WORLD IS HOTTER THAN EVER BEFORE : WMO
Paris agreement has failed to put brakes on emission rise major greenhouse gases have reached all-time record values.
United Nations Emissions Gap Report published recently, he projected
that the world was on course to a ‘3 to 5 degree rise’
It is almost certain that the ongoing decade of 2010-2019 is going to be the warmest on recordMajor GHGs like carbon dioxide, methane & nitrous oxide have reached record levels & situation has worsened since the Paris Agreement
GLOBAL MEAN SEA LEVEL HIGHEST-EVER IN 2019
The State of Global Climate 2019 says that this is yet another sign of the world being in a climate emergency
It blamed the rise on the continued melting of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland as well as climate phenomena like El Niño and La Niña.
During El Niño, water from tropical river basins on land is transferred to the ocean (like in 1997, 2012 and 2015).
During La Niña, the opposite occurs, with a transfer of water from the ocean to land (like in 2011)
According to the report, the rise in the sea level was not uniform
DEVELOPED COUNTRIES LARGELY CONSUMED CARBON BUDGET
Allowable amount of additional emissions, known as the “carbon budget”
WORLD MALARIA REPORT
Despite a dip in cases, India still one of the worst-hit countries
While Africa and India saw the maximum dip in malaria cases between 2017 and 2018, they still accounted for 85 per cent deaths
Malaria is mostly caused by Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax parasites mainly.
Despite being the highest burden country in the South-East Asia region, India showed a reduction in reported cases of 51 per cent than of 2016
major challenges remain decreased funding, treatment failures and vector resistance to pyrethroids, the insectides used against the vectors.
INDIA, CHINA TO HOLD ‘HAND-IN-HAND’ MILITARY EXERCISE
As part of efforts to expand military-to-military cooperation
objective of countering terrorism under the United Nations mandate. This will be the eighth edition of the joint exercise and will be conducted at Umroi in Meghalaya from 7-20 December.
2 tactical exercises are scheduled during the training: counter-terrorism scenario and Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.
MISSION INDRADHANUSH 2.0
Intensified Mission Indradhanush- 2.0 launched – This immunization drive will be conducted in four phase
Vaccination services will be provided free of cost to the dropout and left out children and pregnant women