Electricity: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

NITI Aayog released “Electricity Access in India and Benchmarking Distribution Utilities” report

Published: October 29, 2020

On October 28, 2020, Niti Aayog released the “Electricity access in India and benchmarking distribution utilities” report. Highlights The report says that 92% of customers received electricity infrastructure within 50 metres of their premises. Around 87% of the customers had access to grid-based electricity. Reminding 13% were those who either used non grid sources or ..

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Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana launched in Uttarakhand

Published: October 9, 2020

The Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat recently launched Mukhyamantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana in Dehradun. The scheme promotes self-employment of the youth. It also promotes production of green energy. Key highlights The scheme mainly targets migrant workers and youth who have returned to their homes after leaving their jobs in different parts of the country ..

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Draft Electricity (Change in Law, Must-run status and Other matters) Rules 2020

Published: October 2, 2020

On October 1, 2020, the Ministry of Power had released Draft Electricity (Change in Law, Must-run Status and Other Matters) rules, 2020. The ministry of power has issued draft rules to bring in quick compensation to power plants. This is because both the Gencos and Discoms are at financial distress. It aims at avoiding long ..

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Saubhagya Scheme completes three years: Key Facts

Published: September 25, 2020

On September 25, 2020, the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijili Har Ghar Yojana completed three years of success. It was launched in 2017 to ensure electrification of all households in both rural and urban areas of the country. Highlights The scheme was begun with a budget of Rs 16,320 crores. Out of this, Rs 14,000 was ..

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Weavers Samman Yojana launched by Karnataka

Published: July 6, 2020

On July 6, 2020, the state Government of Karnataka launched the “Weavers Samman Yojana”. Under the scheme, 19,744 handloom weavers will be assisted financially. Highlights The State Government under the new scheme will transfer Rs 2,000 to the weavers’ accounts through Direct Benefit Transfer. In order implement the scheme, the state government has allocated Rs ..

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