E-Waste Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ..
The joint meetings of three conventions on chemicals and waste namely Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Key Highlights About: The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to Basel Convention (COP 14) was held along with the 9th meeting of the COP to Rotterdam Convention and the 9th ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2019
Topics: Agriculture Ministry • Basel Convention • Chemicals and Fertilizer Ministry • Cop • COP 14 • E-Waste • Forest and Climate Change • Geneva • HBCD • Ministry of Environment • Phorate • Prior Informed Consent • Rotterdam Convention • Stockholm Convention • Switzerland
A recent ASSOCHAM-NEC study on “Electricals & Electronics Manufacturing in India” has revealed that India recycles only 5% of its e-waste and the country is one of the biggest contributors of e-waste in the world. E-waste of electronic waste refers to the electronic equipment being thrown away. It includes discarded computer monitors, motherboards, Cathode Ray ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2018