1. India's biggest floating solar power plant to be set up at Ramagundam in Telangana

  • Solar power plant with a capacity of 100 MW will be set up at Ramagundam in Telangana.
  • The solar project is commissioned by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • The project, which is estimated to cost around 423 crore rupees, will have 4.5 lakh photovoltaic panels.

2. Railways logs highest-ever route electrification

  • The Railways has logged highest-ever electrification of sections covering 6,015 Route Kilometre (RKM) in a single year during 2020-21

3. India retains top spot in real-time digital payment transactions: ACI Report 2021.

  • At 25.5 bn transactions, India ahead of China, South Korea, Thailand and the UK
  • Followed by China with 15.7 billion transactions.
  • In 2020, the transaction volume share in India stood at 15.6 per cent and 22.9 per cent for instant payments and other electronic payments respectively.
  • Paper-based payments had a considerable share of 61.4 per cent.

4. The student of NIT Rourkela Institute have manufactured the human powered vehicle bluestreak 8.0 HPV.

  • A human powered vehicle is a pedal powered mode of transportation.
  • It is both ecologically sustainable and gives car-like comfort and experience.
  • It is billed to be a most sought-after future mode of transport.
  • The 12-member NIT-R team designed a HPV titled ‘Bluestreak 8.0 HPV’ that bagged third rank worldwide in the ASME Critical Design Review Challenge.

5. Mukhmeet S Bhatia appointed as Director General of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation

  • Mr. Bhatia is an IAS officer of 1990 batch of Jharkhand cadre.
  • He has served as Principal Secretary in Department of Labour & Employment and Women & Child Development in Jharkhand governmen

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