Aviation 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…

France to impose green tax on plane tickets from 2020

The French government is set to impose tax of up to €18 on plane tickets for all flights from airports in France. It is aimed to fund less-polluting transportation projects. Key Highlights This move by French government to impose green tax on plane tickets will take effect from 2020 which means all tickets for outbound Read More…

Black Carbon released by aeroplanes may be affecting ozone, monsoon: Study

According to a recent study by climate researchers, aeroplanes may be ejecting significant amounts of black carbon (BC) which in turn is affecting monsoon,  depleting the ozone layer and quickening glacier melt. The study was conducted by climate researchers from multiple institutions in India including from the Indian Institute of Science and ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Read More…