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National Current Affairs June 2nd Week 2016
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National Current Affairs June 2nd Week 2016

1) Strategic partnership between Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Civil Aviation to Boost to skill initiatives in aviation sector.
  • Airport Authority of India (AAI), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) signed for setting up skill development centers in the country for scaling up skill development initiatives in the aviation sector.
  • Aim to skilled more than 1.04 crore youth last year in 2015-16 which is an incremental growth by 36.8% from the previous year. With contributions like these we are certain that we will be able to bring speed and scale along with standards to skill initiatives in the nation.
  • The program will be managed by NSDC and its training partners who have till now cumulatively skilled more than 80.33 lakh youth in the country. The fund contributed by AAI will also be utilized to support and sponsor candidates for skill development programs, including Substantially Affected Persons under AAI projects.
 
2) AYUSH minister to inaugurate National Health Editors` meet on Yoga.
  • The Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga for Holistic Health-Recent researches, at National Media Centre.
  • This programme would also serve as a ``Curtain Raiser`` for the forthcoming events of International Day of Yoga – 2016.
 
3) Union Government to form new reserve battalion named after Maharana Pratap.
  • A new Indian Reserve Battalion in Rajasthan will be named Maharana Pratap, the great warrior of Mewar region, by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • The Indian Reserve Battalion will be named after Maharana Pratap, a Rajput ruler who had fought against the Mughals and never bowed before them.
  • The Union minister also announced setting up of a global centre for counter terrorism at Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice at Jodhpur and the process of police modernization will be expedited.
 
4) Government to launch e-commerce website its employees.
  • The Indian ecommerce space may soon have anew giant, if the government of India has its way. A portal called GeM, short for Government e-Marketplace, has been conceptualized by the government`s central purchase arm to allow sarkari babus to make routine office purchases from cups and saucers to laptops and printers online.
  • Officials estimate that expenditure on commonly used office items ranges between 10% and 20% of the government`s non-plan expenditure, a figure which stands at Rs. 14.28 lakh crore for fiscal year 2016-17. That translates to potential purchases of Rs. 1.4 - 2.8 lakh crore. To put that in context, Flipkart was aiming to sell goods worth up to $12 billion (Rs. 80,000 crore) by June 2016.
5) US returns 200 artifacts worth USD 100 million to India.
  • The US returned over 200 cultural artefacts estimated at $100 million to India at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Items returned included religious statues, bronzes and terra cotta pieces, some dating back 2,000 years, looted from some of India`s most treasured religious sites.
  • Among the pieces returned is a statue of Saint Manikkavichavakar, a Hindu mystic and poet from the Chola period (circa 850 AD to 1250 AD) stolen from the Sivan Temple in Chennai, which is valued at $1.5 million.
 
6) Baby food corners opened at railway stations.
  • With a view to helping mothers travelling in trains to take care of their toddlers, Indian Railways has come up with the novel idea of setting up separate baby food corners in all the major railway stations.
  • The Railway Minister in the Railway Budget promised steps to make the baby food including milk available in railway stations. Now, the facility has been set up in major railway stations as a pilot project.
  • In Salem Railway Division, four such Janani Sewa stalls were set up at Salem, Coimbatore, Erode and Karur railway stations, on a pilot basis.
  • These Janani Sewa stalls have been situated within the vegetarian refreshment rooms (VRRs) and will provide baby foods such as Cerelac, Lactogen, apart from milk, feeding bottles and hot water.
 
7) Akhilesh orders judicial probe into Mathura turmoil.
  • The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea for a CBI inquiry into the Mathura incident, the Samajwadi Party government ordered a judicial probe into the violent encounter between the State police and squatters that resulted in the death of two dozen persons, including two police officers.
  • The government had earlier constituted a State-level probe under Aligarh Divisional Commissioner Chandrakant, while Opposition parties had insisted on a CBI probe or an SC-monitored investigation.
  • Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav appointed a one-man judicial commission under retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice Mirza Imtiaz Murtuza. The Commission has been asked to submit its report in two months.
 
8) Maharashtra to observe 21st of every month as Yoga Day.
  • The Maharashtra government has decided to celebrate the 21st day of every month as Yoga day across all schools, colleges and universities in the state.
  • It has also been decided that 21st of every month will be celebrated as Yoga day across all schools, colleges and universities of Maharashtra.
  • It was also decided that every district would set up a `Yoga Day committee` to plan a `Yoga Mahostav` (Yoga Festival) every year in between January 12-21. A separate state-level committee will monitor and coordinate with these committees.
  • Schools, colleges, technical and medical colleges in the state will help promote yoga during the festival.
 
