India’s 1st e-waste eco-park to come up in Delhi.

  • The Delhi Government has planned to set up India’s first e-waste eco-park to handle increasing e-waste.
  • The park is proposed to be built in Narela industrial area in New Delhi, across 20 acres area.
  • The park will recycle and re-manufacture e-waste in a safe and scientific manner.
  • It will include facilities for dismantling, segregating, refurbishing, storage, testing, plastic recycling and precious metal extraction.

India’s 1st ambulance for street animals launched in Chennai.

  • An animal welfare charity has launched India’s 1st ambulance for street animals in Chennai.
  • The Blue Cross of India has started the project in collaboration with international animal welfare organisation Four Paw.
  • Madras High Court Justice Dr Anitha Sumanth launched the ambulance.
  • The Stray Animal Care programme will be a hospital on wheels with an on-board veterinarian to provide on-site treatment to injured and sick street animals.

Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin’s autobiography Ungalil Oruvan (One Among You) launched.

  • Autobiography of MK Stalin, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was launched by Rahul Gandhi.
  • The title of the book is Ungalil Oruvan which means One Among You.
  • This is the first part of the autobiography that contains his early life experiences.
  • Stalin is the president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party.

International Monsoons Project Office launched at IITM, Pune.

  • The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences, Dr Jitendra Singh launched the International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune through virtual mode on the occasion of National Science Day on February 28, 2022.
  • The IITM, Pune is an institution under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India.
  • The IMPO has been launched for an initial period of five years.
  • Basic objective of IMPO is promoting knowledge sharing and capacity building in areas of monsoon research.

HDFC Bank finances Asia’s largest waste to energy plant in Indore- Gobar-Dhan plant.

  • HDFC Bank has partnered with Indore Clean Energy Private Limited (ICEPL) for the development of Gobar-Dhan plant in Indore under its Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments.
  • The 550-tonne capacity Gobar-Dhan (Bio-CNG) Plant was inaugurated by PM Modi in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on February 19, 2022.
  • This is the biggest Bio-CNG plant in Asia.
  • It has been set up at a cost of Rs 150 crore.
  • The BSA is a two-way arrangement where both authorities can swap their local currencies in exchange for the US Dollar.
  • Indore Clean Energy Pvt Ltd (ICEPL) is promoted by Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF), which is the largest climate impact fund in India with anchor investors like NIIF & Government of UK.

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