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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 10 September 2022


Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 10 September 2022


Contents

  1. A must-have global pandemic treaty
  2. The systemic causes of urban flooding in India

A Must-Have Global Pandemic Treaty


Context

  • A draught international pandemic treaty governing pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response will be ready for negotiation by 2024, according to Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist.
  • The document will aid in addressing global public health challenges highlighted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The draft’s vision is to protect against pandemic consequences through “equity, human rights, and solidarity.”

Relevance

GS Paper 2: Issues related to Health.

Mains Question

Examine WHO’s role in providing global health security during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (250 Words)

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The Systemic Causes of Urban Flooding in India


Context

  • As India approaches the tipping point of transitioning from a predominantly rural to an urban society, urbanisation is inextricably linked to development and is frequently a major driver of economic growth. By 2030, urban areas are expected to house 40.76% of the country’s population.
  • However, urban planning machinery has not kept pace with urbanisation and technological advances. Unplanned development and climate change are causing a slew of tragic events, including urban flooding, that demand immediate attention.
  • Thousands of houses in Hyderabad were submerged during the 2020 floods. The 2015 Chennai flood serves as a stark reminder of how rapid urbanisation is making cities more vulnerable to urban flooding. And, most recently, during this monsoon season, Bengaluru has been the site of numerous such flooding incidents.

Relevance

GS Paper – 3: Disaster Management, Environmental Pollution & Degradation

Mains Question

India’s urban planning machinery has not evolved at the same rate as the country’s population has. Provide appropriate arguments to back up your claim. (150 Words)

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