9) Centre announces new Print Media Advertisement policy.
  • Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has framed a New Print Media Advertisement Policy for Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP) with the objective to promote transparency and accountability in issuing of advertisements in print media.
  • The policy focuses on streamlining release of Government advertisements and to also promote equity and fairness among various categories of newspapers/periodicals. The key highlights of the policy are as follows:
Promoting Transparency & Accountability
  • For the first time the policy introduces a New Marking System for newspapers to incentivize Newspapers who have better professional standing and get their circulation verified by ABC/ RNI. This will also ensure transparency and accountability in the release of advertisements by DAVP.
  • The policy framework includes circulation verification Procedure for empanelment of Newspapers/Journals with DAVP.
  • The procedure involves certification by RNI/ ABC if circulation exceeds 45,000 copies per publishing day; for circulation upto 45,000 copies per publishing day certificate from Cost/Chartered Accountant/ Statutory Auditor Certificate/ ABC is mandated.
  • The policy states that RNI circulation certificate shall be valid for a period of two years from the date of issue and in case of ABC, the current certificate shall be used for circulation certificate. It is stated in the policy that DG DAVP reserves the right to have figures of circulation checked through RNI or its representative.
 
10) UP has a village named `Snapdeal.com Nagar`.
  • Uttar Pradesh`s Muzzafarnagar district has a village called `Snapdeal.com Nagar`, which was originally named Shiv Nagar.
  • In 2011, Indian e-commerce company Snapdeal installed 15 hand pumps in the village so that the villagers need not walk long distances to fetch water.
  • To express their gratitude, the villagers voted to name their village after Snapdeal.
 
11) Venkaiah Naidu launches `Swachh Map` app of Rajkot civic body.
  • Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched a `Swachh Map` mobile application of the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) that will enable residents to register complaints of sanitation by sending photos using it.
  • The application is designed and developed by US-based multinational company `Intel` without taking any money. Residents can send a photo of a dirty place or area to register their complaints to civic officials through the app and the complaints would be addressed within 24 hours.
  • The RMC was the first civic body in Gujarat to launch such an app.
  • When the Centre had recently announced names of clean cities, the city in the Saurashtra region was ranked 7th. 

12) Union Railways Ministry flags off Champaran Satyagrah Express train in Bihar.
  • Railway minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the Champaran Satyagraha Express (14009-1410) at a function in Motihari. The new weekly train, running between Bapudham Motihari and Anand Vihar (Delhi) stations, has a load combination of 15 coaches, including one third AC, six sleeper and six general coaches and two brake vans.
  • The new train has been introduced to mark 100 years of the historic movement.
  • To provide better facilities to the passengers, we are working on the punctuality of trains by adopting new technologies.
 
13) Govt to invest Rs. 25 lakh crore in waterways, ports, rail.
  • Announcing the Centre`s plans to inject Rs. 25 lakh crore to strengthen inland waterways, ports and rail-road links, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari approved these projects will create four crore jobs.
  • Stating that both road and rail connectivity to ports was the key to speedy economic growth, an amount of Rs. 8 lakh crore would be invested for development of the port sector to make transportation of goods and raw materials for industries cost effective.
  • The government has chalked out an ambitious plan to galvanise the inland waterways involving rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra and Mahanadi, adding Rs. 4,000 crore was being spent for developing waterway facilities in Ganga.
 
14) Madhya Pradesh eyes Rs. 1,300 crore investment in tourism sector.
  • Madhya Pradesh is expecting Rs. 1,300 crore investment, from private and public sector, this financial year for up gradation of tourism infrastructure.
  • Upgrading infrastructure is a continuous process and we are looking at doubling our rooms’ inventory in next five years, in the three-star and above category. And also planning to build over 300 wayside amenities every 50 km.
  • For up gradation of infrastructure in the tourism sector we are looking at Rs. 1,300 crore investment, from government as well as private sector this financial year.
  • Besides the religious tourism, the State Government is focusing on wildlife tourism as Madhya Pradesh has six sanctuaries. It is seeking to promote rural tourism around these sanctuaries, heritage wedding destinations, and meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions (MICE) segments.
 
15) Sikkim becomes India’s first State to launch open government data portal.
  • Sikkim claimed to become the first state in India to have an open government data portal. Lok Sabha MP, P.D. Rai launched the open government data portal `Sikkim.data.gov.in` and Open Government Data Platform (Sikkim).
  • On the open government data portal, the data produced or commissioned by the government or government controlled entities can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone.
 
