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INDIAN AFFAIRS

NHAI Awarded Projects worth Rs 1.22 lakh crore in FY18

NHAI Awarded Projects worth Rs 1.22 lakh crore in FY18

  1. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Monday has said that it has given the Rs 1, 22,000 crore for construction about 7,400 km of highways in the fiscal 2017-18.
  2. “In Financial Year 2017-18, NHAI has awarded 150 road projects of 7,400 kilometre worth Rs 1,22,000 crore. In last 5 years, the average length of road projects awarded by NHAI was 2,860 Km with 4,335 Km awarded in the last financial year,” it said in a statement.
  3. “In comparison, the length of projects awarded in FY 2017-18 is an all-time high and a record achievement by NHAI since its inception in 1995,” it added. NHAI has announced that the total projects awarded, 3,791 km length has given on EPC mode at a cost of Rs 43,000 crore while 3,396 km was awarded on hybrid annuity mode at a cost of Rs 76,500 crore and 209 km on toll mode at a cost of Rs 2,500 crore.
  4. The projects awarded include 1,234 km in Rajasthan, 739 km in Maharashtra, 747 km in Odisha, 725 km in Uttar Pradesh, 511 km in Tamil Nadu, 504 km in Andhra Pradesh, 468 km in Karnataka, 449 Km in Gujarat, 389 km in Madhya Pradesh, 331 km in Haryana, 232 km in Bihar, 201 km in Jharkhand, 189 km in Telangana, 126 km in West Bengal, 120 km in Punjab, 100 km in J&K and balance in other states.

 

Madhya Pradesh’s Kadaknath chicken gets Geographical Indication tag

Madhya Pradesh’s Kadaknath chicken gets Geographical Indication tag

  1. After the six year of the application for the Geographical Indications (GI) tag for Kadaknath, the chicken breed whose black meat is in demand in some of the areas, Madhya Pradesh has got the coveted label. The protein-rich meat of Kadaknath, chicks and eggs has been sold out at the higher rate than other varieties of chicken.
  2. This breed is the relative of the Jhabua, Alirajpur and parts of Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. Managing director of Madhya Pradesh Livestock and Poultry Development Corporation Dr H B S Bhadoria has announced that there has the brought of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) have always recorded that the breed was native to MP.
  3. “Getting GI tag was never in doubt but it took a lot of effort,’’ said Animal Husbandry Department’s additional deputy director Dr Bhagwan Manghnani.

 

India’s longest elevated road inaugurated by Yogi Adityanath

India’s longest elevated road inaugurated by Yogi Adityanath

  1. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday has started and launched the 10.30-km-long elevated road, which has been said that it is the longest of its kind in the country, connecting UP Gate and Rajnagar Extension at there. The total cost in the build up its is of ₹1,147 crore, the six-lane elevated road is supported on 227 pillars.
  2. District Magistrate and the Vice-Chairperson of Ghaziabad Development Authority Ritu Maheswari had said, on the basis the design there should has been the limit of the speed that is of average speed of 80 kmph on the road. After the open and launch of the road at Rajnagar extension area, the Chief Minister took it to travel to Vasundhara.
  3. Samajwadi Party (SP) MLC Rakesh Yadav had “inaugurated” the road on March 16 claiming that the project was started during party’s rule in the state.

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Power Min lays foundation stone of 60 MW project in Uttarakhand

Power Min lays foundation stone of 60 MW project in Uttarakhand

  1. Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh on Sunday has laid the foundation stone of the 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project at Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand.
  2. The Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project (NMHEP) is the place at the Tons River, a tributary of the Yamuna River, in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. This run-of-the river project was situated to SJVN Ltd by the Uttarakhand government. With environment clearance accorded in 2016, all statutory clearances for the project are in place.

 

Kerala to host Asia’s largest startup conclave on April 6, 7

Kerala to host Asia’s largest startup conclave on April 6, 7

  1. Asia’s biggest startup of the ecosystem congregation, Huddle Kerala, has been going too held at the Kovalam near here on April 6 and 7. The startup is envisaged to facilitate the platform for start-ups to spread their products and interact with long range of the array of technology and industry leaders from around the world.
  2. Startups, investors, academicians and industry leaders has been going at the event, in that event there has the expectation of the attend of the participant is of 2,000 members with 40 speakers in 30 sessions. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has been going to start the, which is being organised by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in association with Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IAMAI Startup Foundation, a statement said here today.
  3. In this event, there will be the Sharjah Digital Transformation Higher Committee Chairman Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi and Prince Constantijn of Netherlands, it said. KSUM chief executive officer (CEO) Saji Gopinath said that the first-of-its-kind global event in the state will ensure maximum connect with technology experts and leaders from countries in Asia and Europe, apart from providing opportunities for close interactive sessions between the participants.

BANKING AND FINANCE

India replaces Vietnam to become second largest producer of mobile phones

India replaces Vietnam to become second largest producer of mobile phones

  1. India is now the second largest mobile phone producer in the world just after the China, as by the report of the Indian Cellular Association with telecom minister Manoj Sinha and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
  2. “We are happy to inform you that with the strenuous and calibrated efforts of government of India, ICA and FTTF, India has now emerged as the second largest producer of mobile handset by volume,” ICA national president Pankaj Mohindroo said in a letter to both the union ministers on 28 March.
  3. ICA has said that there has the data that has been taken by the IHS, China’s National Bureau of Statistics and Vietnam General Statistics Office. According to data shared by ICA, India accounted for percentage of the 11% of global mobile production in 2017 compared to 3% in 2014.
  4. India has took behind it the Vietnam to become second largest producer of mobile phones in the last year that is year 2017. With the increment in mobile phone production, imports of the devices in the country also reduced to less than half in 2017-18.

SPORTS

ISSF Junior World Cup: Muskan Bhanwala Wins Gold

ISSF Junior World Cup: Muskan Bhanwala Wins Gold

  1. The final competition day at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney has started with the gold awarded to the Indian National Team, as Muskan Bhanwala who have secured the gold medal in the 25m Pistol Women Junior event.
  2. The Indian youngster player People’s Republic of China’s Qin Sihang and Thailand’s Kanyakorn Hirunphoem, who has taken and awarded the silver and bronze in the 25m Pistol Women Junior final, the second-to-last event of the ISSF Junior World Cup.
  3. Bhanwala who has ranked at the fourth at last year’s ISSF Junior World Championship in Suh, Germany which get in the lead in the end of the sixth round, when she nailed a perfect 5-hit series and found herself sitting on a 3-point advantage over her closest rival, People’s Republic of China’s Qin Sihang (16).

 

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