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Daily UPSC Prelims Current Affairs Bits, 15th December 2022

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7th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS) 2022

 

Why in news?

  • The 7th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS 2022) is being organized from 15th to 17th December, 2022 at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Center for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga).
  • This summit is being held to impart impetus towards developing water and environmental infrastructure to protect rivers and water bodies in India.

What is the theme of the 7th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS 2022)?

The theme of the 7th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS 2022) is ‘Restoration and Conservation of Small Rivers in a Large Basin’ with emphasis on the select aspects of ‘Mapping and Convergence of 5Ps’ – People, Policy, Plan, Programme and Project.

What is the aim of 7th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS 2022)?

  • In this three-day summit, experts from the country and abroad will discuss ways in which small rivers facing near-extinction in large river basins can be protected.
  • The Summit aims to give an insight into the potential causes for divergence and formulate strategy to achieve convergence.
  • Like the previous editions of IWIS, the event will host a finance forum to bring together global financial institutions and investors interested in river restoration and conservation programmes.
  • It will also provide an opportunity to dozens of technology and innovation companies from around the world to bring their solutions to India and address various issues and concerns pertinent to our river basins.

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What is ‘SAFAR’?

 

Why ‘SAFAR’ in news?

  • Experts have warned that Mumbai is likely to experience an increasing number of days with ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ air quality in the coming years during winter months.
  • The Air Quality Index (AQI) data for Mumbai from November 1 to December 10, 2022, recorded using the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) also showing alarming trends.

What is SAFAR?

  • Under the plan scheme “Metropolitan Advisories for Cities for Sports, Tourism (Metropolitan Air Quality and Weather Services), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India, has introduced a major national initiative, “System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research” known as “SAFAR“.
  • SAFAR provide location specific information on air quality in near real time and its forecast 1-3 days in advance for the first time in India.
  • It has been combined with the early warning system on weather parameters.
  • The SAFAR system is developed by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, along with ESSO partner institutions namely India Meteorological Department (IMD) and National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF).
  • The ultimate objective of the project is to increase awareness among general public regarding the air quality in their city well in advance so that appropriate mitigation measures and systematic action can be taken up for betterment of air quality and related health issues.

What is AQI?

  • The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality.
  • It focuses on health effects one might experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air.
  • AQI is calculated for eight major air pollutants: Ground-level ozone, PM10, PM2.5, Carbon monoxide, Sulfur dioxide, Nitrogen dioxide, Ammonia, Lead.
  • Ground-level ozone and airborne particles are the two pollutants that pose the greatest threat to human health in India.

 

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Beypore Uru(Boat)

 

Why Beypore Uru(Boat) in news?

The District Tourism Pro­motion Council, Kozhi­ kode has applied for a Geo­ graphical Indication (GI) tag for the famous Beypore Uru (boat).

What is Beypore Uru(Boat)?

  • It is a wooden dhow (ship / sailing boat / sailing vessel) handcrafted by skilled artisans and car­ penters in Beypore, Kerala.
  • Urus are purely made of premium wood without using any modern techniques.
  • The wood used to build the Uru is still sawed the traditional way which requires immense expertise.
  • It takes one to four years to build each Uru and the entire process is done manually
  • The Beypore Urus are a symbol of Kerala’s trade relations and friendship with the Gulf countries.
  • Beypore has been a legendary mari­time hub for traders from across the world since the 1st Century C.E. and the iconic Uru ships have been in high demand.

 

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ECOSOC

 

Why ECOSOC in news?

The UN Economic and Social Council have voted to immediately oust Iran from the U.N.’s premiere global body fighting for gender equality because of its systematic violation of the rights of women and girls.

Know about ECOSOC

  • The Economic and Social Council is at the heart of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental.
  • It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals.
  • It is also responsible for the follow-up to major UN conferences and summits.
  • The UN Charter established ECOSOC in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations.

 

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Economy Current Affairs:

The Centre Forms Panel to Revamp MNREGA Scheme! Why National Anti Profiteering Authority(NAA) to be Subsumed into CCI? | Know Everything for UPSC What is India-Australia FTA? | Know Everything about AI-ECTA for UPSC
Why India’s Fight Against Inflation Continues? | Today’s the Hindu Editorial Analysis for UPSC Removal of India from US’ Currency Monitoring List: Possible Outcomes for India? The 17th G20 Summit in Bali: To Focus on Food and Energy Security
What is the Latest Amendment in the Existing Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20? Sovereign Green Bonds Framework: Final Sovereign Green Bonds framework has been Approved One Nation, One ITR Form: The CBDT Proposes a Single ITR Form For All!
What is CRAR: Why a Bank is Required to Maintain CRR? India’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) RBI To Hold Special MPC Meet on Inflation

 

IR Current Affairs:

UNESCO India Africa Hackathon 2022 is being Organized in Uttar Pradesh What is India-Australia FTA? | Know Everything about AI-ECTA for UPSC What is India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline (IBFPL)? What is Bali Yatra of Odisha? | Significance for UPSC
Removal of India from US’ Currency Monitoring List: Possible Outcomes for India? 2nd BIMSTEC Agriculture Ministers Meeting 2022 Russia’s loss in Kherson- Russia Withdrew from Kherson Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue 2022 (IPRD-2022)
COP 19 CITES Meeting 2022- Relief provided to Indian Handicraft Exporters G20 Summit 2023- India’s G20 Presidency & Tourism Opportunities for N-E States India’s “In our LiFEtime” Campaign Launched at COP 27, Sharm El-Sheikh 19th ASEAN-India Summit 2022- Key Outcomes and Way Forward

 

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The EWS Judgement! | The Hindu Editorial Analysis for UPSC Why India’s Fight Against Inflation Continues? | Today’s the Hindu Editorial Analysis for UPSC Learning from FTA negotiations in the U.K.- The Hindu Editorial Analysis Should CMs have a say in the appointment of Governors?| The Hindu Editorial Analysis for UPSC SPCBs: The Weakest link in the Air pollution Fight!
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