16) West Bengal government to offer rice at Rs. 2 per kg to sex workers, HIV patients.
  • West Bengal government has decided to provide rice at Rs. 2 per kg to sex workers and poor HIV patients in the state.
  • Poor leprosy patients, deaf and dumb children in various homes will also be included in the scheme and in the first phase, about one lakh beneficiaries from across the state will be identified for the purpose.
 
17) Arvind Kejriwal Sets Up Committee to Look Into Matters Related To Delhi Water Bodies.
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal constituted a high-level committee under the chairmanship of PWD Minister Satyendar Jain to look into matters related to water bodies in the national capital.
  • The committee will look into matters related to water bodies in Delhi and issues related to taking necessary steps like site inspections, proper identification of water bodies for updated inventory, suggesting suitable recommendations to restore them, rain water harvesting for the benefit of water bodies along with their development and beautification plan on targeted basis for all the water bodies-owning agencies.
 
18) Illegal use of name of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt of India by ``The Scouts/ Guides Organization``.
  • ``The Scouts/ Guides Organization`` having its headquarters at Vasundhara, Ghaziabad is misusing the name of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt of India in their letter head stating that it is affiliated with the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has informed to all general public and concerned authorities that ministry neither given any recognition or affiliation to The Scouts/ Guides Organization nor is giving grant-in-aid to this organization to conduct scouting and guiding activities in any State/UT of the country.
  • The organization is also not an autonomous body under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports as claimed by them in their letterhead/ banners/ posters.
 
19) Government constitutes Working Group to examine consequential issues arising out of amendments to India-Mauritius Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement and related issues.
  • With a view to examine the consequential issues arising out of amendments to India - Mauritius Double Taxation Avoidance Convention and related issues, a Working Group headed by Joint Secretary (FT&TR-II), CBDT and comprising of departmental officers and representatives of SEBI, custodians, brokerage firms and fund managers has been constituted.
  • The Working Group will submit its report to the CBDT within 3 months, after examining the relevant issues.
 
20) Indian Railways launches Janani Sewa, optional catering Scheme on pilot basis.
  • Railways minister Suresh Prabhu launched three passenger service initiatives a Janani Sewa for mothers, optional catering in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains on a pilot basis and a children’s menu on trains.
  • Under Janani Sewa, hot milk, hot water and baby food-to begin with-will be available at 25 railway stations including New Delhi, Mumbai, Howrah, Chennai, Surat and Lucknow. Originally, the service was meant to have been introduced on trains.
  • The Indian Railways also launched an optional catering services project. To begin with the project will be taken up on a pilot basis for 45 days and will be available only on the Secunderabad-Pune Shatabdi Express and Mumbai Central-Hazrat Nizammudin Rajdhani Express.
  • To make train travel a happier experience for children, the railways has launched items like french fries, noodles, burgers and meal combos through IRCTC. These items can be ordered by the passengers through the e-catering website of IRCTC, a specified phone number, SMS, mobile app or a four digit all-India toll free number-1323.
 
21) Jammu & Kashmir: All `private airborne activity` near defence installations banned.
  • The Jammu and Kashmir government imposed a ban on all sorts of "private airborne activity" within a radius of one kilometre from any defence/ security forces installation in Jammu for a period of 60 days.
  • The ban has been imposed after the Indian Air Force (IAF) issued an alert that terrorists may use sub-conventional methods like paragliders, parachutes, air balloons etc. to target IAF, defence and police installations in near future.
 
22) Bihar education department initiates `Operation Clean Up`.
  • Education Department of Bihar has launched an initiative called `Operation Clean Up` as part of the grand secular alliance government’s agenda to provide ``quality education`` in the state.
  • Operation clean up’ in order to maintain the standard of education in the state.
  • All the 228 B.Ed colleges will be probed. DMs and SPs have been asked to carry out a physical verification of these colleges. 
23) Government Sanctions Rs. 164 crore for Rajasthan, Rs. 156 crore for Telangana for Compensatory Afforestation.
  • The Centre sanctioned Rs. 164 crore for Rajasthan and Rs. 156 crore for Telangana, following a meeting on Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) with the two States.
  • Shri Javadekar expressed the hope that the Compensatory Afforestation Bill will be passed in the Monsoon session, making available more money for afforestation and related activities.
 
