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Which of the following states has recently signed an MoU with US based AutoGrid to transform and uplift electricity sector?
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Who: Andhra Pradesh
What: has signed MoU with US based AutoGrid to transform and uplift electricity sector
When: published on 26th February 2018

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Andhra Pradesh inked MoU with US-based AutoGrid to help transform electricity sector of the state.

With this Andhra Pradesh will adopt smart grid and Internet of Things (IoT) based solutions of AutoGrid to improve energy utilities' financial health and customer experiences.

The state government on Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AutoGrid, a US-based leading provider of flexible management software for the energy sector, at the CII Partnership Summit.

The initiative involves demand-side management (DSM) programmes covering key segments, including agricultural pump-sets, residential/commercial ACs, and industrial units.

The Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company (APSPDCL) will use the programmes to evaluate its benefits to the utility as well as to the consumers in the state.
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Who: Parupalli Kashyap
What: won the Austrian Open
When: published on 25th February 2018

Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap overcame Malaysia's June Wei Cheam in straight games in the men's singles final to clinch the Austrian Open International Challenge, his first international title in over three years.

Kashyap, a former National champion and second seed, saw off Cheam 23-21 21-14 in a 37-minute clash late last night.

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/badminton/parupalli-kashyap-wins-austrian-open/articleshow/63065389.cms
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Which of the following cities of Punjab is to get Rs 100 crores for the execution of various development works?
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Who: Amritsar
What: is to get Rs 100 crores for the execution of various development works
When: published on 25th February 2018

Amritsar, the city of Golden Temple will soon get Rs 100 crores for the execution of various development works that are pending since long.

Notably, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced a grant of Rs.100 crore for the execution of various development works in Amritsar while making it clear that paucity of funds would not be allowed to scuttle the execution of these projects.

Addressing the newly elected Municipal Councillors of Amritsar, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said the overall development of all the municipal cities would be undertaken in a holistic manner, as per their needs, in consultation with the concerned Mayors and Municipal Commissioners.

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http://www.newsbharati.com/Encyc/2018/2/25/Amritsar-infrastructural-development.html
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Which of the following countries is to release all Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture?
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Who: Sri Lanka
What: is to release all Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture
When: published on 25th February 2018

The Sri Lankan government has decided to release remaining 20 Indian fishermen in their custody for charges of poaching in Sri Lankan waters. This will be the first time in recent years that no Indian fishermen are left in Sri Lankan custody.

A spokesman in the fisheries department said the order for release has been issued and the fishermen are likely to be repatriated next week after completing formalities. The decision to release fishermen came soon after 109 fishermen were released earlier this month and repatriated last week.

Sri Lanka has been releasing fishermen as a goodwill gesture but boats are retained for a longer period. More than 170 boats are in Sri Lankan custody and the government has recently passed legislation to heavily fine foreign vessels entering into its territory.

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http://www.newsbharati.com/Encyc/2018/2/25/Sri-Lanka-India-fishermen.html
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In a boost to development in Daman and Diu Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently laid foundation stones for projects worth Rs. ___________ crores.
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Who: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
What: inaugurated projects worth 1000 crores in Daman
When: published on 24th February 2018

In a boost to development in Daman and Diu Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid foundation stones for projects worth 1000 crores; Inaugurates helicopter service between Daman and Diu, flight service connecting Ahmedabad with Diu and several projects; hails the people of Daman for making it ODF, saying the swacchta mass movement has contributed to tourism.

Prime Minster distributed keys for scooters to differently-abled beneficiaries, 'SWABHIMAN' cards to  pregnant and Lactating Women, 'Badhai Kit' to the newly born girl children under 'beti Bachao, Beti padhao'. PM also distributed cycles to school going girls under Saraswati Cycle Yojna, extended loans under 'Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojna and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana to beneficiaries.  The PM also distributed permits for CNG driven public transport vehicles for a cleaner environment in Daman.

Besides, Prime Minister also flagged off of Pawan Hans Helicopter services from Daman to Diu through a video link. PM  flagged off of 'Pehli Savari' and Ambulances to take patients to hospitals in emergency like situations. Besides, PM also flagged off a fight service between Diu and Ahmedabad under UDAN Scheme also via video link. PM said regional air connectivity will boost the economy in the region.

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http://ddnews.gov.in/node/13109