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India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project

Tata Power Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power has commissioned India’s largest floating solar power project of 101.6 Megawatt Peak (MWp) in Kerala backwaters.

  • The project is installed on a 350-acre water body in Kayamkulam, Kerala.

First Private Train under ‘Bharat Gaurav Scheme’ Launched

The Indian Railways’ Southern Railway zone began the maiden service of privately-run ‘Bharat Gaurav Trains’ from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu to Shirdi in Maharashtra.

India Achieves 10% Ethanol Blending

India has achieved the target of 10% ethanol blending in petrol five months ahead of schedule - November, 2022. This is up from 1.5% in 2014.

IOC launches first OVEP in India

On 24th May 2022, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched the first Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) in India, with the Olympism-themed curriculum being integrated into the school education system in the state of Odisha.

  • In its first year, the programme aims to impact 32,000 children enrolled in 90 schools in the cities of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela and, once in full swing, it will reach around 7 million children.

Swachh Survekshan-2023 Launched

Union Government has launched the Eighth Edition of Swachh Survekshan – SS-2023 under Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0.

SC on Premature Release/Remission of Convict

The Supreme Court of India, in a recent ruling, said that remission or premature release of a convict has to be considered in terms of the policy applicable in the State where the crime was committed and not where the trial was transferred to and concluded.

Karnataka to have India’s Largest Semiconductor Fabrication Unit

The Govt. of Karnataka has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Israel-based ISMC Analog Fab Private Ltd for setting up the country’s first semiconductor fab plant with an investment of around Rs 22,900 crore ($3 billion).

  • The company is set to fully implement the project over the next 7 years with employment potential for 1,500 people.

Renovation of Anang Tal

Recently, Minister of State for Culture Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal visits historic Anang Tal in Delhi.

  • He instructed to finish the work of cleaning of Anang Tal and declare it a National Monument immediately.

Raisina Dialogue – 2022

The 7th Edition of the Raisina Dialogue is being organised in an in-person format over three days, 25-27 April 2022.

  • The Raisina Dialogue is India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics, held annually since 2016.

Mumbai & Hyderabad recognised as 'Tree City of the World 2021'

The Arbor Day Foundation, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, has declared Mumbai and Hyderabad as the ‘Tree City of the World 2021’.

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