Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 24 September 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 24 September 2019   Table of contents:   GS Paper 1: Naming of cyclones.   GS Paper 2: ‘UMMID’ initiative. Participatory Guarantee Scheme (PGS).   GS Paper 3: Methane-powered rocket engine. Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Black carbon. How PM Modi’s 450 GW power plan can change Indian economy.   …

How PM Modi’s 450 GW power plan can change Indian economy?

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy.   How PM Modi’s 450 GW power plan can change Indian economy?   Context: At the global climate summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a path-breaking pledge to more than double India’s non-fossil fuel target to 450 gigawatts.   Climate Action Summit: The Climate Action Summit aims to boost action to …

Black carbon

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Black carbon   What to study? For Prelims: What is black carbon? For Mains: concerns associated, need for regulation.   Context: According to a recent study published, black carbon particles emitted by the vehicular exhaust and coal-fired power plants, have been detected on the …

Methane-powered rocket engine

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Methane-powered rocket engine   What to study? For Prelims: why methane? Benefits. For Mains: Challenges ahead and ways to address them.   Context: ISRO is developing …