News Headlines- 6th Jan
- January 7, 2023
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
Stay of eviction of residents of Haldwani railway land
The apex court stayed the direction of the Uttarakhand HC which directed the illegal occupants of the Railway land in Haldwani district within a week.
The Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and A.S. Oka remarked that some of these people have been living on the land for 50 to 70 years and could not be evicted within a week.
Tirupati set to establish the country’s largest liquid waste treatment plant
The Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) is set to establish the country’s largest liquid waste treatment plant to use phytorid technology. The plant coming up next to Vinayaka Sagar will treat 5 MLD (million litres a day).
Union cabinet approves a sum of 19744 crore for the National Green Hydrogen mission
Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a ₹19,744 crore National Green Hydrogen mission that aims to make India a ‘global hub’ for using, producing and exporting green hydrogen. Hydrogen is a key industrial fuel that has a variety of applications including the production of ammonia (a key fertilizer), steel, refineries and electricity. The intent of the mission is to incentivise the commercial production of green hydrogen and make India a net exporter of the fuel. The mission has laid out a target to develop green hydrogen production capacity of at least 5 MMT (Million Metric Tonne) per annum. This is alongside adding renewable energy capacity of about 125 GW (gigawatt) in the country.
UGC reveals draft norms to allow foreign universities to setup campuses in India
University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced draft norms for facilitating foreign universities and educational institutions to set up campuses in India which allow them autonomy in determining fees, as well as a 90 day approval process. The final norms will be notified by the end of the month after feedback from all stakeholders. A foreign university with a rank among the top 500 global rankings or a foreign educational institution of repute in home jurisdiction can apply to the UGC to set up a campus in India. The application will be considered by a standing committee appointed by the UGC which will submit its recommendations within 45 days after examining the institution’s credibility, programmes offered, their potential to strengthen educational opportunities in India, proposed academic infrastructure.
M. Pranesh wins the Rilton Cup, becomes India’s 79th Grandmaster
Tamil Nadu’s M. Pranesh became India’s latest and 79th Grandmaster on Thursday. The 16 year old, from Sivaganga, achieved the feat while taking the honours in the Rilton Cup in Stockholm, Sweden. The country had got its 78th GM a few days ago when Koustav Chatterjee became one.
Divya Deshmukh becomes the youngest to defend the National Championship
Ten months after becoming the youngest National women’s chess champion, Divya Deshmukh now holds the distinction of being the youngest to retain the National Championship title at Kolhapur.