States Current Affairs – 2018

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Diu Smart City: First to run on 100% Renewable Energy during daytime

Diu Smart City has become first city in India to run on 100% renewable energy during daytime. With this, it has set new benchmark for other cities to become clean and green.

Diu was importing 73% of its power from Gujarat until last year. But now it has adopted two-pronged approach to reduce dependence on Gujarat for power requirements through renewable energy.

Key Facts

The two approaches include 9 MW solar park spread over 50 hectares rocky barren land and installing of solar panels on roof tops on 79 government buildings thereby generating 1.3 MW annually.  To further enhance its solar capacity, Diu has been offering its residents subsidy of Rs 10, 000 to Rs. 50,000 for installing 1-5KW roof top solar panels.

With these renewable energy initiatives, the UT has been saving about 13,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year. Moreover, due to low-cost solar energy, power tariffs have been cut by 10% in 2017 and 15% in 2018 in residential category.

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Bengaluru Smart City testing prototype Intelligent Traffic Management Solution

Bengaluru Smart City is testing prototype of an intelligent traffic management solution in collaboration with the Electronics City Township Authority (ELCITA) to improve traffic management in the city. It aims to provide traffic information that is currently unavailable and help improve management of commuter traffic.

Intelligent Traffic Management Solution

It involves capturing video streams from several cameras and processing them using artificial intelligence. This will help in automation of traffic management tasks such as vehicle detection, traffic density estimation and control of traffic lights for real-time performance.

Electronic City

Electronic City isinformation technology (IT) hub in Bangalore, located in Anekal taluk. It is one of India’s largest electronic and IT industrial parks, spread over 800 acres (3.2 km²). It consists of three zones called phases – Phase I, Phase II and Phase III. Electronic City was established by Keonics (Karnataka Electronic), a pioneer in information technology infrastructure development. There are approximately 200 IT/ITES companies located in Electronic City. It is administered by Electronics City Township Authority (ELCITA).

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