Current Affairs - Reports/Committee/Commission
India’s Contribution to Global Warming
According to a recent study, India ranks fifth in national contribution to global warming, with a responsibility for 0.08 degrees Celsius of warming from the 1850s through 2021.
‘Striving For Clean Air: Air Pollution and Public Health In South Asia’: World Bank Report
A report ‘Striving for Clean Air: Air Pollution and Public health In South Asia’ released by the World Bank has revealed that air pollution is responsible for 20 percent of premature deaths in Bangladesh.
State of India's Environment 2023 Report: India & the SDGs
Recently, the non-profit Centre for Science and Environment released the State of India's Environment 2023 report.
Parliamentary Standing Committee Report on Water Resources
According to a recent report tabled by a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources, groundwater levels in Delhi, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, and 20 other cities dipped by more than 20 meters from 2017 to 2020.
India world's largest arms importer
As per recent Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) data, released on March 13, 2023, India remains the world's largest arms importer for the five-year period between 2018-22, even though its arms imports decreased by 11% compared to the previous period of 2013-17.
Kirit Parikh Committee for Reviewing of Gas Price Formula
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has set up a committee under noted energy expert Kirit Parikh to review the current gas pricing formula for domestically-produced gas to ensure “a fair price to the end consumer”.