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TNPSC DAILY CA APRIL 8 - English

NLCIL  RECORD IN POWER GENERATION AT 29.20 BN UNITS 

Synopsis

  • The company and its subsidiaries have also exported 25.89 billion units of power to the distribution companies (discoms) during the year under reference, which is 19.75% higher than the previous year, thus creating a new export record.
  • NLC India Ltd it has registered an 18.64 per cent rise in power generation at 2,920 crore units in FY22.

Key Highlights:

  • Navratna public sector undertaking, the Neyveli-based NLC India (NLCIL), that the power stations of NLCIL and its subsidiaries together have generated 29.20 billion units of electricity during the financial year 2021-22, creating a new record in power generation.
  • This is the highest ever generation in a financial year since inception of the company and is 18.64% higher than the generation made during the previous year of 24.61 billion units.
  • The company and its subsidiaries have also exported 25.89 billion units of power to the distribution companies (discoms) during the year under reference, which is 19.75% higher than the previous year, thus creating a new export record.
  • NLCIL commenced its coal production in April 2020 and during FY22, the Talabira coal mine in Odisha produced 63.58 lakh tonne of coal, which is 527% higher than the coal production made during the year 2020-21, surpassing the target of 40 lakh tonne set for it by the coal ministry, an NLCIL release.
  • Continuing its emphasis on green energy and creating a new record, the solar power plants and the wind power plants have generated 2.18 billion units of electricity — the highest since inception, which is also 5.93% higher than the previous year’s (2020-21) of 2.06 billion units.
  • Lignite production during the year also marked a 30% increase over the previous year. In FY 2021-22, around 25.1 million tonne of lignite was produced and the company has created a new record in lignite sales amounting to `419 crore.
  • NLCIL group has spent Rs 2,417 crore towards capital expenditure against the target of Rs 2,061 crore, which is 17% higher than the target.
  •  During FY22, the company has collected Rs 15,486 crore from the DISCOMS. This is also a new record in revenue collection, since inception. The collection efficiency of the company during the year was remarkable at 146%, it added.

 

ICF5  STAR CERTIFICATION UNDER THE CLEAN FOOD COMPLEX PROJECT 

Synopsis

  • Chennai Link Box Factory (ICF) has been awarded the 5 Star Certificate for 'Clean Food Complex' by the Food Safety and Quality Control Institute of India.
  • The Food Safety and Standards Agency of India (ONAI) operates under the control of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

Key Highlights:

  • The company has been taking various measures across the country to ensure public health care.
  • Under the Clean Food Complex program, certification is provided to a variety of organizations, including schools, universities, quarries, hospitals, and workplaces, on behalf of the company.
  • Avoiding food wastage prior to certification, biodegradation of leftover food, quality inspection of food and distilled water, periodic health check-ups of staff working on food items, proper dressing of restaurant staff, use of preserved food items to ensure that quality is not compromised. The certificate is issued only after conducting various studies, including
  • In that regard, the ICF management has been awarded a five star rating. The certificate was issued after inspecting all four restaurants set up for ICF staff under the Clean Food Complex program.
  • The certificate was handed over by ICF General Manager AK Agarwal to the Food Safety and Quality Control Agency of India by Southern Regional Director Muthumaran Via.
  • ICF Chief Executive Officer P.U. Thaykumar Reddy and ICF officials spearheaded the Hindi epic. It is noteworthy that we are the first ICF to be certified in the manufacturing sector of Indian Railways

 

 AMERICA’S FIRST BLACK FEMALE SUPREME COURT JUDGE 

Synopsis

  • The Biden administration recorded a major victory in the appointment of America’s first Black female Supreme Court justice - Ketanji Brown Jackson - with Vice President  Kamala Harris, the USA’s first female, Black vice president, confirming the appointment by the Senate

Key Highlights:

  • Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes the first Black woman of 116 justices appointed over America’s 23year history.
  •  Of those 108 have been white men and only six have been women. As far as race goes, only two Black men have been on the Supreme Court and only one Latinx woman has been appointed in that time.
  •  The road to the Supreme Court has not been easy though, ever since President Joe Biden announced Jackson as his pick, there have been multiple hurdles, with Republican lawmakers - who voted overwhelmingly against her - calling her an activist judge.
  • Her appointment has been met with cheer by the Biden administration, with the President and Jackson embracing after the confirmation in a rare sign of jubilation.
  • VicePresident Harris was also visibly overjoyed while confirming the news.
  • despite all the roadblocks, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s appointment was one of the quickest in Supreme Court history, taking only 39 days from February 25 - the day President Biden announced her nomination - to April 7 - when the Senate confirmed her appointment 53-47.

