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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 22 Dec 2019
The China-Brazil Earth Resource Satellite-4A was recently launched on a Long March-4B rocket in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi.
The satellite was the sixth developed based on the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS) programme that began in 1988. The satellites are designed for Earth observation from orbit for non-military use.
The Rouf danceis a highly appreciated and acclaimed folk dance form of the Muslim community in the beautiful valley of Kashmir in India.
In this form of folk dance, the women who are dressed in colorful costumes make two rows and face each other to dance.
Chennai Corporation launched India’s 1st Waste Exchange
Platform namely “Madras Waste Exchange”.
The Madras Waste Exchange, is both a web portal and an application, has been conceptualized by the Smart City Mission, with support from the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Chennai residents can now buy and sell reusable and recycled products online. (www.madraswasteexchange.com)
It has a variety of products made from dry and wet waste such as school bags, slippers, vermi-compost, manure, coconut powder, lemon dishwash among other products.
All the products are priced suitably and are available in 210 Resource Recovery Points (RRPs) across the city.
The European Union (EU) launched its flagship economic policy, the European Green Deal.
‘Climate neutral’ Europe, this is the overarching objective of the European Green Deal.
The EU will aim to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
A new circular economy action plan will be tabled in March 2020, as part of a broader EU industrial strategy.
Building renovation is meant to be one of the flagship programmes of the Green Deal.
The key objective is to “at least double or even triple” the renovation rate of buildings, which currently stands at around 1%.
Zero-pollution: Whether in air, soil or water, the objective is to reach a “pollution-free environment” by 2050.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has recently received three Green Channel combinations for automatic approval under the competition law.
Green Channel Clearance:
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) introduced an automatic system of approval for combinations under ‘Green Channel’.
Under this process, the combination is deemed to have been approved upon filing the notice in the prescribed format.
This system would significantly reduce time and cost of transactions and thereby contributing towards ease of doing business in India.