Current Affairs - September, 2020

Significance of the Launch World’s first Commercial Hydrogen Aircraft by 2035

The aviation company Airbus launched three concepts for the first zero emission commercial aircraft or the Hydrogen Aircraft on September 21, 2020. The aircrafts would be operational by 2035. Key facts The hydrogen aircraft will be designed and created by airbus and is the first commercial hydrogen powered aircraft. Airbus has introduced three concepts for Read More…

What are Indian Neutrino Observatories that GOI plans to set up?

The Union Minister of state of North Eastern region Dr Jitendra Singh said on September 21, 2020  that around 21 neutrino observatory will be set up in the country. Key Facts According to the information provided by the Minister following observatory would be set up: Six observatories in Karnataka Four observatories in Uttarakhand. One observatory in Read More…

What are the Objectives of O-SMART Scheme?

The Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsha Vardhan recently said in the Rajya Sabha that the Indian tsunami early warning Centre is currently serving 25 Indian ocean countries under the O-SMART scheme of Ministry of earth sciences. O-SMART Scheme O-SMART scheme is the Ocean Services, Modelling, Applications, Read More…

How Covid-19 Crisis is an Opportunity for Transition to Clean and Cheap Energy?

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has recently said that the current COVID-19 crisis should be used as an opportunity to make the transition to  smoother, faster, more resilient and affordable clean energy. He made his statement at the launch of a report on ‘Sustainable Recovery Post COVID-19’ by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Niti Aayog Read More…

What are Hydrogen Energy, its Applications and Development Targets set by GOI?

The Government of India has planned to set a target to generate 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022. However, hydrogen has not been included in the renewable energy future plan. The targets include to attain 100 Watts of solar power energy, 60 gigawatts of wind energy, 10 GW biofuels energy and 5 gigawatts of Read More…