One in every Three Child are Poisoned by Lead: UNICEF Report
• United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a recent report which is first of its kind published
impact of lead on children’s health across the world. As per the recent report one in every three
children is being poisoned by lead.
Children, when exposed to lead, gets highly affected. Severe problems like mental health and
behavioral problems, including an increase in crime and violence, can be seen in them.
Mainly children from lower economic country and work in the factories where the recycle of
lead is done.
2. India Imposes Import Restrictions on Color TV Sets
• Ban on popular Chinese applications, the Indian Government has moved the import of Color TV
sets from free to restricted and the government is aimed to promote PM Modi’s vision of “Vocal
for Local” which will boost domestic manufacturing and balance the trade deficit the country is
currently facing against China.
3. Sembcorp commissions three wind power projects
• Sembcorp Energy India has announced the successful completion of its three wind power
projects with a total capacity of 800 megawatts (MW).
• The projects were auctioned by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). With this,
Sembcorp became the first independent power producer (IPP) to fully commission its projects
awarded in the first three
• wind auctions held by SECI.
4. Reliance Power, JERA ink loan agreement
• Reliance Power has signed a loan agreement, along with Japanese utility JERA, for $642 million
with a group of lenders for their 745-megawatt gas-based project in Bangladesh.
• In September 2019, Reliance Power inducted JERA as a partner for the 750 MW-gas based
combined cycle power project.
• Reliance Power holds a 51% stake while JERA will hold 49% stake in the joint venture company.
5. NASA Mars Perseverance Rover launch
• NASA launched its Mars Perseverance Rover on July 30, 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force
• The main aim of the Mars Perseverance Rover is to seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and
soil samples for a possible return to Earth.
• The duration of the mission is expected to be at least one Mars year which is equivalent to 687
days on Earth.