Which tech giant recently signed its first deal to buy renewable energy from a local wind power project in Karnataka?
- Facebook has signed a deal to buy renewable energy in India from a local firm’s wind power project, the social media giant’s first such deal in the South Asian nation.
- The 32 megawatt wind power project, located in southern Karnataka state, is part of a larger portfolio of wind and solar projects that Facebook and Mumbai-based CleanMax are working together on for supplying renewable power into India’s electrical grid.
Recently approved ROPAX Jetty project to come up on Dhamra river is proposed in which state?
- Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) has accorded administrative approval for sanction of Rs 50.30 crore for developing all-weather ROPAX (Roll-on/Roll-off Passenger) Jetty and allied infrastructure connecting Kaninali in Bhadrak district &Talachua in Kendrapara district, Odisha under the Sagarmala initiative.
- The Government of Odisha will fund another 50% cost of the project.
- The project will facilitate indirect employment opportunities to locals around Dhamra river and reduce road distance of ~200 km from Talachua to Dhamra. Kaninali in Bhadrak district and Talachua in Kendrapada district, are located on the northern and southern banks of River Dhamra respectively.
Who has won the BBC Indian Sportswoman-of-the-Year award 2020?
- World rapid chess champion Koneru Humpy has won the BBC Indian Sportswoman-of-the-Year award.
- This coveted award aims to honour the finest sportswomen who have continued to influence their sport and change the game during these tumultuous times when the world is affected by the pandemic.
- This year’s Lifetime Achievement award went to the veteran athlete, Anju Bobby George, the only Indian athlete to have won a world championship medal in long jump in 2003.
- Manu Bhaker is announced as the winner of the Emerging player of the Year award.
The prestigious ‘Pritzker Prize’ is awarded in the field of
- French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal have won the 2021 Pritzker Prize for architecture, considered to be the profession’s highest honour.
- The two are known to create sustainable buildings by using pre-existing structures in their work.
Who has been conferred with the Vyas Samman 2020?
- Well known Hindi writer Prof. Sharad Pagare will be conferred with the prestigious Vyas Samman – 2020 for his novel ‘Patliputru Ki Samragi.’
- The Vyas Samman, started in 1991, is given by K K Birla Foundation for an outstanding literary work in Hindi authored by an Indian citizen published during the last 10 years.
- It carries an award of four lakh rupees along with a citation and plaque.