Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Nov 21, 2023

Current Affair 1:
Global Fisheries Conference India 2023


News: The first edition of Global Fisheries Conference.

More important is the brief introduction on Indian fisheries sector:

India is the 3rd largest fish producing and 2nd largest aquaculture nation in the world after China. The Blue Revolution in India demonstrated importance of Fisheries and Aquaculture sector.

Fish production in India has witnessed a tremendous growth by showcasing a production increase from 0.75 million MT during 1950-51 to the current production of 14.1 million MT.


Till 2000, marine fish production dominated India’s total fish production. However due to practice of science-based fisheries, Inland fisheries in India has seen a turnaround and presently contributes ~70 % of total fish production.

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)

Recognizing the importance and potential of the fisheries sector, the Government of India approved the flagship scheme, Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY), in May 2020 under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat COVID-19 relief package with a vision to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of fisheries sector.

PMMSY marks the highest ever investment in the fisheries sector, to be implemented over a period of five years from FY 2020-21 to FY 2024-25 in all States/Union Territories.

Current Affair 2:
James Webb telescope's observations show ice-covered pebbles delivering water to young planets


Scientists using the James Webb Space Telescope made a breakthrough discovery in revealing how planets are made. Recently, Webb confirmed a physical process involving the drifting of ice-coated solids from the outer regions of the disk into the rocky-planet zone.

It is delivering water to still-forming planets closer to their stars, which was a long-proposed theory of planet formation.

The authors of the study said that they interpret the cool water emission as ice sublimation and vapour diffusion near the snow line, suggesting that there is indeed a higher inward mass flux of icy pebbles in compact disks.

Not important to know more about news.

One more thing about Telescope:

The James Webb Space Telescope is not in orbit around the Earth, like the Hubble Space Telescope is - it actually orbits the Sun, 1.5 million kilometers (1 million miles) away from the Earth at what is called the second Lagrange point or L2. What is special about this orbit is that it lets the telescope stay in line with the Earth as it moves around the Sun. This allows the satellite's large sunshield to protect the telescope from the light and heat of the Sun and Earth (and Moon).

Current Affair 3:
59th International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC)



The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) is an intergovernmental organization promoting the sustainable management and conservation of tropical forests and the expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed and legally harvested forests.


ITTO’s membership represents about 90% of the global tropical timber trade and more than 80% of the world’s tropical forests.

India is a member of the council.

Current Affair 4:
Ghol as the State Fish


Gujarat recently declared the black-spotted croaker (Protonibea Diacanthus), locally known as the Ghol fish, as the state fish.

The ghol fish is primarily found in the Indo-Pacific region. Its habitat spans from the Persian Gulf to the expansive waters of the Pacific Ocean.

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List: Near Threatened.


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