Headlines of the Day 01/12/2023


PM Modi Visits UAE for World Climate Action Summit :

PM Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to the UAE for the World Climate Action Summit, part of COP-28. He will address the summit, and participate in high-level side events including the launch of the Green Credits Initiative and LeadIT 2.0. India expects a clear roadmap on climate finance at COP-28. The visit also includes bilateral meetings with world leaders. Read more



Defence Acquisition Council Greenlights Rs 2.23 Lakh Crore Boost for Armed Forces : 

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh-led Defence Acquisition Council approved ₹2.23 trillion capital acquisition for the Armed Forces, with 98% from domestic sources. Proposals include Anti-tank Munitions, a \’155 mm Nubless projectile, an automatic Target Tracker, a Digital Basaltic Computer for T-90 Tanks, Medium Range Anti-Ship Missiles for the Navy, and Light Combat Helicopters for the Air Force and Army, promoting self-reliance in defence. Read more



New Delhi Hosts 40th Coast Guard Commanders’ Conference: 

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh urged the Indian Coast Guard to enhance coastal defences and maritime capabilities at the 40th Coast Guard Commanders’ Conference in New Delhi. He commended their leadership in search and rescue and pollution response, emphasizing the ongoing battle against contraband and drug trafficking. The conference aims to address maritime challenges and strengthen coastal surveillance mechanisms. Read more



The 28th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) : 

India and China discussed the Line of Actual Control in the 28th Meeting of the Working Mechanism, aiming for complete disengagement in Eastern Ladakh. They agreed to maintain peace, avoid incidents, and continue dialogue through military and diplomatic channels. Read more



SBM-GOBARdhan Biogas Conference : 

The SBM-GOBARdhan Biogas Conference, focusing on accelerating the Compressed Biogas sector, will be held in New Delhi. The conference aims to promote the GOBARdhan initiative, converting waste to wealth through compressed biogas plants. Discussions will cover transformative policies, existing national initiatives, and India\’s goal for net-zero emissions by 2070, where waste to biogas plays a crucial role. Read more



COP 28 : 

The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the UNFCCC began today in Dubai, UAE, with world leaders, policymakers, and climate experts from 198 parties convening to address urgent climate concerns and establish ambitious goals. The two-week conference, from November 30 to December 12, 2023, marks a crucial moment in the global effort to combat the escalating climate crisis. Read more


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