Current Affairs - September, 2020

WHO report: 25 key health services disrupted globally

The World Health Organization recently reported that at least half of 25 kinds of health services experienced disruptions due to COVID-19. The findings were based on the survey conducted by the international organization in its five of six regions regions. The survey is called the “Global Pulse Survey”. Highlights According to the report of the Read More…

Ministry of Defence signs Rs 2,580 crores of contracts to boost Make in India

On August 31, 2020, the Ministry of Defence signed contracts worth Rs 2,580 crores to boost Make in India. The contracts were signed for supply of six Pinaka Regiments to the Indian Army. Highlights The contracts were signed with Tata Power Company, Bharat Earth Movers Limited and Larsen and Toubro. The Pinaka Regiments comprised of Read More…

India develops World’s Largest Solar Tree

The CSIR-CMERI operating under the Ministry of Science and Technology has developed world largest solar tree. The tree has an annual capacity of generating 12,000 to 14,000 units of Clean and Green power. Highlights The Solar Tree has been designed in such a way that maximum exposure of each Solar Photo Voltaic Panel is achieved. Read More…

India sets target of achieving 100 MT coal gasification by 2030

On August 31, 2020, the Union Minister of Coal and Mines Shri Prahlad Joshi announced at a webinar that India aims for 100 million tonnes of coal gasification by 2030. This is to be achieved through investments worth Rs 4 lakh crores. Highlights The Government of India has provided concession of 20% on revenue share Read More…

Indian Railways: More than 960 stations solarised

The Indian Railways has solarised more than 960 railway stations. This is being done to achieve the objective of becoming 100% self sustainable for all its power needs. Highlights Currently, the Indian Railways have orders to place 198 MW of solar roof top in 550 stations. Some of the major stations solarised so far are Read More…