February 2022

Asia’s biggest “Gobar-Dhan (Bio-CNG) Plant” in Indore inaugurated by PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a 550-tonne capacity “Gobar-Dhan (Bio-CNG) Plant” in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on 19 February 2022 through video conferencing.

What is Gobar-Dhan ?

Wet urban household waste and waste from cattle and farm is Gobar Dhan.

About Gobar-Dhan (Bio-CNG) Plant

  • It has been set up at a cost of Rs 150 crore. 
  • This is the biggest Bio-CNG plant in Asia.
  • The gobardhan plant is based on the concept of waste-to-wealth innovation.
  • The plant is based on zero-landfill models, which means no rejects would be generated.
  • The Indore Gober Dhan Bio CNG plant will produce around 17,000 kg per day of CNG, and 100 tonnes per day of organic compost.

Need and Benefits Bio CNG Plant?

  • Lakhs of tonnes of garbage have occupied thousands of acres of land for decades across the country causing air and water pollution, the major reason behind the spread of diseases.
  • Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, providing green energy; and organic compost as fertiliser.
  • It is proposed that such Gober Dhan Bio CNG plants will be established in 75 big Municipal bodies in coming two years.

Indian Cricket Team wins ICC U19 World Cup

Antigua, 5 February 2022

  • India defeated England by four wickets in the ICC U19 World Cup final at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on 5 February 2022.
  • It was also a record-extending fifth U-19 title for India. Previously Indian U-19 team won the trophy in 2000, 2008, 2012, 2018.
  • Yash Dhul has become the fifth Indian captain after Mohammad Kaif, Virat Kohli, Unmukt Chand and Prithvi Shaw to win the title.
  • Earlier, England won the toss and opted to bat, but India bundled them out for 189 runs in 44.5 overs. India chased down the target of 190 runs with 2.2 overs remaining.
  • India’s Raj Angad Bawa was declared the player of the match in the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2022 final between India and England. The Indian all-rounder touched 5/31, the best bowling figures for any final in the history of the championship.
  • South Africa’s Dewald Brevis, who broke all records of 506 runs in just six innings, was named Player of the Series for the most record-breaking performances for any batsman in any Under-19 World Cup.

Param Pravega, is the most powerful supercomputers in India

Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bengaluru

The Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bengaluru has installed & commissioned Param Pravega, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the country, and the largest in an Indian academic institution.

  • The Param Pravega has been installed under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) is steered jointly by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) & Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and implemented by C-DAC and IISc. 
  • The system, which is expected to power diverse research & educational pursuits, has a total supercomputing capacity of 3.3 petaflops (1 petaflop equals a quadrillion or 1015 operations per second).
  • A majority of the components used to build this system have been manufactured & assembled within the country, along with an indigenous software stack developed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), in line with the Make in India initiative.

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