11.05.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs.

GUJARAT

Gujarat again tops new wind power capacity

 

Gujarat continues to be the preferred destination for setting up wind power projects in India. Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Gujarat witnessed the highest addition of wind power generation capacity in the country in 2020-21.

Wind power projects with the cumulative generation capacity of 1,020.3MW were installed and commissioned in Gujarat from April 2020 to March 21. That was the highest capacity addition by any state in India during the period, shows data compiled by Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA).

 

Gujarat was followed by Tamil Nadu (303.7MW) and Karnataka (148MW). In fact, Gujarat grabbed the lion’s share of 68% in the new wind power capacity addition across the country in 2020-21. About 1,503.3MW of new wind power generation capacity was installed in India in fiscal 2021, IWTMA data shows.

With these new installations, Gujarat’s current operational capacity for generation of power from wind energy sources stands at 8,561.8MW as against 7541.5MW in 2019-20. At 1,468.4MW, Gujarat created the highest wind power capacity in the previous fiscal as well.

 

Renewable energy companies such as Adani Green and ReNew Power were among the prominent players that commissioned their power projects. Adani Green and ReNew Power commissioned 100MW and 300MW wind power projects in Kutch in March 2021.

The state government sources, however, pegged the capacity of new wind projects commissioned in Gujarat at 890MW for the fiscal 2021.

Gujarat currently stands second after Tamil Nadu in terms of the total installed wind power generation capacity in the country.

INTERNATIONAL

UK Action Plan for Animal Welfare

The United Kingdom launched an Animal Welfare Action Plan.

The Committee of Animal Emotion Experts will report the government’s decision. The sensation is the ability to perceive feelings and feelings.

The plan will ensure that the country’s animal welfare standards are not compromised.

It would improve the well-being of farm animals. This will be accomplished by prohibiting the sale of live animals.

 

NATIONAL

Mongolian Kanjur Culture Ministry

 

The Culture Ministry will finish reprinting about 100 sets of sacred Mongolian Kanjur next year for distribution in Mongolia’s main Buddhist centres, according to the Culture Minister.

About Mongolian Kanjur:

It is a 108-volume Buddhist canonical text that is considered Mongolia’s most significant religious text. It serves as a source of cultural identity for Mongolia.

The Mongolian word ‘Kanjur’ means ‘Concise Orders,’ referring to Lord Buddha’s words in particular.

It is written in classical Mongolian and has been translated from Tibetan.

 

National Technology Day is Designated on 11th May

 

In India, National Technology Day is celebrated on 11 May across India. This day marks the efficaciously examined Shakti-I nuclear missile at the Pokhran Test Range of the Indian Army in Rajasthan. Technology day will be focusing on rebooting the financial system via Science and Technology. It also highlights the achievements of our scientists and engineers in the area of science and technology and encourages students to include Science as a career option.

 

Every year, National Technology Day is celebrated across India on 11 May to memorize the anniversary of Shakti, the Pokhran nuclear check held on 11 May 1998. Shakti also is aware of as the Pokhran Nuclear Test was once the first nuclear check code-named ‘Smiling Buddha’ used to be carried out in May 1974.

 

Goa Maritime Symposium (GMS) Indian Navy

 

Under the aegis of the Naval War College in Goa, the Indian Navy hosted ‘GMS-21.’

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the event was held online.

The virtual event was attended by naval delegates from 13 Indian Ocean Littoral nations, including India, Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

The theme of GMS-21 was “Maritime Security and Emerging Non-Traditional Threats: A Case for a Proactive Role for IOR Navies,” with a focus on building capacity among IOR Navies to deal with emerging common maritime threats.

The symposium will play a constructive role and convene stakeholders who have played a role in the evolution of strategies, policies and implementation mechanisms for issues of common concern in the maritime field.

 

PM-KISAN Eighth Instalment

The eighth instalment of financial benefits under PM-KISAN will be released by the PM.

The Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana as a central sector scheme. This scheme was created to supplement the income of many small and marginal farmers.

The following are the primary goals of the PM-KISAN scheme:

To provide financial assistance to all landowners and their families who are eligible.

The PM-KISAN scheme aims to supplement farmers’ financial needs in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and adequate yields, commensurate with expected farm income.

The scheme is projected to expand PM-coverage KISAN’s to about 14.5 crore people. With an estimated investment of Rs. 87,217.50 crores from the Central Government, it intends to cover an additional 2 crore farmers.

 

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