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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said that it will impose a fine of 50,000 rupees on airlines if their planes empty toilet tanks in the air while landing and splattering human waste on houses. To this effect, NGT has asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to issue a circular to all airlines ..
As per the industry body Assocham, less than 5% of India’s total electronic waste (e-waste) gets recycled due to deficient infrastructure, legislation and framework. Growing at a compounded annual growth rate of about 20%, India annually produces over 4.4 lakh tonnes of e-waste In India, over 90% of e-waste is managed by unorganized sector it ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2012
Dumping of e-waste, comprising electronic items like television sets, mobile phones and computers is illegal from now on. It is also illegal to sell e-waste to local scrap dealers. Under the Electronic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011, notified a year ago has come into effect from today, such waste must be routed to one ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2012
May 29, 2009The United States will host the next G-20 Summit on September 24 and 25 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The first G-20 meeting was held in November last year, while Britain hosted the second summit in April. At the Pittsburgh Summit, President Barack Obama will meet with leaders representing 85 percent of the world’s economy, ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2009
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