Carbon dioxide Current Affairs, GK & News

World’s largest plant to suck CO2 from air starts in Iceland

World’s largest plant that has been designed to suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from air and turn it into rock was started recently in Iceland. Key Points This plant has been named as Orca, after the Icelandic word “orka”, meaning energy. The plant comprises of four units. Each of the units are made up of two ..

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UK to build World’s most powerful climate-change forecasting supercomputer

Met Office and Microsoft are to build a weather forecasting supercomputer in the UK. The UK Government is to invest 1.2 billion Pound Sterling in the project. About the Supercomputer The supercomputer is expected to be one of the top twenty-five supercomputers in the world. It will help in better understanding of Climate Change. The ..

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NASA helicopter makes third flight on Mars

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently announced that the Ingenuity helicopter has completed its third flight successfully. Third Flight of Ingenuity Helicopter According to NASA, in its third flight, the Ingenuity helicopter flew faster and farther. In its third flight, the helicopter rose to five metres. This is the same altitude as that ..

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What is Proning?

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently issued guidelines on proning for self-care for COVID-19 patients at home. Under the new guidelines, the ministry has advised the COVID-19 patients to practice proning if they are facing breathing difficulties. Background The number of COVID-19 cases in India is increasing rapidly. This has put hospitals under ..

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Global Energy Review

The International Energy Agency recently released the Global Energy Review report. According to the report, the Carbon Dioxide emissions in India is to be 1.4% higher than the levels recorded in 2019. Key Findings of the Report: India The coal-fired power generation is to increase by three times higher than the increase in generation from ..

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