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GREEN AMMONIA

Recently, a seminar on Production & Use of Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia in the Process Industry was held Process Industries are the companies that extract, transport and process raw materials to manufacture semi-finished or high-quality end products by means of physical, mechanical and/or chemical processes. Green Ammonia Ammonia is a chemical which …

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MENAR BIRD VILLAGE

Recognised as the “bird village” following community-driven conservation efforts, Menar in Udaipur district is set to be notified as Rajasthan’s new wetland. This will pave the way for getting the Ramsar sitestatus for this rural heartland of the Mewar region. Wetland and its Significance Wetlands are ecosystems saturated with water, either seasonally or permanently. They include mangroves, marshes, …

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FLOOD DAMAGE UNDER INTENSIVE ADAPTATION

According to a new Study published, Residual Flood Damage under Intensive Adaptation, the risk of river flooding is expected to increase with climate change and socioeconomic development. Residual flood damage under intensive adaptation tries to estimate the global cost of employing adaptive flood measures depending on local economic scenarios and cost adaptation measures by trying to quantify the …

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NIRYAT PORTAL

Prime Minister has launched Vanijya Bhawan and NIRYAT (National Import-Export Record for Yearly Analysis of Trade) Portal. Vanijya Bhawan is the new premises of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Vanijya Bhawan, which is constructed near the India Gate (New Delhi) will be used by the two departments under the Ministry i.e. Department of Commerce and …

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DIGITAL COMMERCE

Recently, the government has launched the pilot phase of Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) with an aim to “democratise” the country’s fast growing digital e-commerce space that is currently dominated by the two U.S.-headquartered firms — Amazon and Walmart. ONDC ONDC is a freely accessible government-backed platform that aims to democratise e-commerce by moving it …

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PARTICIPATORY NOTES

Investment in the Indian capital markets through Participatory notes (P-notes) dropped to Rs 86,706 crore till May-end, 2022. However, according to experts, foreign investors will reverse their selling stance and return to the country’s equities in the coming 1-2 quarters. In line with a decline in P-note investment, the assets under the …

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COOPERATIVE BANKS

Recently, the Minster of Home Affairs and Cooperation has addressed a conclave, organised by the National Federation of Urban Cooperative Banks and Credit Societies (NAFCUB), emphasising the needed Reforms for Urban Cooperative Banks (UCB). The NAFCUB is an Apex Level Promotional body of Urban Cooperative Banks and Credit Societies Ltd. in the Country. …

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WETLANDS CONSERVATION

According to a new report, wetland conservation should feature as an independent topic of discussion in the negotiations at the upcoming biodiversity and climate change conferences for effective carbon sequestration. Carbon sequestration is the long-term storage of carbon in plants, soils, geologic formations, and the ocean. Experts from the Wetlands International, a global non-profit, in a new white paper suggested five …

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ENVIRONMENT PERFORMANCE INDEX

In the recently released Environment Performance Index-2022, India was at the bottom among 180. The Environment Performance Index (EPI) is an international ranking system that measures environmental health and sustainability of countries. The EPI, a biennial index, was started in 2002 as Environmental Sustainability Index by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Yale Center for …

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ETALIN HYDRO POWER PROJECT

Wildlife scientists and conservationists in Arunachal Pradesh flagged threats to local biodiversity from the proposed Etalin hydroelectric (3,097 MW) project in Dibang Valley. To raise the issue,they approached the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). WildLIfe Institute of India (WII)and the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) have suggested …

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