States Current Affairs – 2018

Current Affairs 2017, 2016 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states

Power Grid signs MoU with UP Power Corp for energy efficiency

Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) for energy efficiency and agricultural demand side management programme. POWERGRID and UPPCL are going to held further discussions to decide terms and conditions for replacement of agriculture pump sets in East and South DISCOMs of Uttar Pradesh. POWERGRID is contemplating investment of about Rs 2,200 to 2,500 crore in these projects, subject to necessary clearances.

Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID)

POWERGRID is Navaratna Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE). It is central transmission utility (CTU) of India. It is India’s largest electric power transmission utility, transmitting about 50% of total power generated in India on its transmission network. It is listed company since 2007. It is headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana. Government owns 56.91% of POWERGRID and balance 43.09% is owned by public. It operates 90% of inter-state and inter-regional networks.


Haryana Government launches Paudhagiri Campaign for planting of saplings

Haryana Government has launched ‘Paudhagiri campaign’, an unique program to increase green cover in the state. It was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar by planting ‘maulsari’ sapling in Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex premises of Gurugram. The campaign aims increase green cover in the state, help in stabilising environment and improve overall climatic conditions, thus help in checking global warming.

Paudhagiri campaign

Under this campaign, 22 lakh students studying in Class 6th to 12th of all government and private schools will plant  sapling each, during three months of monsoon ( July, August and September). State forest department will provide sapling to every student.

Students can plant saplings either in courtyard of their house, field or park or school or at any open space available in their proximity. Every student planting sapling will take care of it for next three years. They can name plant according to their likes.

State Government will give incentive of Rs 50 in every six months from government, after student upload his selfie with his or her plant on App planted by him or her. Student will get total Rs 300 in three years for looking after sapling.