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

Global Coal Production falls for the 4th Consecutive Year

Published: March 27, 2020

According to a survey, in 2019, the global coal power plant development declined for the fourth consecutive year. A total of 13 GW of capacity construction delayed due to Corona Virus. Highlights The survey was conducted by the Global Energy Monitor, Sierra Club, Greenpeace international and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air. ..

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Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant

Published: August 19, 2019

One of the projects inaugurated during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Bhutan was the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant which has been built on the Mangdechhu river in the Trongsa Dzongkhag district of Bhutan. What is the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant project? The Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant project is Rs 4500 crore hydroelectric power plant which ..

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UK tops 2018 ‘Soft Power 30’ index

Published: July 17, 2018

UK has topped an annual global ranking of nations’ soft power. The 2018 ‘Soft Power 30’ index is published by UK-based strategic communications consultancy firm Portland and the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy. This index has listed 30 countries in which France gets second place, Germany third and United States fourth. India ..

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India’s Soft Power

Published: October 20, 2015

Power has always been the central point in all security studies in international relations. Power is the ability to achieve one’s goals or capacity to influence the decision of others to get favourable outcomes. Nations have made use of both hard power i.e. use of force and soft power i.e. using cordial relations with other ..

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Union Government plans to produce power, compost from solid waste under Swachh Bharat Mission

Published: October 2, 2015

Union Urban Development Ministry has announced crucial policy changes to allow generation of electricity and compost from municipal solid waste. It was announced by the Ministry on the occasion of first anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission which was launched on 2 October 2014. The Ministry is also finalising the pricing model for the compost produced ..

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