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Current Affairs 25 February 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Russian Aggression on Ukraine and International Law
  2. Narsinh Mehta
  3. Minimum Support Price
  4. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could impact Indian exports
  5. Supercomputer Param Pravega
  6. Saltwater Crocodile

Russian Aggression on Ukraine and International Law


Context:

Russia launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine by land, air and sea, the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since the Second World War and confirmation of the worst fears of the West.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Background:
  2. How is Russia violating the UN Charter?
  3. Principle of self-defence
  4. Conclusion

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Narsinh Mehta


Context:

Recently, researchers of Bhakta Kavi Narsinh Mehta University (BKNMU), Junagadh, discovered a new species of spider and named it Narsinhmehtai in honour of Narsinh Mehta, the 15th century poet who was a devotee of Lord Krishna, and ‘to put his name on global map.’ However, members of Nagar sub-caste group of Brahmin community, in which Mehta was born, and admirers of the poet objected to the nomenclature, arguing the bard was already a global name and that there was no need to associate his name with a spider.

Relevance:

GS I- History, Art and Culture

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Who was Narsinh Mehta?
  2. Miracles in his life
  3. His poetry
  4. Mehta in popular culture
  5. Giving names to new species

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Minimum Support Price


Context:

MSPs provide a floor for market prices, and ensure that farmers receive a certain “minimum” remuneration so that their costs of cultivation (and some profit) can be recovered.

Relevance:

GS-III: Agriculture (Agriculture Pricing), GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)?
  2. Why is there a need for MSP?
  3. What are the issues related to MSP?

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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Impact Indian exports


Context:

India’s trade with Russia has not yet been severely impacted by the rising tensions in the border region of Russia and Ukraine, but there is looming prospect that it could be impacted if wider sanctions on Russia are announced.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is the impact on Indian exports?
  2. India–Russia relations

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Supercomputer Param Pravega


Context:

Recently, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru installed the supercomputer ‘Param Pravega’. It has a supercomputing capacity of 3.3 petaflops.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is Param Pravega?
  2. What are supercomputers?
  3. What is National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)?

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Saltwater Crocodile


Context:   

Saltwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus), used to be found in Vietnam and southern China, became extinct in these areas due to human activity.

Relevance:

GS  III- Environment Pollution and Degradation

Dimension of the Article:
  1. About Saltwater Crocodile
  2. Other two Crocodile Species Found in India

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-Source: Down to Earth


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