- Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN)
- Green Hydrogen
Focus: GS III- Indian Economy
Why in News?
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) flagship Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN (UdeDeshkaAamNagrik) has been awarded Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2020 under the category “Innovation (General) – Central”.
About Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN):
Nodal: Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA)
- It is an innovative scheme to develop the regional aviation market.
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Focus: GS III- Environment
Why in News?
Oil India Limited (OIL) has taken the first significant step towards Green Hydrogen Economy in India with the commissioning of India’s First 99.999% pure Green Hydrogen pilot plant, with an installed capacity of 10 kg per day at its Jorhat Pump Station in Assam.
About Green Hydrogen
- The technology for green hydrogen is based on the generation of hydrogen through electrolysis.
- It is a universal, light and highly reactive fuel.
- Under this method, electrical current is used to separate the hydrogen from the oxygen in the water.
- In case the electricity is produced through renewable sources of energy, the hydrogen would be green hydrogen.
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Focus: GS III- Security Challenges
Why in News?
Recently, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has conducted the 8th edition of two-day National Level Pollution Response Exercise, ‘NATPOLREX-VIII’, off Mormugao harbour, Goa.
- The exercise was a two-day event that included a table-top exercise, a pollution response workshop on marine oil and HNS (Hazardous and Noxious Substances) spill, and a sea exercise.
- Various components of the NOSDCP (National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan) were used throughout the exercise to validate and refine contingency plans, as well as assess resource agencies’ and stakeholders’ readiness to respond to any marine spill disaster at sea.
- More than 85 people from 50 agencies are taking part in the exercise, including 29 observers from 22 friendly foreign countries and international organisations, as well as two Coast Guard ships from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
- It aims to validate the procedures and guidelines contained in the NOSDCP at the national and regional levels under the aegis of SACEP (South Asian Cooperative for Environment Protection), of which India is a member state
- To improve the preparedness and response capability of all stakeholders in combating marine spills.