E-Waste Current Affairs, GK & News

IIT Madras to Develop Online Marketplace called e-Source

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 ..

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31.6% Rise in E-waste Generation Last Year

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 ..

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What is India-Australia Circular Economy Hackathon?

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 ..

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October 14: International E-Waste Day

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 ..

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E-waste disposal

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 ..

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