6th July The Hindu Extra Explanation

Anguished: experiencing or expressing severe mental or physical pain or suffering.

Quibbling: the action of raising objections about a trivial matter.

Coax: “the trainees were coaxed into doing boring work”

Cajole: persuade (someone) to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery.

  • The median line is an unofficial but once largely adhered-to border that runs down the middle of the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan and China
  • Academia: the life, community, or world of teachers, schools, and education
  • Repo rate is the rate at which the central bank of a country (Reserve Bank of India in case of India) lends money to commercial banks in the event of any shortfall of funds. Repo rate is used by monetary authorities to control inflation.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held between 28 July and 8 August, 2022. It will feature the largest Para-sport program at a Commonwealth Games to date with 8 Para-sports being contested.

An “exclusive economic zone,” or “EEZ” is an area of the ocean, generally extending 200 nautical miles (230 miles) beyond a nation’s territorial sea, within which a coastal nation has jurisdiction over both living and nonliving resources

  • The UNFCCC, signed in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development also known as the Earth Summit, the Rio Summit or the Rio Conference
  • The UNFCCC entered into force on March 21, 1994, and has been ratified by 197 countries.According to Article 2, the Convention’s ultimate objective is “to achieve, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”.
  • This objective is qualified in that it “should be achieved within a time frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner”.
  • The Conference of the Parties (COP) : Article 7.2 defines the COP as the “supreme body” of the Convention, as it is its highest decision-making authority. The climate change process revolves around the annual sessions of the COP.
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