Current Affairs – June, 2018

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Cabinet approves withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013

The Union Cabinet has approved withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013 pending in Rajya Sabha. The amendment bill was introduced to amend certain existing provisions of the Nalanda University Act, 2010 and add some new provisions mainly dealing with functioning of Governing Board of Nalanda University.

Nalanda University

Nalanda University revived version of ancient Nalanda University located at Rajgir in Nalanda District of present Bihar. It is non-state, non-profit, secular and self-governing international institution. Its idea was mooted by former President APJ Abdul Kalam in 2006.

It was established through Nalanda University Act, 2010 on basis of Joint Press Statement at 4th East Asia Summit held in Thailand in October 2009. It functions under Ministry of External Affairs. It is mandated to be engaged in pursuit of intellectual, philosophical, historical and spiritual studies.

Teaching in this university was inaugurated in September 2014. At present, it has 116 students in three schools of studies namely School of Ecology and Environment Studies, School of Historical Studies and School of Buddhist Studies. This includes 35 international students from 21 foreign countries.

Note: The ancient Nalanda University was established in 427 AD during the reign of Gupta king Sakraditya. It was one of India’s earliest university. At its peak, it had attracted scholars and students from near and far with some travelling all the way from Tibet, China, Korea, and Central Asia.

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NLCIL’s three 100 MW solar power projects inaugurated

Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL)’s three 100 MW Solar Power Projects for commercial operation were inaugurated recently. These projects situated at Thoppalaakkarai and Sethupuram in Virudhunagar District and Sellaiya Sezhiyanallur in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu.

Key Facts

The three solar plants have installed capacity of 100 MW each. They were erected at cost of Rs.1300 crores, which includes Operation & Maintenance (O&M) cost for 15 Years. The power produced from these units will be sold to Tamil Nadu Power Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) at cost of Rs.4.41/- per unit.

Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL)

NLCIL is navratna profit making of Central Government. It is engaged in mining of lignite and generation of power through lignite based thermal power plants. It was established in 1956, following discovery of lignite deposits in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu. It is headquartered in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu.

NLCIL comes under administrative control of Ministry of Coal and serves as important source of power generation to southern states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan and Puducherry (UT). Currently, it operates four open cast lignite mines of total capacity of 30.6 Million Tonnes per Annum (MTPA) and 5 thermal power stations with total installed capacity of 3240 MW.

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