Current Affairs 28 August 2019

Indian Institute of Petroleum sets up plant to turn plastic waste into diesel.

Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) has set up a waste plastic to diesel plant in Dehradun as a step towards ensuring freedom from plastic. It was inaugurated by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology and Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

The plant has a capacity to produce 800 diesel from 1 tonne plastic.

Shri Prahlad Singh Patel launches integrated NOC Online Application Processing System (NOAPS).

The Minister of State for Culture & Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel launched an integrated NOC online Application Processing System for National Monuments Authority (NMA) for 517 local bodies of six states in New Delhi today. This will help in online processing of applications requesting NOC for construction related work in prohibited and regulated area of ASI protected monuments.