Current Affair For Date “April 6, 2017”

'Sci-fi' forest to track effects of increasing CO2 levels

Date: April 06, 2017

Scientists have developed a 'sci-fi' outdoor laboratory in the UK to find out how forests will respond to the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide expected by the middle of the 21st century.

The industrial-scale experiment in a Staffordshire forest encircles trees with 25 metre masts gushing high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The site is surrounded by a three metres anti-climb...

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Govt approves setting up of Rail Development Authority

Date: April 06, 2017

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the formation of an independent rail regulatory authority to determine tariffs ensuring fair play and level playing field for private players keen on investment in the railways.

Considered to be the biggest and first-of-its-kind reform in the rail sector, setting up of Rail Development Authority (RDA) is meant to improve the services offered to passenge...

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