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Synopsis: For ensuring Intergenerational Equity, it is important to ensure availability of resources for future generation. For this, sustainable mining should be ensured. Introduction India’s National Mineral Policy 2019 states that “natural resources, including minerals, are a shared inheritance where the state is the trustee on behalf of the people to make sure that future generations receive the… Continue reading Ensuring Intergenerational Equity in Mining in India
News: Preliminary surveys by the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research(AMD) are learnt to have shown the presence of 1,600 tonnes of lithium resources in the igneous rocks of the Margalla-Allapatna region of Karnataka’s Mandya district. Facts: Lithium: It is a chemical element with the symbol Li and atomic number 3. It is a… Continue reading India finds a small deposits of lithium in Karnataka
News: Geological Survey of India(GSI) has found concentrations of vanadium in the palaeo-proterozoic carbonaceous phyllite rocks in the Depo and Tamang areas of Papum Pare district in Arunachal Pradesh. This was the first report of a primary deposit of vanadium in India. Facts: Vanadium: It is a chemical element with the symbol V and atomic… Continue reading Arunachal harbours a Vanadium source
News: World Wildlife Fund(WWF) has released the Water Risk Filter analysis report. Facts: Water Risk Filter: It is an online tool co-developed by the WWF that helps evaluate the severity of risk places faced by graphically illustrating various factors that can contribute to water risk. Key Takeaways: Water Risk: 100 cities that hold importance in… Continue reading 30 Indian cities will face ‘water risk’ by 2050: Water Risk Filter analysis report
News: The Jal Shakti Ministry has excavated an old, dried-up river in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) that linked the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. Facts: About the river: The “ancient buried river” is around 4 km wide, 45 km long, consisted of a 15metre-thick layer buried under soil. It joins the Yamuna River at Durgapur village, about… Continue reading Scientists excavate ‘Ancient River’ in Uttar Pradesh