Current Affairs - December, 2022

Investor Risk Reduction Access Platform

Stock exchanges have been directed by the Securities and Exchanges Board of India (SEBI) to set up an Investor Risk Reduction Access (IRRA) platform. With the growing reliance on technology in the securities market, there is an increase in instances of glitches in trading members’ systems, some of which resulted in the disruption of trading ..

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Delimitation of Constituencies in Assam

The Election Commission of India (ECI) recently announced that it had commenced the process of delimitation of state assembly and parliamentary constituencies of Assam. The last delimitation in Assam happened in 1976. The current delimitation exercise is being conducted based on the 1971 Census. What is the delimitation exercise? Delimitation is the process of redrawing ..

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Triple Test Survey on Reservation

The Allahabad High Court had ordered the Uttar Pradesh Government to conduct urban local body elections without the OBC reservations as the “triple test” requirement for the quota has not been fulfilled. The state government has recently constituted a commission to conduct the tripe test survey in the urban local bodies. What is a triple ..

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ISRO and Start-ups to Focus on Science Experiments and Human Space Flight in 2023

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced plans to conduct science experiments dedicated to the Sun and the Moon in 2023, even as the start-up sector in India is set to soar in the space applications segment. The upcoming year will also see a series of experiments on India’s first human space flight project, ..

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Omicron XBB.1.5

Omicron XBB.1.5 is a variant of the Covid-19 virus that has caused concern among experts due to its immune-evasive and highly contagious nature. It has been linked to a surge in hospitalizations in the US and UK. How is Omicron XBB.1.5 different from other Covid-19 variants? Omicron XBB.1.5 is a recombinant strain that is both ..

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Confuciusornis shifan

The fossil remains of a 119 million-year-old beaked bird were recently discovered in China. About Confuciusornis shifan Confuciusornis shifan lived during the Early Cretaceous Period, around 119 million years ago in present-day China. It belonged to the Confuciusornithidae family of the genus Confuciusornis, a groups of crow-sized beaked birds. The fossil of Confuciusornis shifan’s skeleton ..

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