Current Affairs 2018 – Gk News

/Current Affairs 2018 - Gk News

World’s first thermal battery plant to be uncovered in Andhra Pradesh

The world's first-ever thermal battery plant owned by Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST) was inaugurated in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh. This plant intends to create new energy storage form that's expected to have commercial uses, while also maintaining low carbon footprint and less dependent on external factors like weather. The critical FactsThe plant begins [...]

Foreigners visiting 29 Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Gets Restricted Area Permit eased

Foreigners planning a vacation in the scenic Andaman & Nicobar Islands will no longer need a restricted area permit (RAP) to visit 29 inhabited islands of the Union territory. The Modi government has decided to exclude the said islands in the RAP regime, subject to certain conditions, to boost tourism and overall development of Andaman [...]

Irom Sharmila awarded Tagore peace prize

Social activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on fast-unto-death for the past nine Decades demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 from Manipur, has been awarded'Rabindranath Tagore Peace Prize'Hailing the social activist as a rare human rights crusader, Choudhury who was accompanied by IIPM registrar Ratna Choudhury said,"Sharmila's battle would succeed."Sharmila, who [...]