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India-Nepal Task Force for Hydropower Project

On February 24, 2022, India and Nepal agreed to set up a joint task force on “proposal to construct a hydropower project” from investments of both the countries. Highlights The task force will have maximum three members from both the countries. Agreement was signed at the 9th meeting of Nepal-India Energy Secretary-Level Joint Steering Committee in Kathmandu. ..

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Indian Railway’s First Solar Power Plant

A 1.7-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant has been commissioned by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) at Bina, Madhya Pradesh for the Indian Railways. Overview: Power to the traction systems of Indian Railways will be fed directly through this plant. This plant was commissioned after the Indian Railways decided to become self-reliant for their electricity need and ..

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Finance Ministry’s Monthly Economic Review – Update (February, 2022)

On the basis of several efforts taken by the government in Budget 2022-23, the Indian economy is expected to grow at the fastest rate among the large nations, according to the Finance Ministry’s Monthly Economic Review. Overview: Agriculture will boost food stocks as it continues to rise via crop diversification and the net sown area which ..

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Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr Virendra Kumar is scheduled to launch the “Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs (SEED)” on February 16, 2022. Highlights Scheme will be launched for the welfare of De-notified, Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Communities (DNCs) at Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi. How is this community deprived? DNTs are the ..

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Powerthon-2022 Hackathon

Union Minister for Power and MNRE, R K Singh, launched Powerthon-2022 on February 7, 2022. What is Powerthon-2022? Powerthon-2022 is a hackathon competition under RDSS. It will be organised to find technology driven solutions for solving complex problems in power distribution. It seeks to ensure quality and reliable power supply. To run this competition, power ..

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Environment Ministry Star Rating System

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently launched “Star Rating System”. The system provides environmental clearance in short duration. About the Star Rating System The Environment Ministry is to rank and incentivize the states with this new system. The ministry will find out states that provide environmental clearances efficiently in short duration of ..

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