India's first wind-solar hybrid plant commissioned in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

  • Adani Hybrid Energy Jaisalmer One Limited (AHEJOL), a subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), has commissioned a 390 MW wind-solar hybrid power plant in Rajasthan.
  • This plant in Jaisalmer is India's first-ever wind and solar hybrid power generation plant.
  • The new plant has a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) with a tariff of Rs 2.69 per kWh.

Indian Railways announces launch of India's first semi-high speed freight train "Gati Shakti".

  • Recently, Indian Railways has announced the launch of India's first semi-high speed freight train Gati Shakti.
  • To increase its share in freight transportation from the present 27 per cent to 45 per cent by 2030, Indian Railways plans to roll out semi high-speed freight trains by 2022 end.
  • Named Gati Shakti, the semi high-speed freight train can clock 160 km per hour, and presently plans are to make 25 such trains at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai.
  • The present freight trains run with a top speed of just 75 kmph.

Jharkhand received award from WHO for its excellent work in the field of tobacco control.

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to give this year’s World No Tobacco Day Award to State Tobacco Control Cell, Jharkhand for excellent work in the field of tobacco control.
  • State Tobacco Control Cell of the Health Department will receive the award on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day in New Delhi.
  • National Tobacco Control Programme was launched in Jharkhand in 2012 when the tobacco prevalence rate in the state was 51.1 per cent, of which 48 per cent were smokeless users, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)-1 report.

Documentary film "All That Breathes" honored with 2022 L'OEil d'Or Award.

  • Filmmaker Shaunak Sen's documentary, All That Breathes, has been honoured with the 2022 L'OEil d'Or award.
  • The L'OEil d'Or documentary award, also known as The Golden Eye award, was created in 2015 by French-speaking authors’ society LaScam in collaboration with the Cannes Film Festival.
  • The award includes a cash prize of 5,000 euros.
  • In 2021, filmmaker Payal Kapadia had won the award for her documentary, A Night of Knowing Nothing.

INS Gomti, the oldest naval ship of the Western Fleet, decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

  • INS Gomati was decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard under the command of Captain Sudip Malik.
  • INS Gomati derives her name from the vibrant river Gomti and was commissioned on 16 April 1988 by the then Defence Minister, KC Pant, at Mazgaon Dock Ltd, Bombay.
  • INS Gomati was the oldest warrior of the Western Fleet when decommissioned.

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