Current Affairs – March, 2019
Current Affairs 2019 (March) with Latest Current Affairs and news summary on current events of national and international importance for UPSC, Banking, SSC, CLAT, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.
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Skytrax World Airport Awards which lists the Best 100 Airports of the World was released by the UK-based Skytrax, a consultancy firm which runs an airline and airport review and ranking site. The accolade was awarded at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 in London.
Best Airports of World
- Singapore’s Changi Airport has been crowned the world’s best aviation hub for the seventh time in a row. Singapore Changi Airport is well known for its rooftop swimming pool, two 24-hour movie theatres and shopping spots.
- Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), up one place from 2018 stood at the second place. The airport hub also won accolade as World’s Best Domestic Airport and World’s Cleanest Airport.
- Incheon International Airport, down one place from its second-place spot in 2018 is the other entrant at number three. Incheon International Airport also won the accolade for World’s Best Transit Airport.
Indian Airports in the List
- Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi was eight points up this year after featuring at the 66th spot in 2018 and stood at rank 59.
- Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport stood at 64, down one rank from the previous year.
- Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport stood at 66, up 10 ranks.
- Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport at 69, down five ranks.
The Skytrax World Airport Awards are based on votes of customers in a global airport customer satisfaction survey.
Month: Current Affairs – March, 2019 Categories: International • UPSC
Tags: Bengaluru • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport • Hyderabad • Incheon • Indira Gandhi International Airport • Kempegowda International Airport • London • Mumbai • New Delhi • Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 • Rajiv Gandhi International Airport • Singapore • Skytrax World Airport Awards • Skytrax World Airport Awards 2019 • Tokyo • World's Best Domestic Airport • World's Best Transit Airport • World's Cleanest Airport
The International Energy Agency (IEA) report on Carbon dioxide emissions makes the following observations:
- India emitted 2,299 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2018. India’s emissions carbon dioxide witnessed an increase of 4.8% rise from last year.
- The rate of growth of carbon dioxide emission in India was higher than that of the United States and China which are the two biggest emitters in the world. This increase in the emission of carbon dioxide was attributed to coal consumption.
- China, the United States, and India accounted for nearly 70% of the rise in energy demand.
- India’s per capita emissions were about 40% of the global average and contributed 7% to the global carbon dioxide burden whereas the largest emitter the United States was responsible for 14%.
- Under the INDC India has pledged to reduce the emissions intensity of its economy by 2030. But India’s energy intensity improvement declined 3% from last year even as its renewable energy installations increased 10.6% from last year.
As per estimates, India requires at least $2.5 trillion (Rs 150 trillion approx.) to implement its climate pledge which is around 71% of the combined required spending for all developing countries pledges.
Month: Current Affairs – March, 2019 Categories: Environment & Biodiversity • UPSC
Tags: Carbon dioxide • carbon dioxide emissions • China • IEA • INDC • International Energy Agency • USA