24) Ministry of Railways Signs JV Agreement with Government of Odisha.
  • Ministry of Railways signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Govt. of Odisha. This is a very important step for formation of Joint Venture Company for development of Railway Infrastructure in the State.
  • The company shall identify projects to be developed and find avenues for financing of the same. Ministry of Railways and Govt. of Odisha shall be essentially funding part of such identified projects. Project specific SPVs shall be formed after financial closure of the project.
25) Gujarat Government to launch mobile app for delivery of common services.
  • The Gujarat government has decided to launch the mobile app ‘Digital Gujarat’. This app is to put most of the services on the fingertips of citizens, so that they don’t have to visit government offices.
  • Initially, it would offer 30 services for which the citizens hitherto had to visit government offices or access the online portal digitalgujarat.gov.in.
  • Using this app, people can apply for various services, such as ration card. Initially, the services available through the app would include procurement of ration card, senior citizen certificate, caste certificate, domicile certificate, income certificate, widow certificate, SC/ST certificate, non creamy-layer certificate and religious minority certificate.
26) Cabinet appraisal of MoU between ISRO and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on cooperation in the field of outer space.
  • The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding between Department of Space/ Indian Space Research Organization (DOS/ ISRO) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on cooperation in the field of outer space.
  • The MoU would lead to establishment of joint team, drawing members from ISRO and CSA, which will further work out the plan of action including examination and defining cooperative projects and the time-frame. This will also provide opportunities for diverse research in the field of peaceful uses of space technologies.
 
27) Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding with Taiwan for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and Allied Sector.
  • The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding between Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India and India Taipei Association in Taipei, Taiwan for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and Allied Sector.
  • The MoU provides for cooperation in the fields of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Food Processing, Genetic Resources as well as Environmental Sustainability.
  • Both sides will encourage the private sector in both countries to enter into cooperation in these areas. The cooperation between the two sides involves exchange of visits, information, technology and training and also expansion of agricultural trade while reducing trade barriers.
 
28) Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Taiwan.
  • The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of Air Services Agreement between India-Taipei Association in Taipei (India’s representative office in Taiwan) and Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India (Taiwan’s representative office in India).
  • The Air Services are governed by a MoU exchanged between Air India Charters Limited (AIRL) and Taipei Airlines Associations (TAA).
  • The Air Services Agreement signifies an important landmark in the civil aviation relations between India and Taiwan, and has the potential to spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchanges between the two parties.
 
29) Cabinet approves India’s Membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program.
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for Indian membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) consortium by signing a MoU with the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for geosciences. This is a government-funded, Public Law Foundation of the State of Brandenburg, Germany.
  • By signing the MoU on the membership for a period of five years with ICDP, India would enable engaging internationally renowned experts with profound expertise in different aspects of scientific drilling in order to accomplish deep drilling and associated investigations in Koyna region.
  • As a member of ICDP, scientists/ engineers from India would have right to submit proposals, to participate in all ICDP co-funded workshops and drilling projects and have access to all data results from ICDP projects. This will shed new light on the genesis of seismicity and better understanding of earthquake processes.
 
30) Cabinet approves signing of contract for Exploration of Poly metallic Sulphides between India and International Seabed Authority.
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of 15 years contract by the Ministry of Earth Sciences with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for undertaking exploration and other developmental activities related to Polymetallic Sulphides in the allotted area of 10,000 sq km. It will be done in parts of Central and South - West Indian Ridges (SWIR), located in the Indian Ocean.
  • It will enhance India`s presence in the Indian Ocean where other players like China, Korea and Germany are active. The program will be implemented by the Ministry of Earth Sciences with the participation from various national institutes and research laboratories/ organizations.
31) Cabinet approves enhancement of age of superannuation of Non-Teaching, Public Health Specialists and General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Health Service to 65 years.
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for enhancement of the age of superannuation of
  • Non-Teaching and Public Health Specialists of Central Health Service from 62 years to 65 years.
  • Doctors of General Duty Medical Officers (GDMOs) sub-cadre of Central Health Service (CHS) to 65 years.
  • The target group would be officers of Non-Teaching, Public Health and GDMO sub-cadres of CHS. The decision would help in better patient care, proper academic activities in Medical colleges as also in effective implementation of National Health Programmes for delivery of health care services.
 
32) Cabinet approves disinvestment of 10% paid up equity of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO).
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for disinvestment of 10% paid up equity of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO) out of Government of India’s shareholding of 100% through Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the domestic market as per the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Rules and Regulation.
  • The paid up equity capital of HUDCO is Rs. 2001.90 crore and Government of India owns 100% 0f the equity at present. Net worth of the Company is approximately Rs. 7,800 crore.
 
