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Current Affairs of 11 March 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:11-Mar-2018

 1.     What is National E-Mobility Programme?

• National E-Mobility programme under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy aims to provide an impetus to entire e-mobility ecosystem including vehicle manufacturers, charging infrastructure companies, fleet operators, service providers etc.

• It will be implemented by Energy Efficient Services Limited (EESL).

• EESL has procured 10000 electric vehicles last year and will issue a tender for new 10000 electric vehicles this year.

•These 20000 electric vehicle will reduce over 5.6 lakh tonnes of annual CO2 emission by saving over 5 crore litres of fuel every year.


2.     National Nutrition Mission is launched

• On the occasion of International Women’s Day PM Narendra Modi launched National Nutrition Mission at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan.

• The aim of this mission is to reduce under-nutrition, stunting, anaemia among children, women and adolescent girls.

• It will have an apex body under Ministry of Women and Child Development to monitor fix targets and guide nutrition related interventions across all department of government.


3.      Diu is 100% solar energy efficient

• Diu has become the only union territory to be full solar energy efficient.

• Diu has a generation capacity of 13 MW by solar energy daily in which 3 MW is from rooftop solar plant and 10 MW form other solar plants.

• Its peak-time demand for electricity goes up to 7MW and by generating more than that it has become surplus in solar energy.


4.      “Crime Free Zone” along India-Bangladesh border

• Border Security Force (BSF) of India and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGD) has declared 8.3 km stretch along Indo- Bangladesh border as first ‘crime free zone’.

• Bangladesh shares 4156 km long international border which is longest by India with its neighbours.

• Forces of both the nation will work together to ensure that no crime or anti-social activity occurs along this 8.3 km long stretch.


Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express



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