IAS Abhiyan Current Affairs Digest-June 2022

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GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-I
INDIAN HISTORY, CULTURE & GEOGRAPHY
1. ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS IN DUM DUM
2. THE HISTORY OF SUN WORSHIP IN INDIA
3. KALIKA MATA TEMPLE
4. ZAFAR MAHAL
5. THE ROLE OF LITERATURE IN INDIA’S STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE
6. ANJALAI PONNUSAMY AMMAL
7. CENTRAL ADVISORY BOARD ON ARCHAEOLOGY (CABA)
8. BUDDHA RELICS TRAVELLING TO MONGOLIA
9. HOWIESONS POORT
10. MELA KHEERBHAWANI
11. TAMIL NADU SCULPTURES RECOVERED FROM AUSTRALIA, US
12. NATIONAL TRIBAL DANCE FESTIVAL
13. LAWS THAT GOVERN MUSIC IN INDIA
14. WHO WAS SANT KABIR?
15. MUGHAL-ERA FINIALS
16. TAMIL NADU SCULPTURES
17. SANT TUKARAM SHILA MANDIR
18. AURANGABAD CITY RENAMED AS SAMBHAJINAGAR
19. THE ORIGIN MYTH OF AMARNATH
20. SAO JOAO FESTIVAL
21. WHAT IS TOTAL WAR?
22. WHAT IS LIGHTNING?
23. MADDEN-JULIAN OSCILLATION
24. WHAT ASSAM CAN DO TO PREVENT FLOODS
25. THE BEDTI-VARADA PROJECT
26. FAST RADIO BURSTS
27. NEPTUNE AND URANUS
28. WHITE DWARF
29. ZEEWAN-KHONMOH BELT

SOCIAL ISSUES
1. TALAQ-E-HASAN
2. WORLD DRUG REPORT 2022
3. PROJECT NIPUN

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-II
CONSTITUTION, POLITY & GOVERNANCE
1. ELECTION OF VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA 2022
2. REUTERS INSTITUTE DIGITAL NEWS REPORT 2022
3. WHAT IS THE INTER-STATE COUNCIL?
4. NATIONAL AIR SPORT POLICY 2022
5. MARTIN ENNALS AWARD 2022
6. HOW ARE RAJYA SABHA MPS ELECTED?
7. HOW THE PRESIDENT IS ELECTED?
8. WHEN CAN A RAJYA SABHA VOTE BE REJECTED?
9. SALE OF TRIBAL LAND TO NON-TRIBALS
10. A ROAD SAFETY QUARTET AND THE ROAD AHEAD
11. HAS THE ANTI-DEFECTION LAW FAILED?
12. NATIONAL DATA GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK POLICY
13. QUESTIONING THE SAFETY OF AADHAAR
14. GOVERNOR’S RIGHT TO CALL FOR AN IMMEDIATE FLOOR TEST
15. SPEAKER’S POWERS IN A REBELLION
16. WHAT IS GST COUNCIL?
17. WHAT IS THE 2/3RDS RULE IN ANTI-DEFECTION LAW?
18. WHAT IS SC’S ‘KIHOTO HOLLOHAN’ JUDGMENT
19. GOVT’S NEW GUIDELINES BANNING SURROGATE ADS
20. HATE SPEECH AND IPC SEC 295A
21. E-VIDHAN SYSTEM
22. NO DEMOLITION WITHOUT DUE PROCESS
23. MONEY LAUNDERING
24. MULKI RULES
25. GOVT TO MOVE NDPS FROM FINMIN TO MHA
26. ROLE OF PATENT ATTORNEY AND PATENT AGENT IN INDIA

ISSUES RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT OF SOCIAL SECTOR / SERVICES
1. WHAT IS NOROVIRUS?
2. WHAT IS AMYLOIDOSIS?
3. RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME
4. THE HIPPOCRATIC OATHS, CHARAK SHAPATH AND PHYSICIAN’S PLEDGE
5. UNICEF REPORT ON MALNUTRITION
6. OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN
7. ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
8. MULTIDIMENSIONALLY POVERTY REPORT
9. DRONE USE IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR
10. INDIA’S LAWS ON ABORTIONS
11. THE TEXTBOOK CONTROVERSY IN KARNATAKA
12. PM CARES FOR CHILDREN SCHEME
13. THE SURROGACY ACT
14. THE ECONOMICS OF ABORTIONS
15. WHAT IS A ‘COAT HANGER ABORTION’?
16. ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
17. TYPE 1 DIABETES
18. THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE CANCER CURE
19. TRANSPLANTATION OF HUMAN ORGANS AND TISSUES ACT, 1994
20. PM SHRI SCHOOLS
21. SHRESHTA SCHEME
22. PERFORMANCE GRADING INDEX FOR DISTRICTS (PGI-D)
23. BREAKING THE “MATERNITY JINX” AT WORKPLACE
24. JAN SAMARTH PORTAL

