Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Jun 15, 2023

Current Affair 1:
Small Modular Reactors


Read introduction first:

SMALL MODULAR REACTORS (SMRs) As per the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the SMRs are advanced nuclear reactors with a power generation capacity ranging from less than 30 MWe to 300+ MWe. SMRs are:

Small – physically a fraction of the size of a conventional nuclear power reactor.

Modular – making it possible for systems and components to be factory-assembled and transported as a unit to a location for installation.

Reactors – harnessing nuclear fission to generate heat for electricity production or direct application.

SMRs cover small and medium-sized modular reactors, depending on the countries’ context whose SSCs are designed for factory production and transportation to project site for installation to shorten the construction schedule – aiming for the economy of serial production, e.g., adding power modules as demand arises.

Current Affair 2:
Right To Change Name


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Current Affair 3:
GoI-UNSDCF 2023-2027


The implementation, monitoring and reporting of GoI-UNSDCF 2023-2027 will be co-led by Government of India and the United Nations, India through a Joint Steering Committee.

The new Framework comes at a critical juncture as the world reaches the halfway mark to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and India envisions a ‘Viksit Bharat’ over the next 25 years, in line with the clarion call of the Hon’ble Prime Minister.


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Current Affair 4:
First Over Dimensional Cargo (ODC)



The first consignment of over dimensional cargo (ODC) for expansion of Assam’s Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL), transported through waterways, has reached the facility.

Before we understand the technical definition to qualify a cargo as ODC, we need to understand that the need for defining ODC is to ensure the safety of the road users. By qualifying a cargo as ODC and imposing regulations over carriage of ODC, government’s aim is to avoid any unsafe practices and accidents.

In simplest terms, ODC or Over Dimensional Cargo is a cargo that protrudes outside the loading deck of the vehicle transporting the cargo. If a truck with loading platform length of 20 feet is loaded with cargo like TMT bars of length 22 feet, then the TMT bars qualifies as Over-Dimension Cargo. If the same TMT bars were loaded on a vehicle with platform length of 22+ feet, it would have been classified as Normal Cargo rather than ODC. This definition of ODC is to resist industry from transporting Normal Cargo unnecessarily as ODC for small economic benefits compromising road user’s safety.

The below cargo qualifies as ODC as it protruding from the rear of the Open Truck:

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