Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Jul 26, 2023

Current Affair 1:
Mission Vatsalya



First of all, read the entire document:

Current Affair 2:
Summit on “Global Chemicals and Petrochemicals Manufacturing Hubs in India



The Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organizing the 3rd edition of the Summit on “Global Chemicals and Petrochemicals Manufacturing Hubs in India” (GCPMH 2023).

To seize the opportunity to establish India as a leading chemicals & petrochemicals manufacturing hub, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has been organizing the “Global Chemicals and Petrochemicals Manufacturing Hubs” (GCPMH) Summit biennially since 2019.

The Summit is one of the largest composites biennial event for promotion of Chemical and petrochemical manufacturing hubs in India.

About Organizers:

Founded in 1942, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in India comprises of the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Department of Fertilisers and Department of Pharmaceuticals.

The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals (DCPC) works to formulate and implement policies that could help in fostering growth and development in the chemical and petrochemical industry of India. One of the department’s major objectives is to attract public-private partnerships that could contribute to the sustainable development of petrochemical industry.

About FICCI:

Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India's struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.

A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India's business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry.

It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies.

FICCI provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers and the international business community.

Current Affair 3:



Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS) umbrella scheme is central sector scheme, pertains to the atmospheric science programs of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).

You go to this link and read first paragraph for every sub schemes: https://moes.gov.in/schemes/atmospheric-climate-science-and-services?language_content_entity=en

Each of these aspects is incorporated as sub-scheme under the umbrella scheme ACROSS and is implemented by four different institutions under MoES namely: India Meteorological Department (IMD), National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) which implements a small part of one of the sub-schemes.

Current Affair 4:
Parkachik Glacier


Recently, a study conducted by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology has shed light on the formation of glacial lakes around Parkachik Glacier in Ladakh, raising important concerns about glacial retreat and its implications.

The results revealed that overall, the glacier retreat varied between 1971 and 2021. The remote sensing data shows that the glacier retreated with an average rate of around 2 ma−1 between 1971 and 1999 whereas, between 1999 and 2021, the glacier retreated at an average rate of around 12 ma−1.

Both the field and satellite-based observations indicate development of a proglacial lake may have enhanced the retreat of the Parckachik Glacier.






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