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Torrefaction Technology

Pollution from stubble burning in winter is the key contributor to the sharp decline in air quality in northern India. In order to curb the menace of stubble burning, India is currently testing a Swedish technology — Torrefaction, that can convert rice stubble into bio-coal.


Databank Of Independent Director Launched

On 2nd December, 2019, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs(MCA) launched the Independent Director’s Databank in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013.


Consumer Expenditure Survey

Recently, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) decided not to release the results of the all-India Household Consumer Expenditure Survey.


UNEP Emissions Gap Report – 2019

Recently, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released a report under the title- United Nations Gap Emissions Report-2019, which presents a grim assessment on the yawning gap between 'what countries have committed and what they actually require to do to limit greenhouse gas(GHG) targets'.


The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019

On 28th November, 2019, the Rajya Sabha passed the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019, aimed at reducing the compliance burden on chit funds and protecting subscribers that primarily comprises economically weaker sections of the society.


Dadra And Nagar Haveli And Daman And Diu (Merger Of Union Territories) Bill, 2019

On 27th November, 2019, the Lok Sabha passed the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union territories) Bill, 2019, by voice vote.


Sabrimala Review Petition

Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the clutch 49 review petitions and all pending applications against its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple.


Golden Rice

Bangladesh is soon to announce the approval of golden rice for sale and use, making it first country in the world to embrace Golden Rice.


National Industrial Corridor Development And Implementation Trust

Recently, the government approved development of following five industrial corridor projects to be implemented through National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT).


Cabinet Approves Recycling Of Ships Bill – 2019

On 20th November, 2019, the Union approved the proposal for enactment of Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 as well as accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.


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