NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Sikkim becomes 22nd State to join UDAY:

The Government of India and the State of Sikkim signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), for operational improvement of the State’s Power Distribution Department. With the signing of MoU, the total number of States covered under UDAY has reached twentytwo. Sikkim would derive an Overall Net Benefit of approximately Rs. 207 crores through UDAY by way of cheaper funds, reduction in AT&C and transmission losses, interventions in energy efficiency, etc. during the period of turnaround.


Haryana makes must for private schools to set up solar plants:

The Haryana government has made it mandatory for all private schools to install solar systems. A special grant of 20,000 per kilowatt will also be given to the schools for installing solar power plants. Further, the electricity generated from these solar power plants during the summer vacations would be added to the grid.


Dance festival begins at Thanjavur temple: