About Bio-plastics

About Bio-plastics Bioplastic are a category of plastics derived from renewable bio-based resources. Conventional plastics are made from petroleum-based raw materials, bioplastics are made from 20 percent or more of renewable materials. Bioplastic can be both biodegradable and non-biodegradable. Bio-plastics can also be non-biobased but biodegradable.       Types of Bioplastics Depending on theContinue reading “About Bio-plastics”

Disease Burden due to Air pollution

Key Findings According to the report every 1 in 8 deaths in India occur due to air pollution. About 1.24 million deaths in India in 2017 occurred due to air pollution. This makes India is the leader in deaths and disease burden due to air pollution with 26% of the global deaths and disease burdenContinue reading “Disease Burden due to Air pollution”

About Indian Himalayan region

About Indian Himalayan region The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) is stretched across a length of 2,500 km and width of 250 to 300 km. The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) spans 10 hill States viz., Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and two partial hill States – AssamContinue reading “About Indian Himalayan region”

About Heavy-Metals contamination

About Heavy-Metals contamination Heavy metals are metallic elements with an atomic number greater than 20. They are trace elements having a density at least five times that of water. Some of these elements are necessary for growth, development and functioning of living organisms These include Copper, zinc, chromium, iron etc. Those which are unnecessary includeContinue reading “About Heavy-Metals contamination”

Plastic pollution: A background

Plastic pollution: A background The world has produced over nine billion tons of plastic since the 1950s. 165 million tons have reached the oceans, with almost 9 million more tons being added each year. According to UN Environmental Programme, UNEP, a staggering 6.5 million tonnes of plastic are being dumped alone in our oceans eachContinue reading “Plastic pollution: A background”

Cyclones

Cyclones Cyclones are centres of low pressure surrounded by closed isobars and having increasing pressure outwards. As air enters an area of low pressure from all directions, the Coriolis Effect bends the direction of the wind to the right of its path. This creates a counter clockwise rotation around the low and convergence near the centre of the system. AsContinue reading “Cyclones”

Digital North East Vision 2022

Digital North East Vision 2022 Aim: To enhance peoples’ lives by capacity building of government staff and doubling BPO strength in the region About the document: The document emphasises leveraging digital technologies to transform lives of people of the North East and enhance the ease of living. The document identifies eight digital thrust areas: DigitalContinue reading “Digital North East Vision 2022”

Plastic Waste Generation in India

Plastic Waste Generation in India According to CPCB data, about 5.6 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated annually in India. About 15,000 tonnes of plastic waste is generated every day. Delhi contributes highest plastic waste generating about 690 tonnes every day, followed by Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. Types of Plastic Waste and their sources PET (PolyethyleneContinue reading “Plastic Waste Generation in India”

Background: Arctic Region and Climate change

Background: Arctic Region and Climate change Arctic region is an enormous area around the North Pole spreading over one-sixth of the earth’s landmass. It is increasingly being affected by external global forces – environmental, commercial and strategic. Therefore it is poised to play an increasingly greater role in shaping the course of world affairs. ClimateContinue reading “Background: Arctic Region and Climate change”