Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: TH  Context: The Ministry of External Affairs has defended the inclusion of the Sanskrit term “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (The world is one family) in the G-20 logo. Moreover, India will use the English version of the phrase – “One Earth, One Family, One Future” – in summary documents and outcome …

China’s ‘Sponge Cities’ and Their Flood Challenges

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: Reuters Context: China’s recent devastating floods have raised questions about the effectiveness of its “sponge city” initiative launched in 2015 to reduce urban flood risks.   What is a “sponge city”? A “sponge city” is an urban initiative that employs nature-based solutions like permeable surfaces, canals, ponds, and wetland …

China

Mapping Source: DTE Typhoon Doksuri, China’s fifth and most powerful typhoon in 2023, has caused significant rainfall and flooding in Beijing and other provinces.   China is vulnerable to typhoons due to its long eastern coastline, warm ocean waters, and geographic location in the western Pacific basin. Typhoons tend to form in this region and …

China- Central Asia and India

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations   Source: IE  Context: China convened a meeting (online) of trade ministers of the grouping known as C+C5.   C+C5: It constitutes China and the five Central Asian republics, namely Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan.   China and Central Asia: China shares a long history of trade, culture, …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 15, 2014

ARCHIVES January 15, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Forest STs to get additional 50 days wage employment under MGNREGA . The Union Ministry of Rural Development decided to provide an additional wage employment of 50 days beyond the stipulated 100 days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, MGNREGA for Scheduled Tribe (ST) households …