Meghalaya would be hosting 83rd National Table Tennis Championship 2022.

  • Meghalaya is geared up to host the 83rd National Table Tennis Championship 2022, which will take place at the SAI Indoor Training Centre, NEHU in Shillong from April 18 to 25.
  • This is the second time the Northeast has hosted the world’s largest table tennis tournament.
  • The State is expecting around 650 people to attend, with 450 of them being players and the rest being coaches and support personnel.
  • This tournament is being hosted in honour of the State’s 50th anniversary of statehood.

World’s Biggest Electric Cruise Ship made its maiden voyage in China.

  • The largest electric cruise ship in the world has returned back to port in Yichang in central Hubei province, China after travelling up and down the Yangtze River for its maiden voyage.
  • This cruise ship has been powered by a 7,500-kilowatt-hour massive-sized marine battery.
  • This battery has been provided by Contemporary Amperex Technology, the No. 1 battery manufacturer for electric cars in the world.
  • The developer of this ship, China Yangtze Power has plans to use this electric ship as the starting point for expanding the marine electric vehicle market in China.
  • The name of the ship is Yangtze River Three Gorges 1 and it is a 100 per cent electric cruise ship that has been developed and built in China.
  • This ship is 16 meters wide and 100 meters long and has the capacity to carry around 1,300 passengers.

Dwayne Bravo becomes highest wicket-taker in IPL history.

  • Chennai Super Kings, Dwayne Bravo (171) overtook Lasith Malinga (170) to become the highest wicket-taker in IPL History.
  • He made a record against the match of Lucknow Super Giants in Mumbai.
  • Bravo has taken 171 wickets in 153 IPL matches.
  • Malinga had taken 170 wickets in 122 matches for the Mumbai Indians.
  • No. of teams in TATA IPL 2022 : 10.
  • Established by BCCI in 2007.

India’s Aprajita Sharrma selected for the prestigious ITU position.

  • India has secured a leadership position in Council Standing Committee on Administration and Management of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as an Indian official has been appointed as vice chairperson for the same.
  • Aprajita Sharrma will remain as vice chair for the years 2023 and 2024.
  • After that she will assume the role of Chairperson for the years 2025 and 2026.
  • The decision was taken at the ITU Council meetings held at Geneva from March 21 to 31, 2022.

IREDA sanctions Rs 267 cr loan to Blusmart mobility for electric cars.

  • IREDA has sanctioned a loan of over Rs 267 cr to start-up company Blusmart mobility for the purchase of 3000 electric cars.
  • IREDA is a Mini Ratna Company under the administrative control of the New and Renewable Energy Ministry.
  • It is country's leading financial institution dedicated to Clean Energy expansion.
  • BluSmart company is working on India's path to Zero-emission mobility, improving the quality of life of the driver-partners.

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