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Current Affairs 29 November 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Kerala’s SilverLine project
  2. Registration of Birth and Death (RBD) Act, 1969
  3. Rare earths minerals
  4. PSLV-C54
  5. Bluebugging

Kerala’s SilverLine Project


Context:

In view of the inordinate delay in getting the final approval for the SilverLine project from the Centre, the Kerala government has decided to redeploy the revenue officials deputed for land acquisition for the project in 11 districts to other essential projects.

Relevance:

GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure (Infrastructure- Roads, Railways etc.)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is SilverLine in Kerala?
  2. Details regarding the SilverLine
  3. Advantages of the SilverLine project
  4. Why are there protests against the project?

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Registration of Birth and Death (RBD) Act, 1969


Context:

Recently, the Union Home Ministry proposed amendment to the Registration of Birth and Death (RBD) Act, 1969. The bill will be introduced in the winter session of parliament.

Relevance:

GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What changes are being proposed?
  2. Need for the Amendments
  3. About Registration of Birth and Death (RBD) Act, 1969

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Rare Earths Minerals


Context:

To counter India’s reliance on China for imports of critical rare earth minerals, industry has urged the government to establish ‘India Rare Earths Mission’.

Relevance:

GS-I: Geography (Distribution of Key Natural Resources, Mineral & Energy Resources), GS Paper-II: International Relations (India and its Neighborhood)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are REMs?
  2. Heavy dependence
  3. India Rare Earths Mission

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PSLV-C54


Context:

Recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C54 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Relevance:

Facts for Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are the Satellites Launched?
  2. What are the launch vehicles used by ISRO?

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What is Bluebugging?


Context:

Cybersecurity experts note that apps that let users connect smartphones or laptops to wireless earplugs can record conversations, and are vulnerable to hacks through a process called Bluebugging.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is Bluebugging?
  2. Preventive Measures

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