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Current Affairs 25 June 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Eco-Sensitive Zones
  2. Wetlands Conservation
  3. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
  4. Cooperative Banks
  5. Odisha’s Mo Bus

Eco-Sensitive Zones


Context:

Farmers in Kerala continue to protest across several high ranges of the state against the Supreme Court’s recent order to establish 1-km Eco-Sensitive Zones around all protected areas, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Eco-Sensitive Zones?
  2. How are they demarcated?
  3. Recent SC judgment that has caused an uproar in Kerala
  4. Why are people protesting against it?
  5. Have similar protests taken place before in Kerala?

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Wetlands Conservation


Context:

According to a new report, wetland conservation should feature as an independent topic of discussion in the negotiations at the upcoming biodiversity and climate change conferences for effective carbon sequestration.

  • Carbon sequestration is the long-term storage of carbon in plants, soils, geologic formations, and the ocean.

Relevance:

GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of Environment, Conventions regarding conservation of ecology)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Five suggested targets by Wetlands International to be achieved by 2030
  2. What are wetlands?
  3. Importance of Wetlands
  4. Wetland disturbances

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Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme


Context:

Certain groups has asked to discontinue manual attendance for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) work sites with more than 20 workers and use a mobile phone-based application.

Relevance:

GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Health and Poverty related issues, Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design and implementation of Government Policies)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
  2. How MGNREGA came to be?
  3. Features of MGNREGA
  4. Objectives of MGNREGA

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Cooperative Banks


Context:

Recently, the Minster of Home Affairs and Cooperation has addressed a conclave, organised by the National Federation of Urban Cooperative Banks and Credit Societies (NAFCUB), emphasising the needed Reforms for Urban Cooperative Banks (UCB).

Relevance:

GS-III: Indian Economy (Banking)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are Cooperative Banks?
  2. Structure of co-operative banks in India
  3. Importance of Cooperative Banks
  4. Concerns Associated with Urban Co-operative Bank

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Odisha’s Mo Bus


Context:

Mo Bus, the bus service of Odisha’s Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) authority, has been recognised by the United Nations as one of 10 global recipients of its annual Public Service Awards for 2022.

  • The public transport service has been recognised for its role in “promoting gender-responsive public services to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)”

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Mo Bus service
  2. About UN Public Service Award

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