PIB NEWS 09/05/2020

  1. Gopal Krishna Gokhale and his Role:- Gokhale’s deep concern with social reform led him to found the Servants of India Society (1905), whose members took vows of poverty and lifelong service to the underprivileged. He opposed the ill-treatment of untouchables, or low-caste Hindus, and also took up the cause of impoverished Indians living in South Africa.
  2. Maharana Pratap, was the 13th king of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present-day state of Rajasthan. The Battle of Haldighati was fought on 18 June 1576 between Maharana Pratap and Akbar’s forces led by Man Singh I of Amer. The “Siege of Chittorgarh” led to the loss of fertile eastern belt to the Mughals in 1568.
  3. SECI :-  “Solar Energy Corporation of India ltd” (SECI) is a CPSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), set up on 20th Sept, 2011 to facilitate the implementation of JNNSM and achievement of targets set therein. It is the only CPSU dedicated to the solar energy sector. It was originally incorporated as a section-25 (not for profit) company under the Companies Act, 1956. However, through a Government of India decision, the company has recently been converted into a Section-3 company under the Companies Act, 2013. The mandate of the company has also been broadened to cover the entire renewable energy domain. 
  4. IEA Report: Global Energy Review, 2020 :- The International Energy Agency recently released Global Energy Review in 2020. The report highlights the global energy demand in 2020 and carbon dioxide. The report was prepared by collecting data from 30 countries. This includes India and China. According to the report, 15% of the daily electricity demand has been reduced. The Carbon Dioxide Emissions have declined by 8% as compared to 2019 levels.
  5. May 9: World Migratory Bird Day :- Every year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) marks the World Migratory Day on May 9. The World Migratory Day was first introduced in 2006 at the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild animals (Bonn Convention). Theme: Birds Connect our World .

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