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What is a ‘Battery Passport’?

Germany’s Ministry of Economy, Robert Habeck, has announced that there are plans by a group of companies in the country’s automotive industry to develop a ‘passport’ that will be tracing the environmental impact of European batteries. Overview: The consortium consisting of 11 partners received EUR 8.2m of funding to develop a common set of standards ..




India’s Deep Ocean Mission

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious Rs 8000 crore plan to explore the deep ocean minerals in the Indian Ocean Region. The mission which will be coordinated by the Ministry of Earth Sciences aims to explore and exploit the polymetallic nodules on the seabed.? What are the polymetallic nodules? Polymetallic nodules are small-to-medium potato ..


Union Government sets up KABIL to ensure supply of critical Minerals

The joint venture company namely Khanij Bidesh India Ltd. (KABIL) has been set up with the participation of three Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) to ensure a consistent supply of critical and strategic minerals to Indian domestic market. These CPSEs are National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO), Hindustan Copper Ltd. (HCL) and Mineral Exploration Company Ltd. ..