World Bank Report: Air Pollution and Public Health in South Asia

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environment Conservation   Source: WB  Context: According to the World Bank’s ‘Striving for Clean Air: Air Pollution and Public Health in South Asia’ report, 9 out of the world’s 10 cities with the worst air pollution are in South Asia.   Highlights of the report: This report quantifies particulate matter (PM) …

COVID-19 damaged cognitive development, lifetime earnings of an entire generation, finds Word Bank

GS Paper 2   Source: DTE  Context: A new World Bank report titled “Collapse and Recovery: How COVID-19 Eroded Human Capital and What to Do about It “- provides the first comprehensive review of global data for young people who were under the age of 25 during the pandemic. It analyzed global data on the …