Economic geology: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Union government launches Prakash portal to monitor Coal supply
Published: October 5, 2019
The Union government has launched a Prakash portal – ‘Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony’ – for better coordination among the Ministries of Power, Coal and Indian Railways for coal supply to power plants. The portal, which is developed by NTPC, is designed to help in mapping and monitoring entire coal supply chain for ..
The first iron ore mine of Bangladesh discovered in Dinajpur
Published: June 19, 2019
For the first time in Bangladesh, iron ore mine has been discovered at Isabpur village in Dinajpur. According to the Geological Survey of Bangladesh, a 400-foot thick iron layer was found 1,750 feet beneath the surface stretched over an area of 6-10 square kilometre. The percentage of iron in the mine was 65 which indicate ..
India fourth highest emitter of carbon dioxide in world
Published: December 7, 2018
According to the study by the Global Carbon Project, India is the fourth highest emitter of CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the world, accounting for 7% of global emissions in 2017. India’s emissions look set to continue their strong growth by an average of 6.3% in 2018, with growth across all fuels — coal (7.1%), oil ..
Indore hosts 4th National Conclave on Mines and Minerals to strengthen mineral auction regime
Published: July 15, 2018
The 4th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals was held in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on 13th July 2018 for showcasing blocks which will be auctioned by the states in FY 2018-19 to the potential investors. The aim of the conclave was to carry forward the efforts of the Union Government for strengthening the mineral auction ..
National Mineral Development Corporation wins 2018 S&P Global PLATTS Global Metals Award in CSR category in London
Published: May 20, 2018
The National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC Ltd) has bagged the S&P Global Platts Global Metals Award 2018 in the corporate social responsibility category at London Grosvenor Square Marriott Hotel in the UK. This is the first time since inception of the awards that an Indian company has bagged an award in this category. NMDC is ..