Current Affairs of the Day

SC approves widening of three Char Dham highways

  1. The Supreme Court upheld the Government’s mandate to broaden three Himalayan highways, considered crucial by the Ministry of Defence (MoD)
    for quick troop build-up along the India-China border.
  2. The three National Highways — Rishikesh to Mana, Rishikesh to Gangotri and Tanakpur to Pithoragarh — act as feeder roads to the northern border with China.
  3. They are part of the Char Dham Highway project. The highways will now be developed in accordance with the double lane with paved shoulder
    (DLPS) system.
  4. This court in a judicial review cannot second-guess the infrastructural needs of the armed forces, the court said.

CJI bats for more women judges

  1. Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana promised to take up with the Supreme Court Collegium the demand for more women judges.
  2. The Supreme Court currently has the highest number of women judges ever in its history. The recommendation of Justice B.V. Nagarathna by
    the Collegium, led by Chief Justice Ramana, would see the first woman Chief Justice of India.
  3. There can be no denying that the inclusion of women as judges and lawyers in the country will substantially improve the justice delivery system. Women can bring a different perspective to the law which will enrich the legal field.
  4. Chief Justice Ramana responded by quoting the late U.S. Supreme Court judge, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, to say “women belong in all places where decisions are being made…It shouldn’t be that women are the exception”.

India votes against UN draft resolution on climate change

  1. India voted against a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) linking climate to security, saying it was an attempt to shift
    climate talks from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to the Security Council and a “step backwards” for
    collective action on the issue.
  2. One of the objectives of the debate was to examine how terrorism and security risks could be linked to climate change.
  3. The reason countries were attempting to bring climate talks to the Security Council was that decisions could be taken without consensus or the
    involvement of most developing countries, India responded.
  4. If the Security Council indeed takes over the responsibility on this issue, a few states will then have a free hand in deciding on all climate-related Iissues.

Undermining progress

  1. Developing and ‘least developed countries had worked, over the last two decades, to make “common but differentiated” responsibilities a
    fundamental tenet of climate action, India noted.
  2. Attempt to link climate with security really seeks to obfuscate the lack of progress on critical issues under the UNFCCC process, many of the UNSC members were the primary contributors to climate change.
  3. India said developed countries had not met their promises with regard to climate action and called for these countries to provide $1 trillion in climate finance “at the earliest.”
  4. India said that climate change may have exacerbated conflicts in the Sahel region and across Africa, and India remained committed to peace and
    development in those regions, but “viewing conflicts through the prism of climate change” was “misleading” and an

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