Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 27 September 2022
- Stringent reduction in air pollution target for cities by 2026
- A strategy for India’s reformed multilateralism
The Central Government has increased the target for reducing urban air pollution (particulate matter (PM) concentrations) from 20-30% by 2024 to 40% by 2025-26. The revised target may encourage states to raise their ambitions through city-based action plans under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).
GS Paper 3: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation,
Describe the key points of the World Health Organization’s recently released revised Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) (WHO). What makes these updates different from the last one in 2005? What changes are needed in India’s National Clean Air Programme to meet revised standards? (250 Words)
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Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s recent visit to the United States has laid the groundwork for India to engage in a wide range of bilateral and multilateral diplomacy. The visit is unique in that it aims to achieve a wide range of goals, including the Indian delegation’s participation in the High-Level Week at the recent 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
GS Paper2: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora
India’s two-year term at the UN Security Council, which begins in 2021, presents enormous opportunities for enhancing India’s multilateral standing and reshaping its traditional approach.” Comment. (250 Words)
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