Power - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   In how many states the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 16th July 2015 approved the creation of an intra state transmission system?

a. Seven
b. Nine
c. Eleven
d. Fifteen
Answer  Explanation 


The seven states include Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. In this seven states, activities envisaged under the project includes establishment of 48 new Grid sub-stations of different voltage levels with total transformation capacity around 17100 MVA (Mega Volt Ampere) by installing over 7800 ckt-kms (Circuit Kilometers) of transmission lines.

2)   What status has been awarded by the Department of Public Enterprises under the Union Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises to the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) on 2nd June’15?

a. Miniratna
b. Maharatna
c. Navratna
d. Ratna
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Miniratna

The scheme of awarding Navratna, Miniratna (Category-1 and 2) status to public sector undertakings (PSUs) was started by the Union Government vide a notification dated 22 July 1997 so as to grant greater autonomy to PSUs to become global giants.