[Mission 2022] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 18 MAY 2022

 

InstaLinks help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their static or theoretical background. This helps you study a topic holistically and add new dimensions to every current event to help you think analytically

 

Table of Contents:

GS Paper 2:

1. Integration of e-Shram portal with One Nation One Ration Card scheme.

 

GS Paper 3:

1. Experts Believe Fortified Rice Is Leading To Side-Effects Among Adivasis.

2. What is 5Gi?

3. Seoul Forest Declaration.

4. Changes to Biological Diversity Act, 2002.

5. Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2022.

 

Facts for Prelims:

1. La Reunion.

2. Thomas Cup.

3. Bird Count India.

4. Surat and Udaygiri.

 


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 Facts for Prelims:

La Reunion:

The navies of India and France recently conducted their second joint patrolling in the French island of La Reunion in the South-Western Indian Ocean.

Objective: To demonstrate “joint surveillance and patrolling operations” capabilities.

About La Reunion:

  • It is an island in the Indian Ocean that is an overseas department and region of France.
  • It is located approximately 950km east of the island of Madagascar and 175 km southwest of the island of Mauritius.
  • Réunion is an outermost region of the European Union and is part of the eurozone.
  • Réunion and the fellow French overseas department of Mayotte are the only eurozone regions located in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Thomas Cup:

  • India’s men’s badminton team won the Thomas Cup title for the first time ever defeating Indonesia.
  • The tournament was held in Bangkok (Thailand).
  • It is a 16-nation team event (teams representing member countries of the Badminton World Federation (BWF)).
  • The championships have been conducted every two years since 1982.
  • It was started by England Player Sir George Alan Thomas.

 

Bird Count India:

Bird Count India is an informal partnership of organisations and groups interested in documenting and monitoring India’s birds.

  • The initiative encourages birdwatchers to upload their bird lists to eBird (ebird.org/india), a global platform for bird observations.
  • In India, the event was confined to Ladakh, J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, northwest Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh.

Key findings:

  • Uttarakhand reported the highest number of bird species, at 293.
  • The maximum number of checklists (lists of birds seen and heard by birdwatchers), at 192, was uploaded from Jammu & Kashmir.

 

Surat and Udaygiri:

These are two indigenous warships of the Indian Navy launched recently at Mazgaon Docks Limited, Mumbai.

Surat is a Project 15B Destroyer and Udaygiri is a Project 17A Frigate.

  • The Project 15B class of ships are the next generation stealth guided missile destroyers of the Indian Navy being built at the Mazgaon Docks Ltd, Mumbai.

 

Answers to Questions asked Yesterday:

Q.1) C.

Q.2) A.

Q.3) D.

Q.4) C.

Q.5) B.

Q.6) A.

Q.7) C.


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