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Current Affairs 28 October 2022

CONTENTS

  1. NavIC
  2. Blue Flag certification
  3. Turkey’s disinformation law
  4. News Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority
  5. GM mustard
  6. Dirty bomb

NavIC (Navigation in Indian Constellation)


Context:

Indian plans to expand its regional satellite navigation system NavIC (Navigation in Indian Constellation), to increase its use in the civilian sector and ships, aircraft travelling far from the country’s borders.

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?

Click Here To Read More: NavIC (Navigation in Indian Constellation)


Blue Flag Certification


Context:

Recently, the Blue Flag certification has been accorded to two new beaches – Minicoy Thundi Beach and Kadmat Beach- both in Lakshadweep.

  • This takes the number of beaches certified under the Blue Flag certification to 12.

Relevance:

GS III- Environment

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Blue flag programme
  2. Other 10 Beaches which have Received the Certification:
  3. About BEAMS

Click Here To Read More: Blue Flag Certification


Turkey’s Disinformation Law


Context:

Recently, Turkey’s parliament adopted the much-critiqued ‘disinformation law’ that accords jail terms of up to three years to social media users and journalists for spreading ‘disinformation’.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Disinformation law
  2. What are the concerns?

Click Here To Read More: Turkey’s Disinformation Law


News Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority


Context:

The News Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA), a self-regulatory agency set up by news and digital broadcasters, has fined the Hindi TV channel News18 India Rs 50,000 for turning a news debate on hijab into a “communal issue” and not adhering to guidelines.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About News Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA)
  2. Powers and Functions

Click Here To Read More: News Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority


GM Mustard


Context:

Recently, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recommended the “environmental release” of the transgenic hybrid mustard DMH-11 for seed production and conduct of field demonstration studies with respect to its effects, if any, on honey bees and other pollinating insects.

Relevance:

GS II: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What exactly is hybrid mustard?
  2. What are GM Crops?
  3. Regulating Bodies concerned with GM Crops

Click Here To Read More: GM Mustard


About Dirty Bomb


Context:

In Russia’s latest advocacy campaign over its invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has focused on accusations that Kyiv might be planning to use a so-called “dirty bomb” – a conventional explosive device laced with toxic nuclear material.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Dirty bomb
  2. Concerns

Click Here To Read More: About Dirty Bomb


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