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
1. INDIA AND NEPAL
2. INDIA AND VIETNAM
3. 2022 RESILIENT DEMOCRACIES STATEMENT
4. COUNTRY OF PARTICULAR CONCERN (CPC)
5. BANGLADESH’S ROHINGYA PROBLEM
6. THE CRAFT TRADITIONS OF INDIA FOR G7 LEADERS
7. INDIAN PATENT REGIME AND ITS CLASH WITH US
8. WHY THE GULF MATTERS FOR INDIA
9. CATEGORIZATION OF CDRI
10. ANTARCTICA TREATY SYSTEM (ATS)
11. UKRAINE CRISIS AND GLOBAL FOOD SHORTAGE
12. ‘PUBLIC INTEREST’ STANDARD
13. ASIAN AND PACIFIC COUNCIL
14. EXTENDED FUND FACILITY (EFF)
15. TURKEY MADE PEACE WITH SWEDEN AND FINLAND JOINING NATO
16. UKRAINE IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO JOINING THE EU
17. 12TH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE OF WTO
18. THE WESTERN SAHARA DISPUTE
19. HOW WILL THE ROEV. WADE ROLLBACK IMPACT WOMEN?
20. GREECE AND TURKEY CLAIMS OVER THE AEGEAN SEA
21. THE FRAGILE STATE OF NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
22. NORTHERN IRELAND PROTOCOL
23. WHAT IS THE FATF’S GREY LIST?
24. EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
25. ORGANISATION OF ISLAMIC COOPERATION (OIC)
26. WHAT IS JUNETEENTH?
27. PARTNERS IN THE BLUE PACIFIC
28. ISRAEL AND UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
29. PARTNERSHIP FOR GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND INVESTMENT (PGII)
30. CHINA’S INTERVENTIONS IN THE HORN OF AFRICA
31. WHO ARE THE G7?
32. PADMA MULTIPURPOSE BRIDGE
33. WESTERN SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA
34. COMMON SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY
35. PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRIES (PICS)
36. ASYLUM SEEKERS OVERSEAS
37. GLOBAL TRENDS REPORT 2022
38. PLACES IN NEWS

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-III
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
1. PRIMARY AGRICULTURAL CREDIT SOCIETIES
2. STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN MNRE AND IRENA
3. WEST SETI POWER PROJECT
4. SALT SECTOR CRISIS PINCHES LIVELIHOOD OF LAKHS
5. INTEROPERABLE CARD-LESS CASH WITHDRAWAL (ICCW)
6. WORLD COMPETITIVENESS INDEX 2022
7. WHAT ARE GREEN JOBS?
8. READING GDP GROWTH DATA
9. INDIA’S ELECTRIC VEHICLE STRATEGY
10. PROMOTION OF CROP DIVERSIFICATION
11. STATE FOOD SAFETY INDEX
12. THE FREE FALL OF THE RUPEE
13. WHAT IS GOLD RE-CYCLING?
14. PERIODIC LABOUR FORCE SURVEY
15. WHAT IS A ‘BAD BANK’?
16. ANCOVAX
17. SMALL SAVINGS INSTRUMENTS
18. BETTER ROAD SAFETY MEASURES
19. NITI AAYOG’S REPORT ON INDIA’S GIG ECONOMY
20. WHAT IS A RECESSION?
21. WHAT FOREIGN PORTFOLIO INVESTORS (FPIS) MARKET EXIT MEANS?
22. TDS ON TRANSFER OF VIRTUAL DIGITAL ASSETS
23. INDIA’S EMERGING TWIN DEFICIT PROBLEM
24. STAGFLATION
25. PREPAID PAYMENT INSTRUMENTS
26. WHAT IS A ‘BLACK SWAN’ EVENT?
27. WHY BOND YIELDS ARE RISING?
28. THE RBI RATE HIKE AND ITS IMPACT
29. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT
30. WHAT IS A UNICORN?
31. WHAT IS DUMPING?

