World Airlines Commit To Net Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.    Net Zero Carbon Emissions Context: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 77th Annual General Meeting approved a resolution for the global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This commitment will align with the Paris Agreement goal for global warming not to exceed 1.5°C. …

Gujarat HC order on Sabarmati river conservation

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation and pollution related issues.   river conservation Context: Gujarat High Court had taken suo motu cognizance of the slow death of Sabarmati river due to effluent discharge. In this regard, it has delivered a judgement recently.   The High Court order: Industrial units found to have discharged pollutants into the …

Changes to Forest Conservation Act:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Changes to Forest Conservation Act Context: The Union Government has proposed certain amendments to the existing Forest Conservation Act (FCA).   Proposed changes: Absolve agencies involved in national security projects and border infrastructure projects from obtaining prior forest clearance from the Centre. Such a permission is necessary …

Dispute over Senkaku Islands in Japan:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: New Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said that he received a “strong” message from President Joe Biden about the United States’ commitment to defending the disputed East China Sea islets, known as the …