E-Waste Current Affairs, GK & News

E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022

The Indian Government issued notification on E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022, which will come to effect from next financial year. What is E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022? The E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 was published by the Ministry of Environment, forest and climate change on November 2, 2022. The new rules will come to effect from April 1, ..

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Adoption of world’s first single charger rule

The European Parliament has approved the new rule to introduce single charging port for electronic gadgets by 2024 in the EU. Key facts The new EU law states that all new smartphones, tablets and camera will have a single standard charger. The new rules allow customers to choose between two chargers – one with and ..

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India’s first e-waste eco-park

On February 24, 2022, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, announced that Delhi will get India’s first e-waste eco-park. Key Points First electronic-waste eco-friendly park will be set up in Delhi, to handle the increasing e-waste. Dismantling, Re-cycling, Re-furbishing and re-manufacturing of the waste will be done in a safe and scientific manner. It will ..

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Solar Waste Handling in India

While India’s solar power capacity is increasing, the country does not have a proper policy on managing the waste that is being generated from solar panels and its manufacturing process. Overview: Currently, India considers solar waste as a part of its generated electronic waste and thus doesn’t account for it independently. Also, the nation doesn’t ..

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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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