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“Empowering Tribals, Transforming India” dashboard launched

NITI Ayog has launched the online performance dashboard named as ‘Empowering Tribals, Transforming India’, developed by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The launch was made by the NITI Ayog CEO during the review meeting with the ministry. Details of the Dashboards This is an interactive and dynamic online platform that showcases updated and real-time data ..

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PFC Signs MoA with IIT-Kanpur for Training and Research in Smart Grid Technology

Power Finance Corporation (PFC), a PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power, has signed an MoA with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, for training, research and entrepreneurship development in smart grid technology. Under this arrangement, PFC is going to prove around Rs 2.39 crores to the IIT Kanpur under its Corporate ..

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Maharashtra to Use Drones to Inspect Power Lines

For the first time in India, Maharashtra State Electricity Transport Company (MSETCL) has started taking the help of drones in order to inspect power transmission lines in the state. It has been disclosed by the state power ministry. It has been approved by the Union Home Ministry and the Director-General of Civil Aviation after the ..

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Shipping Ministry issues “Aids to Navigation Bill 2020”

On July 10, 2020, the Ministry of Shipping issued “Aids to Navigation Bill 2020” draft for public consultation. The bill aims to replace 90 years old Light House Act, 1927. Highlights The bill has been introduced to augment people participation and transparency in governance. The bill will bring in best global practices, international obligations in ..

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TPPA of USD 2.4 Billion Signed by Pakistan with China for Hydro Power Project in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir 

On 25th June 2020, a Tripartite Power Purchase Agreement (TPPA) was signed for the construction of the 1124 MW Kohala Hydro Power Project. The agreement was signed in between the Government of Pakistan, Chinese Company- China Three Gorges Corporation (State-owned company of Chinese Government), and Government of Azad Kashmir (Part of Pakistan occupied Kashmir). Kohala ..

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PGCIL to set up central transmission utility

The power ministry has directed the state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to set up a central transmission utility (CTU) with separate accounting and board structure. This CTU would be fully owned subsidiary of PGCIL responsible for carrying out statutory functions identified for CTU under the Electricity Act. PGCIL is in charge of ..

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