EU’s carbon border tax

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s Interests   Source: TH  Context: The European Parliament – the legislative body of the 27-member EU, reached a political deal on the carbon border tax – Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).   Background: CBAM was first introduced as a …

El Niño likely to bring extreme weather across the world

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Important Geophysical Phenomena   Source: HT  Context: According to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the world should prepare for the development of El Niño, which is often associated with increased heat, drought or rainfall in different parts of the world.   Background: La Niña has now ended after persisting for three …