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The researchers from IIT Guwahati developed a low-cost method to produce anti-ageing compounds. The compound has been developed from a wide range of agricultural resources such as pulses, tea, berries, orange peels, parsley, onion and sea buckthorn. About the product The product does not use organic solvents as done by the other commercial industry. This ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
Every year, March 18 is celebrated as Global Recycling Day. The Recyclables are called the “Seventh Resource”. They help to save 700 million tonnes of Carbon-Dioxide every year according to the United Nations. The Global Recycling Day is being organized by Global Recycling Foundation. This year, it operates under the theme Theme: Recycling Heroes Highlights ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
In August 2016, the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016 has come into force. This act provides for setting up Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) at both central and state level to ensure expeditious and transparent utilization of amounts realised in lieu of forest land diverted for non-forest purpose. The utilization of funds ..
As of today, all of African Sovereign countries are members of the African Union. The only country which was not member of this body was Morocco, which has left its predecessor OAU (Organisation of African Unity) in 1984 due to political reasons which we have discussed in this article. In the 28th Summit of AU ..
Topics: Natural Resources
India’s first facility to produce nickel was launched by the Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) at its Indian Copper Complex (ICC) at Ghatshila in Jharkhand. The new facility “Nickel, Copper and Acid Recovery Plant” will be first facility in India to produce nickel metal of London Metal Exchange (LME) grade from primary resource. Key Facts Initially, ..
Joint expeditions by India and the United States have discovered large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate (an icy form of the fuel) in Indian Ocean. The discovery was made by the Union Oil Ministry and the US Geological Survey in the Bay of Bengal. It was the result of the most comprehensive gas ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2016