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Category: National Current Affairs

PM Modi initiates the world’s largest renewable energy park in Gujarat

PM Modi
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 30,000 megawatts (MW) capacity hybrid renewable energy park in the Kutch district of Gujarat.
  • It will be the largest renewable energy park of its kind in the world. It is expected to play a major role in fulfilling India’s vision of producing 450 GW (4,50,000 MW) of power by 2030.

Maharashtra Govt starts the Unified Development Control Rules for Real Estate

  • The Government of Maharashtra has introduced the Unified Development Control and Promotion Regulations, (UDCPR), to strengthen and bring uniformity in the real estate construction laws of the state.
  • This uniform set of regulations will designate everything from the height of buildings to the width of roads and the size of amenity spaces.

NITI Aayog publishes ‘Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India’

NITI Aayog
  • NITI Aayog has published a white paper named ‘Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India on 14 December 2020.
  • The ‘Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India’ is a continuation of the work on Health Systems Strengthening. The building blocks for this vision are an interdependent federated system of governance between the Centre and states.

PM Modi addresses at FICCI’s 93rd Annual General Meeting

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed FICCI’s 93rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Convention through video conferencing.
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has organized the convention from December 11 to 14, 2020.

PM Narendra Modi addresses International Bharati Festival 2020 virtually

PM Modi
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed the International Bharathi Festival 2020 via video conferencing.
  • The festival was organized by Vanavil Cultural Centre in Chennai to commemorate the 138th birth anniversary of Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi, an eminent writer, poet and journalist from Tamil Nadu.

Union Cabinet allows historic PM-WANI Scheme

PM Modi
  • The Union Cabinet has permitted a scheme called the Prime Minister’s Wi-Fi Access Network Initiative (PM-WANI), to enhance wireless connectivity and pave the way for free wireless internet in public spaces across the country.

Cabinet allows Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana

Nirmala Sitharaman
  • The Union Cabinet has given its permission for Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) to encourage employment in the formal sector by boosting the businesses to do fresh hiring amid the pandemic.
  • ABRY will also incentivize the creation of new employment openings under Atmanirbhar Bharat Package 3.0.

PM Modi virtually unveils Construction work of Agra Metro project

Agra Metro project
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has introduced the construction work of the Agra Metro project in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Agra Metro project contains 2 corridors with a total length of 29.4 km. It would connect major tourist attractions like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra with railway stations and bus stands. 

International Sand Art Festival & Konark Festival 2020 starts

International Sand Art Festival & Konark Festival
  • The 9th edition of the International Sand Art Festival and the 31st edition of the Konark Festival has started in Odisha.
  • International Sand Art Festival is being organized at the Chandrabhaga Beach of Konark in Puri district of Odisha.