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Current Affairs 27 September 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Semiconductor industry
  2. NavIC
  3. Attorney General for India
  4. Asian Palm Oil Alliance (APOA)
  5. Cheetah mitras

Semiconductor Industry


Context:

In a bid to make India’s $10 billion chip-making initiative more attractive to investors, the Centre, approved changes to the scheme for the development of a semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Semiconductor industry
  2. What are the changes to India’s chip-making scheme?
  3. What are the challenges?

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NavIC Navigation System


Context:

The Indian government is pushing smartphone makers to enable support for its NavIC navigation system in new devices sold in the country from next year, a move that has spooked the industry due to additional costs and tight time frame.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is NavIC?
  2. How does NavIC compare?
  3. Why is India promoting NavIC?

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Attorney General for India


Context:

Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi has declined the government’s offer to be Attorney General (A-G) for India after “second thoughts”.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Who is the Attorney General for India?
  2. Who can become Attorney General for India?
  3. Functions and duties
  4. Powers of AG
  5. Limitations to his powers

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Asian Palm Oil Alliance (APOA)


Context:

Edible oil trade associations from five palm oil importing countries in South Asia – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal – announced the setting up of Asian Palm Oil Alliance (APOA).

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Palm oil?
  2. How important is palm oil to global supply chains?
  3. What is APOA?
  4. Why such move?

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Cheetah Mitras


Context:

With the arrival of African cheetahs in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park has begun the process of their re-introduction, around 70 years after they went extinct in India. Concerns have been raised about whether the big cats can settle in and survive in the Indian landscape.

  • One way the government is trying to smoothen the settling in of the cheetahs is through the medium of “cheetah mitras” or ‘cheetah friends’.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Who are the cheetah mitras?
  2. What is their role?

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