Current Affairs – July, 2020

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Prime Minister e-Inaugurated 750 MW Asia’s Largest Solar Power Plant in Rewa

Through video conferencing, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Plant on 10th July 2020. To date, the 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project is the largest single-site solar power projects in India and also in Asia.

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project is located in Gurh Tehsil of Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district. It is spread over 1,590 acres of land.  For the successful implementation of the Power Project, a Joint Venture Company between Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikash Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) was set up. The name of the Joint Venture Company is Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL).

The entire cost of the Solar Power Project is worth around Rs 4000 crore. International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the transaction adviser for the Solar Power Project.  On 31st January 2018, the World Bank Group has approved a loan of USD 30 million (approx Rs 225 crore) for the internal infrastructure of the project.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is an institutional customer of the 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project. 24 percent of the power generated by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Plant will be supplied to Delhi Metro.

Unknown Pneumonia Reported From Kazakhstan by Chinese Embassy with Fatality Rate Higher than COVID-19

A health advisory warning has been issued on 9th July 2020 from the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan to Chinese Citizens in Kazakhstan and also to the authorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (It is the only Administered region or province of China that shares an International land boundary with Kazakhstan).

As per the health advisory warning, a new deadly ‘unknown pneumonia’ with death rate much higher than that of the Novel Coronavirus has been reported in Kazakhstan.

Unknown Pneumonia

Nothing alarming has been reported yet from the media houses and government of Kazakhstan. The Chinese Embassy has termed it as ‘Unknown’ but the authorities in Kazakhstan have rejected such claims and termed it as normal ‘Pneumonia’.

The Pneumonia that the Chinese Embassy has termed Unknown has caused 1,772 deaths in the first of the year 2020 in Kazakhstan, the highest of 628 out of 1,772 deaths were reported in the month of June 2020.

Saule Kisikova- Head of Kazakhstan’s capital city Nur Sultan’s Public Healthcare Department has stated in the last week of June 2020 that every day the hospitals are receiving in between 350 to 450 cases of patients infected with COVID-19 and Pneumonia, but since 12th June, the number of cases of Pneumonia has increased within a week from 80 to 600 per day.