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August 11, 2023 Daily Current Affairs
Stay informed with the most recent happenings in India and around the world. In today’s daily current affairs, we delve into significant developments spanning renewable energy, infrastructure projects, international exercises, economic advancements, and more.
- Renewable Energy Microgrid Power Plant Inaugurated: MeitY Secretary Alkesh Kumar Sharma inaugurated a Renewable Energy Microgrid Power Plant, developed by C-DAC in Thiruvananthapuram. The microgrid utilizes green energy to address energy needs in the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre’s Veterinary hospital systems.
- National Writeshop on Panchayat Development Index (PDI): The Ministry of Panchayati Raj conducted a Two-Day National Writeshop on PDI Portal for Baseline Report and PDI computation, emphasizing its significance in achieving Sustainable Development Goals at the local level.
- Infrastructure Projects Recommended: The 53rd National Planning Group Meeting recommended 6 infrastructure projects, including 3 Railway and 3 Road Transport & Highways projects, with a total cost of over Rs. 28,000 Cr.
- Sustainable Water Management: The Ministry of Jal Shakti focuses on sustainable water management using modern techniques and demand-side interventions. CGWA regulates groundwater use, imposing charges for consumption and wastage.
- AI-Powered Flood Prediction: Google and Central Water Commission collaborate to enhance flood prediction systems using AI and geospatial analysis, setting up flood forecasting stations across states.
- Jal Jeevan Mission: The government aims to provide tap water to every rural household by 2024 under the Jal Jeevan Mission. Significant progress is noted in Uttar Pradesh, with 56.11% rural households having tap water connections.
- Fit India Quiz: The National rounds of the Fit India Quiz will be available on Disney Hotstar, promoting India’s sports history, fitness, and nutrition among students.
- Malabar 2023 Naval Exercise: The Malabar 2023 naval exercise will begin in Sydney, Australia, involving ships and aircraft from the Indian Navy, US Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defence Force, and Royal Australian Navy.
- Rainfall Forecast: Heavy rainfall is expected in several Indian states, including Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana, while subdued rainfall is anticipated in other parts of the country.
Business and Economy
- Boosting Natural Gas Share: The Indian government aims to increase the share of natural gas in the energy mix to 15% by 2030 through various initiatives, including expanding the National Gas Grid and City Gas Distribution network.
- Bio-CNG Plants and Ethanol Production: The SATAT initiative establishes Bio-CNG plants across various states, promoting biofuel production. The “Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana” supports Second Generation (2G) ethanol projects.
- FDI Increase in Manufacturing Sector: The Make in India initiative results in a 57% increase in FDI equity inflow in the manufacturing sector from 2014 to 2022, showcasing global investors’ confidence.
Social and Cultural News
- Guidelines for Health and Wellness Celebrities: The Indian government issues guidelines for health influencers to ensure transparency and prevent misleading advertisements, emphasizing proper disclosure and consumer protection.
- Remembering V.V. Giri: On August 10, we remember V.V. Giri, the fourth President of India, for his contributions to the labor movement, worker’s rights, and social justice.
- “Har Ghar Tiranga” Bike Rally: As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration, the Ministry of Culture organizes a bike rally to promote hoisting the national flag in households.
- Fit India Quiz: The Fit India Quiz National rounds will be available on Disney Hotstar, testing students’ knowledge of India’s sports history, fitness, and nutrition.
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