- 1 Smriti Mandhana set to become the first Indian to play in England’s Kia Super League
- 2 NICIL inaugurates three 100- MW Solar Power Projects
- 3 DRDO converts indigenous Pinaka Rocket System into guided missile
- 4 US to Slap 25% Tariff on $50 Billion worth of Chinese Goods.
- 5 Indian Government launches Swajal Scheme in 115 Aspirational Districts
- 6 Latest Current Affairs
Smriti Mandhana set to become the first Indian to play in England’s Kia Super League
India’s Women Cricket Team Opener, Smriti Mandhana will become the first player from India to appear in the England’s Kia Super T20 League.
Smriti was signed by Western Storm ahead of upcoming edition of the league that features six teams.
Smriti is 21 years old and has scored over 826 runs in the 40 T20 Internationals she had played so far.
Her Highest Score was 76 runs in T20 Match.
She has also played for Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia.
NICIL inaugurates three 100- MW Solar Power Projects
The Union Minister for Finance, Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal inaugurated NICIL’s three 100- MW Solar Power Projects at Virudhnagar and Tirunelveli Districts.
The Union Minister dedicated these Solar Power Projects to this Nation.
The Solar Power Project comprises of an Installed Capacity of 100 MW each at a cost of Rs 1300 Crores which includes Operation and Maintenance costs for 15 years.
The Power generated from these units will be given to the Tamil Nadu Power Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) at a cost of Rs 4.41 per unit.
DRDO converts indigenous Pinaka Rocket System into guided missile
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has converted indigenous Pinaka Rocket System into a precision guided missile.
The new upgraded system will be able to hit the targets with enhanced range and accuracy.
The DRDO has completed the initial trials on the upgraded missile and is now conducting development trials.
The Pinaka Rocket is known for its Quick-Fire capabilities which means that 12 Rockets in 44 seconds.
The First version of Pinaka was a Mark-I Rocket with a range of 40 Km. The Pinaka Mark-II has an expanded range of about 80 Km.
US to Slap 25% Tariff on $50 Billion worth of Chinese Goods.
US will impose 25% Tariff on upto $50 Billion on Chinese Goods.
This decision is due to the China’s alleged infringements of intellectual property (IP) and other unfair trade practices.
The move could apply on about 1100 exports and will target the Chinese aerospace, robotics, manufacturing, and auto industries.
In retaliatory move, China therefore announced tariffs on $34 Billion worth of US Goods, including agriculture products.
Indian Government launches Swajal Scheme in 115 Aspirational Districts
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched Swajal Scheme in 115 Aspirational Districts across the country to provide clean drinking water in rural areas.
The Project involves Rs 700 Crores pumped in through Flexi- Funds.
The Swajal Scheme along with the Government’s National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), will aim to provide villages with piped water supply powered by solar energy.
Under the schemes, hundreds of rural technicians will be trained for operation and maintenance of Swajal’s Units.
The Government is trying to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of “Safe drinking Water for all” in India by 2030.