Q. e-Source Platform was seen in news recently. Which of the following statements correctly explains the potential application of the platform?

[A] It is a platform that will help to identify the country of origin of goods

[B] It is an exchange platform that will serve as an online marketplace for waste electrical and electronic equipment.

[C] It is a platform that will help intelligence agencies to identify the source of cyber attacks

[D] It is a platform that will help to identify the source for the information spread on social media.

Answer: B
Notes:

IIT Madras is developing an online platform called “e-Source” to tackle electronic wastes (e-waste) by linking stakeholders in the formal and informal economy. 

About the e-source platform: 

  • e-Source is an exchange platform that will serve as an online marketplace for waste electrical and electronic equipment. It will also facilitate a formal supply chain between various stakeholders (buyers and sellers). 
  • Led by: The initiative is being led by Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) which is located at the IIT-Madras campus. 
  • Funded by: It is funded by the Government of India’s Department for Science and Technology and the German Academic Exchange Service. 

Source: New online platform to promote reuse, repair, recycle e-waste