Coal Current Affairs - 2020

“Vriksharopan Abhiyan” to be launched by Home Minister

On July 23, 2020, Home Minister Amit Shah will launch “Vriksharopan Abhiyan”. The minister is to launch the scheme through video conference in more than 130 locations spread in 38 districts. The scheme will focus on creating green spaces by planting tree saplings in mined out areas. Highlights The scheme is to be launched in Read More…

23.4 % decline in Growth Rate of Eight Core Industries in May 2020

Index of the Eight Core Industries for the month of May 2020 was released on 30th June 2020. The index was released by the Office of Economic Affairs (under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade). Out of the total items included in the Index of Industrial Production, the Eight Core Industries comprises Read More…

India to set up Coal Exchange

India is to set up Coal Exchange trading platform soon. According to the proposal to set up the India Coal Exchange platform, the entire coal mined in the country is to be traded on a common platform called “Coal Exchange”. Why is Coal Exchange important? It is important to set up the trading platform as Read More…

Fourth Tranche of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan announced

On May 16, 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced the fourth tranche of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme allocated Rs 20 lakh crores to help people during Lock Down 4.0. Highlights The Government of India is to bring upon policy reforms in eight sectors. This includes coal, minerals, defence production, civil aviation (air space Read More…

CO2 Emissions of India falls in 4 decades

According to the study conducted by Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), the Carbon dioxide Emissions in India has declined the least in four decades. Highlights The study says that the carbon dioxide emissions in India has reduced by 15% in March and by 30% in April. The study also says that Read More…