Building a blue economy: What India can learn from China

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Economics of Animal-Rearing/Food Processing and Related Industries in India    Source: IE  Context: Like China, India must raise its own deep-water fishing fleet and build modern harbours to further its economic and security goals.   Importance of the fishing sector for India:  Fish is an affordable and rich source of animal …

UN to allow deep sea mining: Issues and concerns

GS Paper 2/3 Syllabus: International Relations/Environment, Conservation   Source: IE Context: The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has decided that it will start taking permit applications from companies that want to mine the ocean floor. Image Credits: ISA 2021 Background:.     Concerns: At the 28th Session of the ISA (Kingston, Jamaica), several countries insisted that …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 22 December 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea):

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: India remained committed to promoting a free, open and rules-based order rooted in international law and undaunted by coercion, the Centre recently informed Parliament while reiterating support for the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). …