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Airbus to launch World’s first Commercial Hydrogen aircraft by 2035

On September 21 2020 the aviation company airbus launched three concepts for the first zero emission commercial aircraft. Their aircraftcraft is to enter into service by 2035. Highlights The three concepts of the company has been introduced under the code name ZEROe. The concept of are as follows Turbofan design. It can accommodate 120 to ..

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O-SMART Scheme: Tsunami Early Warning Centre providing services to 25 Indian Ocean Countries

The Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsha Vardhan recently provided a written reply in Rajya Sabha. According to his reply, the Indian tsunami early warning Centre is currently serving 25 Indian ocean countries. This is being implemented under the O-SMART scheme of Ministry of earth sciences. ..

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GoI sets Hydrogen Energy Development Targets

The Government of India has planned to include hydrogen energy development under its renewable energy Future Plans. Highlights Currently the Government of India has set a target to generate 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022 and hydrogen has not been included in the target. This includes, 100 Watts of solar power, 60 gigawatts of ..

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Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program launched

The G20 Environment Ministers Meeting took place on September 16, 2020 as a part of the Sherpa Track for the G20 Leaders’ Summit 2020. The summit was hosted by Saudi Arabia. Key Highlights In the meeting, The Global Initiative on Reducing Land Degradation was launched. Theme of the meeting has been selected as- “Realizing Opportunities ..

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September 16: International Day for Prevention of the Ozone Layer

The International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer which is also known as the World Ozone day is being observed today on September 16, 2020.  Theme for 2020 edition is- “Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection”. About World Ozone day The day is celebrated since 1994. September 16 was proclaimed ..

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