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What Hides Beneath UPI Transaction Data? : Daily Current Affairs

Date: 22/11/2022

Relevance: GS-3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.

Key Phrases: digitalization of India, payments economy, Made in India, Unified Payments Interface, Immediate Payment Service, National Payment Corporation of India, negative economic, retail transactions.

Proposed “Loss and Damage Fund Facility”: A milestone to Climate Justice : Daily Current Affairs

Date: 22/11/2022

Relevance: GS-3: Climate Change and International Conventions.

Key Phrases: Climate Change, Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM), Santiago Network, Climate Adaptation, COP(Conference of Parties), UNFCCC, Developed Countries, Mitigation Efforts, Global Warming, Climate Adaptation Cost, Credibility, UNEP, Climate Challenge, GHGs Footprint, Carbon Neutrality, Net Zero Emission, Climate Action Network (CAN).

A Place for All Refugees under India’s Welfare Umbrella : Daily Current Affairs

Date: 22/11/2022

Relevance: GS-1: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

Key Phrases: Gender-based violence, 16 Days of Activism, Gender neutrality, Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), and 1951 Refugee Convention.

10 Steps to make Quasi-Judicial Courts work for the People : Daily Current Affairs

Date: 22/11/2022

Relevance: GS-2: Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency and Accountability; Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies.

Key Phrases: Quasi-Judicial Courts, administrative functions, electronic platforms, speed of disposal, multi-pronged action plan, Annual Inspection, Interdisciplinary Research, State index of performance, Rigorous Induction Training.

Info-paedia : Global Methane Assessment: 2030 Baseline Report

Why in News?

  • Recently, the Global Methane Assessment: 2030 Baseline Report was launched at the Climate and Clean Air Ministerial Meeting at COP27, highlighting that Methane emissions are going to rise by 5-13% by 2030.

Key Highlights

  • Methane levels in the atmosphere in 2021 recorded the highest at 1908 ppb.
  • Amount of methane in the atmosphere is 260% of pre-industrial levels.

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