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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - September, 2021
Category: Environment Current Affairs • International / World Current Affairs
Topics: carbon capture and storage (CCS) • Carbon dioxide • Carbon dioxide emission • Climate change • Iceland • Orca plant • World’s largest plant to suck CO2
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - January, 2020
Topics: Bangladesh • China • Economist Intelligence Unit • Finland • Iceland • London • New Zealand • Norway • Pakistan • Sri lanka • Sweden
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 ..
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs
Topics: Bangladesh • China • Finland • Gender equality • Gender gap • Iceland • Iraq • Nepal • Norway • Pakistan • srilanka • Sweden • Switzerland • World Economic Forum
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - September, 2019
Category: Places in News Current Affairs
Topics: Fourth Industrial Revolution • Iceland • President of India • Ram Nath Kovind • Reykjavik
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - August, 2019
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: bronze plaque • Climate change • First glacier lost to climate change • First monument to a lost glacier • Iceland • letter to future • Okjokull glacier • Reykjavik
Global Peace Index 2019: India ranked 141
In the recently released Global Peace Index (GPI) of Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), India’s rank slipped by five places to 141 among 163 countries on GPI 2019 and Iceland was ranked 1st. India was ranked 136 in GPI 2018. Key Findings of Report Most Peaceful Country: Iceland with rank 1st remains the most ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2019
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
Topics: Climate change • Iceland • Institute for Economics & Peace • Internal Conflicts • Least Peaceful Country • Military Expenditure • Most Peaceful Country • Steve Killelea