Page-5 of Current Affairs - July, 2021

Study: India can save $1.2 Billion a Year by Shutting Old Coal Plants

A study says that by shutting down some old coal-burning power plants and allowing newer ones to run for longer hours India can save $1.2 billion per year. The study was conducted by Council on Energy, Environment and Water. (CEEW) Highlights The report says that India should quickly decommission inefficient coal-fired capacity of 30 gigawatts. ..

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Kandla becomes first SEZ to achieve the IGBC Green Cities Platinum Rating

On 26th July 26, 2021 Kandla SEZ (KASEZ) became the first green SEZ to achieve the IGBC Green Cities Platinum Rating for Existing Cities after it was awarded the IGBC Platinum Rating.   Key Points The plaque was presented to the KASEZ team which consists of Chandan Singh, Appraiser and Satyadeep Mahapatra, Joint Development Commissioner ..

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UN Adopts First-ever Resolution on Vision

The first-ever resolution on vision has been approved the United Nations general assembly. The UN called upon its 193 member countries so that they ensure access to eye care for each of their individual citizens. Following this resolution will contribute towards the global effort of helping about 1.1 billion people who are suffering from vision ..

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INDRA-2021 to be held at Volgograd from August 1

From 1st to 13th August India and Russia will hold the 12th edition of joint military exercise in Russia’s Volgograd. Key Points The exercise is named INDRA 2021. It will further strengthen and develop the bilateral security cooperation of the two countries. This exercise will reinforce the longstanding bond of friendship, understanding and cooperation between ..

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Bipyrazole Organic Crystals

Researchers who are working at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata in association with IIT Kharagpur have developed self-repairing piezoelectric molecular crystals. These crystals are called bipyrazole organic crystals. Usage of Bipyrazole Organic Crystals When it undergoes a mechanical impact piezoelectric crystals generate electricity. Daily usage devices break down often due ..

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