IAS Abhiyan Current Affairs Digest-August 2022

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-I
INDIAN HISTORY, CULTURE & GEOGRAPHY
1. ADICHANALLUR EXCAVATIONS
2. WOMEN HEROES OF INDIA’S FREEDOM STRUGGLE
3. THE ANCIENT INDIAN SYMBOL OF THE SWASTIKA
4. MANUSMRITI
5. WHAT IS MANDALA ART?
6. THE REVOLUTIONARIES MENTIONED IN INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH
7. WHO WAS LORD CURZON?
8. BOUNDARY COMMISSIONS
9. THE HISTORY OF POPULAR SLOGANS
10. RECALLING QUIT INDIA
11. KONDAPALLI TOYS
12. WHAT ARE CLOUDBURST INCIDENTS?
13. WHAT ARE FLASH FLOODS

SOCIAL ISSUES
14. SPECIAL MARRIAGE ACT (SMA), 1954
15. HINDU MINORITY AND GUARDIANSHIP ACT (HMGA), 1956
16. WHAT IS A FATWA AND WHO ISSUES THEM?
17. SMILE-75 INITIATIVE
18. NAMASTE SCHEME
19. ACCIDENTAL DEATHS AND SUICIDES IN INDIA

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-II
CONSTITUTION, POLITY & GOVERNANCE
20. HOW THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA IS APPOINTED?
21. FULL COURT MEETING CALLED BY THE NEW CJI
22. WHAT IS NAFIS?
23. THE CONCERNS AROUND AADHAAR-VOTER ID LINKAGE
24. BILKIS BANO CONVICTS WALK FREE
25. INDIA’S RICH TAPESTRY OF LANGUAGES
26. HOW HAVE THE DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES BEEN TRANSLATED INTO POLICY-MAKING?
27. FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND THEIR EXPANSION SINCE INDEPENDENCE
28. TRANSFORMATION OF THE INDIAN MAP
29. THE SPECTRUM OF LAW-MAKING IN INDEPENDENT INDIA
30. 2022 MONSOON SESSION OF PARLIAMENT
31. THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (IDENTIFICATION) ACT, 2022
32. INDIA’S PERFORMANCE ACROSS GLOBAL INDICES
33. THE WORKINGS OF THE SUPREME COURT COLLEGIUM
34. PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL, 2019
35. PREVENTION OF MONEY LAUNDERING ACT, 2002
36. CRIME IN INDIA
37. ALL INDIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION
38. THE RULES FOR DISPLAYING THE TRICOLOUR
39. NATURAL RESOURCE ACCOUNTING (NRA)
40. PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGES
41. PRADHAN MANTRI ADI ADARSH GRAM YOJANA
42. CAROTAR RULES
43. THE NO-CONFIDENCE MOTION
44. PANCHAYATS (EXTENSION TO THE SCHEDULED AREAS) ACT
45. NATIONAL LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY (NALSA)
46. VOICE VOTE

ISSUES RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT OF SOCIAL SECTOR / SERVICES
47. LEGAL PROVISIONS THAT BAR CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
48. TOMATO FLU
49. WEST NILE VIRUS
50. LANGYA HENIPAVIRUS
51. CANCER-FIGHTING VIRUSES
52. METHAMPHETAMINE
53. HAND, FOOT, AND MOUTH DISEASE
54. CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
55. NATIONAL TRIBAL HEALTH MISSION
56. PHARMACOPOEIA COMMISSION FOR INDIAN MEDICINE & HOMOEOPATHY (PCIM&H)
57. GRAMEEN UDYAMI PROJECT
58. WOMEN IN SCIENCE
59. CANDIDA ALBICANS

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
60. INDIA AND THAILAND
61. INDIA AND IRAN
62. TAIWAN ISSUE AND INDIA’S STAND ON ONE CHINA POLICY
63. SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANISATION (SCO)
64. SUPPLY CHAIN MINISTERIAL FORUM
65. WHY IS CHABAHAR BACK IN THE NEWS?
66. WHAT IS INDIA’S POLICY ON THE ROHINGYA?
67. WEST SETI PROJECT
68. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INDIA’S TALKS WITH NATO
69. THE WARMING OF ARCTIC OCEAN AND ITS IMPACT ON INDIA
70. MINERALS SECURITY PARTNERSHIP (MSP)
71. WHAT IS A DEVELOPED COUNTRY?
72. TIGRAY CRISIS IN ETHIOPIA
73. AZERBAIJAN-ARMENIA CONFLICT

