Methane: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Atmospheric Methane

A new estimate from USA’s NOAA showed that the level of methane in the atmosphere in 2019 was the highest since record keeping began. Methane Methane is a gaseous compound and the simplest form of hydrocarbon class called alkane. It is a major component of natural gases. It is a potent greenhouse gas and its ..

Coal Bed Methane

The Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas recently discussed the policies regarding coal bed methane in the Rajya Sabha. Coal Bed Methane Coal Bed Methane or Coal Seam Gas refers to methane gas that is adsorbed onto coal seams which is a solid matrix. It is a gaseous fuel that is extracted from the ..

Did high methane level indicate life on Mars?

The discovery of high amounts of methane in the air on Mars lead to excitement as it was seen as an indication of life on the Red Planet, or beneath its surface. But the follow-up trials by NASA reported that the methane had fallen back to usual levels. This leaves the question of life on ..

Life on Mars

NASA s Curiosity rover has discovered startlingly high amounts of methane in the Martian air. This is significant for the fact that methane gas is usually produced by living things on the Earth. Now the NASA sent new instructions to the rover to follow up on the readings. Methane and Presence of Life The discovery ..

Methane surge spotted in the red planet

The European spacecraft, Mars Express orbiter has confirmed the presence of Methane gas in Mars. Methane being released in the red planet was first found by the NASA’s Curiosity Rover.  It measured the presence of Methane on 15 June 2013. It also said that the methane might have originated from the Gale Crater to the ..

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) to be set up

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for the establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) for conservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny. It will lead to the development of the cattle population in the country including the development and conservation of indigenous breeds. It will result in the growth of the livestock ..

Global Carbon Project: Major Initiatives

The Global Carbon Project (GCP) established in 2001 seeks to quantify global carbon emissions and their causes. The GCP brings together emission experts and economists to tackle the problem of rising concentrations of greenhouse gases. The projects of GCP include global budgets for three dominant greenhouse gases namely carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide and complementary efforts in urban, regional, ..

India’s Global roadshows for Hydrocarbon projects

What are these roadshows? Minister of State for Petroleum Jitin Prasad was recently in North America for shows in tour for promotion & atttraction of investment in India;s petroleum assets. Rounds of auction are held. Here is a summary of recent road shows held at various places. Mr. Prasad held road shows in Calgary in ..