Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh state university
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh state university in Aligarh.
- The university is being established by the state government in memory and honor of the great freedom fighter, educationist, and social reformer, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.
Swarnim Vijay Mashaal
- The Swarnim Vijay Mashaal (Victory Flame), touring the Country to mark 50 glorious years of victory over Pakistan during the 1971 Indo-Pak War, arrived at Dahung.
- The Mashaal was received at Sessa, Arunachal Pradesh with full military honors.
- It is a symbol of gratitude towards the gallant soldiers who fought and laid down their lives during the 1971 War.
- Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame commemorates 50 years of India’s resounding victory over Pakistan and the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, was flagged off from the National War Memorial, New Delhi on December 16, 2020.
A food Processing unit in Mornea
- To commemorate 75 years of India’s independence, the Government of India is celebrating the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.’
- As a part of the celebration, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries is celebrating Food Processing Week from 6 September 2021 to 12 September 2021.
- Food Processing Unit of M/s Sahara Frozen Foods was established in Morena, Madhya Pradesh, under the Cold Chain scheme of Central sector scheme – Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana.
- The Sahara Frozen Foods unit has been set up at a project cost of Rs. 21.09 crores and a grant in aid of Rs. 10 crores from the Ministry.
- The unit will also provide direct and indirect employment to about 700 persons and benefit about 1,000 farmers in the CPC and PPC catchment areas.
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- World EV Day is a global movement, driving change, together. A day of celebration of emobility, and a day to shift the transition to sustainable transport with consumer, business, and policy outcomes.
- In 2021, World EV Day will be asking businesses across the world how they will #DriveChange to support mobility and sharing stories from real EV owners about their journeys on the road to #GoEV.
Centre of Excellence on Offshore Wind
- India and Denmark launched the ‘Centre of Excellence on Offshore Wind’ as part of the green strategic partnership between the two nations.
- It assumes significance, given that the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has set a target of adding 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy projects by 2030.
- India plans to leverage scale to lower offshore energy tariffs by harnessing the enormous wind power potential along its 7,600km coastline.
Indian Railways Organisation for Alternative Fuels
- The Ministry of Railways has announced the closure of the Indian Railways Organisation for Alternative Fuels (IROAF), an enterprise headquartered in New Delhi
- It was exclusively formed to promote green energy by introducing alternative energy, fuel-efficient, and emission-control technologies across the railway network.
- In keeping with its mission towards Green Railways, the IROAF had invited bids just last month in August for Hydrogen Fuel Cell-based trains to kickstart the concept of hydrogen mobility in the country along with the 89-km Sonipat-Jind sector of Northern Railway.
Tamil Nadu’s $10-billion green energy island to get Denmark aid
- The state is likely to see a $5-10 billion renewable sector investment with Danish participation, including an energy island in the Gulf of Mannar.
- The island may produce 4-10 Gw.
- If it materializes, the project will be the first offshore floating wind park in India.
- The Gulf of Mannar lies between the west coast of Sri Lanka and the south-eastern tip of India.
ADB and Jharkhand deal
- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $112 million loan to develop water supply infrastructure and strengthen the capacity of urban local bodies (ULBs) for improved service delivery in four towns in the state of Jharkhand.
- The project is aligned to the Government of Jharkhand’s priority to improve urban services in the state and will ensure continuously, treated piped water supply in the state capital of Ranchi and other three towns of Hussainabad, Jhumri Telaiya, and Medininagar located in economically and socially backward areas.
England: First Country to require all new homes to have EV chargers
- The new law will make England the first country in the world to require all new homes to have EV chargers.
- The British government will introduce legislation in 2021 that will require all newly built homes and offices to feature electric vehicle chargers in England.
- Specifically, all new homes and offices will have to feature “smart” charging devices that can automatically charge vehicles during off-peak periods.
- New office blocks will need to install a charge point for every five parking spaces.
- The home and office EV charger mandate is expected to start in 2022.
Japan and Vietnam Defense deal
- Japan and Vietnam have agreed to step up cooperation amid worries about China’s growing military influence, signing a new deal that enables the export of Japanese-made defense equipment and technology to Hanoi.
- It elevates the two countries’ defense partnership “to a new level” and that Japan and Vietnam plan to deepen defense ties through multinational joint exercises and other means.
- Vietnam is the 11th nation with which Japan has signed defense equipment and technology transfer deal.
North Korea tests long-range Cruise Missile
- North Korea says it successfully test-fired a newly developed long-range cruise missile
- It shows North Korea continues to expand its military capabilities amid a stalemate in nuclear negotiations with the United States.
- It successfully hit targets 1,500 m away during its flight tests.
World’s largest plant capturing CO2 from air starts up in Iceland
- The world’s largest plant designed to suck carbon dioxide out of the air and turning it into rock started.
- The plant, named Orca, after the Icelandic word “orka” meaning “energy”, consists of four units, each made up of two metal boxes, similar in appearance to the containers used for maritime transport.
- Constructed by Switzerland’s Climeworks and Iceland’s Carbfix, when operating at capacity the plant will draw 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air every year, according to the companies.
- According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that equates to the emissions from about 870 cars.