16.05.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs


  • Power capacity of state to increase by 1320 mw in current year


  • Power capacity established in the State would be increased by 1320 MW in the current year by Madhya Pradesh power generating company.


  • The one unit has been started in the month of April while other unit would start functioning by July.


  • Madhya Pradesh power generating company would increase power capacity by 1320 MW by two 660 MW unit each at Singaji Thermal Power Plant under expansion plan through super critical technique at unit 3 and 4 and would be established by L & T Company on Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) process.


  • Under the Super Critical technique first unit of 660 MW has been functional from April 2018 and the second unit would be functional from July 2018 and after the unit would become functional the commercial production is proposed to be started from October 2018.


  • On the instructions of Central Electricity Authority and Madhya Pradesh Government,  Madhya Pradesh power generating company have received feasibility  report regarding establishment of Super Critical unit 1 and 2 at Amarkantak Thermal Power Station and unit 1,2 and 3 Satpuda Thermal Power Station and further process has been started.


  • Apart from this, the  Madhya Pradesh power generating company’s  all available vacant spaces and terraces at hydro and thermal power stations would be installed with solar panels.



·        North Korea cancels high-level talks with South Korea



  • North Korea canceled high-level talks with South Korea, scheduled over Seoul’s joint military exercises with the US.
  • Some 100 warplanes of the US and South Korea began the Max Thunder drills.
  • The North’s official KCNA news agency the exercises were a provocation and a rehearsal for an invasion.
  • The talks with South Korea, which were agreed earlier this week, were to take place at Panmunjom, a military compound in the demilitarised zone between the two countries.
  • Pyongyang also threatened to cancel the much-anticipated summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump scheduled on the 12th of next month.
  • A US spokesman there was nothing provocative about the military drills adding that they would continue to prepare for the meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim.
  • The US and South Korea have always insisted that such drills are purely for defense purposes


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