Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicGreenhouse gases

Topic: greenhouse gases

Kigali Amendment — global pact just ratified by India targets greenhouse gases used in your AC

Part of Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the Kigali Amendment, 2016, seeks to phase out hydrofluorocarbons.

Modi govt commits to phasing down HFCs, greenhouse gases used in ACs and fridges, by 2047

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), commonly found in ACs and refrigerators, are greenhouse gases that accelerate global warming and contribute to climate change.

India has an air pollution problem — fighting it may lead to more greenhouse gas emissions

The environment ministry in 2015 imposed caps on emissions of toxic gases from power plants, allowing operators two years to retrofit facilities. That deadline has been extended due to financial challenges.

Extreme heat due to climate change could kill 15 lakh Indians every year by 2100

Climate change expected to increase India’s average annual temperature by 4 degrees Celsius. Number of extreme hot days a year to also rise drastically.

Greening may not be the answer to a warming planet

On World Environment Day, let’s look at the greening trend that is fast becoming the crutch of climate change deniers worldwide.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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