ads

Power Minister launches app, portal for states to procure power

The Power Ministry launched the MERIT app (Merit Order Dispatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency) and the portal for providing e-Bidding solution to states to select Independent Power Producers (IPPs).
The objective of is to increase transparency and accountability and transfer maximum benefit to the consumer reflects a 360-degree approach of a ‘government in action’.
The Tariff Policy, 2016 provides that the States/DISCOMs shall follow merit order for procurement of power and there should be uniformity in merit order mechanism.
The app also gives information regarding reasons for deviation from merit order such as must run conditions, transmission constraints etc.

TERI ranked second among world's climate think tanks

An international body which focuses on climate policies has ranked The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) among the top think tanks in the world.
TERI was ranked number two by the International Centre for Climate Governance (ICCG), an internationally-renowned body whose activities focus on the design of climate policy and related governance issues.
TERI conducts research for sustainable development of India.


Pune NGO wins UN prize for sustainable farming model

Swayam Shikshan Prayog, a city-based NGO, has been awarded the United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Prize for devising an ecologically sustainable agriculture model to combat the adverse impacts of drought.
It is the only Indian organisation to win the award, making the cut from more than 800 nominations across 120 countries.
The model advocates the use of bio-fertilizers and pesticides, preservation and exchange of local seeds, and a change in farming patterns by diversifying from a single-crop system to growing multiple crops in a bid to reduce the dependency on the caprices of climate.

EPFO ties up with 5 banks to collect PF dues

EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organisation) has inked pacts with five banks for collections of provident dues and to make retirement payments.
The tie-ups with Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank will help EPFO save around Rs 125 crore a year and expedite its investments as well as payment of benefits to its members.
Employers having bank account with these banks can now deposit PF dues directly in EPFO's account using internet banking in real time basis.

Himachal Pradesh DGP Sanjay Kumar appointed new NDRF chief

Himachal Pradesh director general of police Sanjay Kumar has been appointed as the new chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
The post of NDRF director general (DG) fell vacant after incumbent R K Pachnanda was appointed as the chief of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Sino-Indian border guarding force.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is a specialised force constituted "for the purpose of specialist response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster" under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
The Headquarter of NDRF team is in New Delhi.

Pankaj Advani-led Indian clinched Asian Snooker Championship

India's leading cueist Pankaj Advani teamed up with Laxman Rawat to demolish Pakistan in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship in Bishskek, Kyrgyszstan.
Advani held his nerve and completed the task of clearing the frame along with Rawat and winning the final 3-0.
Advani remained the only player not to lose a single individual match in the team event.
This title brings up Advani's second Asian title this season and 8th overall while it was a first major first international title for Rawat.

India, Israel ink 7 agreements

India and Israel signed seven agreements to increase cooperation in key sectors like space, agriculture and water conservation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held in-depth talks with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for setting up of USD 40 million worth India-Israel Industrial Research and Development (R&D) and Technical Innovation Fund.
In the water sector, two agreements were signed to increase cooperation on water conservation and state water utility reform in India.
In the agriculture sector, the two countries have agreed for India-Israel Development Cooperation – a three-year work programme in agriculture from 2018 to 2020.
They also agreed for cooperation regarding cooperation in atomic clocks. Besides, separate MoUs were signed on cooperation in GEO-LEO optical link and cooperation in Electric Propulsion for small satellites.

Railways new Give it up campaign

The Indian Railways is set to launch a 'Give-It-Up' campaign that will give travellers the option to forego the subsidy on their train tickets.
The passengers will have the option to forego either 100 per cent of the subsidy or 50 per cent or to avail the subsidy.
It will be a voluntary decision that we leave to the customers."
The Railways had posted its worst operating ratio in 16 years at 96.9 per cent in 2016-17. This was mainly due to the impact of social burden and the seventh pay commission.

Karnataka ‘Elevate 100’ scheme for start-ups

The Karnataka government has launched the ‘Elevate 100’ scheme to identify and nurture innovative start-ups.
The aim is to identify 100 most innovative start-ups in the state to elevate them to the next level of success.
The Elevate scheme is the brainchild of the start-up cell, Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS), to help start-ups across the state succeed by providing them with access to mentors, networking opportunities, idea validation, incubation facilities, and in-depth sessions for start-ups on accounting, legal and emerging technologies.
ads
Share To:

IBTS INSTITUTE

India's Leading Institution for Competitive Exams in Chandigarh visit www.ibtsindia.com

Post A Comment:

0 comments so far,add yours