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-III
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
74. MITHILA MAKHANA GETS A GI TAG
75. LUMPY SKIN DISEASE VIRUS
76. ARTH GANGA MODEL
77. PRADHANMANTRI BHARTIYA JANURVARAK PARIYOJNA
78. JOBS CRISIS OF INDIA
79. TRADE DEFICIT OF INDIA SURGES TO OVER $31 BN
80. THE COMPETITION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2022
81. CHINESE TECH FIRMS UNDER WIDER SCRUTINY IN INDIA
82. UNDERSTANDING ETHANOL BLENDING
83. PASSENGER NAME RECORD INFORMATION REGULATIONS, 2022
84. RBI'S NEW NORMS FOR DIGITAL LENDING
85. ELECTRICITY (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2022
86. THE ECONOMICS OF ROAD SAFETY
87. CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)
88. ENERGY CONSERVATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 2022
89. HOW SHOULD PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS BE PRIVATISED?
90. AN INDIA BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM
91. INDIA@75
92. OPEN NETWORK FOR DIGITAL COMMERCE (ONDC)
93. INDIA’S SOLAR POWER DREAM
94. RBI’S SURVEYS TELL ABOUT INDIA’S ECONOMY
95. DESH BILL 2022
96. GLOBAL EMPLOYMENT TRENDS FOR YOUTH 2022 REPORT
97. HYDROGEN FUEL CELL BUS
98. HIGHLY HAZARDOUS PESTICIDES (HHP)
99. DRAFT INDIAN PORTS BILL, 2022

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
100. HAYABUSA-2 MISSION
101. WHAT ARE PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES?
102. APPLE USES “OUTDATED TECHNOLOGY”
103. THE RECENT BLOCKING OF THE VLC MEDIA PLAYER
104. SSLV-D1/EOS-2 MISSION
105. 5G SPECTRUM
106. WHAT ARE ANTI-RADIATION PILLS?
107. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF NASA’S ARTEMIS MISSION
108. DIGIYATRA INITIATIVE
109. LUCY PROBE
110. SPACE BASED INFRARED SYSTEM GEOSYNCHRONOUS EARTH ORBIT
111. THE BIOSENTINEL MISSION
112. CSA6 GENE
113. JUPITER-LIKE EXOPLANET
114. OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC)
115. SSA OBSERVATORY
116. ASTROBEE

BIODIVERSITY & ENVIRONMENT
117. ANANG TAL LAKE
118. UN HIGH SEAS TREATY
119. MUDHOL HOUND
120. TASMANIAN TIGER
121. MEGALODON
122. 10 MORE WETLANDS DESIGNATED AS RAMSAR SITES
123. INDIA AND CLIMATE COMMITMENTS FOR 2030
124. THE GREAT BARRIER REEF’S RECOVERY AND VULNERABILITY TO CLIMATE THREATS
125. INDIA’S 31ST ELEPHANT RESERVE IN TAMIL NADU
126. INDIA STRENGTHENS ITS CLIMATE TARGETS
127. A HERPETOFAUNA (AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES) SURVEY
128. BENT-TOED GECKO
129. GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD (GIB)
130. JAKKUR LAKE
131. KATCHAL ISLAND
132. PYRENE REMEDIATION
133. WILD LIFE (PROTECTION) AMENDMENT BILL-2021
134. PENINSULAR ROCK AGAMA
135. DUNALIELLA TERTIOLECTA
136. UN INTERGOVERNMENTAL CONFERENCE (IGC-5)
137. COMMUNITY FOREST RESOURCE RIGHTS (CFRR)
138. FAULTY MANAGEMENT OF DAMS
139. EMISSION STANDARDS
140. WHO STANDARDS FOR PM2.5 LEVELS
141. SNAILFISH
142. PORTULACA OLERACEA
143. BATTERY WASTE MANAGEMENT RULES, 2022
144. FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLE (FCEV)

SECURITY CHALLENGES: INTERNAL & EXTERNAL
145. INNOVATIONS FOR DEFENCE EXCELLENCE (IDEX)
146. ATAGS: ADVANCED TOWED ARTILLERY GUN SYSTEM
147. HELLFIRE R9X MISSILE
148. THE CYBER THREAT TO MOBILE BANKING
149. INDIAN NAVY’S NEW ENSIGN
150. INS VIKRANT
151. F-INSAS
152. EXERCISE AL NAJAH-IV 2022
153. EX VINBAX 2022
154. EXERCISE PITCH BLACK 2022
155. VAJRA PRAHAR 2022
156. CRYPTOJACKING
GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-IV
ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE
157. NITIPATH
158. WHAT IMPRESSED APJ ABDUL KALAM IN A CIVIL SERVANT?

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