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27th February, 2024 Current Affairs

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India Unveils Largest Solar-Battery Project, Pioneering Renewable Energy Innovation

  • The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has commissioned India’s largest solar-battery energy storage system (BESS) in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh.
  • This large-scale integration of solar and battery storage represents a pioneering leap in renewable energy generation and utilization in India.
  • Capacity: 40 MW / 120 MWh BESS
  • Solar PV Plant Capacity: 152.325 MW
  • Dispatchable Capacity: 100 MW AC (155.02 MW peak DC)
  • Beneficiary: State of Chhattisgarh

New Zealand to repeal world-first law banning tobacco sales for future generations

  • New Zealand is all set to repeal the world-first law banning tobacco sales for future generations.
  • The new coalition government elected in October 2023 confirmed the repeal will happen as a matter of urgency, enabling it to scrap the law without seeking public comment, in line with previously announced plans.
  • Even after the researchers and campaigners warned of the risk that people could die as a result, the new government is moving ahead with its decision.
  • The Associate Health Minister of New Zealand Casey Costello has said that she will soon be taking a package of measures to the cabinet to increase the tools available to help people quit smoking.

Maryam Nawaz becomes first woman Chief Minister of West Punjab

  • In Pakistan, Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of three-time Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, became the first woman Chief Minister of West Punjab.
  • In the recently concluded elections, PML-N won 137 seats in the Punjab Assembly while independents backed by former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won 113 seats.

Feleti Teo named Pacific Island nation's new Prime Minister

  • Tuvalu's parliamentary members have selected former Attorney General Feleti Teo as the Pacific Island nation's new prime minister following a general election that recently brought the country's relationship with Taiwan into focus.
  • The swearing-in ceremony for Teo and his cabinet will be held later this week. Teo’s elevation to prime minister comes after his pro-Taiwan predecessor, Kausea Natano, lost his seat in the January 26 election.

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Indian Squash player Abhay Singh wins Goodfellow Classic squash in Toronto

  • Indian Squash player Abhay Singh clinched the Goodfellow Classic PSA Challenger Tour Title in Toronto, Canada.
  • In the finals, he defeated  Elliott Morris Devred of Wales by 3-0. With this win, the Asian Games Gold medalist has won his eighth PSA World Tour title.

India bags 14 medals, including nine Golds at Archery Asia Cup 2024 in Baghdad, Iraq

  • India finished the Archery Asia Cup 2024 with 14 medals, including nine golds, four silvers and one bronze in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • In the women’s individual recurve category, three-time Olympian Deepika Kumari won the gold medal by defeating compatriot Simranjeet Kaur 6-2. Meanwhile, in an all-Indian final, Dhiraj Bommadevara beat Tarundeep Rai 7-3 to win the men’s recurve archery title.
  • India swept the top podiums in all the individual events, clinching top positions in both the men’s and women’s compound events. Parneet Kaur beat Iran’s Fatemeh Hemmati 138-135 for the women’s gold medal match while Prathamesh Jawkar beat team-mate Kushal Dalal 146-144 for the men’s title.
  • Indian women’s recurve team comprising Simranjeet Kaur, Deepika Kumari and Bhajan Kaur defeated Uzbekistan 5-4 via shootout in a closely-fought final to clinch gold.
  • Meanwhile, the trio of Dhiraj Bommadevara, Pravin Ramesh Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai ousted Bangladesh 6-2 to claim the gold. Dhiraj and Simranjeet also teamed up to win the mixed team recurve gold, blanking Bangladesh 6-0 in the final.
Published date : 27 Feb 2024 05:52PM

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