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Current Affairs of 26 March 2016

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Current Affairs of 26 March 2016

1. BHEL commissioned 600 MW Jaipur Thermal Power Plant in Telangana
1. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)  announced that it successfully commissioned a 600 MW coal-based thermal power plant in Telangana.
2. The unit was commissioned at the upcoming 2x600 MW Singareni Thermal Power Project (TPP) located at Jaipur in Adilabad district of Telangana.
3. The 1200 MW Jaipur Power Plant is being developed by Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL). With the commissioning of this unit, SCCL has now successfully diversified into the power generation business.
4. SCCL is India's second largest coal mining company and operates 16 opencast and 32 underground mines in 4 districts of Telangana.

2. Arvind Kejriwal named among World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine

1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been named among the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine. He is sole leader from India in the list and has been placed at 42nd position. 2016 edition is Fortune magazine’s third annual ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list and it has been topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
2. Jeff Bezos (1st position), Angela Merkel (2nd), Aung San Suu Kyi (3rd), Pope Francis (4th), Tim Cook (5th), John Legend (6th), Christiana Figueres (7th), Paul Ryan (8th), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (9th) and Sheikh Hasina (10th).

3. Andhra Pradesh Government inaugurates country’s first lift irrigation project

1. Andhra Pradesh government inaugurated India’s first river linking project viz. Pattiseema lift irrigation project connecting Godavari River with Krishna River from the ongoing Polavaram Multi-purpose Irrigation Project. The project has been completed in a record time of one year by the Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL).
2. The project has capactiry to lift 80 tmc (trillion metric cubic feet) of flood water from Godavari River in a span of 110 days during the flooding season between July and October.
The first pump of this Godavari-Krishna linking project was installed and switched on in September 2015. It will benefit the people especially farmers in the Krishna delta in terms of timely availability and adequate quantities of water.

4. Forex reserves swell to $355.94 b

1. The country’s foreign exchange reserves rose to an all time high of $355.94 billion for the week ended March 18, latest data released by the Reserve Bank of India showed. According to the central bank, total reserves grew by $ 2.54 billion for the week ended March 18 on the back of sustained inflows in the equity market.
2. The previous all time high was reached on the week ended 21 August, 2015, when it touched $355.35 billion.
3. According to RBI, foreign currency assets mainly contributed to the rise in total reserves which grew by $2.5 billion during the week to $ 322.5 billion.

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5. Kiwi cyclist covers the Indian Golden Quadrilateral

1. Tim Chittock The cyclist, who hails from New Zealand and holds a Bachelors degree in Law and Economics from University of Waikato, pedalled about 250 km a day and covered the distance in 24 days.
2. Two years ago, he cycled the length of New Zealand and more recently the width of Australia.
3. Mr. Chittock says travelling on the Indian roads was a great experience but challenging.

6. China launches first cyber-security organisation 

1. China has launched its first cyber security public organisation aimed at better safeguarding national cyber security and guiding internet companies in perform their duties 
2. The CyberSecurity Association of China, launched in Beijing on Friday, consists of academic institutes, individuals and internet companies including Tencent and popular internet security company Qihu 360.
3. In February, China launched its first special fund for cyber security with an initial capital of 300 million yuan ($46 million) to realise the nation's strategic goal of becoming a strong internet power.