Page-5 of Ministry of Power Current Affairs, GK & News

Railways Ministry closes Indian Railways Organisation for Alternative Fuels (IROAF)

Railway Ministry has closed down the Indian Railways Organization of Alternate Fuel (IROAF), in effect from September 7, 2021. Key Points IROAF is a separate enterprise that works in the field of green fuels for transport. It recently invited bids for hydrogen fuel cell-based technology to run the trains. This closure would not affect the ..

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States’ powers to make own OBC lists restored

Central government approved a Constitution Amendment Bill on August 4, 2021 that seeks to empower states and UTs to make their own OBC lists Key points Bill was approved at the meeting of Union Cabinet chaired by PM. It will now be introduced in Parliament for passage. Background On May 5, 2021 Supreme Court had ..

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Ministry of Earth Sciences launches ESSDP (Earth System Science Data Portal)

On its 15th Foundation Day the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launched Earth System Science Data Portal (ESSDP) Highlights Dr Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organization (WMO), gave a lecture during this event. A report on ‘WMO, Disasters, Climate and COP-26’ was discussed along with the issues relating to climate change. ESSDP (Earth System ..

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Integrated Ratings for State Power Distribution Utilities launched

Power Minister, R.K. Singh, released 9th Integrated Ratings for State Power Distribution Utilities in New Delhi on the occasion of on the occasion of 36th Foundation Day of Power Finance Corporation (PFC). Key Points While releasing Integrated Ratings for State Power Distribution Utilities, minister underlines that, Annual Integrated Rating exercise for rating period 2019-20 covering ..

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Govt creates ‘Ministry of Co-operation’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government announced for creation of a new “Ministry of Cooperation” on July 6, 2021 ahead of cabinet reshuffle. Key Points Ministry will provide a separate administrative, legal and policy framework to strengthen cooperative movement in India. Ministry has been created to realise the vision of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’ (Prosperity through ..

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Social Justice Ministry sets up ’Divyangta Khel Kendras’

Union minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, announced to set up “Divyangta Khel Kendras” across the country to work towards interest of Divyangjans in sports and their good performance in Paralympics. Key Points First such kendra would be open in Ahmedabad City. This announcement was made while virtually addressing ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ ..

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