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PRODUCTION LINKED INCENTIVE SCHEME

Syllabus

Context: Smartphone PLI (production-linked incentive), the most successful of all 14 such schemes, may be extended by a couple of years beyond 2025-26 when it officially ends.

Background:-

Key takeaways

Here are some key details about the PLI Scheme:

Additional Information:

Source: Financial Express


BALTIC SEA

Syllabus

Context: A Russian defence ministry proposal to revise Russia’s maritime border in the eastern Baltic Sea was deleted on Wednesday from an official portal after creating confusion and concern among NATO members such as Finland, Sweden, Lithuania and Estonia.

Background:

About Baltic Sea

Additional information

Source: Wikipedia


DEMISE OF RANGELANDS

Syllabus

Context: About half of the world’s rangelands are degraded and need policy interventions, and communities depending on them need focused support, according to a new report of the United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD).

Background:

What are rangelands?

What does the UNCCD report say?

Who are pastoralists?

What are pastoralists’ economic contributions in India?

Source: Indian Express


COASTAL REGULATION ZONE

Syllabus

Context: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) to get approval from the Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNSCZMA) before carrying out any activity on the city’s beaches, besides cleaning and removing encroachments.

Background:

Key Takeaways

COASTAL REGULATION ZONE NOTIFICATION, 2019

Salient features of the Notification of 2019 are as follows –

Source: Hindu


INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE (ISA)

Syllabus

Context: Spain has become the 99th member of the International Solar Alliance.

Background:

About INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE (ISA) :

Important project of  ISA:

Source: newsonair


EXPANSION OF GLACIAL LAKES IN HIMALAYAS

Syllabus

Context: The satellite monitoring data by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has shown a large expansion in glacial lakes between 1984 and 2023 in the Himalayan region, which has posed an alarming situation for the downstream areas.

Background:

ISRO’s Observation on Expansion of Himalayan Glacial Lakes:

Causes of Expanding Glacial Lakes in the Himalayas:

Way Forward:

Source: Livemint


Practice MCQs

Daily Practice MCQs

Q1.) Consider the following countries

  1. Finland
  2. Lithuania
  3. Denmark
  4. Germany
  5. Poland

How many of the above countries have a shoreline with Baltic Sea

  1. Only two
  2. Only three
  3. Only four
  4. All Five

Q2.) Consider the following statements about Costal Regulation Zone (CRZ):

  1. CRZ-I A constitutes ecologically sensitive areas and geomorphological features which play a role in the maintaining the integrity of the coast like coral reefs and mangroves.
  2. Even eco tourism activities are prohibited in CRZ-I A.
  3. Clearance for projects or activities located in CRZ-I and CRZ-IV are to be dealt with by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

  1. Only one
  2. Only two
  3. All three
  4. None

Q3.) Consider the following statements about International Solar Alliance (ISA)

  1. Its headquarter is located in India.
  2. All member states of the United Nations are now eligible to join the ISA.

Which of the statements give above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

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