Indian Bio-Jet Fuel technology receives formal military certification: Basics Explained

CSIR-IIP Dehradun’s home-grown technology to produce bio-jet fuel has been formally approved for use on military aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The technology, developed by the Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP), a constituent laboratory of the Council of…

3 cities from India among world’s 10 most polluted cities: Basics Explained

The air quality and pollution city tracking service from IQAir, a Switzerland-based climate group that is also a technology partner of the United Nations Environmental Program, has shown that there are as many as three cities from India on the…

UN COP16: The Global Methane Pledge (Basics Explained)

The Global Methane Pledge, an effort led jointly by the United States and the European Union, was launched at the ongoing UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. So far, over 90 countries have signed this pledge which is related to…

COP26: Initiative for the Resilient Island States

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Initiative for the Resilient Island States (IRIS) for developing infrastructure of small island nations during COP26. Modi said that India’s space agency ISRO will build a special data window for them to provide them…

La Nina could send temperatures dipping across North India: Basics Explained

According to the latest forecast and weather observations, north India could shiver under three degrees celsius as La Nina brings with it cold winds from the Pacific.                         LEARNING…

India’s first pilot plant to convert high ash coal to methanol: Basics Explained

India has developed an indigenous technology to convert high ash Indian coal to methanol and established its first pilot plant, September 2021 in Hyderabad. This technology will help the country move towards the adoption of clean technology and promote the…

WHO revises global air quality: Basics Explained

The World Health Organisation (WHO), last month, released a revised Global Air Quality Guidelines, announcing more stringent limits for six pollutant categories —particulate matter (PM), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) sulfur dioxide (SO2), and carbon monoxide (CO). The latest WHO…