 

  KANCHI KAMAKODI CHILDREN'S  HOSPITAL IS THE BEST HOSPITAL 

Synopsis

  • Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital has been adjudged the best paediatric facility in the country, according to a survey by News Week magazine. 
  • The survey was done in partnership with Statista Inc., a global data research firm. The survey included hospitals from 25 countries, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and India

Key Highlights:

  • KKCTH is the leading tertiary care hospital in chennai, exclusively catering to children’s health needs in South India.
  •  The hospital prides itself on having multiple specialties and facilities, 24/7 lab and emergency services at affordable cost.
  •  We focus on providing a healing touch to every sick child on our premises, extending aid in every possible way.
  • Due to COVID restrictions, please enquire from the hospital reception about various services provided by the hospital

 

 RUSSIA SUSPENDS UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 

Synopsis

  • The United Nations General Assembly voted Thursday to suspend Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council, the first time a country has been bounced from the U.N.’s premier rights body since 2011, when the government of former Libyan strongman, Muammar al-Qaddafi, was pushed out.
  • The 193-member assembly adopted a U.S.-sponsored resolution suspending Russia’s membership in the rights council for the commission of “gross and systematic violations of human rights.” The resolution was adopted by a vote of 93 to 24, with 58 abstentions.

Key Highlights:

  • The measure constituted a stunning rebuke of Russia, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council that wields enormous diplomatic influence at the United Nations.
  • It came days after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a chilling account to the U.N.
  • Security Council of what he characterized as war crimes in the town of Bucha, Ukraine, following the withdrawal of Russian forces there.
  • Ukrainian delegation broadcast a brief video before the council documenting grisly scenes of civilian killings in cities across Ukraine.
  • The vote fell short of the overwhelming majority of U.N. members who ruled in March—by a vote of 141 to 5, with 35 abstentions—to condemn Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine and demand the withdrawal of its troops.
  • represented a significant outcome, contributing to Russia’s growing diplomatic isolation and denying it an opportunity to defend its activities in Ukraine as a member of the rights council.
  • U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield told journalist Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC that the vote was “historic” and “unprecedented” in that it was the first time a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council had been suspended from the rights council.

 

7.5%  QUOTA FOR GOVERMENT SCHOOL STUDENTS 

Synopsis

  • Madras High Court pholds a 7.5 per cent reservation by Tamil Nadu Government to students from government schools in admission for medical courses. Madras High Court upholds a 7.5 per cent reservation by Tamil Nadu Government to students from government schools in admission for medical courses.
  •  A bench of Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari and Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy gave the verdict while directing the state government to review the quota in five years.

Key Highlights:

  • "We direct the state government to review the same in a period of five years as recommended by the commission and during the intervening period, steps may be taken to improve the standard of education in government schools so that the reservation may not be further extended beyond five years," the court
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin termed the judgment historic and a form of social justice.
  • he judgement is a huge victory as the quota will provide a level playing field for medical aspirants from the economically weaker sections,' Stalin
  • "Following medical education, when we came to power, we gave reservations to public school students in vocational courses
  • We charge tuition and accommodation fees! The High Court judgment Social Justice has shown that our every step in the journey is solid!"
  • In August 2021, the Tamil Nadu government moved a bill reserving 7.5% of seats for government school students for admission to undergraduate professional courses in engineering, law, agriculture and others in all private and government colleges and universities.
  • Stalin introduced the bill in the legislative assembly and said that the government has taken action to bring equality between the students of public and private schools.

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