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 ..

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India’s first Online Waste Exchange launched

Published: June 8, 2020

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the first online waste exchange programme. The programme was launched for safe disposal of toxic wastes and promote recycling and reuse of toxic wastes. Highlights The online waste exchange programme was launched on the occasion of World Environment day. The platform is to track, audit, scrutinize ..

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CPCB issues guidelines to handle COVID-19 treatment wastes

Published: April 21, 2020

On April 20, 2020, the Central Pollution Control Board has issued guidelines to manage waste generated during treatment of COVID-19 patients. The guidelines are to be followed by sample collection centres, isolation wards, quarantine centres and also by all biomedical waste treatment facilities and disposal facilities. These guidelines have been issued to supplement Bio Medical ..

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Asian Development Bank to invest 100 million USD in NIIF

Published: March 30, 2020

On March 30, 2020, the Asian Development Bank announced that it is to invest 100 million USD in National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). The investment during an economic slow down is a great boost for the Indian Economy. NIIF The National Investment and Infrastructure Funds were set up in 2015. The main purpose of ..

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Indian Railway’s first Waste to Energy Plant uses “PolyCrack” Technology

Published: January 26, 2020

The East Coast Railways commissioned the first waste-to-energy plant of Railways sector of India. It is the fourth such plant in the country. The plant has been set up at a cost of Rs 1.79 crores with Polycrack technology. Highlights The plant installed converts waste collected from the garbage disposal units into carbon powder, diesel ..

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