Ozone layer Current Affairs, GK & News

September 16: International Day for Prevention of the Ozone Layer

The International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer which is also known as the World Ozone day is being observed today on September 16, 2020.  Theme for 2020 edition is- “Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection”. About World Ozone day The day is celebrated since 1994. September 16 was proclaimed ..

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DHRUVs: UV based Sanitizer by DRDO to sanitize phones

The Research Centre Imarat (RCI) of Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) has developed Defence Research Ultraviolet Sanitizer (DHRUVS). Highlights The RCI of DRDO based in Hyderabad has developed a Ultra Violet Cabinet to sanitize mobile phones, laptops, iPads, passbooks, challans and paper. It can also be used to sanitize currency notes and papers. It provides ..

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Largest hole in the Ozone Layer closes by itself

The C3S (Copernicus Climate Change Service) and CAMS (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service) confirmed that the hole in the Ozone layer has healed itself. Highlights The hole was 1 million square kilometres wide above the Arctic. The hole was identified by the scientists in March 2020. It was formed due to unusual climatic conditions. How did ..

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Phase Out of Ozone Depleting Chemicals achieved by India

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (EFoCC) recently announced that India has achieved the complete phase out of ozone depleting Hydro Chloro Fluoro Carbons (HCFC). The achievement has its route to the Montreal Protocol Highlights In order to move towards environment friendly technologies, the Ministry of EFoCC prohibited import of HCFC-141b. The order was ..

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Ozone Hole: Smallest on record

NASA reported that ozone hole near south pole is in its smallest size since it was discovered. In 2006, the hole was 10.3 million square miles. However, recently it has reduced to 3.6 million square miles. Scientists say that the hole is smaller than it was found in 1985. Every year, the ozone hole reaches ..

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