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Current Affairs 20 December 2022

CONTENTS

  1. COP15 biodiversity summit
  2. Court Vacations
  3. Carbon markets
  4. Ban on Alcohol
  5. Goa Liberation Day

COP15 Biodiversity Summit


Context:

After four years of fractious talks, nearly 200 countries, including India, approved a historic Paris-style deal to protect and reverse dangerous loss to global biodiversity, following an intense final session of negotiations at the UN COP-15 summit in Canada.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Key takeaways from the COP15 biodiversity summit
  2. About the Convention on Biological Diversity

Click Here To Read More: COP15 Biodiversity Summit


Court Vacations


Context:

Recently, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) has said that the Supreme Court will not have a vacation bench when it breaks for its annual winter vacation.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Court Vacations
  2. Vacation Bench
  3. Issues with Court Vacations

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Ban on Alcohol


Context:

The official death toll from the latest hooch tragedy in “dry” Bihar has mounted to 38. Critics have claimed that one of the reasons behind the tragedy is the state’s prohibition policy, with an official ban on alcohol leading to a thriving underground economy where such spurious alcohol is produced and sold.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. How the Indian constitution views alcohol?
  2. Why do all states not have prohibition?
  3. What are some of the places which currently have prohibition?
  4. Does prohibition work?

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Goa Liberation Day


Context:

President tweeted her greetings to the nation on December 19, marking Goa Liberation Day, which is celebrated annually to mark the success of ‘Operation Vijay’ undertaken by the Indian armed forces to defeat Portuguese colonial forces and liberate Goa in 1961.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. History of Goa’s colonisation by European powers
  2. How was independence achieved?
  3. Operation Vijay

Click Here To Read More: Goa Liberation Day


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