Leatherback Turtles

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The government has granted approvals for an international container port on the Great Nicobar Island, which poses a threat to the survival of leatherback turtles, the largest turtles on Earth.   Threats faced by turtles: Turtles face threats such as loss of nesting sites, fishing activities, boat …

World Biodiversity Day 2023

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated on May 22 each year, is a reminder of the promise made during Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) (December 2022)   About the News:

World Food India 2023

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB  Context: India’s Ministry of Food Processing Industries is organizing the second edition of ‘World Food India 2023’ in New Delhi from 3rd-5th November. Aim: The event aims to showcase India’s food culture and attract global investments in the food processing sector. It will bring together manufacturers, producers, investors, policymakers, …

‘Forum Shopping’

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: Recently, CJI Chandrachud has condemned ‘forum shopping’.   Forum shopping refers to the practice of litigants or lawyers deliberately selecting a particular judge or court where they believe the judgment will be more favourable to their case. This practice involves choosing a court that is likely to provide …

Appointment of Sultan Al Jaber as the president-delegate of COP28

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: DTE Dozens of US Congress and European Parliament members are urging for the removal of oil executive Sultan Al Jaber as the president-delegate of COP28, the United Nations climate summit. Al Jaber, who heads the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), is overseeing significant oil and gas expansion …

Decentralised renewable energy (DRE) technologies

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Science and Technology- Developments and their Applications and Effects in Everyday Life   Source: DTE  Context: According to a new report, technologies that are powered by DRE could potentially impact 37 million livelihoods in India’s agriculture and textile sectors.   DRE: Energy that is generated close to where it will be …

G7: De-risking and Effective Climate Action

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations   Source: IE  Context: The 49th annual summit (Hiroshima, Japan) of the G7 leaders concluded recently.     Highlights of the summit: G7 countries said that they would build economic resilience for themselves, based on a strategy of diversifying and deepening partnerships and de-risking, not decoupling. G7 acknowledged the …

India@100: Resolving the tribal health challenge

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health   Source: IE  Context: As India celebrates its achievements, it must build a healthcare system that caters to tribal communities.   Since independence, India has made remarkable strides: As the world’s 5th-largest economy and a leader in the digital …