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Asian Development Bank to invest 100 million USD in NIIF

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

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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Results of Swachh Survekshan League, 2020 released

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on December 31, 2019, released Swachh Survekshan League in New Delhi. Around 4,372 cities participated in the league. It is a cleanliness survey that helps in competitive federalism. Highlights In the category of 10 lakh plus population, Indore secured first place. Indore has remained in first place for ..

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The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 passed in Parliament

This Bill will have far reaching effects in Indian ship recycling industry.  The existing Ship breaking code (revised), 2013 and the provisions of the Hong Kong convention, 2009 are merged in this bill.  As India is a leader in the global ship recycling industry (30%), it will set global standards. Ships to be recycled in ..

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Report on states’ performance in garbage collection from household

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Development tabled a report on the state-wise performance in the collection of garbage from the households. The report said that 93% of the municipal councils in the country collect garbage from the doorsteps of households on a daily basis under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. However, only 57% of ..

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