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Current Affairs 25 February 2023

CONTENTS

  1. Plans to revive Adi Ganga
  2. Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
  3. Higher pension under EPS
  4. Mohiniyattam
  5. K- 9 Vajra- T howitzers

Plans To Revive Adi Ganga


Context:

Recently, plans to revive Adi Ganga (the original channel of River Ganga passing through the city of Kolkata) have been announced.

  • The National Mission for Clean Ganga has allocated around Rs 650 crore to revive the ancient river and it has been included in a multi-country South Asian River project on combating pollution.

Relevance:

GS II: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Issues and developments related to Adi Ganga
  2. About National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)

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Financial Action Task Force (FATF)


Context:

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said it has suspended Russia’s membership over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
  2. FATF Greylists
  3. FATF Blacklists
  4. Effects of FATF Blacklisting

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Higher Pension Under EPS


Context:

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has issued guidelines to allow a section of its older members to opt for Higher Pension under the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) as per 4th November 2022 judgment of the Supreme Court (SC).

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Employees Pension Scheme (EPS)
  2. EPS (Amendment) Scheme, 2014

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Mohiniyattam


Context:

Recently, the Classical dance legend Kanak Rele and the Mohiniyattam (classical dance form from the state of Kerala) exponent, who was awarded the first Guru Gopinath National Puraskaram of the Government of Kerala passed away.

Relevance:

GS I: Art and Culture

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Mohiniyattam Dance Form
  2. History of Mohiniyattam
  3. Salient Features of Mohiniyattam

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K- 9 Vajra- T Howitzers


Context

The Indian Army recently ordered 100 additional K9 Vajra self-propelled howitzers.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology, Facts for Prelims

About K-9 Vajra-T howitzers

  • K-9 Vajra-T howitzers is a self-propelled artillery system that has been developed in India.
Features:
  • Caliber and construction: It is a 155 mm, 52-caliber tracked self-propelled artillery system with all-welded steel armor up to 19mm thick.
  • Main weapon: The main weapon of the K-9 Vajra-T howitzer is a 155mm / 52 calibre gun with a range of 40 km.
  • Rate of fire: It has a burst rate of fire of three rounds per 15 seconds and a maximum rate of fire of six to eight rounds a minute for three minutes.
  • Digital fire control system: The K-9 Vajra-T howitzer uses a digital fire control system, which allows it to fire multiple rounds that can impact a given area at the same time.
Development:
  • The K-9 Vajra-T howitzer was built by Larsen & Toubro with technology transferred from South Korean defence major Hanwha Defense based on its K9 Thunder.

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