Indian Oil unveils indoor solar cooking stove ‘Surya Nutan’

What is the News? Indian Oil Corporation Limited has developed an indoor solar cooking stove named Surya Nutan.  What is Surya Nutan? Surya Nutan is a stationary, rechargeable and always a kitchen-connected indoor solar cooking system. Developed by: Indian Oil Corporation Limited Features: The stove works in a hybrid mode and is capable of running… Continue reading Indian Oil unveils indoor solar cooking stove ‘Surya Nutan’

Circular Economy in Municipal Solid and Liquid Waste: Recyclable garbage may generate Rs 30,000 crore annually

What is the News? The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has released a report titled ‘Circular Economy in Municipal Solid and Liquid Waste’. Note: ​​The circular economy is a model of production and consumption that involves sharing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and recycling existing materials/products as long as possible. What is the purpose of the report?… Continue reading Circular Economy in Municipal Solid and Liquid Waste: Recyclable garbage may generate Rs 30,000 crore annually

Cryptos can lead to dollarisation of economy: RBI officials to parliamentary panel

What is the News? Officials from the Reserve Bank of India told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance that cryptocurrencies can lead to the “dollarisation” of a part of the economy. What is Dollarisation? Dollarisation is a form of currency substitution where dollars are used in addition to or instead of the local currency of… Continue reading Cryptos can lead to dollarisation of economy: RBI officials to parliamentary panel

Trilateral Development Corporation(TDC) Fund: To counter China’s BRI, MEA launches growth model

What is the News? The Ministry of External Affairs has launched a platform called the Trilateral Development Corporation(TDC) Fund. What is the Trilateral Development Corporation(TDC) Fund? Launched by: Ministry of External Affairs Aim: To provide an alternative to the Chinese development partnership model that has pushed parts of the developing world into a debt trap.… Continue reading Trilateral Development Corporation(TDC) Fund: To counter China’s BRI, MEA launches growth model

State of India’s Environment Report: Deaths linked to PM2.5 pollution in India increased by 2.5 times in 2 decades: Report \

What is the News? According to the Centre for Science and Environment(CSE) “State of India’s Environment Report”, deaths attributable to PM2.5 pollution in India have increased by 2.5 times over the last two decades. What is the State of India’s Environment Report? It is an annual publication by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)… Continue reading State of India’s Environment Report: Deaths linked to PM2.5 pollution in India increased by 2.5 times in 2 decades: Report \

Fat Fight: Higher tax likely on unhealthy foods

What is the News? Niti Aayog in its annual report has suggested that the Government can take actions such as taxation of foods high on sugar, fat and salt and front-of-the pack labelling to tackle rising obesity in the population. Obesity Problem in India The incidences of overweight and obesity are increasing among children, adolescents… Continue reading Fat Fight: Higher tax likely on unhealthy foods

Cyberattacks surge amid accelerating pace of Covid-driven digitalisation: WEF study

What is the News? The World Economic Forum has released the report titled ‘Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022’. What is the purpose of the Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022? The report gives insights on near-term future cybersecurity challenges and develops actionable solutions to address them. The report also highlights measures that need to be taken to enhance… Continue reading Cyberattacks surge amid accelerating pace of Covid-driven digitalisation: WEF study

Draft rules for GM Foods: FSSAI draft norms on GM food unacceptable: Activists

What is the News? Social activists working among farmers have come out against the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) draft regulations on genetically modified (GM) food, terming it “unacceptable”. Background FSSAI has released draft regulations for GM foods. The rules will apply to Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs) or Genetically Engineered Organism (GEOs) or… Continue reading Draft rules for GM Foods: FSSAI draft norms on GM food unacceptable: Activists