33) Cabinet approves of 4/6 laning of Kharar-Ludhiana Section of NH-95 (New NH-05) in Punjab.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the development of 4/6 laning of Kharar-Ludhiana Section of NH-95 (New NH-05) in Punjab.
  • The cost is estimated to be Rs.2069.70 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 76 kms.
  • This work will be done under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-V in Hybrid Annuity Mode.
  • The improvement of infrastructure in Punjab and in reducing the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between Kharar and Ludhiana section.
  • The development of this stretch will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of this region in the State. It would also increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities.
34) Freight rates for the direct road movement of fertilizers upto 500 Km from plant/ port to block level approved.
  • To ensure timely and adequate availability of fertilizers to farmers at affordable prices, Department of Fertilizers has approved the freight rates for the direct road movement of fertilizers upto 500 km from plant/ port to block level, as recommended by the Tariff Commission.
  • A decision has been taken to reimburse the freight cost in respect of secondary movement of fertilizers from rake point to district/ block headquarter on monthly basis at the lower of the normative Per Tonne Per Kilometer (PTPK) rate or actual expenditure incurred by the company.
 
35) Drinking Water Ministry organizes national-level Water Conservation workshop.
  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, recently met the Chief Ministers of 11 drought-affected states and highlighted the importance of water conservation and optimum water utilization and measures should be taken in the short term, medium term and long term to conserve our limited water resources.
  • This idea forward and intensify efforts, the Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation organized a ‘National Workshop on Pre-Monsoon Water Conservation Measures’ in the capital. The workshop was organized with the intent to engage officials from various State Governments, NGOs, domain experts and industry personnel and share best practices on Water Conservation and Rainwater Harvesting.
36) Government Launches Scheme for setting up 1000 MW CTU - connected Wind Power Project.
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched Scheme for setting up of 1000 MW Wind Power Project connected to transmission network of Central Transmission Utility (CTU) with an objective to facilitate supply of wind power to the non-windy states at a price discovered through transparent bidding process. Ministry has designated Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) as nodal agency for implementation of the scheme.
  • The Scheme will encourage competitiveness through scaling up of project sizes and introduction of efficient and transparent e-bidding and e-auctioning processes. It will also facilitate fulfillment of Non-Solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) requirement of non-windy states.
  • MNRE has also issued Draft guidelines for implementation of scheme for setting up of 1000 MW CTU connected wind power projects issued by MNRE for stakeholders’ consultation.
37) Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Launches and Dedicates Various Services to the Nation.
  • Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held at Rail Bhawan, launched and dedicated following services to the nation as a part of fulfillment of Budget Announcements 2016-17.
  • Flagging off of inaugural run of first time-tabled container train service from Domestic Container Terminal, Okhla (Delhi) and Whitefield (Bengaluru), by remote from Rail Bhawan.
  • Launch of liberalized comprehensive parcel leasing policy
  • Launch of liberalized policy for parcel cargo express trains.
  • Integrated (Facebook & Twitter) Social Media Platforms for grievance redressal.
  • Announcement of implementation of policy allowing differently abled persons to avail concession while travelling without escort.
38) NITI Aayog holds detailed interaction with Education Departments of States/ UTs on Atal Tinkering Laboratories.
  • NITI Aayog held detailed interaction with Principal Secretaries/ Secretaries of School Education Departments from all States and UTs through video conferencing to disseminate information and ensure successful implementation of Atal Tinkering Laboratories.
  • Atal Tinkering Laboratories is one of the three major initiatives under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). As part of the Mission, NITI Aayog will fund the establishment of 500 Atal Tinkering Laboratories in schools across India. AIM will also support the setting up of 100 Atal Incubation Centers and provide scale-up support to 10 established incubation centers.
  • Atal Tinkering Lab will ensure that young minds give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode and learn innovation skills. This is the first time India is investing substantially in cultivating the spirit of innovation right from children in schools.
 
39) BHEL commissions 195 MW units at Muzaffarpur.
  • State-run power equipment maker BHEL has commissioned another 195 MW unit at Muzaffarpur thermal power station in Bihar.
  • This is the second 195 MW units to be commissioned by BHEL at the 2x195 MW Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Station Stage-II of Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited (KBUNL), a joint venture of NTPC and BSPGCL.
  • BHEL is the leading supplier of coal-based main plant equipment to NTPC and its joint ventures, with an over 80% share in their installed capacity.
  • BHEL`s scope of work in the Muzaffarpur project envisaged design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of steam turbines, generators and boilers, along with associated auxiliaries and electrical. 

 

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