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Ministry of Urban Affairs releases advisories on Waste Management

On June 5, 2020, the Ministry of Urban Affairs released series of advisories on Effective waste management. The advisories were issued as a part of World Environment Day celebration. Highlights The three advisories released are as follows Advisory on Material Recovery Facilities for Municipal Solid Waste Advisory on Landfill Reclamation On-site and Off-site Sewage Management ..

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Oil Spill in the Arctic region of Russia

Russia declared state of emergency after oil spilled into Ambarnaya river. The surface of the river turned crimson red. Highlights The Ambarnaya river slows into environmentally sensitive Arctic Ocean. The Thermoelectric power plant located at Norilsk has been built on a permafrost. The permafrost has weakened due to climate change and increase in temperature. This ..

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Union Cabinet approved MoUs signed between India and Bhutan

On June 3, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and Bhutan. The agreement between the countries was signed to improve cooperation in the field of environment. Highlights The agreement will help to promote long term cooperation between India and Bhutan. Also, it will help to ..

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June 3: World Bicycle Day

Every year, World Bicycle Day is celebrated on June 3. The day is celebrated by the United Nations to lay emphasis about the benefits of cycling. Highlights The World Bicycle Day is being celebrated since 2018. The day was declared by the United Nations. The main aim to observe the day is to celebrate uniqueness, ..

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“Ultra Swachh” Booth developed by DRDO to disinfect PPEs

The Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) developed a disinfection unit called Ultra Swachh. The unit is used to disinfect articles such as electronic items, Personal Protective Equipment, fabrics, etc. About the unit The Unit uses an advanced oxidative process called Ozonated Space Technology to disinfect the items. The device also uses Ozone Sealant Technology that ..

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