19.04.21 Daily APPSC Current Affairs

ANDHRA PRADESH

Andhra Pradesh sets focus on pumped hydro storage plants: Renewable Energy Corporation MD Ramana Reddy

The Andhra Pradesh state government has set its focus on pumped hydro storage (PHS) plants.
Since supplies from both solar and wind power plants are unpredictable and not completely reliable, it would result in fluctuations in the grid’s stability.

The state government has decided to promote pumped hydro storage (PHS) power projects at all feasible locations both on river and off-river to generate power to balance the variable renewable energy power and to meet the peak energy demand.

He said that four of the seven locations are near existing reservoirs and three are off-river sites with an estimated potential of 6,300 MW. He said that new projects would come up in Gandikota (Kadapa), Chitavati (Ananthapura), Somasila (Nellore) Owk (Kurnool) and two locations-Kurukutti and Karrivalasa (Vizianagaram) and Yerravaram (Visakhapatnam) districts.

 

INTERNATIONAL

World Heritage Day : 18 April

India has 38 world heritage websites that encompass 30 Cultural properties, 7 Natural residences and 1 blended site.

Each and Every year 18th April is celebrated as the International Day for Monuments and Sites or the World Heritage Day. Theme: Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures.

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) established the day in 1982 and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) authorized it in 1983.

 

World Liver Day 2021 19 April

It is determined on 19 April to unfold focus about the ailments associated to the liver.

 

About the Day and Liver:

Liver is the 2nd greatest organ in the body. After the brain, it is also the 2nd most complicated organ in the body. It performs a number of quintessential features associated with digestion, immunity, metabolism and the storage of nutrients inside the body. Everything we eat passes through the liver. It fights infections, removes toxins, controls cholesterol, regulates blood sugar, make proteins and releases bile to assist digestion. It has been considered that even 75% of liver can be safely removed besides any untoward consequences

New Zealand Makes 1st Climate Change Law of the World For Financial Firms

New Zealand is about to turn out to be the world’s first country to carry the law into pressure that needs environmental accountability from economic corporations via asking them to record how their agencies have an effect on climate change.

The purpose is to convey the financial zone on board with the efforts being made towards achieving the country’s target of turning carbon-neutral by way of 2050.

The New Zealand authorities first printed its plans to compel the economic area to make disclosures in September final year, informing that those unable to reveal would have to supply explanations.

NATIONAL

 

Gender Samvad Event Rural Development Ministry

The Ministry of Rural Development lately launched the Gender Samvaad Event. It is a joint initiative of DAY-NRLM and IWWAGE. The objective of Gender Samvaad match used to be to create cognizance on gender related interventions underneath the DAY-NRLM. DAY-NRLM abbreviation stands for Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Rural Livelihood Mission. IWWAGE abbreviation stands for Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy.

It offers possibilities to apprehend the best practices of different states to improve girls agencies. For instance, facilitating women’s get entry to to land rights and their engagement in Farmer Producer Organisations, establishing robust institutions for public carrier delivery, great practices round Food, nutrition, health and water and sanitation.

Best Foreign Feature at Moscow Film Fest for Marathi Film

The Marathi film Puglya has won the Best Foreign Language Feature award for its wonderful features at the Moscow International Film Festival of 2021.

The movie Puglya has been directed and produced by means of Vinod Sam Peter under the Abraham Films banner. So far, this movie has gained over forty-five awards and recognitions at quite a number of international movie festivals. The movie is but to be released in India. The movie revolves around a pug and 2 boys, who are around 10 years old.

Startup India Seed Fund Scheme Launched by Piyush Goyal

The Minister for Commerce and Industry launched the Start-Up India Seed Fund scheme. The scheme goals to provide monetary guide to the startups for their prototype development, proof of concept, product trials, market entry.

The scheme will provide 945 crores in the next 4 years to the startups.

It is expected to assist greater than 3,600 startups through three hundred incubators.

The scheme will create robust startup ecosystem in all the Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities. The startups in these cities are regularly deprived of funding.

The fund will guide transformative thoughts and kindle startup revolution.

Seed Funds are these cash that are furnished or used for the duration of the very commencing of an investment.

 

 

 

 

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