Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Dec 04, 2023

Current Affair 1:
Global Green Credit Initiative



Prime Minister Narendra Modi together with UAE, co-hosted the High-level event on ‘Green Credits Programme’ at COP-28, on 1 December 2023 in Dubai. Prime Minister invited all nations to join this Initiative.

The Green Credit Initiative has been conceptualized as a mechanism to incentivize voluntary pro-planet actions, as an effective response to the challenge of climate change. It envisions the issue of Green Credits for plantations on waste/degraded lands and river catchment areas, to rejuvenate and revive natural eco-systems.

This global initiative aims to facilitate global collaboration, cooperation and partnership through exchange of knowledge, experiences and best practices in planning, implementation and monitoring of environment positive actions through programs/mechanisms like Green Credits.

Current Affair 2:
National Crisis Management Committee


A National Crisis Management Committee is a committee set up by the Government of India in the wake of a natural calamity for effective coordination and implementation of relief measures and operations.

The Cabinet Secretary, as the highest executive officer, heads the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC). Secretaries of ministries and departments concerned and heads of other organizations are members of NCMC, which reviews and monitors crisis situations on a regular basis and gives directions to the Crisis Management Group as deemed necessary.

The NCMC can give directions to any ministry, department or organization for specific action needed for meeting the crisis situation.

NEC and NCMC are running parallel and it is not a good decision to deal with disaster.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) which is to be set up under the NDMA would be chaired by the Secretary to the Government of India in charge of the Ministry or Department of the Union Government having administrative control of disaster management {Section 8(2)(a)}.


This body has extensive powers and functions including laying down guidelines and giving directions to the concerned ministries or departments of the Government of India, State Governments and State Disaster Management Authorities regarding measures to be taken by them in response to any threatening disaster and also powers to require any department or agency of the government to make available to the national authority or state authorities, such men or material resources as are available with it.


Current Affair 3:
Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT)



38 LeadIT members have committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement:

Current Affair 4:
Methotrexate (MTX): Anti-cancer drug.



A new highly fluorescent material with exceptional optical properties has been developed using phosphorene, cystine, and gold (Ph-Cys-Au) which can be used as a visual sensing platform for detecting anti-cancer drug MTX overdosage of which has toxic effect on lungs, stomach, and heart.

Monitoring therapeutic drugs and their elimination is crucial because they may cause severe side effects on the human body. Methotrexate (MTX) is a widely used anti-cancer drug. The MTX value of more than 10 µM in blood plasma is hazardous if it remains in the system for more than 10 hours, resulting in poisoning effects on the lungs, ulcers of the stomach, and heart stroke.

MTX is highly expensive, and the detection of unwanted overdoses using traditional procedures is time-consuming and involves complex instrumentation. Considering all these issues, the development of fast and sensitive detection using simple methodologies is required.

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