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Current Affairs 30 May 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Reservation in public employment 
  2. The Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh Enclave
  3. West Nile Virus
  4. Onset of monsoon

Reservation in Public Employment 


Context:

Jarnail Singh judgment indicates a critical turn in the jurisprudence of reservation.

Relevance:

GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Government Policies and Initiatives, Issues related to Minorities), GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Constitutional Provisions, Important Judgements)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Constitutional Provisions on Reservation
  2. Reservation not a fundamental Right
  3. Arguments for applying reservation in promotions
  4. Mandal storm
  5. Indra Sawhney case, 1992
  6. M. Nagaraj case, 2006
  7. The Constitution (Seventy-seventh Amendment) Act, 1995
  8. The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019
  9. Jarnail Singh vs Lachhmi Narain Gupta case, 2018
  10. Dr. Jaishri Laxmanrao Patil vs Chief Minister (2021)

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The Azerbaijan-Armenia Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh Enclave


Context:

Recently, Armenia’s Prime Minister and Azerbaijan’s President announced that their respective countries would be setting up border security and delimitation commissions, signalling a step towards resolution of a decades-long conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh Enclave.

Relevance:

Prelims, GS-II: International Relations (Important Foreign Policies and Developments), GS-I Geography (Maps), GS-I: History (World History)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Nagorno-Karabakh begin conflict
  2. The Azeri-Armenian war of 1991
  3. The war of 2016 and 2020
  4. Current peace talks

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West Nile Virus


Context:

The Kerala health department is on alert after the death of a 47-year-old from Thrissur due to the West Nile Virus.

  •  Earlier in 2019, a six-year-old boy in Malappuram district had died of the same infection.

Relevance:

GS II- Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About West Nile Virus
  2. Transmission
  3. Symptoms
  4. Detection of WNV

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Onset of Monsoon


Context:

The southwest monsoon has arrived in Kerala three days before its normal onset date of June 1. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) records, this is only the fourth time since 2010 when the monsoon has arrived well ahead of its normal date.

Relevance:

GS I- Indian Geography

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What does the “onset of monsoon” mean?
  2. Is it unusual for the monsoon to hit the Kerala coast early?
  3. What is Monsoon?
  4. Causes of Monsoon
  5. Importance of Monsoon for India
  6. Issues with Prediction of monsoon in India
  7. Two models for monsoon prediction

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