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Thursday, July 15, 2021

DAILY GK: 15 JULY 2021

 DAILY GK: 15 JULY 2021

1.INDIA’S SINGLE LARGEST SOLAR PARK

      NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL), a 100% subsidiary of NTPC (formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited), has received an approval from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to set up India’s single largest Solar Park, 4750 MW (megawatt) renewable energy park at Rann of Kutch in Khavada, Gujarat.

      This approval has been provided under Mode 8 (Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park) of Solar Park Scheme.

 

2. NCRTC IMPLEMENTS IDREAMS SYSTEM

      The National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) announced plans to implement “Integrated Real-time Enterprise Asset Management System (iDREAMS)” in Indian Railways to digitally manage all rail assets.

      iDREAMS provides digital solutions for cost effective measures in asset management.

      his will remove the shortcomings in data handling thereby providing hassle-free travel experience for customers.

 

3. BKS LITERARY AWARD FOR 2021

      Malayalam Journalist, playwright, novelist and poet Omchery N N Pillai have been honoured with the Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam (BKS)’s Literary Award for 2021 for his contribution to the Malayalam language and literature.

      NN Pillai hails from Vaikom, Kottayam, Kerala.

      The award constitutes a cash prize of Rs 50000 and a citation.

 

4. SHER BAHADUR DEUBA SWORN IN AS NEPAL’S PM

      Sher Bahadur Deuba, President of Nepali Congress, sworn in as the Prime Minister(PM) of Nepal for the 5th time.

      He took over the office from the incumbent KP Sharma Oli.

      Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal administered the oath of office and secrecy during the swearing-in ceremony.

 

5. WORLD’S 1ST COMMERCIAL SMR: LINGLONG ONE

      The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced the official beginning of the construction of the world’s 1st commercial Small Modular Reactor (SMR) named ‘Linglong One’ at the Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant in China’s Hainan Province.

      Linglong One, also known as the ACP100, was the 1st SMR that was approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2016.

 

6. FASTEST CRICKETER TO SCORE 14 ODI CENTURIES

      Captain of Pakistan Cricket team, Babar Azam became the fastest batsman to score 14 centuries in the history of One Day International (ODI) cricket.

      He attained this feat on his 81st innings during the ongoing Pakistan vs England ODI series, thereby overtaking South Africa’s Hashim Amla (84 innings) who previously held the record.

      While Indian Captain Virat Kohli took 103 innings to reach his 14th century.

 

7. BOOK – ‘UNTOLD STORIES’ OF HARYANA POLICE

      Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister of Haryana unveiled a Coffee Table Book titled ‘UNTOLD stories’ of Haryana Police while inaugurating the newly-built state-of-the-art State Emergency Response Centre (SERC) in Panchkula, Haryana.

      The book also explains ‘Operation Samvedna’, a drive which was undertaken by Haryana Police Department for sending back the migrant workers and labourers during the lockdown to their home States.

 

8. LADAKH SIGNED MOU WITH SIKKIM

      Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh administration signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ‘Sikkim State Organic Certification Agency’ (SSOCA) regarding the implementation of ‘Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana’ (PKVY) and Mission Organic Development Initiative (MODI) in the Ladakh region.

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