E-Waste Current Affairs, GK & News
IIT Madras is in process of developing an online platform called e-Source that will be used to tackle electronic wastes (e-waste). Key Facts E-Source will be used to tackle e-waste by linking stakeholders of the formal and informal economy. e-Source will act as an exchange platform to serve as an online marketplace for Waste Electrical ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
In the year 2020, India has generated a total of 10,14,961.2 tonnes of e-waste which is an increase of 31.6% when compared to the previous year. Highlights Ashwini Kumar Choubey , Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change relayed this information in the Rajya Sabha. The minister has also asked for state-wise data ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2021
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is an initiative set up by NITI Aayog. AIM has collaboration with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). It will conduct a two-day hackathon on circular economy, ‘India-Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)’, in December 2020. What are the Key themes of the India-Australia Circular Economy Hackathon? The Key themes ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs
On October 14, 2020, the third International E-Waste Day was observed. The day is being observed by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Forum (WEEF) since 2018. This year, the day is observed on the theme Theme: Education Highlights According to the United Nations, the volume of E-waste generated in the last five years has increased ..
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs
The massive amount of E-waste being generated by our digital footprint causes a massive concern as these digital gadgets have a massive waste profile and their disposal is a big cause of concern for us all. What is happening? As per a recent UN report titled “A New Circular Vision for Electronics” has highlighted the ..