Current Affairs - September, 2020

Plastic Parks Scheme- Need and Challenges.

The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has approved to set up ten plastic parks in the country under the Plastic Park scheme. The Scheme was launched in 2019. Key Facts The plastic parks will be set up in Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. A plastic park is a dedicated zone Read More…

46th Foundation Day of Central Pollution Control Board

The government organised a webinar to commemorate 46th foundation day of Central Pollution Control Board on September 23, 2020. About Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) It is a statutory organisation under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. It was constituted in September, 1974 It entrusts powers and functions Under the Air (Prevention and Control Read More…

Irregularities in Defence Purchases- Highlights the CAG.

The Comptroller and Auditor General submitted its report on Defense Ministry to both the houses of the Parliament on September 23, 2020. Findings of the Report CAG highlights that, the modernization of Mi-17 medium lift helicopters has not been achieved till date. It was proposed in 2002. According to the report, It took 15 years Read More…

Stubble Burning- Causes, Impact and Solution.

The Supreme Court had appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority on the problem of stubble burning. The authority have said to the chief secretaries of Punjab and Haryana that early burning of crop residue is taking place in the region. It has also urged them to look after the issue urgently. Recent SAFAR (System Read More…

State Disaster Relief Fund eased by Prime Minister to help States

PM Modi in the recent meet with chief ministers have eased the norms for State Disaster relief Fund. The meeting was with the chief ministers of seven states including Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, that have been severely affected from the covid-19 virus. More than 63% of active cases Read More…