Waste to Wealth Current Affairs - 2020

Indian Scientists develop Low Cost Capacitor from Industrial Waste Cotton

The scientists from the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and new materials (ARCI) have developed low cost, environment friendly super capacitor from industrial waste cotton. The capacitor can be used as energy harvester storage device. Electrolyte: Sea Water The scientists have used natural seawater as the aqueous electrolyte. This has reduced the cost Read More…

Facts Box: Thal Sena Bhawan, the new Army Headquarters

The Defence Minister Rajanth Singh recently laid foundation stone to construct a new Army Headquarters in Delhi Cantontment. The building has been named “Thal Sena Bhawan”. Highlights The building is designed as a rising sun and is spread over 39 acres. The new department that integrates army, navy and air force is to be placed Read More…

Indian Railway’s first Waste to Energy Plant uses “PolyCrack” Technology

The East Coast Railways commissioned the first waste-to-energy plant of Railways sector of India. It is the fourth such plant in the country. The plant has been set up at a cost of Rs 1.79 crores with Polycrack technology. Highlights The plant installed converts waste collected from the garbage disposal units into carbon powder, diesel Read More…

Mines Ministry organises Workshop on Effective utilization of Red Mud

Union Ministry of Mines organized an interactive workshop called ‘Waste to Wealth’ in New Delhi for discussing productive utilisation of bauxite residue, commonly known as Red Mud. The workshop was presided over by Dr K. Rajeswara Rao, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Mines and was organised in association with Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Read More…

PM-STIAC Identifies Nine Missions

The Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council (PM-STIAC) has identified nine national missions to address major scientific challenges to ensure India’s sustainable development. Through the nine missions, the PM-STIAC aims to facilitate collaboration to solve complex problems. Nine Missions Identified Natural Language Translation Through a combination of machine and human translation, the mission aims to Read More…