Daily Current Affairs, 27th July 2019 - VISION

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Daily Current Affairs, 27th July 2019







1) First printing press heritage gallery opened by Railway’s
•The Western Railway General Stores Depot (GSD) has become the first in Indian Railways to opened a heritage gallery of the printing and allied machines used in the Western Railway Printing Press since (1948) at Mahalaxmi in Mumbai. 

2) CM Naveen Patnaik launches revamped Odisha Tourism website
•Chief Minister of odisha launched the revamped website of Odisha Tourism, odishatourism.gov.in.

•The website involves a pilot implementation of an e-commerce platform for Odisha handlooms and handicrafts by promoting state brands Boyanika and Utkalika.

3) Arunachal CM launches tree plantation programme



•Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh launched the statewide tree plantation programme ‘Clean-Green Arunachal Campaign 2019’ in Itanagar. Under this campaign State Forest department had planted 1-lakh tree saplings in 24 hours.

•This campaign is a part of Van Mahotsav celebration and has set the target of planting 1 Crore tree within the next five years.

4) Kaiga Atomic Energy station sets a World record
•Kaiga Atomic Energy station (Karnataka) sets a World Record in continuous operation of 962 days by Unit-1 of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS-1) among nuclear power plants of all technologies.

•KGS-1 (220 MW) in an indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR)fuelled by domestic fuel which started commercial operation on November 16, 2000.

5) Gujarat tops in rooftop solar installation across the country
•Gujarat ranks on top in the installation of rooftop solar projects with an installed capacity of 261.97 megawatts.

•Total rooftop solar installation in India currently stands at 1,700.54 MW. Gujarat is followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with 198.52 MW and 151.62 MW.

6) Chandigarh gets BCCI affiliation
•Chandigarh received affiliation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) after nearly four decades.

•After getting BCCI affiliation, Chandigarh Cricket Association-Punjab had recently decided to merge with Union Territory Cricket Association, thus paving way for the Union Territory to be recognised as a separate entity.



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