IAS Abhiyan Current Affairs Digest-May 2022

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GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-I
INDIAN HISTORY, CULTURE & GEOGRAPHY
1. NEW FINDINGS AT HARAPPAN SITE
2. BHOJSHALA
3. QUTUB MINAR
4. LORD JAGANNATH TEMPLE
5. CARBON DATING OF EXCAVATED FINDS IN TAMIL NADU
6. SHER-I-KASHMIR MEDAL
7. HARMONIUM IN SIKH RELIGIOUS
8. TRADITION
9. THE HISTORY OF SAINT-TROPEZ
10. VADNAGAR’S TIES WITH BUDDHISM
11. HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF LUMBINI
12. PURI HERITAGE CORRIDOR PROJECT
13. PASHTUN SIKH COMMUNITY
14. INQUILAB ZINDABAD
15. RAJA RAM MOHAN ROY
16. HAFLONG HINDI
17. MARTAND SUN TEMPLE
18. PRITHVIRAJ CHAUHAN
19. PLACES OF WORSHIP ACT
20. SOKHDA SWAMINARAYAN SECT
21. INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE
22. DROUGHT IN NUMBERS 2022 REPORT
23. SAGITTARIUS A* (SGRA*) BLACK HOLE
24. WHAT DOES THE “ONSET OF MONSOON” MEAN?
25. URBAN HEAT ISLAND
26. SUPER CYCLONES IN INDIA
27. THE SCIENCE BEHIND TWIN CYCLONES

SOCIAL ISSUES
1. ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IN INDIA
2. INDIA’S POPULATION REMAINS YOUNG
3. HATTI COMMUNITY
4. EMPOWERING INDIA’S WOMEN
5. HOW POVERTY IN RURAL INDIA CAME DOWN
6. THE CHILD ONLINE SAFETY TOOLKIT
7. GLOBAL REPORT ON FOOD CRISES (GRFC)

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-II
CONSTITUTION, POLITY & GOVERNANCE
1. SUPREME COURT FREES PERARIVALAN
2. CITIZENSHIP RULES IN INDIA
3. ARTICLE 142 OF THE CONSTITUTION
4. REHABILITATION MEASURES IN RESPECT OF SEX WORKERS
5. WHAT IS THE LAW ON MARITAL RAPE?
6. WHAT IS FCRA LAW RELATED TO NGO FUNDING ?
7. WHAT IS THE SEDITION LAW?
8. PULITZER PRIZE 2022
9. THE DEBATE ON THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE
10. INDIA’S SEDITION LAW
11. SECTION 124A OF THE IPC
12. WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX 2022
13. CONDUCT OF SENIOR GOVT. OFFICERS
14. PRADHAN MANTRI AWAS YOJANA (URBAN)
15. THE COOLING-OFF PERIOD
16. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS’ CLUB (FCC) AND INDIAN WOMEN’S PRESS CORPS (IWPC)
17. RULES FOR INTER-STATE ARREST
18. THE DELIMITATION COMMISSION OF J&K
19. SECURING YOUR AADHAAR DATA
20. INTER-STATE COUNCIL
21. DIVERSE LANGUAGES OF NORTHEAST INDIA
22. DIGITIZATION AND DELIVERY OF JUSTICE
23. HOW TO MAKE A UNIFORM CIVIL CODE
24. TUSSLE BETWEEN DELHI AND CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
25. HOW ARE SUPREME COURT JUDGES APPOINTED IN INDIA?
26. THE CLOGGED STATE OF THE INDIAN JUDICIARY
27. MARITAL RAPE IN INDIA
28. THE MPLAD SCHEME AND HOW IT WORKS
29. OBC RESERVATION ACROSS INDIA
30. PARDON AND REMISSION
31. CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL (CAT)
32. UNDERTRIAL PRISONERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
33. ASSOCIATION OF ASIAN ELECTION AUTHORITIES (AAEA)
34. NATIONAL DATA AND ANALYTICS PLATFORM
35. REGISTERED UNRECOGNISED POLITICAL PARTIES (RUPPS)

ISSUES RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT OF SOCIAL SECTOR / SERVICES
1. SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS)
2. MONKEYPOX
3. WHAT IS TOMATO FLU?
4. WEST NILE VIRUS
5. NATIONAL FACILITY FOR GENE FUNCTION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE (NFGFHD)
6. WHO ARE ASHA WORKERS?
7. RETINOBLASTOMA
8. WILD POLIOVIRUS
9. RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS (RSV)

10. NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH SURVEY (NFHS-5)
11. ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES
12. INDIA’S HYPERTENSION CHALLENGE
13. ORAL TREATMENT FOR DIABETES
14. THE ANABOLIC STEROIDS
15. MENTHOL CIGARETTES
16. NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SURVEY 2021
17. DECOLONISING SCIENCE IN INDIAN EDUCATION
18. TO TACKLE COVID, LESSONS FROM FLOOD PREPAREDNESS
19. UNICEF REPORT ON MALNUTRITION
20. INDIA’S OTHER COVID VACCINES
21. INDIA’S RICE FORTIFICATION PLAN
22. PORCINE CYTOMEGALOVIRUS
23. GLOBAL REPORT ON ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
1. INDIA AND EUROPE
2. INDIA AND FRANCE
3. INDIA AND GERMANY
4. QUAD SUMMIT AND INDIA’S RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE AND ART FORMS
5. NORTHEAST INDIA AND BANGLADESH
6. INFORMATION FUSION CENTRE-INDIAN OCEAN REGION (IFC-IOR)
7. INDO-PACIFIC ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK (IPEF)
8. THE GREAT REPLACEMENT
9. RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR AND FOOD CRISIS
10. WHAT IS ONE CHINA POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES?
11. NATO EXPANSION AND RUSSIA
12. WHAT IS THE ‘TERMINATOR’?
13. GIANT KARST SINKHOLE IN CHINA
14. GLOBAL SECURITY INITIATIVE
15. TRANSNISTRIA
16. NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT
17. U.N. PEACEKEEPING MISSION
18. INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW FORUM (IMRF)
19. MACOLIN CONVENTION

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-III
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
1. STATES HAVE EQUAL POWERS TO MAKE GST RELATED LAWS
2. SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION (SRI)
3. NATIONAL BIOFUEL POLICY-2018
4. STABILITY OF CRYPTO ASSETS
5. THE CAUSE AND EFFECT OF RISING INFLATION
6. WHAT DOES EXCHANGE RATE SIGNIFY?
7. WHAT IS GREEN MANURE?
8. WHAT IS FRONT RUNNING?
9. HIKE IN INTEREST RATES
10. FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES
11. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
12. EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS (ETFS) AND INDEX FUNDS
13. STORAGE GAIN IN WHEAT
14. SPECIAL DRAWING RIGHTS
15. INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING
16. THE FUNCTIONING OF THE ENFORCEMENT DIRECTORATE
17. THE CSIR-AROMA MISSION
18. BREED-WISE REPORT ON LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY
19. BRAKE ON SUGAR EXPORT
20. DATA EMPOWERMENT PROTECTION ARCHITECTURE (DEPA)
21. UN-ENERGY PLAN OF ACTION TOWARDS 2025
22. FOSTERING EFFECTIVE ENERGY TRANSITION 2022
23. ECONOMIC TERMS

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
1. VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN)
2. PROJECT WARDEC
3. CAPSTONE MISSION OF NASA
4. AUREOBASIDIUM PULLULANS
5. MRNA AND RNA GRANULES
6. WHAT IS INSACOG?
7. WHAT IS SHIGELLA?
8. WHAT ARE HYPERACCUMULATOR PLANTS?
9. FROM 1G TO 5G
10. RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION
11. MONK SKIN TONE SCALE
12. WHAT IS SPACE DEBRIS?
13. ROCKET-PROPELLED GRENADE
14. SOFTWARE-AS-A-SERVICE (SAAS)
15. W BOSON
16. THE RISE OF AI CHIPS
17. ISRO’S THREE MAJOR MISSIONS IN 2022
18. GLOBAL DECLARATION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET
19. AIM-PRIME PLAYBOOK
20. SCIENTIFIC SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (SSR)

BIODIVERSITY & ENVIRONMENT
1. FIRST MOVERS COALITION
2. STOCKHOLM+50
3. SEOUL FOREST DECLARATION
4. BIOLUMINESCENCE OF FIREFLIES
5. LION-TAILED MACAQUE
6. THE HASDEO ARAND FOREST
7. COMMUNITY FOREST RESOURCE
8. LANCET COMMISSION REPORT ON AIR POLLUTION
9. FOREST FIRES
10. ECOLOGICAL STRESS
11. GLOBAL PLASTIC ACTION PARTNERSHIP
12. TOBACCO IMPACTS ENVIRONMENT
13. PEOPLE’S BIODIVERSITY REGISTER (PBR)
14. STATE OF THE GLOBAL CLIMATE 2021
15. NIOKOLO KOBA NATIONAL PARK (NKNP)
16. THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S BIRDS
17. DAM REMOVAL PROGRESS REPORT
18. NATIONAL POLICY ON BIOFUELS, 2018
19. BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021
20. LANCET REPORT ON INDIA’S POLLUTION
21. THE HEAT WAVE CONUNDRUM
22. DIMA HASAO
23. GREEN HYDROGEN
24. NATIONAL MONUMENT TAG TO ANANG TAL
25. STATE OF THE WORLD'S FORESTS 2022
26. GLOBAL FOOD POLICY REPORT
27. ALLIANCE OF CEO CLIMATE ACTION LEADERS INDIA
28. COP15 OF UNCCD
29. SELA MACAQUE
30. MONEY SPIDER, ANT-MIMICKING SPIDER

SECURITY CHALLENGES: INTERNAL & EXTERNAL
1. PROTECTED MOBILITY VEHICLES
2. NAVAL ANTI-SHIP MISSILE (SHORT RANGE)
3. THE GOOD COP

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-IV
1. FROM BABUS TO CIVIL SERVANTS

PRELIMS inFOCUS
PLACES inNEWS