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Current Affairs 28 April 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Indonesia’s palm oil export ban
  2. State of (un)employment in India
  3. Hepatitis B
  4. Sedition Law

Indonesia’s Palm oil Export Ban


Context:

Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer, exporter, and consumer of palm oil, will ban all exports of the commodity and its raw materials to reduce domestic shortages of cooking oil and bring down its skyrocketing prices.

Relevance:

GS II- International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. How important is palm oil to global supply chains?
  2. Why are the prices of edible oils rising?
  3. How will it impact India?

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State of (un)employment in India


Context:

Data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) shows that India’s labour force participation rate (LFPR) has fallen to just 40% from an already low 47% in 2016. This suggests not only that more than half of India’s population in the working-age group (15 years and older) is deciding to sit out of the job market, but also that this proportion of people is increasing.

Relevance:

GS III- Indian Economy (Growth and Development)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is LFPR?
  2. Significance of LFPR in India
  3. How is it under-reported?
  4. What is the correct way to assess India’s unemployment stress?
  5. Why is India’s LFPR so low?

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Hepatitis B


Context:

A series of unexplained cases of Hepatitis B in children has taken over the world. Many countries including the US and UK reported mysterious cases of a few children being diagnosed with Hepatitis B.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Hepatitis B?
  2. How does hepatitis B virus spread?
  3. Symptoms of Hepatitis B
  4. What is adenovirus and how is it leading to Hepatitis B in children?

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Sedition Law


Context:

The Supreme Court has fixed May 5 for final hearing of the petitions challenging the constitutionality of the sedition law and made it clear that it will not brook any delay in the form of requests for adjournment.

Relevance:

GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights), GS-II: Governance (Government Policies and Initiatives)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Sedition?
  2. About Sedition law
  3. Criticism of Sedition
  4. The Problem of Sedition being constitutional

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-Source: The Hindu


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