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Current Affairs 27 July 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Ramsar Site
  2. International Space Station
  3. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
  4. Raja Ravi Varma
  5. Sakurajima Volcano

Ramsar Site


Context:

India has added five more Ramsar sites, or wetlands of international importance, bringing the number of such sites in the country to 54

  • These are the Karikili Bird Sanctuary, Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest and Pichavaram Mangrove in Tamil Nadu, the Sakhya Sagar in Madhya Pradesh and the Pala Wetlands in Mizoram.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a Ramsar Site?
  2. Ramsar Convention
  3. What are wetlands?

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International Space Station


Context:

Russia will pull out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s new space chief said amid high tensions between Moscow and the West over the fighting in Ukraine.

Relevance:

GS-III Science and Technology: (Space Technology, Developments in Space technology)

Dimension of the Article:

  1. What is a Space Station?
  2. International Space Station (ISS)
  3. What is Russia’s role in maintaining the ISS?
  4. Why does the orbit of the ISS need to be corrected?

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor


Context:

Recently, Pakistan and China decided to welcome any third country joining the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

  • In context to Afghanistan, it had broken new ground in strengthening international and regional connectivity.

Relevance:

GS-II: International Relations (India and neighborhood-relations, agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)?
  2. What is Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) One Belt One Road (OBOR)?
  3. India’s perspective of the CPEC
  4. India’s Perspective of the BRI/OBOR
  5. Steps taken by India to Counter the BRI/OBOR

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Raja Ravi Varma


Context:

Ahead of the 175th birth anniversary fete of the legendary artist Raja Ravi Varma, erstwhile royal family of Kilimanoor has urged the Union government to posthumously confer the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, on him.

Relevance:

GS I- History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Raja Ravi Varma
  2. Bharat Ratna

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Sakurajima Volcano


Context:

Recently, the Sakurajima Volcano erupted on Japan’s major western island of Kyushu.

Relevance:

GS I- Geography

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Sakurajima Volcano?
  2. Stratovolcano

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