Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Dec 14, 2023

Current Affair 1:
UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD)



The Commission for Social Development (CSocD) is a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. Since the convening of the World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen in 1995, the Commission has been the key UN body in charge of the follow-up and implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action.

What is this Copenhagen Declaration? No need to remember all 10 points. Just know what it is.

The Commission for Social Development consists of 46 members elected by ECOSOC.

Current Affair 2:
Conference on Disarmament (CD)



The CD was formed in 1979 as the single multilateral disarmament negotiation forum of the international community, after agreement was reached among Member States during the first special session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) devoted to disarmament (1978).

The Conference on Disarmament (CD) has 65 Member States and is the sole negotiating body for multilateral nuclear disarmament. India is one of the members.

CD adopts its own rules of procedure and its own agenda, taking into account the recommendations made by the UNGA and the proposals presented by its members, although its secretary is appointed by the UN Secretary-General. It reports to the General Assembly annually or more frequently, as appropriate.

Current Affair 3:
Kopili fault zone



Recently, researchers from the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) have identified seismogenic liquefaction features in the active Kopili Fault (KF) zone.

The Kopili Fault, a 300 km long and 50 km wide lineament situated in the northeastern region (NER), extends from the western part of Manipur to the tri-junction of Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh, and Assam. This new study will emphasize the importance of comprehending past seismic activity to enhance preparedness for future earthquakes.

Seismogenic liquefaction features, including multiple sand dykes and sand sills, were pinpointed in the Kopili Fault zone.

Liquefaction, the transformation of granular material from a solid to a liquefied state due to increased pore water pressure, serves as crucial secondary evidence of earthquakes. This phenomenon occurs primarily in soft sedimentary sequences, making it essential for designing infrastructure like bridges and large buildings to withstand potential seismic events.

This crucial information aids in the interpretation of the long-term rupture history of faults and intraplate seismicity in the region.

Current Affair 4:
Double Humped Camels



The information is taken form ICAR- National Research Centre on Camel:



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