Current Affairs - September, 2018

Anil Kumar Chaudhary appointed as new Chairman of Steel Authority of India Ltd

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed Anil Kumar Chaudhary as new Chairman of Steel Authority of India Ltd. He will in office till his superannuation in December, 2020. He will succeed P K Singh, who had retired from the post in June 2018. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as Director (Finance) at SAIL.

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)

SAIL is one of the largest state-owned steel in India and one of the top steel makers in world. It is India’s largest steel making company (annual production capacity of 14.38 million metric tons) and 24th largest steel producer in the world. It was founded in 1954 and incorporated in 1973. Its headquarters are in New Delhi. It operates and owns five integrated steel plants at Bhilai, Durgapur, Rourkela, Bokaro and Burnpur and 3 special steel plants at Salem, Durgapur and Bhadravathi.

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India contributes 1 million to UN Solar Project

India has contributed $1 million to United Nations (UN) Headquarters’ Solar Project, under which solar panels will be installed on roof of world body’s headquarters at New York, US. This contribution makes India first responder to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for climate action. The contribution will help reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy.

Background

In June 2018, during session on World Environment Day (observed on 5 June), India had intended to partner with UN Secretariat to use renewable solar energy at UN premises. It had expressed hope that by next World Environment Day, solar energy will be part of energy mix used in UN Headquartered building.

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