solid waste management: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Sustainable Sold Waste Processing Facility developed by CSIR-CMERI
Published: October 19, 2020
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) has developed Solid Waste Processing facility. Highlights The facility has helped to achieve decentralized decimation of solid waste. Also, it will help in creating value added products. The main objective of the system is to unburden the segregation responsibilities. This is achieved ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs
Indian Teenager Udit Singhal named in UN List of 2020 Class of Young Leaders for SDG
Published: September 18, 2020
On September 18, 2020, the United Nations named an 18-year-old Indian teenager in the list of 2020 Class of Young leaders for Sustainable Development Goals. Udit Singhal The Delhi based teenager is the founder of Glass2Sand. It is zero waste ecosystem that converts glass to sand. The system has been addressing the growing problem of ..
Category: Awards, Persons & Places in News
SC directs removal of Slum Dwellings along the Rail Tracks
Published: September 4, 2020
The Supreme Court has directed removal of 48,000 slum dwellings along the 140 km length of railway tracks in Delhi within three months. It also directed that there shall not be any kind of political interference in execution of the plan. Key Facts The court restrained any court from granting any kind of stay with ..
Category: States Current Affairs
Ministry of Urban Affairs releases advisories on Waste Management
Published: June 6, 2020
On June 5, 2020, the Ministry of Urban Affairs released series of advisories on Effective waste management. The advisories were issued as a part of World Environment Day celebration. Highlights The three advisories released are as follows Advisory on Material Recovery Facilities for Municipal Solid Waste Advisory on Landfill Reclamation On-site and Off-site Sewage Management ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
Rs 170 crores disbursed to MNREGA
Published: May 22, 2020
On May 21, 2020, the Government of India disbursed RS 170 crores to MNREGA workers. The amounts were disbursed to the beneficiaries through the Deaprtment of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. Highlights The Department has taken up more than 14,000 development projects under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act) since April 20, 2020. This ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2020
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Topics: COVID-19 • Employment • employment generation • Migrant workers • MNREGA • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin • Rural Development • solid waste management • Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan • Swachh Bharat Mission