Sulphur Dioxide Current Affairs, GK & News
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved subsidy for Urea that are to be produced by TFL. TFL is a state-run fertilizer plant. It is Talcher Fertilizer Plant. About the Plant The TFL is to commission a new fertilizer plant in Odisha. This plant will produce urea through coal gasification. The Government of India ..
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently amended the rules of thermal power plants emission standards. The new rule has extended the deadline for the thermal power plants within ten kilometres of National Capital Region and in cities with more than ten lakh population to comply with the new emission norms by the ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Air pollution • Air Quality Standards • Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) • Flue Gas Desulphurisation • Ministry of Power • particulate matter • Sulphur Dioxide • sulphur dioxide emissions • Thermal Power Plants
The Environment Ministry of China recently announced to set up a new Public Information Platform that will allow the public to track emissions from the polluting enterprises. The platform will come into effect on March 1, 2021. Highlights The Public Information Platform will help the authorities to prosecute the public who will break the rules. ..
The Central Government has asked the states to maintain the supply of medical oxygen smooth and hassle-free. Medical Oxygen included in national list of essential medicines and also in the WHO list of essential medicines. What is medical Oxygen? Medical Oxygen is pure oxygen. It contains 99.5% of pure oxygen. Generally, the air we breathe ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
As per study published by researchers at University of Maryland, US, India is overtaking China to become world’s largest emitter of anthropogenic Sulphur Dioxide (SO2). SO2 is an air pollutant that causes acid rain, haze and many health-related problems. It is produced predominantly during burning of coal to generate electricity and vehicular emissions. Key Highlights ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
NASA scientists using a new satellite-based method have located 39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions that cause pollution. The unreported emission sources were found in the analysis of satellite data from 2005 to 2014. These sources are clusters of coal-burning power plants, oil and gas operations and smelters notably ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2016