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Microplastics In Antarctica

Microplastics In Antarctica: For the first time, microplastics have been found in freshly fallen snow in Antarctica Researchers collected snow samples from 19 sites in the Ross Island region of Antarctica and found that all contained microplastics. While microplastics have been found across the world, from the world’s deepest ocean floors to the peak of […]

Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth: West Bengal has made an outstanding example by utilising Water Hyacinth, an obnoxious aquatic weed plant to develop small-scale cottage industry that is both financially rewarding as well as environmentally friendly in approach. Water hyacinth, scientifically known as Eichhornia crassipes Mart. (Pontederiaceae), is an aquatic weed common in waterbodies across South Asia, including […]

Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme For Telecom

Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme For Telecom: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has extended the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for telecom by one year, and has amended the scheme to raise the incentive rate by an additional 1 per cent, aimed towards incentivising design-led manufacturing in the sector. The guidelines for the PLI Scheme for Telecom […]


Kaliningrad: As the Russia-Ukraine conflict rages on, the spotlight is on Kaliningrad, Russia’s westernmost region. Russia has warned Lithuania of serious consequences after it banned the rail transfer of some goods to the Russian territory of Kaliningrad. Last week, the Lithuanian authorities announced they would ban goods subject to EU sanctions from passing through their […]