Green House Gas Emissions Current Affairs, GK & News
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to inaugurate Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Section. The section will open new opportunities for local industries such as textile production, glassware industry, block printing, pottery products, hing production, locks and hardware. Command Centre of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor The Operation Control Centre at Prayagraj is to act as the ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs
The Yale University recently released the biennial Environment Performance Index. India scored 168th rank out of 180 countries. In 2018, India scored 27.6 out of 100 and secured 177th rank. About the report Around 32 indicators were considered to create the ranking. Also, the index provided 10-year observation on environmental performance at national and international ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: carbon dioxide emissions • Carbon emissions • Climate change • Environment Performance Index • Green House Gas Emissions • Green House Gases • South Asia • Sustainable Development Goals • Yale University
On April 20, 2020, the Government of India has laid down procedure to allocate quota for the import of calcined pet coke in the financial year 2020-21. Highlights In October 2018, the Government of India permitted imports of certain quantity of pet coke in order to use it as fuel in anode making. Earlier, the ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
The Agharkar Research Institute of Pune has isolated 45 strains of methanotrophic bacteria. These bacteria are capable of reducing methane emissions in rice plants. Highlights Apart from isolating the strains, the scientists have also created methanotrophic culture. The isolated bacteria were from southern and western India. What are Methanotrophs? Methanotrophs are environmental organisms that have ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
On January 5, 2020, Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) and LED Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) marked their fifth anniversary. The schemes were implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). EESL is a joint venture of PSU operating under Ministry of Power. Highlights Under the SLNP initiative, in five years around 1.03 ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs