coal sector 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…

Rationalization of Coal Linkage Scheme

The Government of India is to rationalize the coal linkages in the country. This is to be done in order to reduce the load on transportation infrastructure and also to ease evacuation constraints. Highlights The Government of India has rationalized the coal linkages in order to reduce the distances of coal transportation. Unlike the previous 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…

Home Ministry issues Guidelines for Lock Down 2.0

On April 15, 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs launched revised guidelines for lock down 2.0. The second lock down, also called the smart lock down aims to consolidate the gains achieved by the first lock down. It is to be extended till May 3, 2020 Highlights Under the smart lock down the public transport Read More…

Global Coal Production falls for the 4th Consecutive Year

According to a survey, in 2019, the global coal power plant development declined for the fourth consecutive year. A total of 13 GW of capacity construction delayed due to Corona Virus. Highlights The survey was conducted by the Global Energy Monitor, Sierra Club, Greenpeace international and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air. Read More…