Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Dec 12, 2023

Current Affair 1:
PM-DAKSH (Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi)



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Current Affair 2:
Green Voyage2050 Project:


News: India has been selected as pioneer lead country for International Maritime Organization (IMO) Green Voyage2050 Project, with the objective to assist developing countries in their efforts to reduce Green House Gases (GHG) emissions from ships.

The overall goal of the IMO GreenVoyage2050 Project is to support effective implementation of the Initial IMO GHG Strategy, and in particular, provide support to developing countries in their efforts to reduce GHG emissions from ships. The Initial IMO Strategy sets out a clear vision and levels of ambition, one of which is to reduce the total annual GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008.

Partnering Countries

The countries participating in the GreenVoyage2050 Project are: Azerbaijan, Belize, China, Cook Islands, Ecuador, Georgia, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka.


These countries are participating as either a New Pilot Country (NPC) or a Pioneer Pilot Country (PPC).


Due to the global nature of international shipping having diversity of stakeholders of all nationalities involved, emission from the maritime transport sector is addressed by the IMO through the International Convention for Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). India is a signatory to this Convention.

Current Affair 3:
Global River Cities Alliance



The Global River Cities Alliance (GRCA), led by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, was launched at COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference with countries namely India, Egypt, Netherlands, Denmark, Ghana, Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Japan and river-cities of The Hague (Den Haag) from the Netherlands, Adelaide from Australia, and Szolnok of Hungary widely expanding the reach of the existing River Cities Alliance (RCA), formed  by NMCG in association with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in 2021.

The RCA is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS) & the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), with a vision to connect river cities and focus on sustainable river centric development.


GRCA is a unique alliance covering 275+ global river-cities in 11 countries, international funding agencies and knowledge management partners and is first of its kind in the world.

The launch of GRCA, signifies a momentous step in global efforts toward river conservation and sustainable water management. Following this, partner countries are poised to coordinate post-COP activities, shaping the architecture of GRCA for effective implementation.

Current Affair 4:
Accredited Compensatory Afforestation (ACA) program



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