air pollution Current Affairs - 2020

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…

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…

September 7: International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

The very first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is to be held on September 7, 2020. Key Highlights of the day The day aims at the following It will raise public awareness at all levels. This includes community, individual, government and corporate. It will demonstrate the link of air quality to development Read More…

Facts Box: NITI Aayog launches Nationally Determined Contributions Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA)

The NITI Aayog recently launched Nationally Determined Contributions Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA). The initiative was launched to decarbonize transport and provide technical support on Green Gas emission reduction measures. Highlights The initiative is supported by International Climate Initiative of German Ministry of Environment. The NDC-TIA team is to closely work with Government agencies, researchers, Read More…

International Conference on Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Region to be held in India

The Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital is to conduct an International Conference on Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Region. The conference is to be held between September 14 and September 16, 2020. Highlights The conference is to focus on rapid increase in air pollution due to urbanisation, industrialisation and its Read More…