Page-4 of Current Affairs - August, 2015

NTPC sets a record in single-day power generation

India’s largest power generator National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited has achieved a record of highest single-day electricity generation of over 733 million units. The record generation of electricity on August 27, 2015 was achieved from NTPC’s 18 coal-based power plants, and 8 solar and hydro power stations and 7 gas-based units. On the record ..

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Government gives nod to rename Delhi’s Aurangzeb Road as Abdul Kalam Road

Union Government has given its nod to rename Delhi’s famous Aurangzeb Road has been renamed after former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam. It was decided by New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to rename road as APJ Abdul Kalam Road, as the jurisdiction of the road comes under it. The decision was taken by NDMC ..

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India losses solar case against US at WTO

India has lost solar case against United States at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of WTO has ruled that, India’s requirement of only domestic solar equipment’s for its ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) is inconsistent with the international trade norms. Background In 2014, US had dragged India in DSB ..

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Vassiliki Thanou sworn in as first female Prime Minister of Greece

President of Greece’s Supreme Court Vassiliki Thanou has been appointed as the first female Prime Minister of the heavily indebted country which is center of Eurozone crisis. She was sworn in as head of a caretaker government that will lead nation until next snap election which is scheduled to be held in September 2015. Background She ..

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WHO declared India Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Free

World Health Oraganistion (WHO) has officially declared India as Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus free country, i.e. mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth. It was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after inaugurating the Call to Action Summit 2015 on reducing child and maternal deaths across the world in New ..

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