Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2024

Mar 13, 2024

Current Affair 1:
What is Europe’s Project One?


As per the NGOs: Project One would help fuel more plastic production when we’re already at saturation point. Plastics are made from fossil fuels. So, their production is catastrophic for the climate at every stage.

Project, ONE aims to build an ethane cracker in the Port of Antwerp with a capacity of 1450kt of ethylene per year.

Project ONE is designed to be one of the most efficient and sustainable chemical plants in Europe.

Current Affair 2:
Importance of Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (RSGA)

The Red Sea stretches from the Egyptian, Israeli (Port of Eliat) and Jordanian (Port of Aqaba) coasts in the north to the Yemeni, Djiboutian, Eritrean and Somali coasts in the south.

It connects with the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean through the human-made Suez Canal and to the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean through the Strait of Bab el Mandeb (‘Gate of Tears’ in Arabic).

 It was a vital trade artery, connecting Greece, Rome, Syria, the Holy Land and Egypt with India.

The most famous work on the Red Sea from the ancient world is Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, attributed to an unknown Greek sailor and trader.

Why Houthis are attacking Red Sea ships?

Houthi rebels have launched more than 40 attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since November. On 19 November, the Houthis hijacked a commercial ship in the Red Sea. They have since launched dozens of missile and drone attacks on commercial ships. Of these, 34 have resulted in reported damage to vessels.

The Houthis are an Iranian-backed rebel group which considers Israel an enemy.

Current Affair 3:
North America’s Great Lakes record ‘historically low’ ice levels


The five storied lakes of North America—Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario—the largest freshwater ecosystem on Earth, have recorded significantly below average ice cover for the second consecutive year in a row, according to United States government agencies.

The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater ecosystem on Earth. But according to the Fifth National Climate Assessment, they are also among the fastest-warming lakes in the world.

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