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Current Affairs 07 March 2023

CONTENTS

  1. Multilateral reforms as a priority in the G-20
  2. United Nations High Seas Treaty
  3. Salt flats
  4. Olive Ridley Sea turtles
  5. Hot lightning and Wildfires
  6. Great Seahorse

Multilateral Reforms As a Priority in the G-20


Context:

India, as the G-20 president in December 2022, aims to prioritize inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, and decisive global consensus on critical development and security issues. Multilateral reform is one of the top priorities, with the T20 Task Force on ‘Towards Reformed Multilateralism’ (TF7) developing a roadmap for ‘Multilateralism 2.0.’

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Importance of Multilateralism in Today’s World
  2. Challenges in Reforming Multilateralism
  3. What can G-20 and India do?
  4. About G20

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United Nations High Seas Treaty


Context:

After more than a decade of negotiations, the countries of the United Nations have recently agreed to the High Seas Treaty.

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About UN High Seas Treaty:
  2. What are High Seas?

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Salt Flats


Context:

Researchers have discovered a new explanation for the polygonal shapes found on salt flats by studying the movement of salt in the soil. This information is important because salt flats have negative impacts on human health and the climate.

Relevance:

GS I: Geography

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What are salt flats?
  2. Study Findings
  3. Implications of the results

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Olive Ridley Sea turtles


Context:

Nearly 6.37 lakh Olive Ridley turtles have arrived for mass nesting on the Rushikulya coast this year, setting a new record for the beach in Ganjam district of Odisha.

Relevance:

Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
  2. Breeding Grounds of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle in India
  3. Threats to the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
  4. Turtles and Turtle conservation in India

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Hot Lightning and Wildfires


Context:

Soaring global temperatures could lead to more “hot lightning” strikes in many parts of the world, a new study has found. It added that this type of lightning is more likely to ignite wildfires than typical lightning.

Relevance:

GS Iii: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Study finds link between hot lightning and wildfires Points
  2. What is lightning and how does it occur?
  3. What is wildfire?

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Great Seahorse


Context:

A study indicated that extensive fishing off the Coromandel coast could be forcing the great seahorse to migrate towards Odisha.

Relevance:

GS Iii: Environment and Ecology, Facts for Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Seahorse
  2. Reasons for Decline and Migration of Great Seahorse
  3. What are the Challenges with Migration?

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