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Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs(CCSCH) – UPSC Prelims

Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs(CCSCH): The Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs(CCSCH) was established in 2013. It was established with the support of more than a hundred countries under the Codex Alimentarius Commission(CAC). Purpose: To develop and expand worldwide standards for spices and culinary herbs. To consult with other international organisations in the …

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Leaders Summit on Climate – UPSC Prelims

Leaders Summit on Climate: Leaders Summit on Climate is a conference hosted by the United States(US) President on Earth Day. The summit coincides with the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Paris Agreement on climate change for signature. Summit is also a precursor to the United Nations Climate Change Conference(COP26) that will take place later this year in Glasgow. …

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Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process – UPSC Prelims

Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process: Heart of Asia Istanbul Process is a regional initiative of Afghanistan and the Republic of Turkey. It was launched in November 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. Aim: The process aims to promote economic and political cooperation for Afghanistan peace through dialogue and confidence-building measures (CBMs). Composition: The platform comprises 15 participating countries, 17 supporting countries, …

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Permanent Indus Commission – UPSC Prelims

Permanent Indus Commission(PIC): The Permanent Indus Commission is a bilateral commission of officials from India and Pakistan. It is created to implement and manage the goals of the Indus Water Treaty, 1960. The Commission according to the treaty must meet regularly at least once a year. The PIC holds the meeting alternately in India and Pakistan. …

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Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure – UPSC Prelims

CDRI is a multi-stakeholder global partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, private sector, and academic and knowledge institutions. It was launched by India’s PM at UN Climate Action Summit 2019. Purpose: It aims to promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster …

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Troika Plus Meeting – UPSC Prelims

About the Troika-plus-Pakistan Conference: Troika-plus-Pakistan meeting involves consultations between the US, Russia, China, Pakistan along with the representatives of the Afghanistan government, Taliban, and other senior Afghan leaders. 2 Such meetings held in 2020. Purpose: The meeting is expected to discuss ways to assist in advancing the intra-Afghan talks in Doha. It aims to reduce the …

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Doha Agreement on Afghanistan – UPSC Prelims

In 2020, the United States signed a historic deal with the Taliban. The deal aims to end the 18-year-war in Afghanistan. The deal was signed in Doha (Qatar) and thus termed as Doha Agreement. The key features of the Doha agreement are: Troops Withdrawal: The US will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. Further, the NATO or …

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GI Tag for Basmati Rice to Pakistan – UPSC Prelims

Pakistan has secured GI tag for its Basmati Rice. India already has GI tag for Basmati Rice. India’s Basmati Zone includes- Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Pakistan’s Basmati belt was the Kalar bowl, a tract of land between Ravi and the Chenab rivers, covering 7 districts. Output and area of …

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Winter Olympics – UPSC Prelims

Winter Olympics: Winter Olympics is the premier competition for sports that are played on ice or snow. It is held every four years and features participants from across the world. Ice skating, ice hockey, skiing and figure skating are some of the popular sports that are played at the Winter Games. The first Winter Olympics were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. …

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