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
1. NASA LAUNCHED CAPSTONE MISSION
2. PSLV ORBITAL EXPERIMENTAL MODULE OF ISRO
3. AUCTIONING 5G SPECTRUM BANDS
4. CRITICAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE
5. GAIA MISSION
6. WHAT IS WEB 5.0?
7. LAMDA GOOGLE AI CHATBOT
8. DRAFT AMENDMENTS TO IT RULES 2021
9. INTERNATIONAL LIQUID MIRROR TELESCOPE (ILMT)
10. CLOSEBY HABITABLE EXOPLANET SURVEY (CHES)
11. ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
12. WHAT ARE SOFT ROBOTS?
13. MICROBIAL FUEL CELL (MFC)
14. A VIRTUAL SERVER
15. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (INTERMEDIARY GUIDELINES AND DIGITAL MEDIA ETHICS CODE) RULES, 2021
16. TELEPORTING QUANTUM INFORMATION
17. EVTOL
18. WORLD'S LARGEST BACTERIUM
19. QUANTUM DIAMOND MICROSCOPE
20. DAYA BAY REACTOR NEUTRINO EXPERIMENT
21. ARTIFICIAL PEPTIDES OR MINIPROTEINS
22. INTERNATIONAL LIQUID MIRROR TELESCOPE
23. GEMCOVAC-19
24. HERMIT SPYWARE
25. RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION
26. DIRECT-TO-MOBILE BROADCASTING
27. TAMAGOTCHI GENERATION
28. SYMMETRONS AND FIFTH FORCE
29. NANOALLOYS
30. DARK SKY RESERVE

BIODIVERSITY & ENVIRONMENT
1. SINGLE USE PLASTIC BANNED IN INDIA FROM JULY 1
2. AZOOXANTHELLATE CORALS
3. INVASIVE WEED 17 PLANTS STIFLING KAZIRANGA PARK
4. UDAIPUR'S BIRD VILLAGE MENAR TO BE DECLARED WETLAND
5. SPINY HORNTAIL
6. CHELONOIDIS PHANTASTICUS
7. WHAT ARE CARBON BOMBS?
8. WHY ARE WOLVES ENDANGERED IN INDIA?
9. BLUE DEAL
10. AGRIFOOD COMPANIES AND CARBON NEUTRALITY
11. LIVING LANDS CHARTER
12. GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FRAMEWORK
13. ENVIRONMENT PERFORMANCE INDEX 2022
14. INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT MONITORING CENTRE (IDMC)
15. CONSERVATION OF CROCODILIANS
16. C40 CLEAN AIR CITIES DECLARATION
17. WORSENING AIR POLLUTION
18. ECO-SENSITIVE ZONES (ESZ)
19. BONN CLIMATE CONFERENCE
20. FISHING CAT
21. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT, 2022
22. STATE OF INDIA’S ENVIRONMENT 2022
23. PSEUDOMOGRUS SUDHII
24. WORLD’S LARGEST RECORDED FRESHWATER FISH
25. MEAT-EATING DINOSAUR
26. WHAT IS A CLIMATE CLUB?
27. WILDFIRES IN EUROPE
28. MICROPLASTICS IN ANTARCTIC
29. HOW CHEETAHS WENT EXTINCT IN INDIA?
30. POSIDONIA AUSTRALIS
31. PAINTED LEOPARD GECKO
32. INDIA BUSINESS & BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVE
33. MANY VIRTUES OF WETLANDS
34. ETHANOL BLENDING
35. LIFESTYLE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
36. INDIAN LIPSTICK PLANT
37. UTRICULARIA FURCELLATA
38. RAIMONA NATIONAL PARK

SECURITY CHALLENGES: INTERNAL & EXTERNAL
1. AGNIPATH SCHEME
2. PRECISION MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEMS (MLRS)
3. ASTRA MARK-1 MISSILE
4. CHINA’S NEW HIGH-TECH AIRCRAFT CARRIER FUJIAN
5. INDIAN ARMS ACT OF 1959
6. ISKANDER-M MISSILE
7. BRAHMOS-21 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
8. NEXT-GENERATION CORVETTES
9. PRITHVI-II MISSILE
10. VERTICAL LAUNCH SHORT RANGE SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE (VL-SRSAM)
11. AGNI-4 MISSILE

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-IV
ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE
1. MO BUS
2. APJ ABDUL KALAM’S OATH FOR CIVIL SERVANTS
3. ABORTION RIGHTS VS ETHICS
4. ETHICS AND POLITICS TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

PRELIMS inFOCUS
PLACES inNEWS