26 December, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the Recycling of Ships Act, 2019 and its significance; about the Hong Kong convention
News: With a new legislation in place, India aims to garner at least 60% of the global ship recycling business and emerge as a key destination for recycling warships and other ship.
Ship recycling in India
Note: To read the details of the Recycling of Ships Act, 2019, click on the link below:
About the Hong Kong Convention
Source: The Hindu
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