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Current Affairs 31 March 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Project Netra
  2. The Assam-Meghalaya boundary dispute resolution
  3. Battle of Pollilur
  4. BRICS Media Forum

Project Netra


Context:

With space junk posing increasing threat to Indian assets in space, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is building up its orbital debris tracking capability by deploying new radars and optical telescopes under the Network for Space Objects Tracking and Analysis (NETRA) project.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is Project NETRA (Network for space object Tracking and Analysis)?
  2. Significance of the project
  3. What is Space Debris?

Click Here To Read More: Project Netra


The Assam-Meghalaya Boundary Dispute Resolution


Context:

Two months after signing a draft resolution on January 29, Assam and Meghalaya partially resolved a 50-year-old dispute along their 884.9 km boundary.

Relevance:

GS II- Polity and Governance (Federalism)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Details
  2. About Assam-Meghalaya boundary Dispute
  3. Will the partial settlement impact border disputes elsewhere in the Northeast?
  4. Assam’s border dispute with Arunachal
  5. About the Assam – Mizoram Border Dispute

Click Here To Read More: The Assam-Meghalaya Boundary Dispute Resolution


Battle of Pollilur


Context:

Known to be a patron of art, Tipu Sultan commissioned numerous significant paintings. Several of these have come into the limelight in recent years, fetching astronomical sums at auctions. Another work from his treasury will be auctioned at the Sotheby’s “Arts of the Islamic World & India” auction.

  • Titled ‘The Battle of Pollilur’, the work described by historian William Dalrymple as “one of the great masterpieces of the period” is expected to fetch between £5,00,000 and £8,00,000.
Relevance

GS I- Modern Indian History, Important Personalities

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is the significance of the painting?
  2. Battle of Pollilur
  3. About Tipu Sultan

Click Here To Read More: Battle of Pollilur


BRICS Media Forum


Context:

Recently, the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) launched a three-month-long training programme for journalists.  The programme was an initiative of the BRICS Media Forum.

Relevance:

GS-II: International Relations (Important International Groupings affecting India’s Interests)

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is BRICS Media Forum?
  2. What is BRICS?

Click Here To Read More: BRICS Media Forum


 

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