2. How are they different from actual currency?
  3. How do cryptocurrencies derive their value?
  4. What’s new about this phase of the cryptocurrency price fall?
  5. What vulnerability was revealed during this crash?

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Sinkhole


Context:

A cave exploration team has discovered an ancient forest at the bottom of a giant karst sinkhole in Leye County in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Relevance:

GS I- Geography

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the Sinkhole in Leye County:
  2. How are sinkholes formed?
  3. Sinkholes in China and around the world

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