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South China Sea & Nine-dash line: Pointers

South China Sea

  • It is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean
  • It encompasses an area from the Karimata and Malacca Straitsto the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 square kilometres.
  • It is bordered by China in the north, Vietnam

World’s largest marine park created in Ross Sea in Antarctica

The Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources in Hobart agreed to establish the first Antarctic and largest Marine Park in the world encompassing 1.55 million km2 (600,000 sq mi) in the Ross Sea. The treaty was …

Star’s Life and Death: Brown and Red Dwarf explained

Life and death of stars depends on

  1. The mass with which the star started
  2. If they were born with siblings nearby or not

Indicator/ Evidence of the life of star

  • Color of a star is an indicator of its temperature

NITI Aayog on Mission mode to give facelift to agriculture

NITI Aayog has drawn a blue print to revive agriculture and enhance its contribution to national economy.

Niti Aayog has proposed a three-pronged strategy to usher in reforms in agriculture in the short run:

  • State-level agriculture marketing reform
  • Land leasing

Image makeover of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: PMUY Plus

NDA government is set to get an image makeover of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, with the promotion of private corporate and other individuals participation through a scheme called PMUY Plus.

Highlights of PMUY Plus

  • A society will be formed by

Global deal on climate-changing HFC: Deal Summary and Indian gain/ loss

Deal Summary

  1. Developed countries
  • These countries will start to phase down the climate impacting family of harmful refrigerants gases called HFCs by 2019.
  • They would have to reduce their usage of these chemicals by 2036 to 85 per cent below

‘Monumental’ deal on HFC at Kigali

At 28th Meeting of Parties at Kigali, Rwanda, the member countries have agreed for three-way deal for different countries:

  1. Richer economies like the European Union, the US and others will start to limit their use of HFCs within a
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