Iceland Current Affairs, GK & News

World’s largest plant to suck CO2 from air starts in Iceland

World’s largest plant that has been designed to suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from air and turn it into rock was started recently in Iceland. Key Points This plant has been named as Orca, after the Icelandic word “orka”, meaning energy. The plant comprises of four units. Each of the units are made up of two ..

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India ranked 51st in Democracy Index by EIU

London based the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released 2019 Democracy Index’s global ranking in which as per the report, India slipped 10 ranks to be placed in 51, this year. The overall score of India also came down to 6.90 from the earlier score of 7.23, the downtrend has been cited due to erosion ..

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World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report

The World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap index was designed and first published in 2006 to measure gender equality by collecting data based on gender gap between women and men in four key areas: education, economy, health, and politics from countries around the world. The 2019 Global Gender gap index was released on Monday, December ..

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President of India addresses India-Iceland Business Forum in Reykjavik

President of India Ram Nath Kovind, addressed the India-Iceland Business Forum in Reykjavik, (capital of Iceland) on 11 September 2019. President Kovind is on a 3 day visit to Reykjavik, Iceland from 9-11 September 2019. This is part of President’s three first leg visit to– Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia. This is also the first visit ..

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Iceland holds funeral for Okjokull: 1st glacier lost to climate change

As the world recently marked warmest July ever on record, Iceland held funeral for Okjokull glacier, country’s 1st glacier lost to climate change. Nation commemorated the once huge Okjokull glacier with plaque. The commemoration ceremony was also attended by Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir. Key Highlights People in Iceland gathered together to commemorate loss ..

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