24th December, 2018 (AP Current Affairs)

1. Which of the following project received Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) Award 2019?

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AP Department of Water Resources (WR) had been conferred the highly prestigious Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) Award 2019 in the water resources category for its planning, implementation and monitoring of the Polavaram project

2. What is the rank of Vizag port in terms of cleanliness?

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The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) has been adjudged the second cleanest on the basis of sanitation parameters among the major ports in the country, for the third consecutive year. The selection was made on the basis of an independent assessment made by the Union Ministry of Shipping. The VPT has received the Swachh Survekshan award for the third time in a row ever since the award was introduced. The New Mangalore Port has received the top honours for the second time. Haldia Port was adjudged the cleanest in the country when the award was instituted.

3. Which state got National Energy Conservation Award-2018?

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The efforts of Andhra Pradesh government in promoting and implementing energy efficiency and energy conservation measures have received appreciation at the national level again with the Union ministry of power selecting the AP State Energy Conservation Mission (APSECM) as winner of the National Energy Conservation Award-2018 for the fourth consecutive term under State Designated Agency (SDA) category. The AP is the only state in India which has received this national award every year since 2015.

4. Recently AP CM announced creation of ‘Silicon City' in:

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Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu has announced the creation of ‘Silicon City' near the industrial area of Tirupati and ‘Silicon Corridor’ between Tirupati, Nellore and Chennai. Terming it the next Shenzhen, he said that the Tirupati-Nellore-Chennai corridor will become the best industrial corridor in the country and rival China’s Shenzhen. With world’s top technology companies housed there, Shenzhen is touted to be China’s answer to Silicon Valley. The announcement came as Naidu laid the foundation stone for China-based electronics major TCL’s unit in Tirupati, in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh The TCL unit being set up in Tirupati will be company's largest manufacturing base outside China and will build localized manufacturing capabilities ranging from TVs to mobile phones. In the first phase, TCL has invested Rs 20 billion (2,000 crore) in the plant.

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