World Resources Institute Current Affairs, GK & News

BEE expands Star Labelling Programme to two more appliances

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency has formulated the Star Labelling Programme under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. Recently, on its 19th foundation day, BEE expanded its coverage to 2 more appliances: Deep Freezers and Light Commercial Air Conditioners. The total appliances covered under the programme are 26 now. A database on energy e­fficiency called ‘Urja ..


World Resources Institute releases a report titled “Reducing Food Loss and Waste”

The World Resources Institute (WRI) has recently released a report titled “Reducing Food Loss and Waste” with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation. The report has quantified global food wastage — nearly one-third of the food i.e. produced each year goes uneaten, costing the global economy over $940 billion. The uneaten food is responsible for ..


Water Crisis: Data from World Resources Institute

The new data from the World Resources Institute makes the following observations: About one-quarter of the world’s population is facing extremely high levels of baseline water stress (i.e. irrigated agriculture, industries, and municipalities withdraw more than 80% of their available supply on average every year). Water withdrawals have more than doubled globally since the 1960s due ..


Tropical forest size of England destroyed in 2018: WRI report

As per recently published US-based World Resources Institute (WRI) report, world lost 12 million hectares (30 million acres) of tropical tree cover in 2018. It is fourth largest annual decline since global satellite data become available in 2001. According to report, with such decline world’s forests entered in ‘emergency room’ implying that planet’s health is ..