Energy and Environment Current Affairs (Page : 5)

  • US commissions World’s largest Solar-Thermal power plant

    Monday, Feb 17, 2014

    US commissions World’s largest Solar-Thermal power plant

      World’s largest Solar-Thermal power plant (not to be confused with Solar Photovoltaic), Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, has come into oper

  • India hosts 3rd World Agroforestry Congress

    Thursday, Feb 13, 2014

    India hosts 3rd World Agroforestry Congress

    3rd World Agroforestry Congress was recently (Feb 2014) inaugurated in New Delhi by the president Pranab Mukherjee. It was jointly organized by the Indian Counc

  • 15 species of birds in India are critically endangered

    Thursday, Feb 06, 2014

    15 species of birds in India are critically endangered

    There are 15 species of birds in India to have been included in the latest (version 2013.2) red list of birds released by International Union for Conservat

  • National Electricity Grid

    Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014

    National Electricity Grid

    What is National Electricity Grid ? A grid is a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region.   A

  • Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM)

    Monday, Dec 16, 2013

    Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM)

    ABOUT JNNSM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission) ⇒ JNNSM stands for Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. ⇒ The JNNSM (also known as the Nationa

  • Warsaw COP: 19th Conference of the Parties to UNFCCC

    Friday, Dec 06, 2013

    Warsaw COP: 19th Conference of the Parties to UNFCCC

    The 19th Conference of the Parties (COP) to United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) was driven to closure on Nov 23, 2013 following a tw

  • NTCA approves 5th Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra

    Monday, Dec 02, 2013

    NTCA approves 5th Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra

    National Tiger Conservation Authority has given is nod to 5th Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra :- Nagzira-Navegaon Tiger Reserve. The state government had recommend

  • International Maritime Organisation bans direct dumping of Polyisobutylene (PIB) in sea

    Thursday, Oct 24, 2013

    International Maritime Organisation bans direct dumping of Polyisobutylene (PIB) in sea

    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) have banned globally the dumping of chemical Poly-iso-butylene (PIB) in to the sea following investigations by

  • 37 percent of Western Ghats under Ecologically Sensitive Area

    Monday, Oct 21, 2013

    37 percent of Western Ghats under Ecologically Sensitive Area

    Western Ghats, unlike other mountain ranges are not just fascinating places at height but they are the biggest biodiversity hotspots having a vast range of flor

  • September 16th : 'International Ozone Day'

    Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013

    September 16th : 'International Ozone Day'

    September 16th every year is observed as the “International Ozone Day” to commemorate signing of the “Montreal Protocol” in 1987 whic


Energy and Environment Tidbits ( Oct 01, 2013 - Feb 17, 2014 )

  • Feb 17, 2014 "Solar Impulse"- world’s first day and night-abled solar-powered wide body aircraft, to fly in India next year as part of its "round-the world experimental flight". show

  • Feb 14, 2014 World’s largest Solar-Thermal power plant (**not Solar Photovoltaic), Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, opens in Mojave Desert, Nevada, USA. - read more

  • Feb 13, 2014 India hosts first World Agroforestry Congress. - read more

  • Feb 04, 2014 NALCO unveils its 2nd Wind Power Plant at Ludarva in Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) with a capacity of 47.6 MW.   show

  • Jan 14, 2014 PM lays the foundation for 2800 MWe (4x700) Nuclear Power Project in Fatehabad (Gorakhpur village), Haryana. India targets increasing its nuclear power capacity to 27,000 MWe by 2024 (currently 4800 MWe). show

  • Jan 09, 2014 Counting the Tigers in India - read more

  • Jan 09, 2014 Biomass Resources In India - read more

  • Jan 04, 2014 India to set up a 'Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership'.     show

  • Jan 03, 2014 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gives the nod for construction of 220kV transmission system from Alusteng (Srinagar) to Leh and interconnection system for Drass, Kargil, Khalsti and Leh substations in Jammu & Kashmir.   show

  • Dec 30, 2013 726 MW Palatana gas based power plant (India's only plant to be certified as "Green Power Project") in south Tripura to soon restart producing electricity following a technical snag in June 2013. show

  • Dec 20, 2013 Ban on mining in Western Ghats as per the report of Kasturirangan panel not to be implemented as of now as Environment ministry withdraws its earlier notification granting in-principal approval to it. - read more

  • Dec 07, 2013 The 19th Conference of the Parties (COP) to United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) concludes in Warsaw, Poland. - read more

  • Dec 03, 2013 NTPC set to add 14,000 MW to its total production capacity by the end of 2016-17.    show

  • Oct 29, 2013 International Maritime Organisation bans direct dumping of Polyisobutylene (PIB) in sea. - read more

  • Oct 23, 2013 Government puts 37 percent of Western Ghats under Ecologically Sensitive Area category  - read more

  • Oct 22, 2013 First unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu (1,000 MWe, VVER Pressurised Water Reactor ; supplied by Russia ) synchronised with the Southern Power Grid. show

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