Pollution Current Affairs - 2020

GoI plans to reduce dependency for drug intermediates and APIs

The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) has collaborated with LAXAI Life Sciences to produce Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients inside India. This will help to reduce dependence of pharmaceutical sector on Chinese imports. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients are also known as bulk drugs. They are the main part of the drugs that produce Read More…

NASA: Air Pollution in India at 20 year low

On April 22, 2020, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced that Air Pollution in India has reached 20 year low. Highlights According to the data published by NASA, the Aerosol Optical Depth in 2020 has been the least as compared to the average of 2016 to 2019. Aerosol Optical Depth is absorption of light Read More…

INST uses Fish Gills to develop low cost electro-catalysts

The Institute of Nano Science and Technology operating under Department of Science and Technology has launched an environment friendly catalyst for rechargeable metal battery. Highlights The Catalyst used is made of fish gills. It is low cost and can be used in energy conversion devices. The catalyst invented will overcome the bottlenecks in storage technologies Read More…

Facts Box: Fuel Cell Technology for Disaster Management

The scientists of ARCI (Advanced Research for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials) recently developed PEMFC (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells). The technology is to be used to manage Natural Disasters. Highlights The PEMFC is a system with 10 KW capacity. They have operational advantage to operate at low-temperature in decentralized systems of power generation. The Read More…

Ground Water Act, 2020 approved by UP cabinet

On February 11, 2020, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved Ground Water Act-2020. The act aims to improve ground water level. Key Features of the act The act makes the registration of submersible pumps mandatory. The farmers and domestic users need not pay fees to use the pumps. The act Read More…