ChinmayaIAS Academy - Current Affairs

CYCLONE MOCHA

According to experts Mocha is the strongest cyclone on earth so far in this year.​​​​​​​ It has been categorized as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and as a ‘Super Cyclone’ by global weather website Zoom Earth. Mocha became the strongest cyclone ever recorded in the North Indian Ocean, including …

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HERITAGE TAG

Context: The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural heritage (INTACH) has objected to the demolition of the Paralakhemundi railway station built in 1899 and has sought heritage status for it. The Paralakhemundi railway station: Located in the Gajapati district, Paralakhemundi railway station, is one of the oldest stations of Odisha. …

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RIGHT TO PERSONAL LIBERTY

The Supreme Court has recently held that bail orders should neither be too long and elaborate nor come too late as both violate the constitutional mandate of personal liberty. Key details: The supreme court highlighted that, while rejecting or granting bail to accused persons, Judges should not slip into extensive deliberations …

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MITOCHONDRIAL DONATION TREATMENT

A baby was born using three persons DNA in the UK. The Baby technically, has three parents, deriving the mitochondria from a donor apart from the genetic material (DNA) from biological parents. The need for using this pioneering technology was aimed to prevent the child inheriting the mother’s mitochondrial disease. In this particular …

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LONG-RANGE STORM SHADOW MISSILE

The United Kingdom had decided to provide long-range Storm Shadow cruise missiles to Ukraine. Significance Since Russia invaded Ukraine in Feb, 2022, Ukraine has so far received a wide variety of weapons and ammunition, including anti-tank missiles, anti-aircraft systems and artillery from its Western Allies. The storm Shadow is the latest …

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INDO-PACIFIC ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK FOR PROSPERITY (IPEF)

India walked out from the trade pact called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in November 2019. The RCEP involved China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10-state Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) grouping. Now in 2023 India along with many of the RCEP countries, (except China replaced by the United States), is getting …

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KHOONI DARWAZA

The Khooni Darwaza is a key piece of the India’s history, as it has witnessed the events of the revolts of 1857. It was built by Sher Shah in the 16th century. Ronald Vivian Smith in his book ‘Delhi: Unknown Tales of a City’ has mentioned “Lal Darwaza” built by Sher Shah in his new …

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DEFAULT BAIL

The Supreme Court directed lower courts to decide pending default bail applications without relying on its own recent judgment. A judgment of the Supreme Court is considered the law of the land. Article 141 of the Constitution provides that the law declared by the Supreme Court shall be binding on all courts within India. The recent judgment in Ritu …

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CARBON DATING

The Allahabad High Court ordered a “scientific survey”, including carbon dating, of a “Shivling” said to have been found at the Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi. What is carbon dating? Carbon dating is a widely-used method to establish the age of organic materials, things that were once living. Living things have carbon in …

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UNITED NATIONS FORUM ON FORESTS

Discussions on integrated policies on sustainable forest management (SFM) and energy to meet the United Nations-mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) took centre stage on the fourth day of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF18). The eighteenth session of UNFF18 was held in New York. The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) is a high-level intergovernmental …

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