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Current Affairs 30 November 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Monkeypox
  2. Central Bank Digital Currency
  3. Mauna Loa
  4. SARAS 3 radio telescope
  5. Wet leasing of aircraft

Monkeypox


Context:

Recently, The World Health Organisation (WHO) that it would start using the term “mpox” for monkeypox, which has infected about 80,000 people in the first major outbreak of the viral disease outside Africa that began early this summer. 

Relevance:

GS II-Health

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Monkeypox virus
  2. Zoonotic disease
  3. Symptoms and treatment

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Central Bank Digital Currency


Context:

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the launch of India’s much-awaited Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), a sort of official cryptocurrency, for retail users from December 1.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What’s RBI’s plan?
  2. What is E-rupee?
  3. What are the forms of CBDC?
  4. What’s the model for issuance?
  5. What are the advantages of e-rupee?
  6. Can e-rupee be transacted in offline mode?

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Mauna Loa


Context:

Recently, Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, erupted after 38 years, spewing ash and debris, and covering the night sky of Hawaii’s Big Island in an incandescent red hue.

Relevance:

GS I: Geography, Facts for Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Where is Mauna Loa?
  2. Why do volcanoes erupt?
  3. Some famous volcanoes

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SARAS 3 Radio Telescope


Context:

India’s SARAS radio telescope has helped scientists determine the properties of the earliest radio luminous galaxies formed 200 million years after the Big Bang, a period known as the Cosmic Dawn.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About SARAS 3
  2. What are the Findings?

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Wet Leasing of Aircraft


Context:

In efforts to boost international air traffic, the civil aviation ministry has allowed Indian airlines to take wide-body planes on wet lease for up to one year.

Relevance:

Facts for Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is wet leasing?
  2. Why airlines lease aircraft?

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